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‘Don’t Call My Bluff’



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In yesterday’s Impromptus, I had a note on some of President Obama’s boners — his gaffes, his “misspeaks”: 57 states, the “Austrian” language, and all that. This morning, I had a letter from a reader in Richmond, who was steaming about Obama’s latest. Apparently, the president said to Rep. Eric Cantor, “Don’t call my bluff.”

Jay,

Will no one call Obama on his tough-sounding “Don’t call my bluff”? What kind of threat is “Don’t call my bluff”? In saying that, Obama is admitting he’s bluffing. A sensible threat might be, “Don’t assume I’m bluffing!” But no: Obama warns my congressman not to call his bluff. That’s not a threat — that’s a plea for mercy.

Does no one listen to the nonsense that tumbles out of this president’s mouth?

We’re listening, sir, and thank you.

P.S. If George W. Bush or Dan Quayle or Ronald Reagan or Sarah Palin had said “Don’t call my bluff” . . . Or had cited a language called “Austrian” . . .

Potatoe City, is all I can say.



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