Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer: Paul Ryan’s ‘suicide note’
Posted on 04/10/2011 1:47:05 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
In 1983, the British Labor Party under the hard-left Michael Foot issued a 700-page manifesto so radical that one colleague called it "the longest suicide note in history." House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has just released a recklessly bold, 73-page, 10-year budget plan. At 37 footnotes, it might be the most annotated suicide note in history.
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Actually it depends on the backbone of HIS party..right now it is not looking so good
Sour Krauthammer, Tokyo Rove and Dana Perugino are the mouth pieces for the RINOs!
That question was, unfortunately, answered in 2008.
Dana Perino is as important for the right as Kirsten Powers if for the left. She’s isn’t influential.
2010 was a dress rehearsal for the main event in 2012..
Isn’t Krauthammer a Democrat? He is classified as a conservative because he is for a strong defense and supports the war against Islamic terrorism, but he doesn’t necessarily wish the Republican Party well.
I think Kraut’s got that confused with the 2000 page Obamacare bill that Pelosi and Reid shat out over a year ago. That was the suicide note for an entire nation.
I hope you are right, but let's not assume it will be easy. It's not wise to oversimplify a complex political battle. Obama has already started to try to do to Boehner what Clinton did to Gingrich. Let's hope Obama fails.
Too late. So far the responses seem to be to the title. It would help if people would actually read the articles before commenting on them, but I wouldn't hold my breathe for that.
The American people have lived too long with paying no price. They now think that the whole thing is a bluff. Money grows on trees and it will always keep pouring in.
People have lived on charge cards buying up things they cannot afford. That is how they were drawn in to this scam.
Now they feel that there is always a way out and that the gravy train will keep on rolling.
Never hurts to go for the best, Charles, if you get half, it is better than nothing.
But anyone that thinks just winning the House in 2010 gives the GOP control of the purse strings, they are fooling themselves. When we failed to get the Senate majority, we were left only being able to sell a promise of what we could do. It would take another election of winning big to make a dent in this nightmare.
Did you read the article or just the title?
Ha...Usually it takes about 20 or so posts of rage before someone starts to read the thread article.
True. We cannot simply overthrow everyone every six months. We have to work again in the primaries and get MORE Tea Party candidates into office. Voter ID is the next battle, IMHO.
What's funny is Krauthammer has more intellectual prowess in his little finger than all the talking heads on FOX News pout together
I find it amazing the way he is so easily dismissed by Freepers because he says something that is not in lockstep with their views.
You can hardly go wrong following his thoughts and positions. he also as well will admit when he is wrong, which is a rare thing.
So...what part of the ARTICLE do you have an issue with?
In fact, the House does control the purse strings. The only question is whether they are willing accept the consequences of their choices.
The House could set aside any budget proposal from Obama and craft their own budget and pass it. They have no obligation to consider anything Obama submits.
The rest of the government may not like it. The Senate may not pass it, and Obama may not sign it, but then at least it's clearly their choice not to fund the government.
The mistake the Repblican House is making is accepting Obama's proposal as the baseline, to which anything less is a "cut". The Constitution gives no budgeting role to the President.
Krauthammer is a liberal asshole!
“My comment: If they are not serious, we are doomed anyway.”
Might not want to go there. Not sure we can handle the truth. The term ‘bread and circuses’ comes to mind.
I think Chuck CabbageBeater probably has had too many delusions of Joe Biden praising him and asking him to stand up
Krauthammer (Mondale’s and Obama’s DARLING) is a
pretend conservative and a pretend Republican.
Krauthammer (also Romney’s DARLING) hates the TEA PARTY
because they are serious and real (unlike the
There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth! We will need leaders similar to Wisconsin's Walker who will stand firm in the face of protests from the recipient class and the onslaught of negative PR propaganda from the MSM.
Do we believe in miracles?
They aren’t willing to accept the consequences because they have no guarantee on how that would end up.
The democrats did that with Obamacare and lost a whole lot in 2010. That happened with a pliant and willing media to support them in every way. The GOP does not have that.
That is one of the reasons they are skittish.
The question was answered in the midterms in 2010 and in Wisconsin this past week.
He credited this to the growing influences of the Tea Party candidates, who he says are a breed that is truly different than politicians of the past - they are staying committed to the ideas that they campaigned on rather than assimilating into the culture of tax/spend that's been there on both sides for decades. We need to increase their numbers in 2012, and press any potential presidential candidate as to their positions on the specifics of Ryan's plans. Anyone who can't discuss it point by point should be scratched from the list.
Such a comment has no place in our Free Republic. Please, exhibit some civility - there are ladies present.
I consider that entirely civil in any company.
How would your mother feel about that?
I’ve used a lot worse in front of her when she was alive.
