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Krauthammer's Allegiance To Useless Information
tea party tribune ^ | 6/1/11 | jim funkhouser

Posted on 06/01/2011 7:57:11 PM PDT by HMS Surprise

I’m reminded of the movie The Bridge over the River Kwai. In the movie a British Colonel being held prisoner in Thailand by the Japanese leads his fellow POWs in the construction of a bridge for the enemy. Even though he knows that this is helping the Japanese war effort, his fondness for his accomplishment almost causes him to sabotage a commando raid to destroy the bridge.

RINOs and CINOs (conservatives in name only) like Krauthammer will let you kick the bridge, paint the bridge, and even spray graffiti on the bridge, but don’t ever come calling with the intention of placing plastic explosives around the main supports; he’ll calmly explain that you just don’t understand “bridge policy.”

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All hail the King of the policy wonks.
1 posted on 06/01/2011 7:57:18 PM PDT by HMS Surprise
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To: HMS Surprise

Indeed.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 7:59:03 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: HMS Surprise
CINO’s are Catholics in Name Only. You're either a conservative or you're not.
3 posted on 06/01/2011 8:03:02 PM PDT by lara
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To: RobbyS

It’s easy to fight the libs, they’re right in your face. Much tougher to defend against friendly fire from CINOs.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 8:03:11 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Methinks that conservatives who fell for Krauthammer were naive indeed.


5 posted on 06/01/2011 8:06:20 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: HMS Surprise

I have no beef with Sarah Palin, in fact I think quite highly of the woman. But I think its a little ridiculous that any comment critical of her is met with a sort of scorched earth policy aimed at the person making the comment. I happen to like Sara but I think Charles is a bright man and undeserving of this editorial and the comments that follow.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 8:10:18 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: Honcho

He’s a big boy. I’m sure he’ll handle the scorching with aplomb.


7 posted on 06/01/2011 8:14:16 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

He’s Washington elite who takes the conservative position for the talks. He is a lib just like the rest of them. Very now and then he throws out a good nugget for the base. But he is closer to Romney then he is Palin.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 8:15:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: mas cerveza por favor

Charles performs conservatism, he had two choices early on and picked the winner. But he’s not a true believer. Conservatives like him think that Washington just needs a trim, not a meat cleaver.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 8:16:26 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise
Quite often when I watch the talking heads and their criticism of those whom they do not consider to be as cerebral as themselves, I am reminded of an ad that used to run on TV.

I can't remember what they were selling, but the ad consisted of three guys eating in a restaurant. Near them were two tables, each occupied by a single diner.

The diner at one of the tables choked on his food. He was really in serious danger of choking to death.

The three geniuses were trying to decide what to do about it. One of them suggested hitting him on the back, one suggested the Heimlich maneuver and the third had some other suggestion.

All the while the guy choking was getting in worse shape.

The diner at the third table, without saying a word, got up, walked over to the stricken diner and performed the Heimlich on him and then calmly returned to his table and resumed eating his meal.

The three cerebral types were still arguing over the correct method.

What we need in the White House is a person who has the common sense to take the right action and to do so promptly. Leave the debating of the finer points to the Krauthammers, George Will and the like.

10 posted on 06/01/2011 8:17:43 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: HMS Surprise
Eliminating every level of bureacracy will bring forth legions of government employees to do battle with any politician attempting to cut the size of government, and in every battle they will be served by elitists like Krauthammer who will argue that it would be better to just change… policy.

Not to mentions the fact that a huge portion of federal employees are union members and the unions give hundreds of millions of dollars to Rats.

11 posted on 06/01/2011 8:18:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Kind of beside the point, don’t you think? What I’m talking about has nothing to do with Krauthammer. Since when did no criticism of Sarah Palin become the litmus test for conservative credentials?


12 posted on 06/01/2011 8:19:04 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: Honcho

I agree with you that CK is a very bright man, but I also think his thinking is incorrigably polluted by a slavish devotion to the club of entrenched RINOs. I think exactly the same about Rove. And commenting as he does/they do from that standpoint, he is a voice that IMO inflicts damage to the conservative cause. At some point one has to consider a very simple proposition: Are we better off if this person just keeps their freekin’ mouth shut? And my answer in the case of CK & Rove is: YES. Out of their job or ego requirements to say something, they create destruction. I don’t feel the same about Ed Schultz or Eugene Robinson or Larry McDonald; these are declared and overt flaming leftists whose opinions issue from vantage points everyone is aware of. I don’t feel the same about Meghan McCain or Rosy O’Donnell. Those two are just blithering idiots and all they do when they open their mouths is to prove it.

