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Krauthammer: Obama Acts Like He Wandered Into White House on a Tour and Discovered He Was President
Newsbusters ^ | 12/6/2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/06/2013 6:23:43 PM PST by markomalley

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for Barack Obama Friday.

Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “It's as if this guy discovers everything late, as if he wandered into the White House on a White House tour and discovered himself in the Oval Office as president.”

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BRET BAIER, HOST: What about this whole thing that his take, Charles, that government is not good at certain things, and we're looking to consolidate some agencies, and yet his administration, when describing the success that they're having now, says that the website is operating at private sector velocity?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: And this is after he's argued for basically half a decade now in office that government is the font of American enterprise and success. If you built it, it’s not you, it’s the government.

It's just amazing how he right now in the middle, in the beginning, well, in the middle of his second term, he says there's a real problem here with the big agencies, some of which are outdated and not designed properly. So he discovers this three years after he decided to pass a bill that would consign a sixth of the U.S. economy – the entire ecosystem of American medicine - into the hands of precisely an outdated and improperly designed bureaucracy, i.e. HHS.

It's interesting how he discovers everything late. A month ago in that press conference he held where he apologized, sort of semi-apologized, he said he hadn't quite realized how hard it is to purchase health insurance. And this is, of course, after, three years after he nationalizes the purchase of health insurance.

And this reminds me of the time when after, remember he said that he discovered no-shovel ready jobs? But he discovers that after he passes a trillion dollar spending bill on the argument that there are all these shovel-ready jobs that will stimulate a depressed economy.

It's as if this guy discovers everything late, as if he wandered into the White House on a White House tour and discovered himself in the Oval Office as president.



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1 posted on 12/06/2013 6:23:43 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Yep.


2 posted on 12/06/2013 6:24:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: markomalley

There was never a better or more insightful description of Barry.


3 posted on 12/06/2013 6:27:30 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: markomalley

President Jarrett is not amused by these shenanigans.


4 posted on 12/06/2013 6:27:33 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He is the “Innocent Bystander” president. After five years he still behaves like he is on the outside looking in and campaigning for a chance to change things.


5 posted on 12/06/2013 6:28:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: markomalley

Bravo Charles, walk off home run. Classic!


6 posted on 12/06/2013 6:28:56 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: markomalley

It’s going to end badly for Barry & Co...


7 posted on 12/06/2013 6:29:08 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: markomalley

Post

Turtle


8 posted on 12/06/2013 6:29:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

The Ron Burgundy presidency.


9 posted on 12/06/2013 6:31:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: markomalley

It’s way past time for that moron to wander back out.


10 posted on 12/06/2013 6:33:01 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: markomalley

PEERFECT METAPHOR! Go Charles!


11 posted on 12/06/2013 6:37:18 PM PST by originalbuckeye (The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.)
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To: markomalley

I still have trouble understanding why the tour guides let em IN at all !


12 posted on 12/06/2013 6:38:04 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: markomalley

” it’s sort of touching the way Obama believes in the power of rhetoric — his rhetoric — in denying and trumping reality.”

Krauthammer


13 posted on 12/06/2013 6:39:36 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: MeshugeMikey
Should have changed the locks ...


14 posted on 12/06/2013 6:39:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

barrys a backdoor man....


15 posted on 12/06/2013 6:48:07 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: markomalley

President For A Day and has not picked the day yet ,LOL


16 posted on 12/06/2013 6:50:57 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: markomalley
Obama Acts Like He Wandered Into White House on a Tour and Discovered He Was President

If only he could be found aimlessly wandering the streets after discovering he isn't the president.

17 posted on 12/06/2013 6:56:10 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: markomalley

For someone who is the smartest human who ever lived, who is like, light years ahead of the rest of us, he really doesn’t seem to know very much of anything at all.


18 posted on 12/06/2013 6:57:21 PM PST by fhayek
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To: markomalley
Krauthammer: Obama Acts Like He Wandered Into White House on a Tour and Discovered He Was President

I believe Rush Limbaugh has been saying this all along. He calls it the Limbaugh Theorem. The gist is that Obama causes a problem and then turns around and campaigns like he is the problem solver with a tiny bit of help from the MSM.

19 posted on 12/06/2013 6:57:49 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Actually, the Limbaugh theorem is that first, Obama creates the problem and then he's the only person capable of saving all of us from said problem. He's fighting for us and he's the only one doing so....he's our savior. IOW. It isn't even about fixing the problem (which rarely happens, anyway); it's about creating the perception that he's on the outside fighting for the little guy.
20 posted on 12/06/2013 7:14:45 PM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: markomalley

Props to Krauty, on this one.


21 posted on 12/06/2013 7:16:49 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: markomalley

I would love to meet Krauthammer.


22 posted on 12/06/2013 7:18:57 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: markomalley

Charles is great!


23 posted on 12/06/2013 7:20:22 PM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: markomalley

Krauthammer is a trained psychiatrist. It would be interesting to get his take on Obama’s psychopathy.


24 posted on 12/06/2013 7:26:14 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: markomalley

No one could blame him for all his odd and strangely unAmerican press conferences as a”Pwesident Ewect”.

What an insufferable boob with a marginally nebish personality .


25 posted on 12/06/2013 7:27:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley

He found out he was president the same we all did.

He was hangover and upon reading the newspaper exclaimed same”W in TF?!”


26 posted on 12/06/2013 7:29:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley
It's as if this guy discovers everything late, as if he wandered into the White House on a White House tour and discovered himself in the Oval Office as president.

...Like a Forest Gump without the smarts.

27 posted on 12/06/2013 7:30:23 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: markomalley

Obama is dumber than donuts.


