Of­fice Pool 2017

A quiz for the com­ing new year

The Washington Times Daily - - OPINION - By An­drew P. Napoli­tano An­drew P. Napoli­tano, a for­mer judge of the Su­pe­rior Court of New Jer­sey, is a con­trib­u­tor to The Wash­ing­ton Times. He is the au­thor of seven books on the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion.

1) In 2017, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and the Repub­li­can­con­trolled Con­gress will a. re­peal Oba­macare en­tirely. b. squab­ble among them­selves and make only cos­metic changes to Oba­macare.

c. re­tain the core of Oba­macare be­cause Pres­i­dent Trump will have a change of heart.

d. re­peal Oba­macare and re­place it with a com­bined soft free mar­ket and soft so­cial­ist ver­sion.

2) At the end of 2017 a. more Amer­i­can troops will be de­ployed around the world than are to­day.

b. the United States will be di­rectly in­volved in a land war in Syria.

c. the United States will re­nounce its mem­ber­ship in NATO.

d. all Amer­i­can com­bat troops will be back home in the United States.

3) In 2017, Pres­i­dent Trump will

a. is­sue more ex­ec­u­tive or­ders than Pres­i­dent Barack Obama did in eight years.

b. di­rect the IRS to lower the top tax rate to 30 per­cent.

c. ap­point New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie to the Pres­i­dent’s Coun­cil on Phys­i­cal Fit­ness, Sports and Nutri­tion. d. be very, very pres­i­den­tial. 4) In 2017, the Supreme Court will

a. re­verse Roe v. Wade, thereby hand­ing off the abor­tion con­tro­versy to the states.

b. find that the right to carry arms out­side the home is pro­tected by the Sec­ond Amend­ment.

c. in­val­i­date the con­gres­sional re­peal of Oba­macare.

d. have its oral ar­gu­ments tele­vised.

5) In 2017, Pres­i­dent Trump and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin will

a. race to see who can hack the other more of­ten.

b. pro­claim their per­sonal and eter­nal friend­ship to each other.

c. agree to pro­duce a shirt­less 2018 cal­en­dar to­gether.

d. meet once in Wash­ing­ton and once in Moscow and once at Mar-a-Lago.

6) In 2017, Wik­iLeaks will re­lease

a. se­cret tapes of the meet­ing in Trump Tower be­tween Trump and Kanye West.

b. Hil­lary Clin­ton’s fa­vorite yoga po­si­tions.

c. proof that Bill Clin­ton is a crook.

d. emails show­ing where Pres­i­dent Obama was born.

7. In 2017, Pres­i­dent Trump will

a. wage a hos­tile takeover of NBC.

b. fire Lorne Michaels and hire the en­tire “Satur­day Night Live” cast to work for the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

c. pick more fights than a fourth-grade school­yard bully. d. start build­ing the wall.

8) In 2017, Gov. Christie will a. at­tempt pro­fes­sional wrestling for his next ca­reer.

b. try a cable TV gig and hate it be­cause it is too much work.

c. be­come a roadie for Bruce Spring­steen’s next tour.

d. be­come the gen­eral man­ager of the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Bridge.

9) In 2017, Sen. Ted Cruz will a. cause an­other govern­ment shut­down.

b. an­nounce that he will chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Trump in 2020.

c. be ap­pointed to the Supreme Court.

d. face a very se­ri­ous chal­lenge by a pop­u­lar and wealthy Re­pub­li­can con­gress­man from Texas.

10) In 2017, Pres­i­dent Trump will be­gin his “Get to Know Me” tour by

a. lis­ten­ing to Hil­lary Clin­ton stump speeches.

b. sit­ting through a din­ner with Mitt Rom­ney and Mitch McCon­nell ar­gu­ing about Fed­eral Reserve pol­icy.

c. giv­ing a lec­ture at Prince­ton Univer­sity about how bad a pres­i­dent Woodrow Wil­son was.

d. host­ing “Satur­day Night Live.”

11) In 2017, the news me­dia will

a. em­brace fake news 24/7 by es­tab­lish­ing for­mal fake news out­lets.

b. make bil­lions cov­er­ing the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

c. be os­tra­cized by Pres­i­dent Trump.

d. largely be very frus­trated as Pres­i­dent Trump by­passes and ig­nores them.

12) In 2017, for­mer Pres­i­dent Obama will

a. start a health in­sur­ance com­pany.

b. be­come the pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of Chicago. c. show up ev­ery­where. d. be shunned by fel­low Democrats.

13) In 2017, the World Se­ries will be won by

a. the New York Yan­kees, af­ter A-Rod re­joins the team. b. the Bos­ton Red Sox. c. the Los An­ge­les Dodgers. d. the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants, af­ter Nancy Pelosi and her su­per­rich hus­band buy the team.

14) In 2017, the Su­per Bowl will be won by

a. the Dal­las Cow­boys.

b. the New York Gi­ants, af­ter Eli Man­ning throws a 99-yard Hail Mary that Odell Beck­ham Jr. catches with his feet.

c. the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots, af­ter an­other cheat­ing scan­dal. d. the Detroit Lions.

15) In 2017, global warm­ing will be

a. em­braced by Pres­i­dent Trump. b. ex­posed as a hoax. c. largely for­got­ten. d. the sub­ject of an­other en­cycli­cal by Pope Fran­cis. 16) One year from to­day a. Pope Fran­cis will be vol­un­tar­ily re­tired and liv­ing as a sim­ple parish pri­est in a slum in Buenos Aires.

b. di­vorced and re­mar­ried Catholics will law­fully be able to re­ceive the Holy Eucharist.

c. Ro­man Catholic cardinals will have de­posed Pope Fran­cis for heresy.

d. An­tonin Scalia will be on his way to for­mal saint­hood. 17) One year from to­day a. the United States will have im­posed a 50 per­cent tar­iff on all goods made in China.

b. the Fed­eral Reserve will be re­tain­ing ar­ti­fi­cially low in­ter­est rates.

c. more Amer­i­cans will keep their cash in shoe boxes than in banks.

d. bank bank­rupt­cies will be hap­pen­ing once a week.

18) One year from to­day a. we will all know how wealthy Pres­i­dent Trump is — or isn’t.

b. Al Gore will have an­nounced that he will be run­ning for pres­i­dent in 2020.

c. the Is­lamic State group will be his­tory.

d. the cur­rent mayor of New York City and the cur­rent gov­er­nor of New York state will be cell­mates in a fed­eral prison. 19) One year from to­day a. Hil­lary and Bill Clin­ton will have been in­dicted by a fed­eral grand jury for op­er­at­ing a crim­i­nal en­ter­prise.

b. Roger Cle­mens will be in the Base­ball Hall of Fame.

c. the Trump fam­ily will have es­tab­lished Mar-a-Lago as the of­fi­cial White House.

d. more peo­ple will be on Oba­macare than were in 2016. 20) In the long run a. ev­ery­thing the govern­ment has it has stolen.

b. ev­ery­thing the govern­ment says is a lie.

c. that govern­ment is best which gov­erns least. d. all of the above are true. My choices are 1b, 2a, 3d, 4d, 5d, 6c, 7d, 8b, 9d, 10d, 11d, 12d, 13c, 14a, 15a, 16a, 17b, 18c, 19d and 20d.

Happy new year.

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