It is *exactly* my point that when someone apparently intelligent like CK opens his mouth out of the need to have something to say but without consideration of his media weight, that his intelligence is seriously called into question. We’d be noticeably better off without such sprinklings of his so-called “intelligence”.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 8:21:47 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: Honcho

What good is “bright” without sincerity?


14 posted on 06/01/2011 8:22:00 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Crankhammar and O’Really appear to be 5th columnists.. in deep cover..
First they touted McLame(2008) and now Romney(2012)..


15 posted on 06/01/2011 8:24:54 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Honcho

How about solid, honest or even logical criticism of Sarah Palin?

Krauthammer is the guy who criticizes Palin one day and the next day is parroting the same ideas as though they were his own.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 8:26:27 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
He’s Washington elite who takes the conservative position for the talks. He is a lib just like the rest of them. Very now and then he throws out a good nugget for the base. But he is closer to Romney then he is Palin.

Krauthammer and Will are part of the Washington establishment. The Washington establishment looks at big government as their way of life.

Quite naturally, they are not going to be hospitable to candidates who promise to change their way of life.

In many respects, it ain't Democrat vs Republican, or even liberal vs conservative, it's Washington vs the rest of us.

17 posted on 06/01/2011 8:29:49 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Sarah Palin, assuming she runs for President, has a lot bigger worries than Krauthammer. There are a lot of major problems with Palin than those already committed to her as their choice want to admit. I’m not sure what damage was done by his comments. Sarah has all the big subjects right but let’s face it, she has yet to prove she can communicate or connect with those outside the conservative circle.

I think this position taken by most Palin supporters is getting a bit creepy. Ronald Reagan wasn’t this revered until he was out of politics for goodness sakes.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: reasonisfaith

I don’t see it that way. Part of what makes Palin so desirable as a politician also makes her weak. There is nothing wrong with suggesting Palin be more knowledgeable about the enemies she’s about to face.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 8:43:19 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: HMS Surprise
Excellent column.

I am shocked at the way some FReepers worship at Krathammer’s feet.

A few weeks ago one FReeper wrote that if Krathammer disagreed with him on anything, it would cause him to rethink his position. Unbelievable!

20 posted on 06/01/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Honcho

Perhaps people were not quite so desperate, nor well informed, in those days.

I think it’s creepy that your thoughts are so obtuse.

Krauthammer is an ass , and an elite for golly good gosh goodness sake.

Concern?


21 posted on 06/01/2011 8:47:12 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Honcho
I agree with you that Krathammer is a bright man, but he is a neocon (socially liberal hawk), not a conservative. He is what passes as an “approved conservative” by MSM standards. To believe anything else is being naive.
22 posted on 06/01/2011 8:48:51 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: HMS Surprise

dude is definately crippled due to his past....still trying to find a word for it....


23 posted on 06/01/2011 8:51:12 PM PDT by hope
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To: Honcho

Criticism of Palin is accepted gladly. Start now.


24 posted on 06/01/2011 8:53:22 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: bwc2221

expendable... easily.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 8:54:38 PM PDT by hope
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To: HMS Surprise

We have all the “policy” we need in the Constitution.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 8:55:56 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: bwc2221

My problem with Krauthammer et al is that they don’t really believe in a federal government that lives within the confines of the law i.e.: The Constitution.


27 posted on 06/01/2011 8:56:15 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: DTogo

Check #27... You read my mind.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 8:56:53 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise
“My problem with Krauthammer et al is that they don’t really believe in a federal government that lives within the confines of the law i.e.: The Constitution.”

If you look at “House Republicans” or “House Conservatives” employed by the liberal media (Krathammer, Will, Noonan, Brooks, Frum, etc.), they know exactly how long their leashes are and they don't like them getting yanked. They make good money, are “respected” by the “right people” on the cocktail party circuit and they reliably bash real conservatives, They may rail against government growth and spending but really don't want to end it as it would affect their buddies and upset the idyllic world in which they live.

29 posted on 06/01/2011 9:04:27 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: acapesket; Honcho
Perhaps people were not quite so desperate, nor well informed, in those days. I think it’s creepy that your thoughts are so obtuse. Krauthammer is an ass , and an elite for golly good gosh goodness sake.

Honcho makes an excellent point about Reagan and the near idolatry of Palin by the hard core supporters right now.

There seems to be some perceived infallibility of Palin. She is fallible just like every single one of our candidates and ourselves for that matter. The whole reason for Palin doing the 1 Million Dollar Rehab Movie is because she knows that she is in trouble and is taking steps to correct it. It may succeed or it may not. But going after people who see some genuine weakness in her alleged attempt for a run for POTUS is unwarranted.

