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The New Comeback Kid: Obama’s comeback is occurring in his presidency a year ahead of Clinton’s
NRO ^ | 12/17/2010 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 12/16/2010 10:52:47 PM PST by Uncledave

Edited on 12/17/2010 4:24:33 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

If Barack Obama wins reelection in 2012, as is now more likely than not, historians will mark his comeback as beginning on December 6, the day of the Great Tax-Cut Deal of 2010.

Obama had a bad November. Admittedly shellacked in the midterm election, he fled the scene to Asia and various unsuccessful meetings, only to return to a sad-sack, lame-duck Congress with ghostly dozens of defeated Democrats wandering the halls.


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1 posted on 12/16/2010 10:52:49 PM PST by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

I’ll have what he’s having.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 10:54:25 PM PST by scott7278 ( "...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: Uncledave

WTF is Kraut smoking?


3 posted on 12/16/2010 10:54:33 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Uncledave

Charles is drinking the Obozo kool-aid here. I thought he was smarter than that.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:06 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Uncledave

HUH??????????


5 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:48 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: scott7278

A massive, mind altering stroke?


6 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:48 PM PST by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: pissant

I think he forgot his sarcasm tag...


7 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:54 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Uncledave

Krauthammer just jumped the shark.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:57 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Uncledave

Pretty much right on all counts.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 10:57:06 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Uncledave

For pete’s sake...I couldn’t even finish this. The new Congress has not even been seated yet. What is the point of this column?

The damage that this totalitarian, marxist maniac has done to our country will become more apparent, more obvious as 2012 draws closer.

Come back...likely to be reelected? I’m nauseated


10 posted on 12/16/2010 10:57:35 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (It's come to the point that we have to decide where to put the bodies)
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To: Uncledave

er, I think some ppl are over playing the reason why Clinton won 2nd term. He won because of third party


11 posted on 12/16/2010 10:57:51 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Uncledave

Has he been hanging out with Marion Barry?


12 posted on 12/16/2010 10:59:02 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: pissant

WTF is Kraut smoking?

I do not know the brand, but I do know it is “GOOD SH—!”


13 posted on 12/16/2010 10:59:05 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: Uncledave

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...


14 posted on 12/16/2010 11:00:01 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Just finished it. He’s right regarding the republicans. Damn them.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 11:00:32 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (It's come to the point that we have to decide where to put the bodies)
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To: Uncledave

Charles Charles Charles ....
Have we already forgotten his abdicating the podium to Clinton?
His failure in international diplomacy at every level from negotiating for the Olympics and World Cup to Middle East and Afghan peace ... while praising his appointment of Hillary who he beleives is “THE BEST” Secretary of State in US History.
His international gift-giving idiocies.
A 10% unemployment level, record bankruptcies, trillion dollar deficits, Obamacare,.....

Sure, re-election is a sure thing


16 posted on 12/16/2010 11:02:04 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Uncledave
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17 posted on 12/16/2010 11:07:48 PM PST by keypro (Ducksnorts)
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To: keypro
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18 posted on 12/16/2010 11:08:25 PM PST by keypro (Ducksnorts)
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To: Uncledave

Really? Keeping the tax code in place is the same as the deal Clinton struck with Republicans in ‘94? Kraut has gone senile. This deal doesn’t put anything back on track. It just arguably keeps anything from getting worse if we ignore the continuance of funding even more pork.

If Obama had engineered these rates be permanent maybe a small case could be made he had provided confidence for investors and the business sector to engage long term but he didn’t even do that.

Kraut’s fawning would have made better sense if Obama had somehow trumped the status quo and slashed taxes even more.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 11:08:36 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: keypro
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20 posted on 12/16/2010 11:09:05 PM PST by keypro (Ducksnorts)
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To: Uncledave

Kraut pussed out in 2008 and is already folding for 2012. He may be right on a lot of issues but he is nothing more than an elitist ivy league beltway insider.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 11:10:03 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: Uncledave

Bookmarked for future mocking, like when someone in the future tells me how brilliant Krauthammer is.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 11:10:58 PM PST by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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To: Uncledave; Windflier; Syncro; hoosiermama; penelopesire; maggief; STARWISE; SE Mom; Bigtigermike
I have yet to see proof that the Marxist is smart. ( Programmed and evil, yes.) I did see proof (again) that the Republicans are dumb, but to say that obama is already a year ahead of Bill Clinton is nonsense! *sigh* The TEA Party Republicans don't take charge until January and the $1.1 Trillion, poker laden budget was stopped today!

Charles is reverting back to his cyncical democrat ways and days. I think I'll use Krauthammer as a *red* flag. Watch closely what he writes and says.

Apparently, Charles has forgotten that Obama will be slammed repeatedly during the campaign season...lol. Sarah Palin is right: those Beltway folks are a hoity-toity group of their own.

23 posted on 12/16/2010 11:11:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I agree the Republicans were fools to endorse more pork spending and it’s infuriating they want to continue to use this as a political football so they can campaign for keeping these tax rates in 2012 rather then fighting they be made permanent. But Kraut’s analysis of Obama’s end here is very weak. It does remind he was one of the people fawning over Obama just two years ago. He took pride in not succumbing to him by giving him a vote like his friends. But he did everything short of that in the run up.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 11:13:24 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Uncledave

Charles really doesn’t like the bill, and feels the Republicans were snookered.

