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  • Krauthammer Says Obama Idea of Legislating “Glorious Green Energy” is “Absurd” – Video

    06/16/2010 8:47:23 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 599+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is reaction from Charles Krauthammer to President Obama’s Oval Office Speech where he said the idea that Obama can legislate “glorious green energy” is “absurd.” Krauthammer said we just are not close to replacing petroleum with anything, and the idea Obama can just decree “green energy” is not facing reality.
  • Krauthammer: Obama Gave It A Shot, But The Story Will Not Be His Speech

    06/15/2010 7:18:30 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies · 2,232+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | june 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Charles Krauthammer analyzes President Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill. Krauthammer says government is fallible and not omnipotent. "The government is inherently uncoordinated," Krauthammer said.
  • Krauthammer Takes Apart White House Report on Sestak Job Offer – Video

    05/28/2010 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 46 replies · 1,953+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the Fox All-Stars tonight discussing the day’s events related to the offer of a job made to Joe Sestak via Bill Clinton. Charles Krauthammer absolutely took the White House statement on the matter apart. He said: “I found the statement from the White House just unbelievable lawyerly, and I must say, deceptive.” Krauthammer pointed out that the statement says “efforts” were made in June and July of last year to determine if Sestak would be interested in appointive service. That would seem to mean more than one effort. Who made the other “efforts,” and what did...
  • Who Is Really To Blame For This Blowout?

    05/27/2010 4:10:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,086+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 27, 2010 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Here's my question: Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place? Many reasons, but this one goes unmentioned: Environmental chic has driven us out there. As production from the shallower Gulf of Mexico wells declines, we go deep (1,000 feet and more) and ultra deep (5,000 feet and more), in part because environmentalists have succeeded in rendering the Pacific and nearly all the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil production. (President Obama's tentative, selective opening of some Atlantic and offshore Alaska sites is now dead.) And of course, in the safest of all places, on land,...
  • (Video) Charles Krauthammer: Obama (America) Is In Retreat Not Decline

    05/19/2010 12:22:30 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 1,095+ views
    Video of Charles Krauthammer on Fox News: Obama (America) Is In Retreat Not Decline.
  • Krauthammer: Not Using "Radical Islam" Like Not Using "Nazism" in WWII or "Communism" in Cold War

    05/15/2010 3:27:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 30 replies · 614+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer reacting to Attorney General Eric Holder's unwillingness to use the term "Radical Islam" to describe what incites terrorists to attack the United States. Krauthammer said it is absurd to not call the ideology behind the enemy what it is - "Radical Islam." In fact, he likened this politically-correct attitude displayed by Holder in a recent hearing to how absurd it would have been to never speak of "Communism" during the Cold War, or "Nazism" during World War II as the ideologies behind the enemy. Krauthammer could not be more right! But in the PC...
  • Krauthammer: Guantanamo Just Got An Extra Year Or Two Of Life (Video)

    05/04/2010 5:22:02 AM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 474+ views
    Special Report ^ | 5/3/10 | Charles Krauthammer
    Yep.
  • Charles Krauthammer Says the United States is "on Course" to "Become Greece" - Video 4/13/10

    04/14/2010 5:04:26 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 429+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer saying that the United States is in danger of going the way of Greece - with all the economic turmoil they are experiencing. "From an American Perspective, that's the future. We now have a GDP deficit this year of over 10%, which is wildly out of control - 10% of our Gross Domestic Product. If we stay on course, the most optimistic estimates out of the CBO are that we are going to have a National Debt - a total accumulated debt in 10 years of about 100%, 90% of our GDP, in which...
  • Krauthammer: Get ready for the VAT debate

    03/24/2010 11:10:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies · 1,040+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 24. 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Charles Krauthammer warns viewers of Bill O’Reilly that the passage of ObamaCare will lead to the value-added tax, or VAT. The Europeans have it, in part to fund the national nanny states, and the US will need it to create the “river of revenue” that ObamaCare will require. Meanwhile, Krauthammer — a physician himself — also warns that the Obama administration doesn’t need a public option, as the insurance companies will become arms of the government, just like public utilities
  • Is The Value Added Tax Next?

