With this episode of the Three Whisky Happy Hour, the great John Yoo joins up as a permanent co-host along with Steve and Lucretia, having spent the last several weeks in Triple-A podcast instructional league while Steve was drinking his way across the British Isles.

Perfect timing, since John worked in the Justice Department once upon a time, and has insights into its internal political dynamics, and as such the ideal person to analyze The Great Raid on Mar-a-Lago. Needless to say, Lucretia’s outrage meter goes to eleven on this week’s leading story, while John provides the voice of reason, while Steve does his best impression of a potted plant.

Given the risks (mostly to Steve) of this new host line-up, the exit music this week is “Flirtin’ With Disaster” by Molly Hatchett.

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  1. texased Coolidge
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    Very nice. Love Mr. Yoo. Wish I could have a Big Mac with him.

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  2. Leslie Watkins Member
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    Loving the threesome!

    Best of all, it means that it’s even less likely now that the podcast will ever again go on hiatus!

    Thanks guys!

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  3. Thaddeus Wert Coolidge
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    I am so glad John Yoo is now a permanent member of Three Whisky Happy Hour! You all just might displace The Ricochet Podcast as my favorite.

    BTW, the nation thanks you for making sure the senate parliamentarian did her job (minimally, at least).

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  4. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Shouldn’t Steve be listed as the guest?

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  5. LibertyDefender Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Shouldn’t Steve be listed as the guest?

    Ooh, that’s cold.  :: shiver ::

    In re ObamaCare, I contend that it was rendered unconstitutional by Chief Justice Roberts.  As noted by @johnyoo, the financial penalty for non-compliance was explicitly treated by Congress as not being a tax. This was necessary to pass the bill via Reconciliation, since in late 2009 or early 2010 the bill had passed the Senate, but not the House.  Scott Brown had won the special election to replace the freshly dead Ted Kennedy, and had campaigned to be the 40th vote against cloture, ObamaCare, meaning that the bill would be filibustered if it were taken up again by the Senate.

    Through the Reconciliation process, the House voted to pass the bill after the Senate had passed it.

    Article I, Section 7, Clause 1: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives

    ObamaCare originated in the Senate.  When Chief Justice Roberts unilaterally declared the ObamaCare penalty for non-compliance to be a tax, he caused the law to violate the Constitution.  Why the Chief Justice has not been pilloried for this remains a mystery.

    Why ObamaCare has not been struck down as unconstitutional remains an outrage.

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  6. Dr.Guido Member
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    That’s simply great! A Troika !!

    BTW…a helpful image for 87,000 IRS agents (armed or unarmed and ready to kill) is to visualize Yankee Stadium, filled to capacity, TWICE.

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  7. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Dr.Guido (View Comment):

    That’s simply great! A Troika !!

    The third Triumvirate. 

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  8. RufusRJones Member
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    It makes me insane that they didn’t help Trump get rid of the ACA. 

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  9. Dr.Guido Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Dr.Guido (View Comment):

    That’s simply great! A Troika !!

    The third Triumvirate.

    I like your descriptor better than mine!

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  10. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Kamala’s reaching a new level.

    https://twitter.com/bucksexton/status/1558839257065820165?s=21&t=QUZVwxpfQbcSQsSoAu3ISg

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