The panelists of "The McLaughlin Group" discussed Obama's visit to the Middle East, guns, and retirement funding. Also, Pat returned, so one would think that one should brace oneself for an ethnic studies lesson but none was had.
The return of Pat was welcomed with bitterness. I do not know what happened between John and Pat but one of their first interactions was quite interesting.
Remind you of the conversations before Iraq? Except that the parties have flipped positions. From now on we should all know that the party that holds the Presidency is always the pro-war party, and the party that does not hold the Presidency is the antiwar party. So how do we stop war in the future? Do not vote either party's candidate into the Presidency.
Mort explains his Daily News cover from this past Wednesday, which although we appreciated the pun, thought the whole execution was sensationalistic.
Nice to see Eleanor throw out a progressive statement every now and then.
Mort uses debt to scare the poors into retiring hungry, but Eleanor amazingly steps in with another progressive proposal to solve Social Security. Kudos to Eleanor for finding her progressive views. Now if we could only get her to stop the warmongering.
Pat predicted that, "The next round of Gallup polls and major polls will show Barack Obama sinking back toward 50 percent or below." He was correct. Obversely, in the same program John predicted that, "President Obama's approval rating will break 60 percent in an upward climb by St. Patrick's Day." He was wrong. This moves Pat Buchanan up past Mort Zuckerman in the prediction rankings.
|Panelist||Prediction||Correct||Wrong||Partially Right||Not Yet Proven||Percent Correct|
|Susan Ferrechio||Immigration reform is going to run into big trouble in Congress.||2||0||1||7||83.33|
|Eleanor Clift||Illinois will become the next state to legalize gay marriage.||8||5||3||11||59.38|
|Pat Buchanan||Immigration reform passes the House, Republicans kill it in the Senate.||6||4||4||8||57.14|
|Mort Zuckerman||The economy is going to remain weak and it's going to put a great deal of pressure to have a new infrastructure bank.||5||4||3||14||54.17|
|John McLaughlin||President Abe of Japan, trying to revitalize his economy by loosening its grip on inflation will overshoot. It will go into debt crisis will produce global hyperinflation.||5||5||5||14||50|