Skip to comments.Who Is Charles Krauthammer ?
Posted on 01/29/2011 4:53:09 AM PST by RobinMasters
There's something cryptic and elusive about Krauthammer, like the coy Waldo in the famous puzzle. (And don't miss Steve Green on "Krauthammer Correcting Krauthammer." )
Charles Krauthammer has long been recognized as one of Americas most astute and authoritative political columnists, acknowledged as a cut above the majority of his scrivening colleagues. And yet there is something cryptic and elusive about him, like the coy Waldo in the famous puzzle. Perhaps he resents being put in boxes and wishes to preserve his independence of judgment, or his unpredictability.
Still, one detects a growing tendency to pronounce upon critical affairs without sufficient grounding in the penetralia of things along with a positional inconsistency that renders him at times maddeningly unlocatable, like a slippery electron in a split-screen experiment.
In other words, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine where he can be reliably found on the ideological scale. Is he a conservative, a centrist, a situational libertarian, or all of these at different times? Is he a fiscal conservative like Terry Corcoran and, simultaneously, a social liberal like Alan Dershowitz? He is certainly far to the right of the New York Times, as any thinking person must be, but then he writes for the ultra-liberal Washington Post. Does he share a secret sympathy with choice portions of its editorial line or is he the papers resident conservative, whose purpose is to impart a semblance of impartiality?
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Sour Kraut also has a really bad nose job. But it comes in handy for supercilious sneering at the Divine Sarah.
CK was a Dem, but somewhere, sometime he supposedly suffered a conversion to the right.
Interesting to listen to - the way he constructs sentences and so forth, but for analysis === just another talking head.
An inside the Beltway RINO has-been.
There. 'Nuff said.
Krauthammer is German for “Liberal RINO”
“Conservative” and “Krauthammer” are two totally seperate things
To use a metaphor from Bridge, it is as if Krauthammer is playing a tenace hand, holding two nonconsecutive high cards in a suit, but with no intention of finessing underneath the missing honor.
got that? clear now?
He started as a democrat and for all I know, he still is. But he's intelligent and honest, and doesn't duck tough questions, so in terms of today's dominant problem set, he's operationally conservative. That doesn't mean he follows a party line.
The answer is simple enough: At one time, many many moons ago, Krauthammer was a conservative, but he has gradually contracted Beltway Disease.
El Rushbo recently put it another way ... he said if he ever would have had kids, he had planned to name the girl “Krauthammer”, but no more.
In 1978, Krauthammer quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to The New Republic magazine. During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.The New Republic and Time are leftist publications. Everything about his background screams lefty.
In January 1981, Krauthammer began his journalistic career, joining The New Republic as a writer and editor. His New Republic writings won the 1984 "National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism." In 1983, he began writing essays for Time magazine. In 1985, he began a weekly column for the Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
I see him as highly intelligent, fairly conservative, but (sadly) very elitist.
Actually, it doesn’t matter. He is
I understand that perfectly; what’s the matter with you?!
By the way, I had no idea that Sour Kraut attacked the great Geert Wilders. What a maroon.
So glad the question raised. Think the answer is the latter. Have always loved that CK is on 'Fox News' and sharing his wisdom. . .'loved' that is; save for his surprise attacks - which causes a painful 'head jerk'. Not bad when 'occasional'; but they are seeming to come at more frequent intervals; versus those longer periods of peaceful evenings when I took comfort in what he had to say and only had to 'nod' my head, in response to his wisdom.
A welcome question as well; because if you offer that "you love Charles Krauthammer. . .but". . .you invite the worst of hostilities from other Krauthammer fans.
I’ve often wondered about the poor folks who came to him for psychiatric treatment. He has an incredibly cold persona - maybe he fancies himself as Freud Returns. He would have sent me running for the hills!
Who is David Solway?
Rush is so funny! Love that guy.
“Krauthammer is one of the half a dozen or so people it’s a mistake not to read.”
Your money quote.
Charles who? Charles Kraut what?
if you do understand it, then post the meaning, i am interested.
and for the record, i like krautman. i also admire him for what cant be easy given his disability.