Skip to comments.Oh, It’s On: Charles Krauthammer Responds To Rush Limbaugh’s “Slobbering” Critique
Posted on 01/14/2011 10:54:36 AM PST by Beaten Valve
A house divided against itself cannot stand but it will certainly garner a lot of media attention. As we told you earlier, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is criticizing Fox News Channels All-Star Panel for, as he sees it, slobbering over President Barack Obamas speech at this weeks memorial event for those killed in the recent Tucson, Arizona shooting.
Fox News is, of course, fighting back. Charles Krauthammer appeared on Bret Baiers show last night and responded to Limbaughs critique:
"As one of the three slobberers I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart articulate and oratorical in delivering a funeral oration Its an odd and rather condescending view of what the rest of America is looking for in their president."
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I’ll take Rush and give a touchdown.
Even $$ that Charles is on Rush’s show sometime next week...
There is such fear of censorship at Fox that they are likely to gush over all things liberal/Obama in the future.
"I was going to name my first child Krauthammer, but now, after this..nope..."
Hah! Abraham Lincoln used to be likened to a baboon by the press during the War Between the States. He wasn’t considered “smart, articulate and oratorical”.
Rush was making a point that went right over your head, Charles.
Honestly, what is Krauthammer smoking?
yep. Your right. Ailes said tone it down. Its so toned down its unbearable!!!!
If only the Presidency were nothing more than making smart articulate oratorical in delivering a funeral orations. Substance matters. We are experiencing that right now. One heart-warming speech (with t-shirts) does not undo the harm of 2yrs of substantive America wrecking.
Now that's a trifecta I wouldn't put six dollars on.
Someone else wrote that speech, Charles, you over-educated, ignorant schlump. All O'Bummer did was drone it.
Krauthammer will get a kick out of that,,,,,,,,
I’m afraid the Hammer is losing his tempering...
Charles has terminal inside the beltway disorder. It can't be fixed.
He’s also a mysoginist with a visceral dislike of Palin. I find it interesting that Krauthammer seems to have changed his tune since Zero mentioned him by name as a conservative whose opinion he respected or some such garbage about a month ago. I guess he’s gone over to the dark side for some more “Bammy love.”
Mrs. Prince of Space
....”Krauthammer even if it’s a daughter”....
I bet on Rush of course.
I didn’t watch 0zero so I don’t know how I would characterize his “performance”... like so many, I put 0zero on mute months ago.
But it doesn’t really matter what Krauthammer or anyone thinks, does it?
Beyond that, it doesn’t really matter how 0zero did... we still don’t want his health care disaster, we still don’t want his federal [lol i originally typed “feral”] control, and we still don’t want his failed economic policies, and we damn sure still don’t want his foreign “policy”...
Many have tried....and all have failed. El Rushbo is the best.
...and I find it interesting that such a smart guy chooses to be so willfully obtuse. I side with Rush.
“the ruling class”, there you have it, they’re smart and sophisticated, we’re too dumb to “get” it. We’re Yahoos, bitter clingers.
That’s interesting, another head turned by flattery; to me, Coburn’s in that group.
Too bad. Krauthammer is a smart guy, and a capable writer. But he has contracted a case of irreversible moronitis.
That wasn't my reaction to the speech. Parts of it seemed cadged from Palin's speech, and parts of it were a bit creepy.
I do think however that Krauthammer should have given the credit to the speechwriter instead of the speech reader.
They each have their audience, and they both make their money fostering dusts-up like this one. How can it be interesting to talk about what K said about what R said about what K said about what O said?
You are onto something here. Yesterday on his radio show, Hannity was quite gushing in his commentary about the memorial speech. He went on to say the fact people were cheering at the memorial was on them not on (.)bama.
No one got through to ask Sean whether (.)bama should have asked the crowd to be more somber, as anyone not basking in their own dilusional ego trip as does (.)bama whenever he is in front of a large cheering crowd would have done. No, he reveled in it. Hannity went so far as to say people morn in different ways i.e. at an Irish Wake there will be alternating happy and sorrowful times. Last time I looked, (.)bama was not Irish, shame on Sean.
What? Is somebody pregnant?
I agree. I haven’t been watching Fox News much at all lately.
Charles doesn't ask for much in a president, hence the slobbering.
As reported by the mainstream media, of which Krauthammer is apparently a member, if the DNC talking points say that the speech was brilliant, then it was brilliant. No need to look further.
I find him to be like Ron Paul, in that about half of the guy’s statements and/or beliefs are right on target, perceptive, and even wise beyond measure, while the other half seem to be ill-conceived, reckless, and even bordering on lunacy...
Too bad Charles can’t feet that thrill up his leg.....
Wasn't that the OTHER black president, Bill Clinton; during that bizarre 'hand off' press conference? Or did Zero suck up on another occasion?
There’s a scene in the movie “The King’s Speech” where King George VI remarks, while watching Hitler’s impressive oratory on TV, “Well, he gives a good speech.”
Smooth talk is just that. So what.
Funny - this is usually what you’ll get when you ask a leftist for the evidence of Barky’s “brilliance”.
“He tawks purdy”
Got to be real brain drain stuff. The Krauth is beginning to sound mentally ill and I used to really like him.
What struck me about the speech was Obama’s galling hypocrisy in calling for civility and near-comical self-aggrandizement about “Gabby” opening her eyes. Out here in fly-over land, the tawdry political/media display following the shooting is helping to galvanize the Tea Party movement for 2012. Krauthammer and Noonan don’t have a clue.
No, I missed that ... that’s classic!
Rush by 10.
I will refuse to watch Krauthammer from now on. I’ll just turn off the TV or watch AOTS.
I’m very disappointed with Brit Hume too.
Speaking of the speech reader (and the fawning media reveling in the absence of TOTUS) he seemed to have a 3x5 card with one sentence and read one sentence at a time. He looked down at the card, began to speak, looked left then right (muscle memory from TOTUS dependence) and then back down at the next card - then repeat cycle.
We get more substance from blogs than belt way boy Washington insider Krauthammer! I guess he’s trying to make himself relevent.
Krauthammer has two sides to his brain, but not the normal left side/right side split. He has a conservative side and a Beltway side. The conservative side motivates him to write a stirring column condemning liberal attacks on the Tea Party and Sarah Palin over the Tucson shootings. The Beltway side has him castigating Sarah Palin for defending herself (only Beltway-approved conservatives should be doing that) and fawning over Obama's speech (after all, there are still A-list cocktail parties to get invited to).
The net result is that the two sides, unfortunately, tend to cancel each other out. And since Krauthammer is unelected, the chances of getting him out of the Beltway and back into the real world, to allow his conservative brain the chance to function unfettered, are sadly very low.
I'm afraid it's Obamaitis after Zero mentioned the Hammer by name.
And to Charles if he reads this: All three of you were slobbering. It was sickening.
Krauthammer lauded and slobbered over Obama in his prediction before Obama ever uttered a word at the so called memorial. And of course Charles went about proving himself correct. A programed viewpoint.