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Krauthammer: Not "Dishonorable Or Cowardly" For GOP Governors To Embrace Obamacare
RCP Video ^ | 2-21-2013

Posted on 02/22/2013 2:48:06 PM PST by Sir Napsalot

KRAUTHAMMER: First of all, Medicare is today looking after the poor. What Obamacare is doing is a huge expansion of it as a way to absorb people who aren't poor but above the line as a way to essentially have national coverage, almost universal coverage. You can argue yes or no on that, but that is what is being done. I think as a Republican conservative, who opposed Obamacare taking if as a governor, I think you can act honorably either way. ...... (watch the rest at link)

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1 posted on 02/22/2013 2:48:09 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
Boy with Friends like Krauthammer, who needs to oppose the Democrats?

Just Roll over like a Puppy, you know because what the Democrats do is "help people"

2 posted on 02/22/2013 2:54:32 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The old joke is that the Democrats propose to tear down the Washington Monument, and the Republicans respond with a plan to do it in three stages.

Never fails.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 2:57:17 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Sir Napsalot
KRAUTHAMMER: First of all, Medicare is today looking after the poor...

Jane, you ignorant slut!

Medicaid looks after the poor. Medicare is what Obama's destroying to prop up his Marxist abomination.

4 posted on 02/22/2013 2:59:41 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Sir Napsalot

I believe Krauthammer is a damned idiot...it most certainly is ‘dishonorable or cowardly’ for ANY Governor to embrace a system that is designed to exterminate the weak and the defenseless.


5 posted on 02/22/2013 2:59:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: stormhill

Thank you, storm hill, for correcting the “good doctor” — jeez — he doesn’t know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid??????


6 posted on 02/22/2013 3:05:46 PM PST by browniexyz
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To: Sir Napsalot
Lier, Lier, pants on fire...!

Pick a Card. - Any Card! Just remember that the deck is stacked.

7 posted on 02/22/2013 3:06:44 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Sir Napsalot

Folks should be reminded that in the end, it was the Republicans in the U.S. House who funded Obamacare, via the Continuing Resolution.

People need to wake up.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 3:10:38 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Sir Napsalot

Dredd Scott was the law of the land.
Plessy v Ferguson was the law of the land.
Rose v Wade is the law of the land.

I’d oppose of of them. And Obamacare.

But I guess Chuckie Krauthammer would support all of these things — hey, if its the law of the land, you have to bow and scrape and fall in line, right?


9 posted on 02/22/2013 3:12:44 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Osama Obama is on record as having CanadaCare as his ultimate dream for this country.Barney Fa....sorry,Frank...is on record as saying that OsamaObamaCare is the first step to CanadaCare.It doesn't take much research to come to understand that CanadaCare gives universal access to long waiting lists for life saving treatments.For example,there's one type of open heart surgery ("Class 3",IIRC) that has a government mandated allowed waiting time of 6 months.SIX months!

Also,the link below tells of how only 59% of patients in Manitoba needing a hip replacement get one within SIX MONTHS! I had a hip replacement a few years ago.ELEVEN BUSINESS DAYS after having called for an appointment for an initial consultation with the orthopedic surgeon I was in the recovery of a major Boston hospital sporting a big scar and a new $17,000 piece of titanium (that's what the hospital billed the insurance company for just the implanted device).

I just thank God every day that no former,present or future President,Federal Court judge or Congresscritter will ever have to wait 6 minutes,let alone 6 months,for a heart operation.

One Example Of CanadaCare

10 posted on 02/22/2013 3:23:52 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Perhaps not dishonorable or cowardly to embrace Obamacare, but really stupid for any GOP governor to sign up their state for the health care exchanges. The potential cost to state budgets for participating in these exchanges could well be beyond the means of states particularly those whose constitutions mandate a balanced budget.

What is the matter with Krauthammer these days ... has he been drinking Juan Williams liberal kool-aid?

11 posted on 02/22/2013 3:24:39 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Sir Napsalot; mickie; flaglady47
Always remember that Krauthammer is, by his own admission, "not religious".

He sneers at the Bible's creation narrative, by the way.

Therefore, I always take into consideration this fact of no religious moorings when I listen to his ponitifications on anything political or cultural.....and carefully weigh where he's coming from.

This way I'm never surprised at his occasional positions I consider to be based on shifting sand.

Leni

12 posted on 02/22/2013 3:24:56 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Sir Napsalot
"First of all, Medicare is today looking after the poor."

I thought that was the job of medicaid?

Let's see, yep, right there on my PAY STUB is Social Security Tax (which I'm supposed to get back) and Medicare Tax (also in which I'm supposed to get back).

MEDICAID is part of that huge chunk they steal from me every 2 weeks called Federal Income Tax.

And since I won't be seeing a dime from the 1st two I've mentioned, I shall consider that stealing as well.

The kraut can shove his opinions up his derriere. Don't tinkle on my head and tell me it's raining.

13 posted on 02/22/2013 3:26:29 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Like Kanye West, Charles, you are a jackass. Bob


14 posted on 02/22/2013 2:43:07 PM PST by alstewartfan ("You looked like a still From Cecil B DeMille When I saw you Waiting at my door." Al Stewart)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Kraut off the rails ping.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 2:49:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think what I took from the 2012 election was a very long list of people who I used to listen to, who I no longer listen to under any circumstances. Krauthammer is on that list.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 2:52:06 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sir Napsalot
You can argue yes or no on that, but that is what is being done.

He sounds just like liberal hillary, he thinks he is so smart and everyone else is dumb. Kraut, you're just a pissant like your thought on airport security, if they/Americans don't like it (being felt up) they can stay home. Kraut, you are a spineless POS and useful, only, for the liberal agenda.

I think as a Republican conservative..

HA HA HA! Not strange he added that - all those who aren't always do.

(watch the rest at link)

I can't - just reading those words, makes me want to puke. They are all in one big tank, put the lid on all politicians/traitors.

17 posted on 02/22/2013 2:56:36 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Sir Napsalot
Charles Krauthammer has to be one the dumbest people in the USA.

This guy isn't brilliant, he's an abject idiot.

18 posted on 02/22/2013 3:03:17 PM PST by Artcore
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One benefit of these dark times is that those who have been hiding are finally removing their masks.

Rebel against the GOP establishment, RINOs, RINO consultants, and RINO opinionists.

Yes, Chuck. It is cowardly and wrong to give in to socialism, which is giving in to tyranny, loss of freedom, degradation of our standard of living, and a bleaker future for the next generation.


20 posted on 02/22/2013 3:30:21 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
That is why I think, if somehow THEY pass a gun control bill, Dr. Kraut will be “rah rah”-ing along the way.
21 posted on 02/22/2013 3:35:28 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MinuteGal

I believe that is a very wise thing to do.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 3:51:34 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I think someone needs to Photoshop K-hammer jumping a shark on skis.


23 posted on 02/22/2013 3:56:17 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: stormhill
What is Sour Kraut talking about??? My well-heeled hypochondrical mother has been using medicare for what? 40 years? Medicaid is for the poor - I would think the great genius of Fox news would know (I'll bet Sarah Palin knows this.)
24 posted on 02/22/2013 4:07:38 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: stormhill
What is Sour Kraut talking about??? My well-heeled hypochondrical mother has been using medicare for what? 40 years? Medicaid is for the poor - I would think the great genius of Fox news would know that(I'll bet Sarah Palin knows this).
25 posted on 02/22/2013 4:08:30 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
What do FReepers think?

I think the level of vitriol directed at Krauthammer here is approaching insanity. He did not defend Obamacare or the Medicaid expansion [God forbid, though, he did misspeak and call it "Medicare". Why, he must be a CRETIN].

He defended the political decision by Scott and Kasich to approve it for their states. He also defended the decisions by other Republican governors to refuse it.

People here are looking desperately for signs of latent Marxism in Krauthammer and revel shamelessly when they think they've found one. It's always a sight to behold.

26 posted on 02/22/2013 4:22:16 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Krauthammer and Tokyo Rove should get a room.

@$$hole!


27 posted on 02/22/2013 4:34:02 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Kraut is off the res on this one.


28 posted on 02/22/2013 4:37:40 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I slammed Kraut in piece on Scott today that I submitted to AT —


29 posted on 02/22/2013 4:43:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Sir Napsalot

It’s surprising that as a former psychiatrist Krauthammer seems not to recall and mention the diaster that befell America’s mentally ill back in the sixties and seventies when the federal governemnt put lots of seed money into opening “community mental health clinics” all over the place - these were supposed to pick up the care of the mentally ill especially after many big psychiaric hospitals were closed in an effort to “deinstitutionalize” patients back into less restrictive (and protective) environments closer to home - problem is after a time the feds started to withdraw their contributions and the states didn’t have enough funding to contiue the program except at a very ineffectual level - we could even suggest that, far from resulting from inadequate gun control, the recent wave of mass shootings reflect the lack of mental health facilities brought on by the government’s own policies -and just wait until they start cutting back on the ninety percent Medicaid bait-and-switch funding they’ve promised to suck the states into expanding their services for the poor.......


30 posted on 02/22/2013 4:46:47 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: BfloGuy
>>> I think the level of vitriol directed at Krauthammer here is approaching insanity.

Sorry, I don't blame them/us.

It is like Peggy Noonan or Frum, once their masks slipped, everything they say AFTERWARDS is to be viewed with a magnifying glass.

31 posted on 02/22/2013 5:06:17 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Chuck Kraut must have hit his head again doing wheelies down the FNC halls


32 posted on 02/22/2013 5:41:57 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Caving in on Obamacare is not Krauthammer’s only foray into liberalism

The Harvard-trained, former Mondale speechwriter is hardly a conservative, other than on various economic and defense issues.

He is, by his own admission, “not religious.”

He is pro-choice. He cleverly disguises that by passionately arguing that Roe v. Wade was a bad decision because it didn’t leave abortion up to the states and the democratic process.

He is pro-gay marriage. He disguises that by saying liberal judges and bureaucrats should not force their views on conservatives. He says, ho-hum, let’s just wait for the libertine young Republicans to grow up.

He wrote a column endorsing the screaming of the f-word at other drivers when they cut you off.

During the 2008 Republican primaries he told social conservatives to “grow up” and vote for the guy with best chance to win — Rudy “Cross-dresser” Giuliani.

He is anti-death penalty.

Anything else?


33 posted on 02/23/2013 7:23:58 AM PST by heye2monn
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To: Sir Napsalot
It is like Peggy Noonan or Frum, once their masks slipped, everything they say AFTERWARDS is to be viewed with a magnifying glass.

Krauthammer is most definitely not like Noonan or Frum. I think the comparison is asinine. Noonan and Frum appear to have no root beliefs -- they both fell under Obama's spell and admitted it.

Krauthammer's very worst offense is to have occasionally complimented Obama's political successes all the while criticizing his policies. Yet there is a crowd here looking for reasons to pounce on him.

I'm pretty suspicious about the origins of the animosity.

34 posted on 02/23/2013 3:20:16 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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