Skip to comments.The Whining Krauthammer
Posted on 12/31/2012 8:26:07 AM PST by morethanright
"I do begrudge what he's done in this fiscal cliff talks," said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer to Fox News host Sean Hannity. "It's been very clear from the beginning that he [President Obama] had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. He's been using this, and I must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success, to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition. The only, you know, redoubt of the opposition is the House. And his objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House and to create an internal civil war, and he's done that."
Krauthammer gives the president far more credit than he deserves. The division separating establishment and conservative Republicans has existed for decades. Now that America is poised to venture past the point of no return - assuming a crushing debt that can never be repaid, while diminishing individual freedom in the process - establishment Republicans are forced to choose sides.
GOP House Speaker John Boehner marginalized the conservatives of his party to help the president increase taxes and raise the debt ceiling. It's disingenuous for Krauthammer to say a crafty Obama made Boehner do it. Republican leaders, in the end, made the conscious choice to follow Obama's lead.
Furthermore, Krauthammer forgets that the GOP's "internal civil war" began during the 2010 Republican primaries for the House and Senate. That's when the Tea Party successfully unseated many a Boehner-like Republican. If, as Krauthammer insists, Obama seeks to "break the will of the Republicans in the House," the Tea Party must increase its efforts to unseat easily breakable, Boehner-like Republicans.
If the contest between President Obama and Speaker Boehner is viewed as a boxing match, why does Krauthammer condemn Obama for landing skillful punches to Boehner's glass jaw?
Krauthammer should stop making silly excuses for the GOP's slow-witted bums.
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I am rethinking the third part approach.....
All revenue bills (taxes) must originate in the House of Representatives. Obama wants higher and higher and higher taxes, which will turn the Obama Great Recession into the America’s Greatest Depression. We need a substantial tax cut (and simplification).
If any taxes are actually raised, it will be because the House of Reps agreed to do it.
Pure and simple.
This means that we will just have to replace the Reps who vote to raise our taxes.
Not a difficult concept. We can do it. Let’s get ready!
I don’t want to know what, if anything, Kraut thinks. He and all the other so-called conservative/RINO pundits in DC, NY and elsewhere are financially vested in playing second, the “loyal opposition” to this madman and all the other Democrat Presidents before him. They like their social tier, the parties, the recognition, the publicity, the attention, and the second-tier power that comes with being a useless mouthpiece, albeit not too obnoxious, for the RINO persuasion. Screw them all.
The Republican leadership are all closet dims and will never fight to win, only to appear to fight and perpetuate the aristocracy.
Repeal the 17th amendment, get back more power to the states, change the primaries to stop allowing 1 or 2 low populated states to decide which candidates get to move forward for the other 90% of the country to choose from, it is mind numbing to see who comes out of the those races.
Stop watching MSM and getting news from Letterman. As Rush calls the the low informed public is deciding things before us in fly over country or the red states get to choose a horse.
What you said. Bump.
Urbansurvival...I know there are highly respected political analyze who are saying B.O. wants us to go over the cliff. It would be like winning the exacted for him. But he can only pull this off if he can successfully blame the Republicans. A recent poll release today shows 44% of the population blames the Republicans for this mess, and 36% blame the Democrats. Those are not enough chips on his side of the table to pull this off. We go over the cliff, he goes with us.
Krauthammer has been listening to Limbaugh . . . again.
While it is obvious that the democrats and Obama want to destroy the GOP, it is the GOP that is destorying the GOP.
Their inability to achieve any level of success on any issue at anytime does not stoke support.
Their back stabbing, lying and manipulative games stokes hatred.
The GOP deserves its fate.
Yes, a thousand times yes, unless they move the early primary to Kalifornia.
Great article. Right on point.
I have said here several times.
If the GOP do not like the fiscal cliff now, why did they sign on to it
I hope we have a vote and expose who needs to be primaried in 2014
in both the Senate and House.
0bamaCare was the cliff and we went over it on election day.
Why would you care when the whole pursuit is pointless and the outcome certain anyway, according to you?
We may as well set about the hard work of building that third party.
Looks to me as if the Dems are set to run the table for the next decade or two, whether we do it or not.
When they finally run out of steam do we want real Conservatives ready to step in, or a bunch of Boehners?
Yep. Go over the cliff - all the way. Sandra Fluck wants her birth control.
People have very short memories. 2 years from now, all the impoverished Americans will remember is that this happened on Obomas watch. The buck stops there.
If you vote for a tax and spend democrat, all you're going to get is taxing and spending. Period.
Next time, people may actually think - and come out to vote. It's either that, or the commies in Washington and their freeloading base will want even more.
Because I care about my freedom.
To be perfectly honest, there isn’t much or anything I can do about the freedom of other people. That is their fight to wage. I am not going to effort to preserve the freedom of those who vote it away. I’m not going to effort to fight for the freedom of those to ignorant to know what it is.
I am not going to concern myself with fretting about how to elect more republicans, because electing more republicans does not matter at all.
If a people is to remain free, then it must deal with any threat to that freedom swiftly and harshly in such a way that anyone else who thinks they are going to come in and mastermind utopia will know exactly the fate that awaits them.
But that is not happening, and it is not going to happen here. Freedom in the United States is not going to go out with a bang, it isn’t going to go out with a whimper. rather it is going to go out with thunderous applause.
Knowing that, I concern myself with my own freedom, because that is the only freedom that I can effect in this world. And when I can no longer effect my own freedom in this world, then I will leave it.
Give me liberty, or give me death.
How can he create an internal civil war if they are all on the same side?