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.