Tag: Ben Rhodes

Jim and Greg are both on vacation this week. They will be back June 25th. There will new episodes with guest hosts Thursday and Friday of this week. Today, please enjoy an encore presentation of the Three Martini Lunch.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America serve up only good martinis today, although the last one comes with a twist. They cheer Congress and President Trump for enacting “Right to Try” legislation, allowing terminally ill patients to undergo promising treatments not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They also get a lot of enjoyment out of the excerpt from an upcoming HBO documentary that shows Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes truly speechless after Donald Trump was declared the winner on Election Night 2016. And just two days after ABC fired Roseanne Barr for her horrible tweet about Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Bee puts the left on the spot after using a vile word to describe Ivanka Trump.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America serve up only good martinis today, although the last one comes with a twist. They cheer Congress and President Trump for enacting “Right to Try” legislation, allowing terminally ill patients to undergo promising treatments not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They also get a lot of enjoyment out of the excerpt from an upcoming HBO documentary that shows Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes truly speechless after Donald Trump was declared the winner on Election Night 2016. And just two days after ABC fired Roseanne Barr for her horrible tweet about Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Bee puts the left on the spot after using a vile word to describe Ivanka Trump.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Media That Cried “Wolf!”

 

Aesop is said to have been an ancient Greek storyteller, perhaps a slave, whose stories of wisdom were collected and passed down through the ages. None is more famous than “The Boy That Cried Wolf.” For those too young to have been taught the fables in public school, it’s a short and simple tale: A young shepherd boy is tending a flock by himself for the first time. He is instructed by his elders to cry out should a wolf arrive and threaten the sheep. Two or three times, the boy falsely sounds the alarm and three times the elders show up in a panic. The boy laughs and thinks it is great sport. When the wolf finally does come, he screams to no avail, no one shows and the boy himself is eventually devoured.

The analogy with today’s press corps virtually writes itself. For almost a quarter of a century, the media has worked hand-in-glove with the Democratic Party to try to destroy the character of a succession of Republican presidential candidates. To steal one of their own phrases, it became so common place it was “normalized.” So, in 2016 as the late presidential campaign heated up and the charges against Trump were trotted out like clockwork, huge swaths of the nation simply yawned. The press cried, and screamed, and stamped their feet and pleaded that this time was different; this time they actually meant it.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Trust Trump?

 

donald-trumpShortly before the Indiana primary, The Wall Street Journal’s “Notable and Quotable” published a brief squib lifted from the Mayo Clinic’s online entry regarding narcissistic personality disorder:

If you have narcissistic personality disorder, you may come across as conceited, boastful or pretentious. You often monopolize conversations. You may belittle or look down on people you perceive as inferior. You may feel a sense of entitlement—and when you don’t receive special treatment, you may become impatient or angry. You may insist on having “the best” of everything—for instance, the best car, athletic club or medical care.

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I’m surprised no one here has written about Ben Rhodes, “The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru,” and his startling profile in the New York Times Magazine. (By “startling,” I mean, “Sadly, not the least bit surprising.”) I’d love to write a searing piece about he, Jonathan “stupidity of the American people” Gruber, and the […]

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