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If You Could Have a Private Dinner with Any 5 Presidents, Whom Would You Pick?

For President's Day: Where would you eat? What would you talk about?

PJ Lifestyle Daily Question


February 17, 2014 - 8:00 am

PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle offers his choices to get the discussion going…

Venue: Club 33 at DisneyLand


5 Presidents:


1. and 2. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams together.

3. Abraham Lincoln

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4. Ronald Reagan

5. Valerie Jarrett

This dinner would last approximately 12 hours and would include multiple courses. It would need to take that long because its purpose would be to give Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, and Reagan the opportunity to convert the current shadow president, Valerie Jarrett, to the ideology that unites the four of them — revolutionary classical liberalism. Afterwards, her brain finally dethawed from the socialist ice box, having realized the great evil she has perpetrated against the American people, she would resign from the Obama administration and provide Republicans with the evidence needed to impeach the president, in exchange for immunity from prosecution and for agreeing to assist the 2016 Republican nominee defeat Joe Biden (the only Democrat remaining who will be dumb enough, and untainted by whole-scale criminality, to try and run). With Jarrett having renounced her faith in Alinskyite stealth socialism, and converted to Christianity or Judaism (let’s pretend the latter — as that’s more amusing), Hillary will be horrified. She’ll know that at this point Jarrett has collected too much dirt on her to even survive a primary, and she’ll retreat to her back-up, Plan B identity of finally divorcing Bill and then reinventing herself as a New Age Oprah-style Baby Boomer goddess feel-good cultural figure.

That’s, of course, if we imagine that Hillary would avoid being swept up in the Obama administration prosecutions. Surely someone would roll over on her at that point, right? As the ship sinks, all the rats will flee. Or does Jarrett have the evidence on hand that she needs to make sure Hillary is no longer a threat to anyone?

Hey, if we’re dreaming of a fantasy dinner with presidents, might as well dream big, right?


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I want to ask two questions first. Am I armed, and if so, how well? How do I get away?
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At the same time? Andrew Jackson, LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Slick and 0. Jackson gets a six-shooter.
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Washington, Polk, Coolidge (for laughs), Andrew Johnson to serve drinks and Grant to share them with.
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Jefferson, Polk, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Reagan
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George W. Bush
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five for dinner you say?

that's easy, the next five presidents. that would mean we will continue as a republic where I continue to live/thrive for a couple more decades anyway.
43 weeks ago
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There are two groups.
Washington, Jefferson, and Reagan - The smartest and/or wisest presidents.
LBJ and Barry - Can't say why because the the Secret Service might get tipped off by the NSA.
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1 - Washinton
2 - Jefferson
3 - Lincoln
4 - FDR
5 - Reagan
I would listen to Reagan explain to Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln how we got where we are. Then ask Roosevelt to explain Why.
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1. Washington
2. Van Buren
3. Grant
4. Eisenhower
5. Reagan
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I'd put Calvin Coolidge on my list, but I'm afraid he wouldn't make for lively conversation.
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Well, first off, for their warmth and place in history, Reagan and George Bush senior, from the team that toppled
the Kremlin and the Berlin Wall, Abe Lincoln for an account of the civil war, Ike Eisenhower for his account of World War II and John F Kennedy, a Democrat who was a proper president.
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Here are my picks but the list would be too short. As someone else said; just five?
Washington, Jefferson, Grant (instead of Lincoln), Nixon, Reagan and...wait for it, Mr Obama. If only to ask him WTF was he thinking? I would like to add Eisenhower as he too was a warrior as was Washington and Grant.

On a different note, the comedian Steve Allen had a television show in the early seventies that featured conversations with historical figures. Absolute delight and entertaining with history thrown in. Marvelous. Does anyone remember the name of the program?
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Meeting of the Minds
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