    03/26/2010 9:35:11 PM PDT · by Schatze · 23 replies · 616+ views
    Human Events ^ | 03/26/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    As the night follows the day, the VAT cometh. With the passage of Obamacare, creating a vast new middle-class entitlement, a national sales tax of the kind near-universal in Europe is inevitable. We are now $8 trillion in debt. The Congressional Budget Office projects that another $12 trillion will be added over the next decade. Obamacare, when stripped of its budgetary gimmicks -- the unfunded $200 billion-plus doctor fix, the double counting of Medicare cuts, the 10-6 sleight-of-hand (counting 10 years of revenue and only 6 years of outflows) -- is at minimum a $2 trillion new entitlement. It will...
  • Krauthammer Predicts European-Style VAT Tax

    03/23/2010 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 61 replies · 1,554+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | March 23, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Remember when it was the liberals that considered the potential of a value added tax or VAT in the United States? More and more, conservatives are starting to express their concerns about it becoming a reality. The VAT is a consumption tax that is placed on a product whenever value is added at a stage of production and at final sale. For example, as Investopedia.com explains, "When a television is built by a company in Europe the manufacturer is charged a VAT on all of the supplies they purchase for producing the television. Once the television reaches the shelf, the...
  • Krauthammer: Paul Ryan Should be GOP's "David" in Health Care Meeting with Obama - Video

    02/13/2010 2:23:46 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 771+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video / audio of Charles Krauthammer on the "Special Report" Panel last night where he said the GOP should show up for the Feb. 25 Health Care Meeting with President Obama and designate a single spokesperson to go back and forth with Obama. Krauthammer said it should be GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, because he knows Health Care "up and down." Krauthammer said Ryan "is your David - Give him a slingshot and you send him up there." Krauthammer shared his view from his car by phone where he was stuck in a Washington D.C. traffic jam because of...
  • The common sense of the people will prevail in the great peasant revolt of 2010

    02/05/2010 1:50:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 563+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 5th 2010 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    "I am not an ideologue," protested President Obama at a gathering with Republican House members last week. Perhaps, but he does have a tenacious commitment to a set of political convictions. Compare his 2010 State of the Union with his first address to Congress a year earlier. In 2009, after passing a $787 billion (now $862 billion) stimulus package, the largest spending bill in galactic history, he unveiled a manifesto for fundamentally restructuring the commanding heights of American society - health care, education and energy. A year later, after stunning Democratic setbacks in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama gave...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Still Has No Functioning Interrogation Group Ready to Handle Terrorists - Video

    02/02/2010 7:50:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 275+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 2, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer on with Bill O'Reilly where he said one year after abolishing the Bush methods of interrogating terror detainees, the Obama Administration has not really made sure there is anything to take it's place. The Obama Administration created a "High Value Target Interrogation Group" to fill the vacuum, but one year later, Krauthammer says they are "still looking for office space," and are not functioning. He said they were not functioning when the attempted attack took place on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. Krauthammer said if you are going to "ostentatiously" replace what...
  • Charles Krauthammer Nails Down Ideologue Obama Perfectly

    02/02/2010 1:19:23 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 43 replies · 2,483+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Appearing on Frank Gaffney’s show on Secure Freedom Radio earlier today, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer delivered the ultimate smackdown of President Barack Obama. The conservative columnist proved he understands Obama completely. As I argued yesterday, conservatives are making a tragic mistake by mistaking the man for a pragmatist. He is not, he’s a leftist ideologue.
  • Krauthammer Hammers Obama for Saying "Almost Nothing" on Terrorism in STOTU Address - Video

    01/29/2010 6:55:44 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 340+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News' Charles Krauthammer last night hammering President Obama for saying "almost nothing" about terrorism in his State of the Union Address. This despite the fact there have been three attacks, or attempted attacks in the United States in recent months - the Arkansas murder, the Ft. Hood massacre and the attack on the airliner." Krauthammer said Obama tries to silence critics of his policy decisions by saying they are questioning his patriotism, when actually critics are questioning his "judgment." Everyone on the panel, including Krauthammer, believes that the Obama Administration will be rebuffed in their...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Still Believes He Can Do "Magic" With His "Silver Tongue" - Video

    01/27/2010 6:06:36 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 27, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer saying that he believes Barack Obama has two choices tonight for the State of the Union. (Video)Krauthammer said Obama can either "do a genuine pivot to the center, or he can fake it. I guess that he's going to attempt the second." He added that Obama "is not a hostage of the parties Left, he is a man of the Left." Krauthammer said Obama "believes he can still do the magic, he's a man who believes that with his silver tongue he can talk ayatollahs into giving up their nukes, with his silver tongue...
  • Krauthammer's Take (Obama's "Freeze" Is A QTip Swipe, Stupid Alert)

