Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Krauthammer: Palin "Not Schooled" In Policy; Doesn't Know She Needs It
Real Clear Politics ^ | June 1, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 06/01/2011 9:43:57 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer gives his take on what a "Washington establishment elitist" thinks of a potential Sarah Palin run for the presidency. In self-deprecating fashion, Krauthammer says he wears Palin's "hoity-toity" comment as a badge of honor.

"She is very smart and adept. Great political instincts and is a star. The problem with her, I think, is that she is not schooled. I don't mean she didn't go to the right schools. I mean when you get into policy, beyond instincts -- I like her political instincts, I like her political overall view of the world -- but when it comes to policy, she had two-and-a-half years to school herself and she hasn't and that's a problem," Charles Krauthammer told Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday. "It's not only the lack of schooling, it's the lack of effort to school herself and the lack of insight to see that she needs it."

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charleskrauthammer; dnckrauthammer; education; gagdadbob; jimmycarterswriter; krauthammer4mitt; krautthehater; misogynist4romney; misogynistkraut; mondalekrauthammer; onecosmosblog; palin; sarahpalin; stenchofromney; teamromney
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-360 next last
Charles, you pompous Fox bureaucrat. Ronald Reagan was "schooled" at Eureka College. And by the way, in case your schooling has failed you, he brought down the Soviet Empire.

And where is Eureka College? Miss Frickett wants to know too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDXjZ2wLxw

1 posted on 06/01/2011 9:43:59 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
The Krauth is a neo-con whore. He trashed McLame to the point conservatives gave up the battle in 2008. Charlie... if you can't say something nice about a fellow GOPer, then STFU... I am sooooo sick and tired of this high-browed fool. His opinions are just that. Neo-con claptrap opinions.
2 posted on 06/01/2011 9:46:27 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Who’s policy” is Palin suppose to get “schooled” in? RINO policy? Marxist policy? Neo-Con policy? Soros’ policy?


3 posted on 06/01/2011 9:46:58 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Then why the hell don’t you run for President, you jackwagon. You know so damned much about everything.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:06 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

“not schooled”....well of course not....this from a psychoanalyst who worked in the Carter Administration.....we’ll SCHOOL YOU, krautyboy


5 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:20 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Saurkrauthammer is just grousing because Sara doesn’t need the media. That is his bread and butter. He’s also a Romney supporter, as a fellow member of the Ruling Class.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: April Lexington

Hold that nose up a little higher when you talk Chucky boy , your snob factor isn't coming through.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:43 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

you missed his point.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: April Lexington

While I generally agree with your sentiments about Krauthammer, I think John McCain was John McCain’s worst enemy in 2008.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:19 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TheBattman

Hey, Chuck, if the economy further collapses (AND IT WILL), people will vote for a pencil case over Barry. DEAL WITH IT, PUTZ!!!!!


10 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:24 AM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
I don't mean she didn't go to the right schools.

Oh, yes you do -- you Eastern Establishment Republican.

11 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Be careful there’s a baby in the house,
And a baby will not be fooled
It will think and do what it wants to
until you get it schooled.
(Loudon Wainright III)


12 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:37 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
LLS: “krauthammer is a liberal arsehole, fag loving, baby killing, fetal stem cell using leftard dumbass jerkwad”.

LLS

13 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

I’ll take someone with the right instincts over someone “schooled.” “Schooled” people think we can negotiate with enemies who want to destroy us. They think you can make a deal with leftists and the leftists will keep their word. They think they have a right to manage other people’s lives, “for their own good,” of course.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Oh most loving Father, preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
...it's the lack of effort to school herself and the lack of insight to see that she needs it."

How do you know what effort she's put into what? What are you? Miss Cleo?

15 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

For someone so un-schooled,she sure has issued her share of “teachable moments”....Mr.Krauthammer and Mr.O’Reilly need to sit back,shut up,and watch Sarah,the un-schooled one,continue to amaze,confound and frustrate the lamestream.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!

54:11

17 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.

Who cares what his point was?

Charles K. is an enemy of liberty and is an enemy and would-be master of all free Americans. Please do not forget that.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:48 AM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: perfect_rovian_storm
Agreed. But, hearing the Krauth hammer McCain after every debate was VERY disheartening and demoralizing. He has a powerful mouth and he does not use it for GOP good.
19 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:54 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

How does he know what she’s been studying and does he believe if she doesn’t spew beltway views that she is ignorant?
Krauthammer seems like a beltway hack here. Anyone else agree with me here?


20 posted on 06/01/2011 9:50:07 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

I think he means that Sarah hasn’t devoted herself to understand policy issues since the election.

Not sure what evidence he has for this assertion.

Someone was saying perhaps the best thing for Sarah would be to continue playing the media on her family vacation touring American history sites, then go back to Arizona and run for Senate when McCain retires.

Then she would have a terms or two to be fully “schooled” in policy issues and can run for Prez in 6 or 8 years.


21 posted on 06/01/2011 9:50:26 AM PDT by garjog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

In a rare moment of brilliance, Kraut is dead on in his assessment.


22 posted on 06/01/2011 9:50:56 AM PDT by MBB1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibLieSlayer
LLS: “krauthammer is a liberal arsehole, fag loving, baby killing, fetal stem cell using leftard dumbass jerkwad”.

