The 200th Anniversary of Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Pietrusza to discuss today’s 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, some of the forgotten players, and how Napoleon, one of the greatest generals of all time, was defeated at his most important battle.
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It’s not his Waterloo… that comes later… it’s more like Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. It’s like Obama is absolutely overwhelmed with the job of the presidency. Nothing in his background, or training, had prepared him for the reality of the biggest job in the world. I think Obama was fascinated by the idea of being president. I don’t think he, or the cabal of leftists | Read More »
Governance, Chicago Style
h/t JakeW, via Smitty over at The Other McCain, by way of Moonbattery, originally plucked from Americans For Prosperity In this chart you see a clear pattern of behavior established by this president. * It’s like leap frog. If by leap frog you mean ritualistic abuse of the Constitution.
Jim “Wellington” DeMint: Winner
Jim DeMint declared Obamacare to be Barack Obama’s “Waterloo.” It was. And like Napoleon, Obama is defeated (for now at least). Like Wellington, DeMint has been throwing the punches and scoring the points more effectively than many of his colleagues, which has them privately perturbed at the senator’s growing popularity among the GOP base.Not a week goes by without an anonymous aides from a Republican | Read More »
Obama retreats from fight on ‘public option.’
I wonder what else he’s planning to give up? Aides to President Barack Obama are putting the final touches on a new strategy to help Democrats recover from a brutal August recess by specifying what Obama wants to see in a compromise health care deal and directly confronting other trouble spots, West Wing officials tell POLITICO. Obama is considering detailing his health-care demands in a | Read More »
Senior White House Advisor Uses the “W” word: Waterloo
The Washington Post is reporting the White House was taken off guard by the intensity of the left, and the digging in and hardening of their position on the public option. The White House is lamenting the power of the issue for the left, and that the public option has become the litmus test to them about whether any health care reform, is real reform. | Read More »
Now it’s the *administration* who’s using the term ‘Waterloo.’
Non-ironically, to boot. But at a time when the president had hoped to be selling middle-class voters on how insurance reforms would benefit them, the White House instead finds itself mired in a Democratic Party feud over an issue it never intended to spotlight. “I don’t understand why the left of the left has decided that this is their Waterloo,” said a senior White House | Read More »