Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Obamacare defunding Kabuki, Kamikaze and GOP ‘will end up sushi’
Posted on 09/20/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT by servo1969
On Fridays Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer mocked the Republican tactic of using the budget process to defund President Barack Obamas 2010 health care reform law.
Krauthammer called the Houses vote to defund the law Kabuki and warned that it would come back to haunt congressional Republicans.
I think the Boehner speech is what you would expect, Krauthammer said. He didnt want to do it. He had to do it, so he had to defend it, and thats Kabuki. I think its going to go to the Senate and if we end up with a shutdown, its going to be Kamikaze, and the Republicans will end up sushi very thin slices. And everybody knows this. This is sort of a charade. Cruz is going to get a lot of airtime. Hes gotten a huge amount of airtime. There is nowhere to go on this.
He did note the law was very unpopular and was fraught with flaws, but he said the Republicans could stand in the way of defeating it.
The irony is as I have been saying for weeks, Obamacare is so unpopular even the unions are up in arms against it, he said. The AFL-CIO came within a hair of calling for its repeal. Right now they want all kinds of changes, which they are not going to get. Youve got Democrats against it. Its about to kick in and we heard today that they dont even have the software that will enable the system to calculate what the subsidies are after hearing that they dont have the software to ascertain what you say is your income and thus, your subsidy. Its true, so its on an honor system. This is going to be a complete disaster. Were on the threshold of that. As Chuck indicates, the Republicans were on the upswing of the issue and now this? Its insane and its not going to happen.
How's that worked out so far, Chuckie?
Maybe we should use that tactic on gun rights as well.
Is that how the Democrats get almost everything they want?
Too much thinking; not enough doing.
Pray for the brave ones. They’ve struck a nerve.
sounds good... i like sushi... dragon roll, please...
I have a lot of respect for Dr. Krauthammer but he needs a little more fire in the belly.
Put a sock in it, Charles.
Krauthammer didn’t see the Reagan victories or the Tea party victories. His opinion is drivel.
and a salmon skin roll...
Thank God we have folks like Cruz and Bridenstein. The Tea Party will save our Republic
Why are so many “conservatives” predicting failure and criticizing the effort?
Smartest guy in the room attitude here.
What does the great one,Mark Levin, have to say about this?
the old saw...”Do or DIe” was never more fitting.
God’s speed to all of us who sense the need to DO whats being done.
Doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.
Obamacare (aka KrautCare) is a train wreck for We The People.
So basically, Krauthammer believes we should set zero as our initial bargaining point and fall back from there.
The fake Republicans a la Karl Rove are coming out of the woodwork for us all to see on this issue. They would much rather just “go along to get along” as usual and are having to buckle under our phone calls. Take note who they are.
If CK is right and if the government shuts down then a worst case scenario would be the dems taking the house and holding the senate in 2014.
I’m worried that the GOP could over-play it’s hand at some point.
You can bet “common sense gun control” will be their first agenda item.
He feels the same way about fighting abortion or fighting to lower taxes too.
He has a point, in the sense that it gives the Dems a “hammer.” At least according to this account, he provides no alternative. In that sense, he has nothing.
The Kraut is off his meds.
Charles was a loyalist to King George in a previous life. He lived in an attic on Torrey Row.. He often Referred to the Colonists as Terrorists not capable of life without the support of the Crown. /s
To me that’s one too many things this guy has been on the wrong side of recently, I no longer have any use for him.
As with most on Fox News who do they work for and what opinions are they being paid to say?
The GOP ruling class has had positively no victories in the last couple of elections. The 2010 victories were from Tea Party.
You cannot listen to these cowards. They have yet to figure out that their cowardly ways and lack of balls is the big turnoff to voters.
Stand up and be heard, be unapologetic and you get people to follow.
Nobody likes fools who want to win so bad they are willing to give up any reason that people would have to vote for them.
Charles needs to get out of the beltway and get a feel for the grassroots. Face it Charles, you will not win without the grassroots. The grassroots want bold winners, not dem lite pantywaists.
They are leaving out the main ingredient - education of the public. We know the President will not sign a bill defunding ObamaCare but .. to me .. that is not the point right now. Right now we need to educate the masses and drum up support. That might take months or never even happen. Who knows? Even if the bill never gets overturned we need this debacle etched in people’s memories that this was a major screw-up of dems and Obama.
we need to be focused on blocking and tackling and not hail mary’s.
Krauthammer: beaten wife syndrome
Rove: Stockholm syndrome.
with that sort of legacy, CHANGE....could be difficult.
I wouldn't hang my hat on this. I think that Obama really wanted to give them waivers, but he's already reeling from his unconstitutional deferral of business payments into Obamacare, his unconstitutional waiving of Obamacare for Congress and their aides, and his unconstitutional fight in Syria. The steady drip-drip-drip of his unconstitutional actions are feeding the thought in many that he, maybe, really does think he's a tyrant.
