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Krauthammer: Obama Showed "Incredible Arrogance" Ridiculing Congress At Press Conference (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | December 31, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 12/31/2012 5:21:00 PM PST by i88schwartz

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I found it astonishing. Here he is -- coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment -- in very delicate negotiations and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress, he spikes the football on the Republicans. He rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and he made them do it. And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sand box and he's asking that everybody be reasonable as if he just arrived in Washington on a tourist visa.

And then he goes into detail. What he basically says, 'I'm giving the Republicans zero on spending. And I mean zero, not even discretionary spending. This is after he killed a proposal from the Minority Leader in the Senate for the tiniest of changes in entitlements, change in the cost of living index, which is essentially a technical change. So that's rejected out of hand. So he's saying tax hikes all in rates, no cuts in spending. And worse than that, after all of this is done, after I shoved all this down your throats, when we negotiate later for spending cuts -- which Republicans imagine they're going to get -- no, it's not going to happen that way.

If there are going to be any spending cuts in the future, there's going to have to be an increase -- a further increase in taxes on the rich, of course, it's always the millionaires that will balance out those spending cuts. So, he laid out a radically oppositionist position, gleefully. I think he wants to go over the cliff and dare the Republicans to take the blame.

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1 posted on 12/31/2012 5:21:10 PM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz
.... what's new pussy cat?

Over the Edgeeeee!

2 posted on 12/31/2012 5:23:48 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: i88schwartz

call GOP Congressmen , tell them not to vote for this nor any deal , go over the news media’s stupid cliff:

Congress switchboard number: (202) 224-3121.


3 posted on 12/31/2012 5:24:41 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: i88schwartz
Why the hell aren't there more Joe's yelling "You lie!"?
4 posted on 12/31/2012 5:26:09 PM PST by roadcat
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To: i88schwartz
Dr. K. - Obama is an arrogant little man. For this reason, we are all going to suffer.
5 posted on 12/31/2012 5:28:01 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: i88schwartz

Krauthammer at his BEST
But those surrender monkeys McConnell and Boner deserved insults. They are losers and nobody respects an enemy who rolls over and plays dead.


6 posted on 12/31/2012 5:29:56 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: i88schwartz
Welcome to the party, Chuck.

"I hope he fails." --Rush Limbaugh

7 posted on 12/31/2012 5:30:19 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: i88schwartz

This isn’t a last minute compromise. Both sides have to pretend it was a struggle so their backers will feel they got the best deal possible. Standard procedure in strikes and buy out negotiations.


8 posted on 12/31/2012 5:32:02 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: i88schwartz
I keep waiting for him to stand, arms folded with jaw jutting out, ala il Duce.

He's an arrogant SOB.

9 posted on 12/31/2012 5:34:11 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: i88schwartz

He is exactly right, tax increases now, spending cuts later. And when they revisit spending cuts, he will demand further tax increases. And then the spending cuts won’t happen. I don’t know why people have found Obama so hard to understand. You can read him like a book. And that book is authored by Saul Alinsky.


10 posted on 12/31/2012 5:35:25 PM PST by fhayek
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To: llevrok
No dictator EVER had a media on his side like the U.S. news media, a media that is this evil , this leftist , this corrupt, this effective, this powerful , this pervasive and with this technology.
11 posted on 12/31/2012 5:36:40 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: i88schwartz
I think he wants to go over the cliff and dare the Republicans to take the blame.

No kidding?
12 posted on 12/31/2012 5:39:17 PM PST by Girlene
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To: i88schwartz
And of course, as always, he places himself hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray, where the children are playing in the sand box and he's asking that everybody be reasonable as if he just arrived in Washington on a tourist visa.

Perfect! Krauthammer got a little soft on Bambi for awhile (although it may have been because like many of us, he didn't like Romney the Robot Man) and I stopped paying attention to him.

But when he's good, he's good.

13 posted on 12/31/2012 5:40:37 PM PST by livius
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To: i88schwartz

I don’t want a change in the cost of living index. Social Security people hardly get a COLA as it is, and that effects my federal retirement check. It will only be one point something for 2013. Top that off with a .01 percent on my elite checking account and crappy returns on CD’s, you might as well drown people over age sixty like unwanted kittens.


14 posted on 12/31/2012 5:44:56 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: i88schwartz

If he thinks this is fun, the African communist scumbag is just going to love the next debt ceiling debate.


