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Krauthammer On Obama: "One Of The Emptiest Speeches I Have Ever Heard" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | September 6, 2012 | Ian Schwartz

Posted on 09/06/2012 8:44:13 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Charles Krauthammer on President Obama's convention speech: "I was stunned. This is a man who gave one of the great speeches of our time in 2004. And he gave one of the emptiest speeches I have ever heard on a national stage. Yes it had cadence, and yes, there were deceptions in it, but that is not what is so striking about it. There was nothing in it. This is a man who believes that government can and should do a lot. There's nothing here that tells us how he's going to go from today to tomorrow."

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KEYWORDS: barackobama; charleskrauthammer; krauthammer
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1 posted on 09/06/2012 8:44:19 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Charles K gets it.


2 posted on 09/06/2012 8:46:01 PM PDT by jwb0581 (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: i88schwartz

O used ‘I’, ‘me’, and ‘my’ 101 times. But I think they lost count.


3 posted on 09/06/2012 8:47:39 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: i88schwartz

Great speeches of our time?

Ronald Reagan gave speechs like that, Obama
never came close.

All his speeches were empty drivel, meaning nothing
except the destruction of our way of life.


4 posted on 09/06/2012 8:48:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: i88schwartz

Another three point shot by Charles Krauthammer and an air ball by Zer0. I think Zer0 needs to find another game.


5 posted on 09/06/2012 8:50:21 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: i88schwartz

The problem i have with peopel like charles, hannity, palin etc etc etc all trying ot put a positive spin o nthings is becvause it artificially inlfaltes the hopes of the right- for example, they all said there was NO WAY the supreme court coukld rightfully uphold obamacare, and practically everyoen in Amrica believed it to be true, but when we awoke hte next mornign and learned the SC did infact uphold it- we were al lsimply stunned and shocked, and now these same pundits are claiming that it’s almsot over for o- that this country is so bad off that they couldn’t possiblty nominate o again blah blah blah- but to be honest, it will be absolutely sickenign and another major blow if the peopel once again fall for o’s BS and elect him again ‘agaisnt all odds’- it will e almsot unbearable- and ocne again the pundits will have egg all over their faces because they underestimated the inability of many i nthsi coutnry to do what’s ruight for this country by throwing out the unqualified office holder and putting in someoen that at the very least has some experience building businesses


6 posted on 09/06/2012 8:50:35 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: i88schwartz

This was a really poor speech. It was if Obama struck out swinging tonight on three consecutive pitches. He never put the bat on the ball once even to hit a loud foul.


7 posted on 09/06/2012 8:50:38 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: tet68

“All his speeches were empty drivel, meaning nothing
except the destruction of our way of life.”

Shakespeare said it best...”full of sound and fury signifying nothing”. Now if we can just get that damned spot out....


8 posted on 09/06/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: i88schwartz
That word "empty" ... why does it seem so familiar? Oh yeah!


9 posted on 09/06/2012 8:52:30 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: i88schwartz

As I heard it the whole “plan” was alternative energy, and attack the oil companies.


11 posted on 09/06/2012 8:54:00 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: i88schwartz

I didn’t watch it, Kraut’s commentary is enough for me, but it looks to me like Obumster didn’t even hit the ball to the first down!


12 posted on 09/06/2012 8:54:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: i88schwartz

Charles, have some respect! It was the voice of a god, not man!

Wonder if Obama will catch a case of worms now.


13 posted on 09/06/2012 8:54:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: i88schwartz
This is a man who gave one of the great speeches of our time in 2004.

I defy anyone to come up with a quote from that "great" speech. There was nothing memorable about it. The only notable thing was that an unknown black guy from Chicago came out and delivered something with cadence. The 2004 speech itself was not quotable or significant.

14 posted on 09/06/2012 8:55:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Revolting cat!

how old are you? Nebver mind- it’s pretty apparent by your response


15 posted on 09/06/2012 8:55:46 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: tet68

The difference is Reagan believed In what he was saying and you can feel it. When the asshat talks you know he doesn’t believe a word he is spewing, and that anything he says, he believes the opposite - unless of course he is off prompter. Just look at his you didn’t build that comment, he really does believe that and it shows in his demeanor and tone.


17 posted on 09/06/2012 8:56:26 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: i88schwartz
I totally agree with Charles.

Also... Obama surely has access to the jobs/employment numbers that will come out tomorrow morning. Notice he didn't mention anything about "improving employment numbers" in tonight's speech.

Hmmm...

18 posted on 09/06/2012 8:56:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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19 posted on 09/06/2012 8:57:11 PM PDT by Zakeet (10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not)
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To: Bratch

what the hell- must be kids night out or soemthing- you don’;t liek my posts- then don’t read them- pretty simple!


20 posted on 09/06/2012 8:57:42 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: tet68

clintoon’s speeches were never approached the oratory of the Great One, Ronald Reagan.

Reagan moved people. Excited people. Gave Hope, Drive, and Ambition. Convinced people to be the best they could be.

all this other drivel is “step aside, we will do it for you, if it wasn’t for us, you would be nothing. go to bed, we will take care of it”.

clintoon was only an orator in the left wings eyes, as is obama.

i never got a tingle up my leg listening to him. must be a rat thing.

