Skip to comments.Krauthammer slams Tea Party attackers’ ‘lack of intelligence’
Posted on 08/03/2011 9:39:08 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
Washington Post columnist and Fox News Channel regular Charles Krauthammer said the situation is far simpler. He said instead it was a show of their lack of intelligence and lack of originality.
Well, it certainly is a spitting and the sputtering of people who are, whove been deeply defeated, Krauthammer said. I mean, they were routed. They were up against a small minority of one half of one-third of the Congress and they got they lost everything. They got routed. Look, this was their Agincourt, you know, Henry V outnumbered by the French, three to one. The opposition, the liberals, hold the Senate. They hold the White House. They hold the media, which had been leaking and parroting the White House line all the way through, and they still got defeated.
I think this is sort of a pathetic response. If you have no arguments, what do you do? Ad hominems. You attack, you throw names out. But I have one slight disagreement with you [about this] being a conspiracy. I dont think these people have the wherewithal to orchestrate a three-car motorcade. The reason for the repetition is lack of intelligence and lack of originality. These are people who are slothful.
Despite Krauthammers low regard for the Tea Partys left-wing detractors, OReilly insisted talking points were still circulating, which suggested a concerted effort. Krauthammer dismissed that notion.
Look, what it means to me is youve got people with no intelligence, no originality, no imagination, he said. They are sputtering. They have lost. No arguments. What do they do? They want ad hominems. They want epithets. So, somebody uses it on the air Ah ha, thats a good one. Ill use it. I dont credit them [with] the intelligence or the sort of, what it takes to put together a conspiracy.
They may not pull it off, but I think that's their plan.
I love how he puts a string of words together so effectively.
Who/What is Denethor?
Liberal Jews just hate it when Christians do anything.
There is a good chance we’ll hit the debt ceiling again before the ‘12 election. It will be the mother of all battles.
Time to raise up good Tea Party candidates, primary everyone who voted for this bill, and hope for some luck.
Nothing else can explain this “win”.
I could be wrong, but he seems to be refereing to democrats, not the Tea Party... they are the ones throwing out the terrorist label.
I read wrong, thought it said Krout slammed the “Tea Party’s” lack of intelligence(which, I guess, proves MY lack of intelligence... lol).
Retirement on the horizon?
In the book, or in the movie?
“Who/What is Denethor?”
Denethor II of the House of Húrin is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Return of the King, which is the third and final part of his novel.
Denethor was not the sharpest knife outside of Mordor, and it appears that neither is the vaunted “K”.
What the hell are you talking about?
The Kraut is retarded.
His analogy is a glowing example of the total lack of leadship for mac, the crybaby liar, daddy.
Has no plan, will never have a plan and will not ever shgow leadership he will just vote “Present” and therefore accept no blame for anything and be able to throw ANYONE under the bus not matter how much of a willing slave they have been fo him.
It is always about HIM, FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS HIM.
Kraut is not slamming the Tea Party Movement.
He is slamming those who attack the Tea Party Movement.
From what I remember, the Kraut has not been a fan of the Tea Party folks,
so your mistake is highly understandable.
I saw this interview, so I knew it was a good one, though I saw him on that round table show and thought his optimism for the bill because America now has the thought of “dollar for dollar” decrease of spending in relation to Debt Ceiling increase was a little too positive. Yes that’s good, but Kraut didn’t seem to see the overall horrendousness of the thing.
Not a Lord of the Rings fan, huh?
Denethor is the Steward of Gondor. In short, he thinks battle against Mordor and Sauron is a hopeless proposition, though he would have been willing to take up the Ring. In the end, he insanely decides to burn himself and his wounded son, Faramir, alive before Gondor has fallen. He typifies the concept of despair and surrender when pressed.
Retarded? Based on what?
The Steward of Gondor in Lord of the Rings. He dabbles with dangerous magic seeking power over the ring which prematurely ages him, causing senility, depression and the loss of all hope. Tries to burn his unconscious son on a pyre and ultimately throws himself off the heights of the White City of Gondor.
Sort of like what Charles is doing here, LOL.
Commenting without reading the article for over eleven years now.
You’d think I’d learn.
Exactly how I read it ....referencing the ‘rats not the TeaParty.
Based on being a recovering ‘rat, posing as a talking head RINO.
Inappropriate analogy. CK is attacking the ATTACKERS of the Tea Party for their cheap shots and stupidity.
He is not a big Tea Party fan but at least defends it from nutcases.
Krauthammer slams Tea Party attackers lack of intelligenceTea Party attackers = people who attack the Tea Party.
Thus people who attack the Tea Party are stupid (lack intelligence).
That “plan” has no chance. Everyone knows that Obama is in charge NOT the Tea Party. Although Rush and many here CLAIM the Tea Party IS in charge.
Stay outta da Hobbits
Did you read the article? Krauthammer was defending Tea Partiers, not attacking them.
I think he is slamming tea party detractors, not the tea party.
Has anyone ever seen one political party insult registered voters like the dims do to us tea partiers? I mean really do they only think we are right wing extremists and not full of those in the mushy middle?They should just keep talking then when the wave hits them in 2012 as America really gets to see behind their masks.
You’re right. He’s talking about the Democrats. I don’t see how the poster could miss who Krauthammer is slamming.
Except as many Tea Party folks opposed the bill as.supported it, right? OTOH, Nazi Pelosi voted for it....along with Harry Reid. And Hussein signed it. They cannot run from the bill.
Its sad that you have to inform people who Krauthammer is talking about
I remember when the Dixie Chicks were a hot musical group. They had some cross-over appeal, but their fan base was basically C&W. Then the singer stood on stage and basically said, "We're ashamed of America. We're ashamed of George Bush. We're ashamed of the stupid rednecks who support George Bush. Oh! By the way! Our new record is coming out on Monday -- I hope you buy it!"
Oddly, enough, their fan base declined to do so.
Insulting large portions of the population is not a good way to get ahead in this world.
I need to read more carefully - poster didn’t say that. I just misread the title.
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1) Charles himself insulted the Tea Party once upon a time.
2) These people are circulating talking points.
3) The Tea Party won nothing. Oh, I suppose we have the upper hand in debate but we always did. The country agrees on the majority with us with some reservations about cutting entitlements...but so what. When it really matters were the votes there? No, the new freshman sold us out. This is al going to crash and I will hav no ownership of it. The political class own this NOT the Tea Party and not conservatives.
“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” Margaret Thatcher
The Tea party won the budget battle like the Texicans won the Alamo. While we didnt get the spending cuts we wanted, the loss will catalyze a rout of the leftists in 2012.
Read the article, please.
Krauthammer eloquently insulted the intelligence of Democrats.
I believe that you are smarter than your post would indicate.
That's how the Tea Party won. Expect more of the same
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