15 posted on 12/31/2012 5:46:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: i88schwartz

Obama doesn’t want a deal... he wants more taxes, and the disaster therein will also cover costs of his Obama Care debacle.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 5:46:10 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: fhayek

Greatest line I have seen in a while:

“You can read him like a book. And that book is authored by Saul Alinsky.”


17 posted on 12/31/2012 5:46:49 PM PST by bondserv (God governs our universe and has seen fit to offer us a pardon.)
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To: Ciexyz
you might as well drown people over age sixty like unwanted kittens.

That's actually in part 1747.1-2 of the Affordable Health Care Act.

18 posted on 12/31/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ZULU; All

“Krauthammer at his BEST”, which isn’t very good. This is the guy who was telling us Obama would have to move to the middle for his legacy.

It is nice that Krauthammer is finally noticing reality, but it has taken him a long time to not the obvious.


19 posted on 12/31/2012 5:52:22 PM PST by marktwain
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To: i88schwartz

Ubama was re-elected President of the Black Democrats of the United States of America and so I’m sure he feels pretty good about himself, invincible even, and that’s probably why he looks and sounds like an arrogant ass. He is, after all, now a lame duck who can’t run again. He figures he can issue threats and insults and act with impunity like a bully.

Well, I guess nobody clued in the African communist that his Chicago thug way of doing things just isn’t going to fly with a Republican House. Nobody likes to be bullied, and apparently there are enough (maybe just enough) House Republicans with the balls to rub the dogsh** right back in the scumbag’s face. No deal is better than a bad deal.

Ubanga must be assured that if he wants more money confiscated from working, taxpaying, traditional American families (the “Republicans base”) in order to continue buying the votes of the ignorant moocher class (the “Democrat base”), then he first must get a Democrat House elected.


20 posted on 12/31/2012 5:53:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: steve86

Prayers offered up for voters over age sixty as the world they used to know crumbles all around them. I’m glad my Mum and Dad aren’t alive to see how our government is messing over the legacy that the World War II generation left their society.


21 posted on 12/31/2012 5:55:10 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: bondserv

Gotta love Saul Alinsky. That guy was one smart dude. It’s just a shame his brilliant strategies, schemes, and “rules” are only allowed to be used by the scumbag Democrats. If only conservatives weren’t prohibited from using them!


22 posted on 12/31/2012 5:58:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: llevrok

Mark my words—this will not end well.


23 posted on 12/31/2012 6:00:00 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: i88schwartz
I found it astonishing.

Get your head out of his a__, Charles. That's the least of the traitorous offenses of POSOTUS.

24 posted on 12/31/2012 6:05:25 PM PST by PGalt
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To: i88schwartz
I am sorry but what is the point of Mr. Krauhtammer
and his analysis do we really need someone with a fancy vocabulary to point of that Obama is a jerk and a liar?
So he points it out big deal Obama goes on his merry way screwing us all even more. I have had it with the pundits.
25 posted on 12/31/2012 6:08:58 PM PST by funfan
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To: Democrat_media

Chief Sycophant Chuck Todd’s tweet today at 1:56 PM:

POTUS seemed to declare victory? Sort of. He was sending message to his own nervous base. Note he never mentioned an income number


26 posted on 12/31/2012 6:09:21 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: i88schwartz

Every time Obama opens his mouth, he shows incredible arrogance. He just believes he’s smarter than everyone else.


27 posted on 12/31/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: i88schwartz

where’s the video


28 posted on 12/31/2012 6:14:38 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Volunteer

“Dr. K. - Obama is an arrogant little man. “

He fancies himself a dictator and indeed, he is. All we can do is hang tough and prove that PAYBACKS ARE A BITCH.

In reality he is a petty, small minded racist with dilusions of grandure.


29 posted on 12/31/2012 6:24:40 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (You can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: i88schwartz

At least Kruthammer noticed. No one else in the media seemed to. I was about to throw a rock through the TV set.


30 posted on 12/31/2012 6:25:13 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: i88schwartz

What do we all expect? He’s a communist and he’s having the time of his life bringing down the United States of America as his associates, teachers, and idols have been planning and striving for for decades.


31 posted on 12/31/2012 6:28:31 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: gitmo

I am enough of a cynic and realist to agree with you.

The term “political theater” comes to mind.


32 posted on 12/31/2012 6:46:43 PM PST by berdie
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To: Lancey Howard

“Gotta love Saul Alinsky. That guy was one smart dude.”

