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Krauthammer: Obama a ´Fraud,´ ´Wizard of Oz´ — ´What He Preaches Doesn’t Work´
Daily Caller ^ | 5:42 PM 05/30/2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/30/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT by drewh

On Dennis Miller’s radio show on Thursday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to what Miller called “the new normal” — lowered expectations for the American economy — calling President Barack Obama a “fraud” and comparing him to “a Wizard of Oz.”

“It is amazing, and there are two parts to that,” Krauthammer said. “The first is, ‘You didn’t build it.’ This is the ideology of, you know, ‘I built the roads, I gave you your grade school.’ And thus, if you invent the iPad, I did it, you didn’t — which is just preposterous. And the other part of this is that liberals measure success in their sort of compassion ratings by the number of people on food stamps, welfare. The larger the number, the more compassionate you are, whereas a conservative says the smaller the number, the more successful the society. This is kind of elementary, nine-year old stuff — it’s not complicated.”

This is the ideology that this wizard, and he is — he has sort of an hypnotic effect on at least the left in the country — has spun over the last four-and-a-half years,” Krauthammer said. “He came in as this sort of messianic guy who was going to reform everything. And his acolytes are so deeply invested in this theology of Obama that they can’t let it go even though, every day, the empirical evidence is that this guy is a fraud; he’s a Wizard of Oz; what he preaches doesn’t work, and it has very little effect. There may be a turn, I think: By the end of his second term, he will be debunked. But it’s taken a hell of a long time.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: krauthammer

1 posted on 05/30/2013 3:38:24 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

AMEN!!


2 posted on 05/30/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: drewh

Obama as the Wizard? How about the other three characters rolled into one. He has no brain, heart or courage.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: drewh

>By the end of his second term, he will be debunked.<

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By then it will be too late because the damage done by him will be irreversible.

Kinda late of you “experts” to come up with this conclusion.


4 posted on 05/30/2013 3:44:43 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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5 posted on 05/30/2013 3:46:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: drewh

I think the’s the Wizard of Ooz.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 3:47:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: drewh

7 posted on 05/30/2013 3:49:12 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: drewh

Ooz, the fake and sorrowful...

8 posted on 05/30/2013 3:49:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: 353FMG

The Washington crowd is just waking up to this relevation!


9 posted on 05/30/2013 3:50:05 PM PDT by drewh
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To: DoughtyOne

The good doctor was smitten with Zero in 08. Convenient for him to change his opinion.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 3:50:51 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: DoughtyOne

The good doctor was smitten with Zero in 08. Convenient for him to change his opinion.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: drewh

12 posted on 05/30/2013 3:53:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: RAY

Don’t look behind the curtain. There’s nothing there except a far-left community agitator.


13 posted on 05/30/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: drewh

Nah, they’re all part of the MSM but some of these clowns are trying to make a name for themselves.

But when the SHTF, they’ll all be crowing: “See I told you so” and they all demand a Pulitzer Prize.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 3:54:56 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Galtoid
My thoughts as well. One of a numerous Johnny come lately to realville. Khammer is full of junk science.
15 posted on 05/30/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Galtoid

Anyone that didn’t see this guy coming a mile away, has a screw loose.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 3:57:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

0bama is not the cowardly lion. John Boehner has that role.


17 posted on 05/30/2013 4:03:17 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: drewh

More like the head flying monkey.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 4:11:10 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: drewh
calling President Barack Obama a “fraud” and comparing him to “a Wizard of Oz.”

The perfect definition of and job description for a Community Organizer.

19 posted on 05/30/2013 4:31:34 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: drewh
I know who the flying monkey is.


20 posted on 05/30/2013 4:37:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: drewh

Duh


21 posted on 05/30/2013 4:37:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Galtoid

Charles who? I’d post a picture of Fredo and Michael in Cuba, but we are all tired of the talking heads....


22 posted on 05/30/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: freekitty

That would be the first BLACK WIZARD, isn’t that wonderful.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 4:48:47 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: drewh

Krauthammer played his role in helping get The One elected.


24 posted on 05/30/2013 5:06:52 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Don't forget that other character.

Hillary-of-the-West

25 posted on 05/30/2013 5:13:13 PM PDT by N-R-T
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To: Sirius Lee

Holy crap, that is freaky.


26 posted on 05/30/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: drewh

Talk is cheap.. Many of us on Free Republican saw through
the O hole right off the bat while all the TV talking heads were talking about how smart he was and what a wonderful speaker he was.

Obama is a commie SOB


27 posted on 05/30/2013 5:26:36 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Sirius Lee

I’m convinced that she’s a Romulan. She certainly looks like one.


28 posted on 05/30/2013 5:28:43 PM PDT by Bob
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To: drewh
The Washington crowd is just waking up to this relevation!

Woke up just in time for the out break of WW III and the annihilation of DC. Good job guys !

29 posted on 05/30/2013 6:08:18 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: N-R-T

Well done!!!!


30 posted on 05/30/2013 6:38:49 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: drewh

FReepers were never fooled.


31 posted on 05/30/2013 7:00:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (MOHAMMED WAS A CHILD RAPIST!)
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To: N-R-T

Heh heh heh... no such luck yet!


32 posted on 05/30/2013 7:03:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: drewh
Zer0's followers remind me of those who have this unfaltering belief that mermaids are real. I have a coworker who saw the Animal Planet premiered special Mermaids: The New Evidence on Sunday, May 26. This was a sequel to the docufiction episode, Mermaids: The Body Found aired last year. He did not see the disclaimer in the credits or know that NOAA released a statement saying, “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Why, then, do they occupy the collective unconscious of nearly all seafaring peoples? That’s a question best left to historians, philosophers and anthropologists.”

LA Times writer and “TV Skeptic” Ed Stockly wrote, "It's remarkable how well this fake documentary mimics actual programs claiming to reveal actual creatures. Substitute Mermaids for Bigfoot, Chupacabra, the Loch Ness monster, ghosts and aliens, and it's hard to make a distinction between what's real but faked, and what's really fake.

When the scientists in the docufiction were fictional characters played by actors and the videos were embellished with CGI effects, you know this was high camp foolery.

When I pointed out to my coworker the facts about this docufiction, he refused to listen. He saw what he saw and there was nothing that would convince him that mermaids were not real. He wanted to live in the fantasy world of the Unicorn Farm. That fantasy world exists in his faith in Zer0. How do we break these Zer0bots of their hypnosis for Zer0? They have to be convinced that there is no place better than the world of reality. Irrational thinking limits them in their full potential as functional people.

33 posted on 05/30/2013 11:43:35 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Fantasy becomes delusion when it can’t square with reality. One has to be denied. Like gun grabbers eventually will have to grasp the reality that millions of us “bitter clingers” don’t give a damn about their delusions. Sometimes reality really bytes.


34 posted on 05/31/2013 3:19:04 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 353FMG

If the world survives until then


35 posted on 05/31/2013 3:53:16 AM PDT by ballplayer
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