    01/27/2010 10:07:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,280+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/27/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    On President Obama’s “spending freeze”: It's not a hatchet. It's not a scalpel. It's a Q-tip. It's a fraud. This is a miniscule amount. It excludes Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs. It excludes all the entitlements, which are 60 percent of the budget. It excludes stimuli past and future — the two thirds of the near trillion-dollar stimulus that has not been spent. All of that is excluded. It excludes the $1 trillion that would end up being spent on health care if it were passed. What it is, is a $15 billion reduction in a year, 2011, in which...
  • The meaning of Scott Brown’s win, by Charles Krauthammer

    01/22/2010 5:12:36 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies · 2,883+ views
    Keene Sentinel ^ | , January 22, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer’s
    On Jan. 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health care reform. “If Republicans want to campaign against what we’ve done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have.” The bravado lasted three days. When Obama campaigned in Boston on Jan. 17 for Obamacare supporter Martha Coakley, not once did he mention the health care bill. When your candidate is sinking, you don’t throw her a millstone. After Coakley’s...
  • What Scott Brown's win means for the Democrats

    01/22/2010 7:44:27 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 815+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    On Jan. 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health-care reform. "If Republicans want to campaign against what we've done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have." The bravado lasted three days. When Obama campaigned in Boston on Jan. 17 for Obamacare supporter Martha Coakley, not once did he mention the health-care bill. When your candidate is sinking, you don't throw her a millstone.
  • What Brown's Election Win Really Means

    01/21/2010 7:38:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 1,907+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 21, 2010 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    On Jan. 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health care overhaul. "If Republicans want to campaign against what we've done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have." The bravado lasted three days. When Obama campaigned in Boston on Sunday for ObamaCare supporter Martha Coakley, not once did he mention the health care bill. When your candidate is sinking, you don't throw her a millstone. After Coakley's defeat,...
  • The Meaning Of Brown (The Obama Liberalism Killer Alert)

    01/21/2010 10:44:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,163+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/22/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    On January 14, five days before the Massachusetts special election, President Obama was in full bring-it-on mode as he rallied House Democrats behind his health-care reform. “If Republicans want to campaign against what we’ve done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have.” The bravado lasted three days. When Obama campaigned in Boston on January 17 for Obamacare supporter Martha Coakley, not once did he mention the health-care bill. When your candidate is sinking, you don’t throw her a millstone. After Coakley’s defeat, Obama...
  • Charles Krauthammer Says Mass. Election "Essentially a Referendum on the Obama Agenda" - Video

    01/17/2010 12:43:02 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 694+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 17, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer saying that the Massachusetts election is "essentially a referendum on health care, it's a referendum on the Obama agenda." (Video)Juan Williams also jumped in and added that "Democrats are losing on this one even if Coakley wins, because all of the momentum is coming from the anti health care plan side."
  • One Year Out: The Fall

    01/15/2010 1:25:18 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies · 1,322+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1/15/09 | Charles Krauthammer
    What went wrong? A year ago, he was king of the world. Now President Obama's approval rating, according to CBS, has dropped to 46 percent and his disapproval rating is the highest ever recorded by Gallup at the beginning of an (elected) president's second year. A year ago, Obama was the most charismatic politician on earth. Today the thrill is gone, the doubts growing -- even among erstwhile believers. Liberals try to attribute Obama's political decline to matters of style. He's too cool, detached, uninvolved. He's not tough, angry or aggressive enough with opponents. He's contracted out too much of...
  • Krauthammer Says Obama Talks About Terrorists as if they are "Disgruntled Postal Workers" - Video

    01/09/2010 6:56:57 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 765+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 9, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer on Special Report last night where he said many Americans are uneasy about President Obama's "demeanor and language" when talking about the threat we face in the "War on Terror." Krauthammer said Obama talks as if "he's giving a police report" when he talks about terrorism. Krauthammer said Obama uses words like "suspect," "alleged attack," "isolated extremist," as if he's talking about a "disgruntled postal worker." It took Obama a "5th attempt" (following the attempted terror attack on Northwest Flight 253) before he actually used the language of us being in a "War on...
  • Krauthammer Calls Obama Nobel Speech "Rather Good" as he "Preens" to "European Lefty Twits" - Video