Blessings, bobo


21 posted on 09/06/2012 8:57:54 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: tet68

“a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing”.


22 posted on 09/06/2012 8:58:41 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: i88schwartz

Charles absolutely nailed it (like he always does).


23 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:03 PM PDT by MCSETots
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To: CottShop

No, he’s right. Your post is atrocious. Did you type that all with your nose or something?


24 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:23 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: PBRCat

I didn’t watch but I gather he hit the Mendoza Line?


25 posted on 09/06/2012 8:59:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: i88schwartz

Cost of the Obama’a shopping list...4 more trillion..anybody got that kind of change..didnt work the first time.they wont even tell us where the money went.


27 posted on 09/06/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: CottShop

Punctuation is our friend.


28 posted on 09/06/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I distinctly remember obozo said the “oceans will stop rising and the planet will heal”. snort)))))) Did he repeat that tonight?
29 posted on 09/06/2012 9:01:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: i88schwartz
Certainly appears that the bloom is off the rose.

I just want Romney to come out with both barrels now. No holding back, and for God's sake don't pull another McCain with this "He's a nice guy but..." garbage.

30 posted on 09/06/2012 9:01:54 PM PDT by Marathoner (DNC: Fluke, Clinton, Warren: The slut, the pimp and paleface)
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To: PBRCat

What none of the talking heads are even focusing on is that Barry came across as even more condescending than usual. I think some of his slams at Romney came off as just rude.

One comment that I think will not sit well with any but the Kool Aid drinkers is this “If a company releases toxic pollution into the air your children breathe, well, that’s just the price of progress”

Obama is afloat only because most of the uniformed voters still like him personally. After tonight’s speech I think some people probably like him a lot less. His speech was disrespectful to his opponents, he failed to take responsibility for the lack of progress, and he always tried to push off blame to others. Not a recipe for success.


31 posted on 09/06/2012 9:03:13 PM PDT by barryobi
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To: i88schwartz

I guess he must have changed speech writers since his first.


32 posted on 09/06/2012 9:03:58 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Lucas McCain

yup judhing by al lthe childish comments, it must be kids night out- must be nice being perfect-


33 posted on 09/06/2012 9:03:57 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

That’s the problem. We can’t read your posts. Seriously, its not polite to post like that. Now of you ARE dyslexic that’s another story, but you could just be stone drunk for all we know.


34 posted on 09/06/2012 9:04:01 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Bratch

P.S. If you’re trying to type on your phone, I retract my picture. ;)


35 posted on 09/06/2012 9:04:11 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: i88schwartz

I guess he must have changed speech writers since his first.


36 posted on 09/06/2012 9:04:30 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: CottShop

I remember when I had my first beer.


37 posted on 09/06/2012 9:05:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: i88schwartz

Empty head, empty suit, empty speech, empty chair....and my empty wallet thanks to him.


38 posted on 09/06/2012 9:06:20 PM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: CottShop

You post with all the skill of a 4 year old, and accuse others of being childish?


39 posted on 09/06/2012 9:06:37 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: Republican1795.

I only lost from my phone. I make my little mistakes here and there, but nothing more than that.


41 posted on 09/06/2012 9:07:20 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

[[Now of you ARE dyslexic that’s another story,]]

Excuse me? Sorry I’m not perfecvt like you- and like i said- if you don’t liek my posts- then don’t read them - no need to make childish remarks about htem- if the context is all you can focus on and not the content- wel lthen whatever- again- it’s just childishness to zero in and jump all over someone because of the delivery while ignoring the content


42 posted on 09/06/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

"Now who can argue with that? I think we're all indebted to CottShop for clearly stating what needed to be said. I'm particulary glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age."

43 posted on 09/06/2012 9:09:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: CottShop

Mr. CottShop, no it is not. Sorry to break this to you.


44 posted on 09/06/2012 9:09:45 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: CottShop
There is reading; and there is 'deciphering'. There is also a 'spell' check right here - on site! (spell/preview/post). You cannot miss it. You can ignore it; however. . .

That said; even with such help; mistakes are made; and certainly am 'guilty'.

Deciphering; is another level; and so a challenge; but do like what you have to say; however. . .

45 posted on 09/06/2012 9:10:15 PM PDT by cricket
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To: Revolting cat!

because your obviously young and imature, I’m goign to ignore your posts- you can’t help it if you can’t restrain yourself enough to have civil conversations with someone because they aren’t perfect liek you apparently are- heaven help the cripple or blind person who ever meets up wiuth you- apparently it makes you feel better abotu yuorself to belittle someion who isn’t perfect- Yay you!


46 posted on 09/06/2012 9:10:44 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: i88schwartz

Chuckie K in da house.

I don’t always agree with him, as when there is a divide between the Tea Party and the (Charles’s) Establishment types.

But here he is dead on.


48 posted on 09/06/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Lucas McCain

Yay anbother kid jumping on the bandwagon- Have your fun at the expense of peopel less fortunate than yourself- well done!


49 posted on 09/06/2012 9:12:15 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: scooby321

Obama Is Life! /sarc


50 posted on 09/06/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT by pogo101
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