That’s the reason for this article.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 11:14:49 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Uncledave
This guy is delusional. In our entire history, there has never been such a divisive president. Maybe Lincoln and that led to civil war! Obama is a one termer. Period...
26 posted on 12/16/2010 11:15:37 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: keypro

is that pic real?


27 posted on 12/16/2010 11:16:21 PM PST by max americana
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To: Uncledave
Krauthamer is a liberal. Don't be fooled by his smart*ssed editorials.
28 posted on 12/16/2010 11:16:33 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Uncledave

Mondale flashback?


29 posted on 12/16/2010 11:17:26 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Uncledave

A curious media spin phenomena continues: When Democrat Presidents are forced into breaking campaign promises by signing legislation they hate, it’s always a moment of strength and victory. When Republicans do the same it’s weakness and loss.


30 posted on 12/16/2010 11:17:33 PM PST by AHerald ("Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home -- John 19:27)
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To: max americana
Photoshop, but you already knew that, didn't you? LOL
31 posted on 12/16/2010 11:17:44 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Uncledave

Krauthammer has joined George Will as conservative columnists who have gone native.

It’s what overexposure and years in Washington do to people.


32 posted on 12/16/2010 11:18:26 PM PST by oldbill
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To: pissant

OMG... this guy is completely looney tunes!


33 posted on 12/16/2010 11:19:22 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Soul Seeker

He’s an elitist; the same flavor as Noonan, Rove, Romney etc. Some of his columns are very good but truly, since the election, I don’t read too much of his stuff anymore. He was an ass about O’Donnell and has been an ass about Palin (IIRC) and that doesn’t come from any substance; it just comes from elitism.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 11:19:26 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (It's come to the point that we have to decide where to put the bodies)
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To: keypro
Just look at this bottom-of-the-barrel Salvation Army family. Their clothes are a mess, un-pressed, ill fitting, and not befitting a Presidential family.

Zero's suit looks like he kept it since high school, and has never pressed it.

You can't take the hillbilly nature out of this family.


35 posted on 12/16/2010 11:20:34 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: ilgipper

Perhaps he likes the Obama cocktail parties... all the lobster and Kobe beef.


36 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:01 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Uncledave

One has to take Krauthammer seriously but I don’t see how Obama is so smart. He was boxed in and had to move to the center or let his constituents on unemployment go without and piss off everyone else when their taxes went up. Unfortunately the Republicans let him off easy. But what else was Obama going to do?


37 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:04 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Uncledave

Charles, the drugs have kicked in.

Obama is not smart, this is not a comeback, and he has definitely not moved to the center.

He is still a far left, America hating Muslim marxist, who can read a teleprompter and expel enough bullsh$t to keep people like you, Charles, enthralled.

This is the high point of his usurped Presidency.

It is all down hill from here.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:23 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Uncledave

Either a looney liberal got a hold of his passwords or Mr. Krauthammer was sh!tfaced when this ‘article” was written


39 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:38 PM PST by GQuagmire (Hey now!)
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To: Aria

Why does one “have to take Krauthammer seriously”? Seriously?


40 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:55 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Uncledave
Now, with his stunning tax deal, Obama is back

Maybe Kraut is anticipating a massive RINO wimp out. That's the only thing that can frame him as the "come back kid". "NO COMPROMISE!"

41 posted on 12/16/2010 11:23:36 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: Outlaw Woman

More “hoity toity” from a “hoity toity” beltway insider.


42 posted on 12/16/2010 11:24:05 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: onyx

“Charles is reverting back to his cyncical democrat ways and days. I think I’ll use Krauthammer as a *red* flag. Watch closely what he writes and says.”

I think- reading between the lines here- he’s really paranoid about a certain somebody being the GOP front-runner. He’s been that way for a while now, and it’s unfortunate.


43 posted on 12/16/2010 11:25:23 PM PST by Qbert
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To: pissant

My thought exactly.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 11:27:52 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Uncledave

That’s got to be the first time I’ve ever seen a paraplegic jump over a shark.

That boy’s got skills, I tell ya. Too bad he’s on the wrong team.

Buh-bye, Charles.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 11:28:32 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Uncledave

Obamao ain’t Reagan, not even equivalent in value to Reagan’s toe gum, and he ain’t Clinton either. He is like the worse parts of Carter magnified ten fold, only he needs a teleprompter to help him get there. A Republican House and Senate may have had an outside chance of salvaging things for Obamao, but certainly not the House by itself. There won’t be a Clintonesque type of recovery for Obamao, no matter how much Charles hits the crack pipe.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 11:28:50 PM PST by pallis
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To: keypro

The only fair thing would have been a blindness alert. I have grandchildren to drive tomorrow.


47 posted on 12/16/2010 11:28:54 PM PST by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: americanophile
Pretty much right on all counts.

That stuff'll rot your brain, sonny.

48 posted on 12/16/2010 11:29:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: HighWheeler

Are you insane?

“You can’t take the hillbilly nature out of this family.”

You must believe that just because you post, you’re impervious....


49 posted on 12/16/2010 11:32:08 PM PST by raygun
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To: Windflier

I’ve seen ‘rot’, you?


50 posted on 12/16/2010 11:32:55 PM PST by raygun
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