Lessons on Magnanimity by Pat Buchanan

This week, the panelists got together to argue about the social niceties surrounding the budget deal, Obama's handshake with Raul Castro, a bad sign language interpreter, and the dropping support of Barack Obama in the polls.  Pat gave lessons on magnanimity, the group got together for some tea, made some predictions about the future, and called it a day.

Lessons in magnanimity from the leader of the Buchanan brigades.

Eleanor gets smarmy with Pat.

There is only one problem with Boehner counting his eggs so early.  In politics, eleven months is an eternity.  Remember just after the shutdown how popular the Republicans were?  That was not too long ago and certainly less than eleven months.  Anyway, they are really giving it to Pat this week, no?

How is that for magnanimous behavior?

Ever thought you would live to see Pat Buchanan this impassioned about the well being of a person of non-European descent?  Admittedly, the culprit was also of non-European descent and that may have been what tripped Pat up, but still.

John previously predicted that, "The giant female panda at Washington's wonderful national zoo will be diagnosed as pregnant, and she will deliver a baby panda, a male, on or about November the 15th thus deepening our ongoing d├ętente with the People's Republic of China."  She was indeed pregnant, but she gave birth on August 23 to a female.  As for the d├ętente, that is open to interpretation.  Partially right.

He also predicted that, "The reception of our new ambassador, Caroline Kennedy, to Tokyo will be even bigger than that of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe."  He was correct.

Panelist Prediction Correct Wrong Partially Right Not Yet Proven Percent Correct
Ryan Grim 2 0 0 3 100
Michelle Bernard Our development worker who finds himself jailed in Cuba is going to find himself released and back in the good old US of A. 1 0 0 5 100
Rich Lowry 2 0 2 2 75
Tim Carney 3 1 3 1 64.29
Paul Glastris 2 1 1 2 62.50
Eleanor Clift Republican House will come back after the holidays and vote an extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed retroactively. 14 10 7 25 56.45
Pat Buchanan Thirty-year-old North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has just murdered his mentor and uncle, and he is moving ships and planes to an area disputed with South Korea.  I think we could have real problems on the Korean peninsula. 9 7 5 26 54.76
Susan Ferrechio 6 5 3 11 53.57
Mort Zuckerman In 2015 and 2016 this administration is going to completely reorganize and recognize our relations with Cuba.  Full time. 8 8 7 31 50
John McLaughlin Next year's sticker shock over health insurance premium price hikes will move president Obama's job approval rating to below 35 percent. 10 11 10 26 48.39
Clarence Page 1 3 5 2 38.89
David Rennie 0 1 0 2 0
Guy Taylor 0 0 0 3 0
Chris Matthews 0 0 0 1 0


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Profile photo of photog17photog17
December 16th, 2013  12:51 PM

Pat is one complex man.


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December 16th, 2013  1:42 PM

Note the predictions: Women make positive ones, while the guys are hoping for the end of the world.