    12/10/2009 1:00:43 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 730+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer today reacting to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech delivered in Oslo, Norway earlier today. Krauthammer described Obama as "preening" before a "hall of well-dressed European lefty twits." But he assessed it as a "rather good speech," because he defended the role of America in defending the security and stability of the world over the past 60 years. He defended "just war" as well. Krauthammer also praised the speech for criticizing human rights abuses in Iran and China, but said he wishes Obama's actions would match his words. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Krauthammer Says a Timetable tells Allies "You Will Be Left Naked Against the Taliban" - Video

    12/01/2009 5:12:59 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 547+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 1, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Charles Krauthammer on "Special Report" questioning if Obama is "committed to success" in Afghanistan. Krauthammer said a timetable for withdrawal sends a bad signal to our allies in Afghanistan by saying "in 18 months the Americans are going to start to leave, and you will be left naked against the Taliban, who will be angry if you help the Americans during the 18 months." (Video)
  • WhiteHouse.gov Plays Media Critic: Calls Krauthammer’s Washington Post Column 'Wholly Inaccurate'

    11/27/2009 11:20:20 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies · 3,369+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 28, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Well, it's not quite as bad as Paul Krugman critiquing the Fox Business Network, but a little troubling because tax dollars are being spent to undertake such an effort. A Nov. 27 post by incoming White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer on the The White House Blog attempted to fact check a Nov. 27 column by Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, proving the left-wing noise machine isn't the only shop in Washington, D.C. criticizing conservative voices (h/t Amanda Carpenter of The Washington Times). "In today's Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer takes great pains to paint a bleak picture of health care...
  • Krauthammer: Pending Climate Change Legislation a 'Dead Parrot'

    11/26/2009 9:34:31 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 35 replies · 2,061+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 28, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    After the U.S. House of Representatives passed cap-and-trade legislation earlier this year by a thin seven-vote margin earlier this year, the possibility that it could become law seemed like it was a real one. But after the dust settled some, the White House shifted its focused to so-called health care reform. And additionally, leaked emails surrounding the recent event known ClimateGate have put the entire premise of anthropogenic global warming in doubt. Thus, the likelihood of congressional Democrats getting a bill to the President's desk and signed into law has somewhat dimmed. And that's a topic a special Thanksgiving Nov....
  • Travesty in New York

    11/20/2009 4:01:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 864+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- For late-19th-century anarchists, terrorism was the "propaganda of the deed." And the most successful propaganda-by-deed in history was 9/11 -- not just the most destructive, but the most spectacular and telegenic. And now its self-proclaimed architect, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, has been given by the Obama administration a civilian trial in New York. Just as the memory fades, 9/11 has been granted a second life -- and KSM, a second act: "9/11, The Director's Cut," narration by KSM. September 11, 2001 had to speak for itself. A decade later, the deed will be given voice. KSM has gratuitously been...
  • Krauthammer: Explaining Away Mass Murder

    11/14/2009 12:20:49 PM PST · by GVnana · 31 replies · 1,666+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/14/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- What a surprise -- that someone who shouts "Allahu Akbar" (the "God is great" jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives. It certainly was a surprise to the mainstream media, which spent the weekend after the Fort Hood massacre downplaying Nidal Hasan's religious beliefs. "I cringe that he's a Muslim. ... I think he's probably just a nut case," said Newsweek's Evan Thomas. Some were more adamant. Time's Joe Klein decried "odious attempts by Jewish extremists ... to argue that the massacre perpetrated by Nidal Hasan was somehow...
  • Barack Obama Continues to "Wag The Fox" Gets [snip] Slapped Instead

    10/22/2009 6:52:07 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 41 replies · 2,117+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 10/22/09 | The Lid
    SLAM!! The White House got a major league bitch slap today as it tried to escalate its censorship of Fox News but received no cooperation from the other networks. On today's special report host Bret Bair told the story of Obama's foolishness (see video below). "Today there was an announcement by the administration," Baier said. "They were putting out the pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, as we showed you earlier for the White House pool - that Feinberg would be doing a round-robin interviews with the five-network pool that covers the White House - basically shares the costs and the daily...
  • Does He Lie? - (Charles Krauthammer on Obama!)