And we play right into their hands.


33 posted on 12/31/2012 6:48:38 PM PST by malia
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To: Ciexyz
you might as well drown people over age sixty like unwanted kittens.

Please don't give this new Hitler Obama any ideas! I'm over 60, so I know your pain. He issues an executive order doing away with seniors and his social security problem is solved. I wouldn't put it past him to try.

34 posted on 12/31/2012 6:51:06 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Democrat_media

No dictator EVER had a media on his side like the U.S. news media, a media that is this evil , this leftist , this corrupt, this effective, this powerful , this pervasive and with this technology.


Truer words were never said. Why is there no one on our side willing to risk whatever it costs to infiltrate and even for 5 minutes get he truth put there? What KOOLAID did they all drink?


35 posted on 12/31/2012 6:51:42 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: marktwain

Can’t argue with that at all.

Krauthammer is a fair weather friend and anti-Second Amendment - sort of.


36 posted on 12/31/2012 6:55:29 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: roadcat

I would not be surprised if there are written ‘necessary regulations’ on both Sibelius’ and 0bama’s desks to ‘walk through and eliminate’ entire nursing and retirement homes’ populations ‘for the safety of the community’ or under other such perverse language.

I am serious. What exactly is their downside?


37 posted on 12/31/2012 6:56:36 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

This crap is already happening in some European countries. Policy is to not assist elderly in nursing homes who are not well. Even to the point of denying food and water, because well, they’re old and dying anyway. Coming here someday. A new regulation here, another there, and before you know it, is standard policy. No downside if the media is on his side.


38 posted on 12/31/2012 7:03:51 PM PST by roadcat
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To: i88schwartz

Krauthammer bump for later.....


39 posted on 12/31/2012 7:05:28 PM PST by indthkr
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To: i88schwartz

I tell ya more and more it looks like the stupid Reps brought a knife to a gun fight... again.

I don’t understand it.... all the Reps, even the Tea Partiers look like wussies. Where is THE Sarah ?

And someone needs to tell me why the Reps lose this argument, this is a slam dunk... But no we give Obama more spending and entitlements so he can increase his base and a whole bunch of us on FR scream and yell more...wtf


40 posted on 12/31/2012 7:06:17 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: roadcat

Amen - and where are the Articles of Impeachment for all of these high crimes & misdemeanors????


41 posted on 12/31/2012 7:07:07 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: i88schwartz

It doesn’t matter what Obama says. Many Republicans too stupid to take offense, and those who take offense too nutless to do anything about it.


42 posted on 12/31/2012 7:12:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: i88schwartz

It’s amusing that republicans haven’t yet figured out how to beat obama. They are playing two completely different games.


43 posted on 12/31/2012 7:58:29 PM PST by gotribe
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To: i88schwartz
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44 posted on 12/31/2012 8:19:25 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Democrat_media
No dictator EVER had a media on his side

During the campaign, I kept yelling at the TV - It's the media, stupid!

Of all the checks and balances we have in our Constitution, one lacking is on the media

Here in Wash State, the media covering the legislature openly wear lapel pins with the Roman numeral 3 on it. What;s that mean? They consider themselves the Third House of the legislature (Senate, Representitives, then media).

No lack of ego there, eh?

45 posted on 12/31/2012 8:26:54 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: llevrok

It’s the media

Yes. that is the problem.


46 posted on 12/31/2012 8:28:55 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: i88schwartz; All

Any year to year Federal spending cuts?


47 posted on 12/31/2012 8:37:48 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: theDentist
he wants more taxes

Fiscal Cliff...Fiscal Cliff...Fiscal Cliff...Fiscal Cliff...

Never any mention of the NEW $1T taxes and reduced allowances contained in ObumaCare.

So much for good journalism (even my buddy Cavuto skips over this).

48 posted on 12/31/2012 9:05:17 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: i88schwartz
I am hoping that during Obama's State of the Union, to be held Tuesday January 29, 2013, someone yells out "You lie!--F you!"
49 posted on 12/31/2012 9:48:28 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: i88schwartz

All to be expected from a bimbo slut coke head. Dance on Degeneris Obama. You are now responsible for the highest tax increase, greatest debt, and least freedom in American history. Go celebrate you Marxist Islamist Kenyan, party your ass off.


50 posted on 12/31/2012 10:13:39 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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