Come on, don't keep me hang'n. Tell me how you really feel. :-)

23 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:06 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: goodnesswins
this from a psychoanalyst who worked in the Carter Administration

Yet, everyone is supposed to believe the Krauth is a conservative!

24 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:09 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

The Kraut said he isn’t referring to where she went to school. I believe it. Even he knows better than to put down her education because she went to a western US college.

He hits her where he thinks he can get away with it. Claims she hasn’t “schooled herself on policy” since she came on the national scene.

My question is, how does HE know??

He doesn’t.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:09 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Hey, Charlie, Palin neither needs nor wants your effing advice... So put a sock it, you pompous twit!

All that “policy schooling” has really done such a wonderful job for America ... NOT!

What you really mean to say is that Palin has not yet been indoctrinated by the NWO-pandering Neo-con Bullsh*t Brigade, of which I believe you are perhaps the CnC?

Sorry, Charlie... Only real conservatives will get TEA Party votes in 2012.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:18 AM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

And we like you too, Charles. Less now, because you’ve clearly shown yourself to be a snob.


27 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Please sir...permission to protest?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Its interesting how you seldom see anyone press Charles when he says something such as this. Its as though they are fascinated with his words or feel bad about how difficult it is for him to speak or are so exasperated listening they want to move on, he isn’t God. Someone needs to come right back at him after a pontification such as this and ask for examples.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

In the meantime, we could fill the universe with “O” does NOT know about policy!!!


29 posted on 06/01/2011 9:51:49 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Someone should ‘school’ Krauthammer that his employer is a tool of the DNC and a subsidiary of the Obama Administration.


30 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:12 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Peace through superior firepower.

That’s the only foreign policy the world understands or that she needs to know.


31 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:12 AM PDT by sappy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Peace through superior firepower.

That’s the only foreign policy the world understands or that she needs to know.


32 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:12 AM PDT by sappy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Peace through superior firepower.

That’s the only foreign policy the world understands or that she needs to know.


33 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:12 AM PDT by sappy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: txrangerette
My question is, how does HE know?? He doesn’t.

Well... she sure as heck knows not to bow to the raghead king of Saud...

34 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:22 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

If being a pro-abort, amnesty supporting, Christian hater is what comes of being “schooled” in public policy, I think Palin can do without it.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Charles already said that it wasn’t about which schools she went to. She could have gone to Podunk High, for all he cared about.

What he means is that, for better or worse, she doesn’t know US policies and why they exist, and the consequences of their existence or removal.


36 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT by Jonty30
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

All of what he says is true - in a relative way. She is not PERFECT at ANYTHING. This means that for the comments to have meaning, whenever you talk of her weaknesses you have to be comparing her to someone else. So, generally speaking, which candidate is “more schooled” in this area and how does this candidate compare to her in other areas?

Then again, maybe she can school herself in the areas she is weak and be rarin’ to go next year. :)

I don’t expect her to make the mistakes she made in 2008 when she was thrown in cold turkey. ;)


37 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:51 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

didn’t go to the right knobby schools, eh?


38 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:01 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MBB1984

Boy are you gonna get flamed...

Can;t criticzie Palin.


39 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:20 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Jonty30
What he means is that, for better or worse, she doesn’t know US policies and why they exist, and the consequences of their existence or removal.

Most of our "polices" have failed, Krauthie... maybe, just maybe a "do over" is a good thing?

40 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
Separated at carving.

A perpetual clown and Bob Keeshan.


41 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

Yet Krauthammer enthusiastically jumped on the “Hope and Change” bandwagon in ‘08, completely unconcerned about the fact that Hussein Obama’s experience consisted solely of communist organizing, and that his “policy schooling” came from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.


42 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:47 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gimme1ibertee

Sarah is smarter than Dr Krauthammer .


43 posted on 06/01/2011 9:54:29 AM PDT by tommix2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
Well Chuck!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know better than to borrow 8 Billion from China to give to the Egyptian muslim brotherhood you elitist pig!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know better than to propose publicly that Israel give up it's hard-fought land & buffer from terrorist attack.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know not to suck up to radical muslims in Egypt,Libya, Syria, Yemen under the guise of supporting democracy!

44 posted on 06/01/2011 9:54:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

What he means by “policy” is that everything must be done within the framework of

“elite ruling class running things”.

And, no, this is not where real conservatives view the future of “policy” at all.


45 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

>>I’ll take someone with the right instincts over someone “schooled.” <<

Of education, knowledge and wisdom, the least is education and the greatest is wisdom. - Robroy


46 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:09 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

‘She is very smart and adept’—

He gets that part right.

Just proves Obama was schooled, and not very smart.


47 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:16 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Michael.SF.
. "It's not only the lack of schooling, it's the lack of effort to school herself and the lack of insight to see that she needs it."

Apparently he's missed her recent trips to India & Israel and her recent hiring of a new foreign policy adv.

She drives them crazy because she is one of 'us'. Palin absolutely epitomizes the American way of life.

They are going to be shocked when she goes into a debate and chews up her opponent(s). She probably has been reading every top policy adviser's written account on the subject.

48 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:23 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

another beltway, elitist, RINO bumwipe...

ya know Chuckie baby, there is a party for you and your type...you would fit in handily in the Dhimmicrat party.


49 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:57 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar

50 posted on 06/01/2011 9:56:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-360 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson