Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Not "Dishonorable Or Cowardly" For GOP Governors To Embrace Obamacare
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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Just Roll over like a Puppy, you know because what the Democrats do is "help people"
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.
Jane, you ignorant slut!
Medicaid looks after the poor. Medicare is what Obama's destroying to prop up his Marxist abomination.
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.
Thank you, storm hill, for correcting the “good doctor” — jeez — he doesn’t know the difference between Medicare and Medicaid??????
Pick a Card. - Any Card! Just remember that the deck is stacked.
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.
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?
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.
What is the matter with Krauthammer these days ... has he been drinking Juan Williams liberal kool-aid?
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.
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.
Like Kanye West, Charles, you are a jackass. Bob
Kraut off the rails ping.
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.
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.
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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.
This guy isn't brilliant, he's an abject idiot.
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.
I believe that is a very wise thing to do.
I think someone needs to Photoshop K-hammer jumping a shark on skis.
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.
Krauthammer and Tokyo Rove should get a room.
Kraut is off the res on this one.
I slammed Kraut in piece on Scott today that I submitted to AT —
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.......
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.
Chuck Kraut must have hit his head again doing wheelies down the FNC halls
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.
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.