Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Fiscal-Cliff Bill Represents ‘Rout’ for Democrats (Video at link)
Posted on 01/02/2013 8:37:48 AM PST by tsowellfan
Democrats came out on top big-time in the fiscal-cliff bill approved by the House Tuesday, says conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer.
Congress agreed to increase taxes on individuals with annual income of $400,000 in exchange for little in the way of spending cuts.
Its a complete rout by the Democrats, Krauthammer told Fox News. Tonight is one of the low points that Republicans have had...
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Video: Krauthammer: With “Fiscal Cliff” Deal, Obama has Split the GOP and Seized Control Of Washington
If you’d like to agree that my congressman did the right thing by voting no, there’s a poll here.
I’m surprised that Krauthammer isn’t celebrating. After all, he was one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders in 2008. Not a conservative. A Beltway hack.
The erudite, ultimate beltway insider speaks. No s*&t, Sherlock.
We are now in a full stall and spin. To recover, we must go full “stick down and opposite rudder” and hope we have enough altitude to pull out.
“Stick down and opposite rudder” means get rid of the Republican party.
Wipe them out.
Burn the remains.
And then take a bodacious Obama on the ashes.
I no longer want to hear - nor will I speak of - any dim-bulb-crat or repulsican party member.
It was a BIG victory for the Republicans last night :)
“We are now in a full stall and spin. To recover, we must go full stick down and opposite rudder and hope we have enough altitude to pull out.”
Out of airspeed (except for straight down), altitude, and ideas — maybe it’s just time for conservatives to bail out.
After all these Republican losses, why would they blindly put Boehner back in the Speaker's chair for another two years?
That would be the definition of madness.
That's funny. I never heard that from Krauthammer at all. Maybe you could point me to some cites.
It’s very simple. obama’s opposition ceased to exist once he was allowed to steal the election. The republicans allowed it to happen, with some even saying publicly “He won fair and square”. All they are now is someone the left can ridicule.
I feel for those who will have to live under obama for many years to come. But I laugh at the idiots who voted for him. For they will get what they deserve. They will see their children and grandchildren live in bondage. And they will come to realize way too late that it was they who made the chains.
I have heard an occassional “compliment” for Bh0 from Krauthammer, but those were ususally sarcastic, which he does quite well and often. And there are times when one has to compliment their enemy in what the enemy achieved dispite one’s own efforts against it. Another name for that is “giving the devil his due” and isn’t as much a compliment as a recognition of fact.
Think here of a football game, where your team is scored against because of a brilliant play by the opposition. (hopefully you are an American football fan)
OK. The dems won. Now what? We’re still broke.
The democrats voted with boner yesterday. They’ll vote for him for speaker if the votes are needed.
frankly, I am surprised that the DEMS agreed to the bill as it is. They made permanent the Bush tax cuts. (for 99%). the tax cuts they opposed for 12 years. The dems had a chance to really pile a huge tax increase, historical, on the American people. The New Party should rioting in the streets about this bill.
The House GOP negotiated like stooges. But I’m shock dirty Harry didn’t screw us worse. They cannot raise taxes again without the House and they didn’t need a vote in the House for the taxes to go up this time. The cuts were expirin’, remember.
This budget deal with the Democrats is the beginning of the end for our Republic. The GOP needs to be dissolved and replaced with a new conservative party. The string of failures starting with the squandering of the take over of the House in 1994 and the disasterous nominations of Dole, McCane and Romney have made the GOP the midwife for Obama’s Marxist state.
It doesn't work that way. The vote for Speaker is not a plurality vote. Boehner must get at least 218 votes to keep the Speakership. Democrats don't have that many votes.
All it will take is for 14 Republicans to vote "present" for Boehner to not reach 218.
If that happens, Boehner can strong-arm some more and take another vote, or he can step aside and let someone else come forward.
Not yet. We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. Using the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip, the Republicans need to get substantial spending cuts starting this year. Absent achieving substantial ACTUAL cuts, not just promises to make cuts in the future, then you are correct - it will cause the party to lose a huge chunk of its support.
There were some positives that came out of the Bill they negotiated. Permanent tax breaks for 99% of wage earners; reasonable capital gains tax rates - also made permanent; etc.
Yeah, it seems everyone is overlooking the ‘permanent’ part. I think that’s a pretty big deal.
He should have spent the time he wasted going after Palin on Obama, and he and the rest are eternally guilty of letting the “historical” (i.e. half black) thing distract them and failing to adequately inform the public of Obama’s inexperience and leftism. But he wasn’t a cheerleaders. And his being inside the beltway is all the more reason to listen to him on how far Pubs bent over.
Part of the pseudo-conservative candlight dinner love fest with Obama.
Here’s his “Cool Barry” column. Get out the kneepads.
Here’s another gem from 2010.
Obama took himself hostage and the Republicans caved.
lol. True. Then went back to vacay in choomland...
Kool-Aid tastes just great
I wish I had some lovely
Kool-Aid; I can’t wait
See #140 here
The fact that he attended the famous dinner says nothing more than that he accepted an invitation. As a pundit, why shouldn't he accept?
From the second link:
It worked for two reasons: Democrats believe that nonsense, and he was new. But now he needs more than Democrats. And novelty fades.
The piece was a critique of McCain's campaign. He thought Obama's campaign was well-run and that Obama did what he needed to do. No admiration of his policies at all.
The last link is the same theme. He said that Obama had made himself relevant again and explained why.
Krauthammer's observations [time after time after time] -- i.e., Obama has good political skills, but bad policies -- aren't in the least bit controversial and do not describe a fan of Obama. Simply someone who is capable of recognizing Obama's strengths despite his dislike of his policies. Your criticism of Krauthammer is inaccurate.
Precisely. I think Obama is an under-educated, narcissistic, pseudo-Marxist. I suspect Krauthammer would largely agree. But he also just got the Republicans to raise taxes for the first time in two decades.
Grudging admiration for that fact does not make one a fan-boy.
You’re entitled to your opinion. In my view, there’s little distinguishing Peggy Noonan and Krauthammer. They both bought the “Barack the Magic Negro” hype in 2008 and have been trying to back peddle ever since without offending the Manhattan and Georgetown cocktail circuits.