    09/18/2009 2:54:59 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 30 replies · 2,971+ views
    Townhall ^ | 09/18/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    Does He Lie? Charles Krauthammer Friday, September 18, 2009 You lie? No. Barack Obama doesn't lie. He's too subtle for that. He ... well, you judge. Herewith three examples within a single speech -- the now-famous Obama-Wilson "you lie" address to Congress on health care -- of Obama's relationship with truth. (1) "I will not sign (a plan)," he solemnly pledged, "if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future. Period." Wonderful. The president seems serious, veto-ready, determined to hold the line. Until, notes Harvard economist Greg Mankiw, you get to Obama's very next sentence: "And...
  • VIDEO: "Special Report" Panel: Van Jones Will Be Gone By Monday

    09/03/2009 6:53:22 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 52 replies · 2,415+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Charles Krauthammer, Mara Liasson and Steve Hayes on Van Jones.
  • Charles Krauthammer Unleashed! (AUDIO)

    07/26/2009 10:23:56 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 28 replies · 1,198+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07-24-09 | Charles Krauthammer
    Hugh Hewitt talks with Charles Krauthammer regarding the Gates matter.
  • Sarah Palin and the Political Civil War in the Republican Party

    07/15/2009 8:30:38 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 50 replies · 1,313+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Sarah Palin has again found herself in an ideological battle that she never had any intention of finding herself in the middle of. During the campaign, her candidacy became a flash point for the culture wars. Her political future has now become a flash point for a political civil war within the Republican party. That political civil war is between so called elitists like Peggy Noonan and Charles Krauthammer on one side and the regular base of voters on the other side.
  • Krauthammer On Palin: Platitudes And Cliches Not Enough

    07/02/2009 12:48:52 PM PDT · by steve-b · 171 replies · 4,084+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Jonathan Martin
    A remarkably candid assessment from one of the most respected opinion leaders on the right. Said Charles Krauthammer last night on Fox News: Now, as to Palin, I agree entirely with what Mara said. She is—she has star power without any doubt. She has an extremely devoted following. But she is not a serious candidate for the presidency. She had to go home and study and spend a lot of time on issues in which she was not adept last year, and she hasn't. She has to stop speaking in clichés and platitudes. It won't work. It could work for...
  • Hope and change - but not for Iran

    06/22/2009 6:17:35 AM PDT · by MestaMachine · 23 replies · 975+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 22, 2009 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents. The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side. And what do they hear from the president of the United States? Silence. Then, worse. Three days in, the president makes clear his policy: continued "dialogue" with their clerical masters.
  • Krauthammer: Obama's silence confers legitimacy

    06/19/2009 4:37:14 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 31 replies · 2,691+ views
    ocregister.com ^ | 6/19/2009 | Krauthammer
    Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents. The demonstrators are fighting on their own, but they await just a word that America is on their side. And what do they hear from the President of the United States? Silence. Then, worse. Three days in, the president makes clear his policy: continued "dialogue" with their clerical masters.
  • Hovering on High: Obama Surveys the World

    06/12/2009 4:23:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,249+ views
    Townhallcom ^ | June 12, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- When President Obama returned from his first European trip, I observed that while over there he had been "acting the philosopher-king who hovers above the fray mediating" between America and the world. Now that Obama has returned from his "Muslim world" pilgrimage, even the left agrees. "Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world. He's sort of God," Newsweek's Evan Thomas said to a concurring Chris Matthews, reflecting on Obama's lofty perception of himself as the great transcender. Not that Obama considers himself divine. (He sees himself as merely messianic, or, at worst, apostolic.) But he...
  • VIDEO: Krauthammer: Obama Made "Disturbing Analogy" About Israel

    06/07/2009 8:05:30 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 6 replies · 1,425+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 7, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Conservative commentator and columnist Charles Krauthammer discusses comparing concentration camps to the treatment of Palestinians. Krauthammer said comparing genocide and dislocation is "morally indecent."
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama the Humble ( It's "Hammer-Time!" )

    06/05/2009 5:02:44 AM PDT · by kellynla · 35 replies · 1,792+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 5, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    Obama the Humble declares there will be no more "dictating" to other countries. We should "forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions," he told the G-20 summit. In Middle East negotiations, he told al-Arabiya, America will henceforth "start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating." An admirable sentiment. It applies to everyone -- Iran, Russia, Cuba, Syria, even Venezuela. Except Israel. Israel is ordered to freeze all settlement activity. As Secretary of State Clinton imperiously explained the diktat: "a stop to settlements -- not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions." What's the issue?...
  • The Settlements Canard