Let's face facts. Right now Myth is by and large leading in money and the polls. I am going to do everything in my ability to make sure that he is a loser for the primaries. If Palin starts doing it, I will get behind her. If she fades and someone else is going to do it, I will back them. My goal is for the Conservative message to succeed, not one candidate in particular.

30 posted on 06/01/2011 9:08:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Honcho
Since when did no criticism of Sarah Palin become the litmus test for conservative credentials?

Nice strawman.

31 posted on 06/01/2011 9:11:16 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: bwc2221

Life is good when you are connected in the Beltway. The buzz, the vibe, the creature comforts. Coming right out and saying that it’s all total bull... in front of God and Roger Ailes is not conducive to future contract negotiations. They already have one Judge Napalitono.


32 posted on 06/01/2011 9:14:31 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I also made a point regarding people who do not recognize inherent intelligence/goodness and prefer to be be led like sheeple to the slaughter.


33 posted on 06/01/2011 9:15:50 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Sarah is not perfect, but they don’t criticize her where she deserves it (no, I won’t elaborate), they always hit below the belt...

She can’t be trusted with nukes
She can’t win
She’s a moron
She’s not a policy wonk
She talks funny

None of the above bother me, in fact...

She can be trusted with nukes
She can win
She’s not a moron
She doesn’t need to know what makes Washington tick
She sounds like a real person

Done


34 posted on 06/01/2011 9:18:17 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: lara

Krauthammer is Jewish.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 9:23:25 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Honcho makes an excellent point about Reagan and the near idolatry of Palin by the hard core supporters right now.

He could make the same kind of excellent point by highlighting the obverse.

That makes it kind of a wash, which dilutes his excellent point... somewhat.

36 posted on 06/01/2011 9:23:59 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: HMS Surprise

Charles is no Rush. Who cares what he pontificates.


37 posted on 06/01/2011 9:30:46 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: okie01
In many respects, it ain't Democrat vs Republican, or even liberal vs conservative, it's Washington vs the rest of us.

That is a nugget of truth worth repeating.

38 posted on 06/01/2011 9:30:49 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: HMS Surprise
One hour of Rush is better then a years worth of Krauti’s snobbish snootiness.
39 posted on 06/01/2011 9:37:43 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Honcho; Attention Surplus Disorder; xzins
Ronald Reagan wasn’t this revered until he was out of politics for goodness sakes.

He was always revered by conservatives. I was a flaming socialist before Carter and when Reagan was president, I turned into a solid conservative, even to the right of RR himself. He was never revered by the Washington establishment types like Krauthammer and Will, who looked upon him as a kindly old fool.

He was not revered by the insider Washington crew until the day of his funeral.

Of all the Candidates that are in the running, Palin is the most Reaganesque. Most of the fools that Krauthammer would support are Ford-Dolesque.

40 posted on 06/01/2011 9:41:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: 3boysdad

Yeah, and from what I can tell from the odd listen here and there she has Rush, Hannity, and Levin in her corner. (And Drudge from what I can tell.)


41 posted on 06/01/2011 9:42:18 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Bullish

Rush has been on his game lately. And when Steyn fills in little if any insight and humor is lost. Mark needs his own show.


42 posted on 06/01/2011 9:44:09 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Perfect analogy. Although the syndrome’s so rampant at the moment that I wonder if the sabotage is as unintentional.


43 posted on 06/01/2011 9:47:42 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: HMS Surprise

She? You lost me.


44 posted on 06/01/2011 9:49:22 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: bwc2221

Sourkraut a conservative? If he was a true conservative, he would not be on the WaPo payroll, they don’t allow such. Nuff said.


45 posted on 06/01/2011 9:55:19 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: acapesket

Ah, and now we turn to a personal attack on me. I’m slow to understand because I dare question the divine Palin’s ability to run and win.


46 posted on 06/01/2011 9:58:03 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: Honcho

If Palin doesn’t run, will the FR survive? I’m beginning to wonder.


47 posted on 06/01/2011 10:01:15 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: HMS Surprise
Mark needs his own show.

ASAP!

I couldn't agree more.

48 posted on 06/01/2011 10:02:25 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: HMS Surprise
Sarah is not perfect, but they don’t criticize her where she deserves it (no, I won’t elaborate), they always hit below the belt...

I think I agree with you on everything except the "she can't win" part. That is the kind of question that gets answered by those who can win.
49 posted on 06/01/2011 10:05:47 PM PDT by Honcho
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To: 3boysdad

Actually, if the Republicans run another RINO, will America survive? I hold to the premise that cutting government requires twice the effort that growing the government requires. If you want to cut, for instance, ten percent of the EPA, you had better elect someone who wants to eliminate it altogether.


50 posted on 06/01/2011 10:07:58 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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