That's why he needed to back away from waiving the unions, too.
When the time is right, Obama will waive it for the unions, too.
The grass roots will just clog up his wheelchair. He's happy right where he is.
“Right wing fanatics” need to learn to roll over and accept the inevitable. Our betters have spoken. /s
I think he meant sashimi. Sushi is vinegared rice (made into various....).
Considering how stupid the voting majority is, he’s probably correct. The media will spin, Obama lie and the brainless will zombie into the voting booth and vote Democrat.
So consider this a kamikaze strike and do it anyway. Make the Dems vote to shut the government down. Do it because it’s the right thing to do.
IT’S PAYBACK TIME
Does anybody remember the complete humiliation of the embassy in Saigon and the helicopters taking refugees off its roof....And the defunding reason why that occured.
As hundreds of thousands of Viet Namese were killed, and the students humiliating returning troops prompted by the socialist radicals now running not only our colleges and universitys but this government as well.
Because the vast majority of voters in this country have no idea what's going on and when the propagandists begin saying how terrible the shutdown is and that it's the Pubs fault in their nightly news programs the public will believe them.
I doubt we will get obamacare defunded, but I do believe we will get a delay. If we can expand our majority in the House and win back the Senate with Tea Party Pubs then we can defund it, or continue the delay until we get a Pub POTUS.
I think what was really smart was the Pubs now have a 200 pg bill that responds to the question "if you repeal it what will you put in it's place".
What a bunch of whining defeatists the GOP-e are. They got burned twenty years ago when Clinton and the media convinced the public that the people who passed a budget were responsible for “shutting down the government”, not the guy who vetoed it. So now they operate on the assumption that it always has to be that way. Well, it isn’t 1995 anymore, and there are now conservative media outlets for them to present their case to the public. But not if they are afraid to make it.
Kraphammer is a pathetic RINO surrender-monkey who passes himself off as the world’s Foremost Authority.
DO NOTHING PUNDITS, SUPPOSEDLY Republicans.......I DETEST THEM!!! Get BEHIND ME YOU COWARDS!!
This article claims you can get Obama care insurance for 100.00 per month. What kind of lies!!!
Look...it was 0bama who said he won’t negotiate.
If it is true that the majority of Americans don’t want 0bamacare then if Republicans play their cards right (like when has that happened?) they can shove the ....
“Democrats won’t negotiate to keep the government running,”
“Obama won’t negotiate to keep the government running,”
meme down the media’s throat. It will hold water as it is the truth. Democrats and 0bama are making a single issue stand here. Instead of putting the bill through without 0bamacare and keeping the government running...the President and his men HAVE CHOSEN TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT.
The very real truth here is ....
Have the Republicans finally taught their dog to bark?
The people are on the side of the Republicans when it comes to 0bamacare.
Hey....give Boehner credit for doing the right thing here!!!
Charlie should take his surrender flag and leave the room. Let the grown-ups do the fighting. If you’re not up to fighting tooth and nail against liberal-progressive commie overreach, please shut up and go sulk somewhere.
“So, do nothing and hope it just goes away? “
This is why America is going down the tubes. The Republicans are wimps or closet Commies. “None Dare Call it Treason”, from 1964, is still applicable.
The nation is going full speed to become the USSA.
We’re not going to win back the Senate in 2014 by defunding or delaying parts of ObamaCare. All that will do is allow the Dems and the media to blame Republican for the FUBAR that ObamaCare has already created — “If not for Republican obstructionism....”
If you want people to go the the polls in the 2014 mid-terms fully informed about the total catastrophe that is ObamaCare, then the Republicans should just stand aside and very publicly say, “You wanted it, you got it. We won’t block a thing. Full speed ahead. Enjoy your ObamaCare, and vote accordingly in 2014.”
I seriously cannot stand these old farts. They shook Reagan’s hand once and they think they have special powers to hang around and instruct us as to what to do.
“Oh it will go away because the unions don’t like it”
Like what the $#%!^% does that matter to these people?!
Chuck is like a broken clock.
I like spicy tuna hand rolls, Yuki special, hamburger style, tuna shasimi and a small saki and large Suporro. Just for starters.
Bonnie liked halibut too.
Yeah, that will totally work.
Do nothing. Let it sail and HOPE that the idiots that voted for this clown will see the light on their own. Gotcha. brilliant plan!
This isn’t about electing more elephants. It is about forcing this issue because it needs to be done now!
Agree with your post.
Just a few days ago, the pundits told as all the GOP was in revolution and chaos. Today, that very same party produced a massive victory in unity 230-189 with tow Democrats jumping ship to the Pubbies!!! Keep fighting Pubbies....do not heed the naysayers. Obama is failed POTUS!!! His words are naught, but those of a paper tiger!!! Defund Obamacare...sign/endorse the ever growing Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition!!! Do it Today!!!