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Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”
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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. Its as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.
Its 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 its changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.
KEYWORDS: krauthammer; obama; obamacare; obamalies
This is stuff you do in a banana republic
Right. This isn’t the USA any more.
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.)
Wow Charles, you’re just now picking up on this?
Sorry, but this establishment type does not impress me.
posted on 02/11/2014 9:19:37 AM PST
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.
To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:51 AM PST
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Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: This is stuff you do in a banana republic
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))
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!
"This is stuff you do in a banana republic."
Right you are, Charles!
posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:30 AM PST
by Nervous Tick
(Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
Charles will be accused of agreeing with the Russian tweet that surfaced the other day.
posted on 02/11/2014 9:23:41 AM PST
(If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
To: I want the USA back
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.
So what's your point, Chuck?
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.)
I don’t know about you, but IMHO, Bananas and TEA do not go well on a worked-starved stomach.
posted on 02/11/2014 9:37:32 AM PST
(Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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???
Welcome to the party Mr helper.
posted on 02/11/2014 9:44:00 AM PST
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Krauthammer....Krauthammer....didn’t he just write a book, or something?
posted on 02/11/2014 9:49:27 AM PST
(The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
You were orgasmic over obama election night 2008... you and fred barnes were high fiving chuck!
posted on 02/11/2014 9:51:11 AM PST
(FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
To: AngelesCrestHighway; All
posted on 02/11/2014 9:51:22 AM PST
(If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
Here’s my thought...
Wehn will Harry Reid and Dhimmicrats finally realize that Obomugabe is using CONGRESS as his rubber nose?
posted on 02/11/2014 10:05:24 AM PST
(Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
Well duh! Weve been saying this for 5 years, Chuck. Geez, get up to speed.
posted on 02/11/2014 10:05:40 AM PST
Occupy WH .....
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”.
posted on 02/11/2014 10:26:51 AM PST
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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.
posted on 02/11/2014 10:27:17 AM PST
(The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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.
posted on 02/11/2014 10:32:35 AM PST
(The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
WELL..., those ARE BANANA TREES!
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!!)
The Democrats have initiated and the Republicans have acquiesced, probably joyfully, in the New Venezuelan United States of America.
posted on 02/11/2014 11:25:25 AM PST
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We are a republic. We’re a banana republic. We don’t need no bananas.
posted on 02/11/2014 11:49:30 AM PST
When do we get to the part of the story where the people rise up and remove the dictator?
posted on 02/11/2014 12:38:35 PM PST
(There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
posted on 02/11/2014 12:49:50 PM PST
(Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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!
posted on 02/11/2014 1:09:54 PM PST
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