    06/05/2009 3:57:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 851+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Obama the Humble declares there will be no more "dictating" to other countries. We should "forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions," he told the G-20 summit. In Middle East negotiations, he told al-Arabiya, America will henceforth "start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating." An admirable sentiment. It applies to everyone -- Iran, Russia, Cuba, Syria, even Venezuela. Except Israel. Israel is ordered to freeze all settlement activity. As Secretary of State Clinton imperiously explained the diktat: "a stop to settlements -- not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions." What's...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Deeds Vindicate Bush

    05/22/2009 5:40:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 2,087+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | May 22, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    "We were able to hold it off with George Bush. The idea that we might find ourselves fighting with the Obama administration over these powers is really stunning." -- Unnamed and dismayed human rights advocate, on legalizing indefinite detention of alleged terrorists, New York Times, May 21 WASHINGTON -- If hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue, then the flip-flops on previously denounced anti-terror measures are the homage that Barack Obama pays to George Bush. Within 125 days, Obama has adopted with only minor modifications huge swaths of the entire, allegedly lawless Bush program. The latest flip-flop is...
  • Time’s Joe Klein Says People in Wheelchairs Can’t ‘See’ the World?

    05/22/2009 4:40:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 656+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/22/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    On May 20, Politico had an interesting little treatment of columnist Charles Krauthammer crowning him as the most important conservative columnist of the day. A brief overview of his life and his emergence as the most reliable voice against Obamaism served as the main subject for the piece, but a few quotes on Mr. Krauthammer made by other columnists added a sense of how respected Krauthammer is to scribe Ben Smith's piece. All the quotes were complimentary but shockingly, in one of those quotes, lefty Time columnist Joe Klein seemed to hint that a person in a wheelchair was incapable...
  • Joe Klein: Krauthammer Would Be More ‘Nuanced’ If He Weren’t In Wheelchair

    05/20/2009 3:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 91 replies · 5,506+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We may have hit a new low in the category of tasteless, ignorant comments made by one pundit about another . . . Politico has an article today about Charles Krauthammer rightly depicting him as an eminently articulate and influential conservative critic of Pres. Obama. Then comes this [emphasis added]: “There’s something tragic about him too,” Klein said, referring to Krauthammer’s confinement to a wheelchair, the result of a diving accident during his first year of medical school. “His work would have a lot more nuance if he were able to see the situations he’s writing about.”
  • Charles Krauthammer: The Torture Debate Continued

    05/15/2009 5:19:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 1,076+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, I wrote a column outlining two exceptions to the no-torture rule: the ticking time bomb scenario and its less extreme variant in which a high-value terrorist refuses to divulge crucial information that could save innocent lives. The column elicited protest and opposition that were, shall we say, spirited. And occasionally stupid. Dan Froomkin, writing for washingtonpost.com and echoing a common meme among my critics, asserted that "the ticking time bomb scenario only exists in two places: On TV and in the dark fantasies of power-crazed and morally deficient authoritarians." (He later helpfully suggested that my...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Pelosi: Utterly Contemptible

    05/01/2009 5:05:36 AM PDT · by kellynla · 130 replies · 3,953+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | May 1, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy. Even John McCain, the most admirable and estimable torture opponent, says openly that in such circumstances, "You do what you have to do." And then take the responsibility. Some people, however, believe you never torture. Ever. They are akin to conscientious objectors who will never fight in any war under any...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama: The Grand Strategy

    04/23/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies · 2,279+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    Unified theory of Obamaism, fifth (final?) installment:
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Faulty 'Foundation'

    04/17/2009 4:48:29 AM PDT · by kellynla · 34 replies · 1,739+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 17, 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Franklin Roosevelt gave us the New Deal. John Kennedy gave us the New Frontier. In a major domestic policy address at Georgetown University this week, Barack Obama promised -- eight times -- a "New Foundation." For those too thick to have noticed this proclamation of a new era in American history, the White House Web site helpfully titled its speech excerpts "A New Foundation." As it happens, Obama is not the first to try this slogan. President Carter peppered his 1979 State of the Union address with five "New Foundations" (and eight more just naked "foundations"). Like most...