You have made some great posts on FR, but K hardly sounds like a Tea Party hater. Note the comment about the tea party:
Krauthammer Link: Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the bitter people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging to guns or religion or this part is less remembered antipathy toward people who arent like them.
Thats a polite way of saying: clinging to bigotry. And promiscuous charges of bigotry are precisely how our current rulers and their vast media auxiliary react to an obstreperous citizenry that insists on incorrect thinking.
Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness, and debt, as represented by the tea-party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.
House has purse strings but without Senate and WH, their only weapon is government shutdown. It is a tactic that they have so far not had the courage to use.
What FReepers and many other Americans know - in total, somewhere between 40% and 60% of Americans - is that the budget battle for the next two years is about who Republicans in Congress really consider themselves beholden to: lobbyists or the actual future of America’s citizens.
They all are faced with a choice of figuratively jumping from the lobbyist “lillypad” to the citizen’s “lillypad” - and it is a scary jump unless one starts to feel a little “crazy”, and realizes that once they stop caring about getting reelected, they will have more reelection “juice” than any group of lobbyists could ever provide. They simply have to really PLAN on ONLY 2 terms, NO MATTER WHAT. Once they do that, it will FREE them, in their own mind and heart, to do ANYTHING that they know to be best for the long-term financial health of the citizens. This will ensure long-term tax revenue for the government, thereby ensuring long-term viability of the armed forces, thereby enhancing the financial scenario even more, as the U.S. will be able to ensure ability to act righteously and defend itself.
Siding with lobbyists includes coming up with wonderful plans that cut the healthcare industry in for huge sales revenue from government programs.
Healthcare will not be solved until it is properly structured in the private sector. If it was, healthcare costs in the U.S. would plummet and capabilities would skyrocket, the same as the computer cpu market has over the last 30 years. Regulation simply needs to set a marketplace that establishes the right motivations.
Smart Repubs will focus on discretionary spending as a SEPARATE issue from SS and Med. Combining the two is a childlish and evil lie.
“Legacy” Repubs are aligned with the party machine, which focuses only on getting elected. People are starting to realize that getting elected is NOT a worthy goal. Getting elected is meaningless by itself.
I have yet to see a simple budget that talks only about 2012 and eliminated 20% of government job headcount ANY 20% of expense dollars, be they from employee reductions or contractor reductions. And talks of NOTHING else. No SS, no Med, no “down the road”, nothing. Just headcount AND expense reduction for just 2012 fiscal year.
That would have meaning. Everything else is just rolling over credit card debt when our ability to pay is actually shrinking every year in real terms.
Krauthammer HATES the TEA PARTY.
He is an ObamaBOT and a RomneyBOT.
Krauthammer (Mondale’s writer) supported Obama during the
last election. He supported ObamaCARE (even though
it would have led to his death).
Authors of Krauthammer's stature shouldn't shoot their foot off by giving a title to a piece that is guaranteed to elicit a negative response.
Especially when that author's conservative credentials have gone underwater.
Newspaper columnists don't compose their own titles.
That's the job of the Headline Editor at each newspaper running the column.
Reason is: Some papers may choose to run the column in one-column format, others in two-, three- or four-column format. In each case the headline must be of a different width and proportion. Accordingly, the individual papers always write the headlines -- on any news story or commentary.
Krauthammer jsut went down a couple of notches in my estimation. Comments like show that Dr. K is not a serious person.
The Democrats did that with something that most of the country did not want, they knew it, and did it anyway. Although there's no consensus on what should be cut, most of the country does know our spending is out of control.
But if the Republicans want to do both the right thing and also have the best image doing it, they are going about it wrong. They should stop granting power to the President he doesn't have.
Draft their own budget from scratch, telling everyone that it's not an adjustment to anything Obama sent, it's a new approach to a serious problem. It's also their proper constitutional role. Then negotiate *after it passes the House*.
This happens all the time. Most legislation is not negotiated and agreed to in advance by all three parties.
When they negotiate to get an agreement in advance before they pass anything, they are negotiating from weakness because they've already given up their power.
If thats true, the question "IS"....
Will he cry?..
The Unions in Wisconsin stepped in it.. big time..
The smell is caressing the voters noses...
The TpCaucus is growing stronger because of it..
snif... snif... can you smell that?..
And in California? Massachusetts?
I guess it’s a question of how schizophrenic Americans are.
Personally, I have little faith in the ignorant rabble.
Sour Krauthammer, Tokyo Rove and Dana Perugino are imposters.
They serve the enemy.
If the GOP Leadership had any guts they come out publicly humiliate these RINOS.
Isn’t that the million dollar question, are the American people serious about smaller government. I have seen this movie before, people upset about deficits but still want to continue receiving their government bennies. I do not know the answer, but I am very afraid that man’s basic human nature will win out, and that will be our doom.