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Pulitzer-winner says 'Great Society' damaged nation (Krauthammer interviewed by Prelutsky)
WorldNetDaily ^ | November 19, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer and Burt Prelutsky

Posted on 11/20/2010 11:59:17 AM PST by EveningStar

Pulitzer-winning commentator Charles Krauthammer, now a Fox News analyst, says he started out as a Democrat, but then realized the "Great Society" actually hurt the nation.

Now his most admired president is Ronald Reagan and he calls himself a psychiatrist in remission.

The comments come in Krauthammer's interview with author Burt Prelutsky for Prelutsky's new book, "Portraits of Success: Candid Conversations with 60 Over-Achievers."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; burtprelutsky; charleskrauthammer; democrats; krauthammer; palin; prelutsky; sarahpalin

1 posted on 11/20/2010 11:59:24 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I remember Mona Charen brought that up to in her book Do Gooders. It was called the GRATE society.


2 posted on 11/20/2010 12:06:49 PM PST by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: All

A worthwhile article from WingNutDaily. Amazing.


3 posted on 11/20/2010 12:07:56 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: mainestategop

Actual bumper sticker from that era:

THE GREAT SOCIETY - POVERTY FOR ALL


4 posted on 11/20/2010 12:09:09 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

That’s funny about Sean Hannity. BOR may be Ted Baxter, but it sounds like Hannity is the Joe Biden of political talk hosts.


5 posted on 11/20/2010 12:09:31 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: EveningStar

The Ingrate Society fits it better

Gimme gimme gimme gimme . . . decades later look at this nation: divorce and illegitimacy rates, abortion, crime, drugs, the music and movie cultures, public “education”
food stamps, illegal immigrants, Medicaid . . .

The list goes on and on . . .


6 posted on 11/20/2010 12:10:47 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: A_Former_Democrat; EveningStar
Recommended reading:

7 posted on 11/20/2010 12:17:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Another One:


8 posted on 11/20/2010 12:19:45 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: 9YearLurker
That’s funny about Sean Hannity. BOR may be Ted Baxter, but it sounds like Hannity is the Joe Biden of political talk hosts.

You actually clicked the link and read the article!

Great quote on your part, BTW. :)

9 posted on 11/20/2010 12:39:18 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Lyndon Baines Johnson - the only President to lose two wars - Vietnam and “The War on Poverty”.


10 posted on 11/20/2010 12:40:28 PM PST by reg45
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To: EveningStar

Krauthammer might know how to parrot conservative ideas.

However, this knowledge doesn’t eliminate the fact that he also knows how to take subtle but damaging potshots at the advancing edge of conservatism, while he hides behind enemy lines.

Krauthammer’s strategy is to voice his support for conservative ideas or personalities when support for them is already saturated and there’s no risk that he might actually help conservatism. And then he immediately shoots down novel ideas or new candidates when they threaten to advance conservatism against the ruling class.

Krauthammer is so ruling class it’s not even funny. I will never take him seriously.


11 posted on 11/20/2010 12:50:29 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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Krauthammer came out against Palin early on.

Undoubtedly, he will be used by the ruling class as a secret weapon (along with Karl Rove) to try to stop the Palin presidency.


12 posted on 11/20/2010 12:57:43 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: EveningStar
"Portraits of Success: Candid Conversations with 60 Over-Achievers."

Great Jewish Sports Legends,

Chinese Guys Named 'Rusty',

Over-Achieving Democrats From Kenya

These are the short, short lists.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 11/20/2010 1:19:04 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: The Comedian
Great Jewish Sports Legends,

"Shirley" you can't be serious!

14 posted on 11/20/2010 8:46:09 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: The Comedian

You never heard of Sandy Koufax?


15 posted on 11/21/2010 8:20:56 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: reasonisfaith

” Krauthammer came out against Palin early on.”

And I think I heard him say yesterday, rather quickly, that obama is the winner in the tax comprimise, and he will be re-elected.

Methinks Charles plays both sides of the street, only crossing over to the true conservative side, when the game
is clearly over


16 posted on 12/08/2010 10:33:36 AM PST by patriotspride
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