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Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”
The Right Scoop ^ | 02/10/2014 | By The Right Scoop Staff

Posted on 02/11/2014 9:17:59 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway

Krauthammer says that delaying the employer mandate simply to ease political pain before an election is the kind of stuff they do in banana republics:

But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.

It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.


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KEYWORDS: krauthammer; obama; obamacare; obamalies

1 posted on 02/11/2014 9:18:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“This is stuff you do in a banana republic”

Right. This isn’t the USA any more.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:31 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wow Charles, you’re just now picking up on this?

Sorry, but this establishment type does not impress me.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:37 AM PST by Artcore
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

America IS a banana republic, ... or less.

The undocumented Tyrant dictates what he wants,
which applies to whom he wants, and he with treason
arms al Qaeda with MANPADs to free the Blind Sheik.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:41 AM PST by Diogenesis
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5 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:51 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”


6 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:43 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Artcore

The Tea Party is a few steps ahead of them all. Obama hates and fears the Tea Party. It’s the only thing standing up to his insanity!


7 posted on 02/11/2014 9:22:54 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"This is stuff you do in a banana republic."

Right you are, Charles!


8 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:30 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Charles will be accused of agreeing with the Russian tweet that surfaced the other day.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:41 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: I want the USA back

10 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:45 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

There were plenty of people back in 2008 who warned about Obama.

Unfortunately, there were also plenty of people who not only ignored these warnings, but went out of their way to kiss Obama’s ass and attack anyone who was critical of the Mocha Messiah.

Krauthammer falls into the second group.

Sorry Mr. K, I respected you for a long time, but you and others (Peggy Noonan) had a chance to speak up and didn’t. You failed when it counted.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 9:26:03 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
So what's your point, Chuck?
12 posted on 02/11/2014 9:29:56 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t know about you, but IMHO, Bananas and TEA do not go well on a worked-starved stomach.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 9:37:32 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: canuck_conservative
There were plenty of people back in 2008 who warned about Obama.

And one elderly, temperamental crank from Arizona who insisted we had nothing to fear from his ascending to the Presidency. What was his name again???


14 posted on 02/11/2014 9:39:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Welcome to the party Mr helper.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 9:44:00 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Krauthammer....Krauthammer....didn’t he just write a book, or something?


16 posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:27 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You were orgasmic over obama election night 2008... you and fred barnes were high fiving chuck!


17 posted on 02/11/2014 9:51:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All

THIS IS OBAMA’S (REAL) MOTHER. SAME TERRORIST GROUP AS BILL AYERS.

AFTER BOMBINGS, SKIPPED BAIL IN 1985.

NOTICE SHE WAS CAUGHT WITH FORGERY EQUIPMENT, AND COUNTERFEIT SSN CARDS?

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/dt/elizabeth-anna-duke/view


18 posted on 02/11/2014 9:51:22 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Here’s my thought...

Wehn will Harry Reid and Dhimmicrats finally realize that Obomugabe is using CONGRESS as his rubber nose?


19 posted on 02/11/2014 10:05:24 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well duh! We’ve been saying this for 5 years, Chuck. Geez, get up to speed.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 10:05:40 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Occupy WH .....


21 posted on 02/11/2014 10:23:28 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Too bad the US doesn’t produce bananas.

And, too bad we’re no longer a republic - we couldn’t “keep it”.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 10:26:51 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama does it because he knows 99% of the media won’t call him on it, and the GOP isn’t going to hold him accountable either.


23 posted on 02/11/2014 10:27:17 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Was it Beckel that took such great offense at the “banana republic” comment?

I just heard a clip on Rush.

“it’s an incredibly complex piece of legislation” was the justification for all the ad hoc, extra-constitutional manipulation.

In a sane world, that would be definitive evidence that the government shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. It’s too complex for the government to do. Period.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 10:32:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
WELL..., those ARE BANANA TREES!

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25 posted on 02/11/2014 10:46:08 AM 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: AngelesCrestHighway

The Democrats have initiated and the Republicans have acquiesced, probably joyfully, in the New Venezuelan United States of America.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 11:25:25 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: C210N

We are a republic. We’re a banana republic. We don’t need no bananas.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 11:49:30 AM PST by goldi
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

When do we get to the part of the story where the people rise up and remove the dictator?


28 posted on 02/11/2014 12:38:35 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsRQP7TifME

Like this?


29 posted on 02/11/2014 12:49:50 PM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
America is not a "banana republic". We don't even grow bananas here.

Perhaps we should change that to "food stamp republic"? We grow lots of those here!

30 posted on 02/11/2014 1:09:54 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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