28 posted on 12/06/2013 7:34:10 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

Obama is Walter Mitty.


29 posted on 12/06/2013 7:47:23 PM PST by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: markomalley

He is spot on, but the lesson here is that a Harvard MD in psychiatry gets his ideas from a Missouri high school graduate who had to be driven to the nearest college for A YEAR cuz he hated academics soooo much.

Charles is just clinicizing an observation that Rush makes about twice every day.


30 posted on 12/06/2013 8:09:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: TigersEye

I’m President Obama?

Damn it! Who put the question mark on the teleprompter?


31 posted on 12/06/2013 8:12:05 PM PST by EEGator
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To: spokeshave
...Like a Forest Gump without the smarts.

Or Chauncey Gardiner with a black thumb.

32 posted on 12/06/2013 8:19:11 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: EEGator
LOL

Now if we could just slip a resignation speech onto the prompter.

33 posted on 12/06/2013 8:21:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: markomalley

It’s a cargo cult mentality. He’s never been close enough to hard work and actual enterprise to disabuse himself of the notion that white folks steal the finished products of the gods off a recently landed C-47.


34 posted on 12/06/2013 8:25:30 PM PST by Stentor
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This will not end well. I can’t see Obama becoming an elder statesman. When it happens—it will be quick—that’s all I know—the how is still up in the air—but Happen it will. He will not finish his term in office.


35 posted on 12/06/2013 8:27:13 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jet Jaguar
WHERE DID THE OBAMACARE WEBSITE DOUGH GO????? Hannity recently had two PROFESSIONAL web site developers on his TV show. He asked them both how much they might have charged to construct a secure web site that functioned as necessary from the git go: Their TOP figure was around $10 million!!

That's much more than one well respected US IT firm offered to do the project for: THEY'D HAVE DONE IT FOR FREE!!

Compare those to the estimated $1 BILLION this SOB has shuttled to his cronies for this turkey and I think even the most devoted obozo worshiper can grasp the magnitude of the CORRUPTION in this on-going CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE!!! (Well that's almost certainly an overstatement...)

WHERE THE HELL IS CONGRESS IN ALL OF THIS?

ANSWER: On their computers checking their numbered Swiss accounts to be certain the proper amount was deposited!!!!

IF THIS DOESN'T P.I.S.S. Y.O.U. O.F.F. you aren't paying attention and you're certainly too stupid to vote.

We need an angry electoral tsunami to sweep the parasites on the Potomac OUT of Malfunction Junction in the next cycles!! Anything short of that and we're TOAST!!


36 posted on 12/06/2013 8:28:27 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: markomalley
Obama Acts Like He Wandered Into White House on a Tour and Discovered He Was President...great line.....
37 posted on 12/06/2013 9:15:22 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Hotlanta Mike

We, every one of us, should be hoping, praying and WORKING to ensure that Ophonybama and his LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist/Fascist minions come to a bad end!

If we all do just a little bit more and work just a little harder, we can end this nightmare!


38 posted on 12/06/2013 9:17:58 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: TigersEye
He'd be all washed up.
39 posted on 12/06/2013 9:31:06 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

LOL


40 posted on 12/06/2013 9:32:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: markomalley

No qualification what-so-ever.
A fraud, a liar, a cheat and a scoundrel.


41 posted on 12/06/2013 9:47:42 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Revelation 6:10)
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To: gaijin

Rush said it’s like Colonel Sanders saying someone has GOT to stop killing all these chickens.


42 posted on 12/06/2013 11:36:30 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It is NOT going to end badly for Obama.....it’s going to end badly for AMERICA!!


43 posted on 12/07/2013 1:59:30 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Trayvon’s daddy is smart enough to know how STUPID half of Americans are!!


44 posted on 12/07/2013 2:00:47 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Around 1980, I came to work for a year around a Vietnam War vet...former Marine. His method of surviving the war and it’s stresses...marijuana...daily. After the year, he smoked weed at least once or twice a day. It worked to combat PTSD.

A dozen years later, as I’ve come to work around him....I’ve come to notice two interesting things. He’s got lousy short-term memory. You could tell him something at 9AM and by noon....he’s forgotten half of what you told him.

The second thing was long-term memory loss. There were certain thing of boot-camp in the Marines....that were hazy and he just couldn’t fill in the squares. Same with high school.

After this story of the week of the President suddenly remembering his uncle....I paused over the stories of young Barry doing weed daily (sometimes several times a day), and how this went on for a minimum of ten years. Bluntly, he’s got short-memory lapses and it’s now obvious that Ms Jarrett is more than just a gate-keeper....she manages him and reminds him of things. Long-term memory lapses? I’d take a guess that it comes up a dozen times a week now.

How would you manage eight years as President under these conditions? You’d rely on the chief of staff to help manage your life, along with your wife, and just act your way through the whole thing.

It’s best to say....we got a forgetful ex-doper, who does the best he can, and you got three more years of this to go.


45 posted on 12/07/2013 2:05:12 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Hotlanta Mike

One can only all of these nobama-criminals have solitary cells.


46 posted on 12/07/2013 2:06:07 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: markomalley

obama likes being there. Hope and Chance.

47 posted on 12/07/2013 3:12:05 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Hotlanta Mike

i’d like to see him and many of his lawbreaking minions hanging


48 posted on 12/07/2013 4:10:16 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Army Air Corps

It’s the Rush Theorem: If Obama “appears” to be governing-—he would then have to take responsibility for the consequences of his actions-—something he is loathe to do.


49 posted on 12/07/2013 4:19:17 AM PST by Liz
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To: Army Air Corps

he dose that because the media allows him to get away with it.


50 posted on 12/07/2013 4:20:07 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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