I love Pat Caddell, a clear-thinking Democrat. Here he is, once again, proving being a liberal doesn’t mean you can’t speak the truth.
PAT CADDELL, FMR. DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: When I watched the State of the Union address at the end when the president talked about how people shouldn’t demonize the other side and how you shouldn’t be fundraising all the time. It dawned on me that this man in his own bizarre world. Look, we’ve had presidents who were competent or incompetent. We’ve had presidents who have been manipulative or open. I have never seen a president occupying himself in his own fantasy world in the twilight zone…
The problem is with the word “is”. Remember that? Most of these lawyers (presidents who have been attorneys) have never been in the real world but they’re trying to develop things that I believe justify what is unjustifiable. To serve a president who I think is himself a lawyer, and as I said, occupying his own kind of fantasy world. And what scares me — it bothers me, is because you’ve had guests on earlier, every one of them explaining why this is a mistake.
We have four-star generals and admirals saying why this is a mistake and I’m waiting for someone, particularly the Iranian things coming up — as a Democrat I want someone, I don’t care if it’s Bill Clinton, I don’t care if it’s [Senator] Bob Menendez, somebody needs to go to the White House and tell the president what time of day it is.
NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS: So how can you parse this any other way than being a really good lawyer?
CADDELL: Only by being so ridiculous that every person in the world looks at you and says, what kind of idocy is this? Real people get it right away, that’s the problem, the lawyers don’t.
And the Taliban. I mean, didn’t they just kill 241 children? What do you have to do to justify [that they’re terrorists]. Oh, well, but we have to justify what we did with Bergdahl because “we were ending a war.” No, it’s against the law to do what we did.
For those of you that might have missed this speech given by Caddell on September 21st, 2012, it is worth your time to watch as reminder of what is going on here.
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I remember that speech, dennisl59, very impressive.
How can so few destroy what is so beloved by so many. They have no duty, no honor, and now we have no country. I do no believe in conspiracy theories but this is a cabal by politicians, academics, liberal mass media, and Marxists wherever they happen to be. It goes back 100 years and has culminated in this debacle. It is as Mr. Caddell says pure fantasy to true believers.
The key word in all of Caddell’s remarks is “lawyer”. In my lifetime, the presidents who have made a complete mess of things have mostly been lawyers (Nixon, Clinton, Obama) or Ivy Leaguers (Clinton, Obama, Bush I, Bush II, Kennedy). Johnson and Carter are the exceptions. On the other hand, the best president, Reagan, came out of Eureka College in Illinois and had training as an economist. Ike, while from an elite college called West Point and having a rather elite sounding job called Supreme Allied Commander Europe, got rid of wage-price controls kicking off the prosperity of the late 50’s and early 60’s.
Relative to this topic via Greece; Daniel Hannan informs that the new Greece Prime Minister has a son named Ernesto, after Che Guevara. The EU which lives in its own little fantasy in Brussels will find that the Greece PM fantasy will be more real than they’ll like. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hows-that-euro-workin-out/article/2559537