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  • Krauthammer: The Gruber Confession

    11/14/2014 11:06:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    It’s not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October 2013 video shows MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it passed, the law was made deliberately obscure and deceptive. It constitutes the ultimate vindication of the charge that Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies. “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” said Gruber. “Basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter...
  • Krauthammer: 'Impeachable Offense'

    11/14/2014 7:03:36 AM PST · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 13, 2014
    Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News tonight that amnesty via executive order is an "impeachable offense."
  • Krauthammer: Midterms ‘A Nuclear Explosion,’ ‘The Worst Wall-To-Wall Shellacking You Will Ever See’

    11/05/2014 7:28:03 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 24 replies
    Special Report ^ | 11/05/2014 | Fox News1
    Krauthammer: [Obama] played as the puzzled observer. He was asked about the meaning of the election, and he said “I’ll leave to others the reading of tea leaves.” Was this really a subtle result? Was this sort of complicated and nuanced? This was the worst wall-to-wall, national, unmistakable, unequivocal shellacking that you will ever see in a midterm election, and it happened on just about every level. You’ve got in the House the Republicans now have the largest majority since 1929.
  • Krauthammer: If GOP can’t win Senate, ‘the party ought to look for another country’

    10/29/2014 2:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer projected a big win for the Republicans in November, giving them a 70 percent chance of winning the Senate.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If the GOP can’t win back the Senate in a climate like this, maybe the party ought to look for another country,” he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Tuesday. Krauthammer explained why he thinks the climate is ripe for the win: "The reason is this is essentially a referendum on Obama. In 2010 it was a referendum on his ideology. The overreach with Obamacare, the stimulus, cap and trade, and now, six years in, it’s referendum...
  • Barack Obama, Bewildered Bystander

    10/23/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday. There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration. Charles Krauthammer writes a weekly political column that runs on Fridays. View Archive RSS The IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am...
  • The Jihadi Logic: Lure the U.S. into the fight that Obama will quit, as in Iraq

    09/19/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure to inflame public opinion? There are two possible explanations. One is that these terrorists are more depraved and less savvy than we think. They so glory in blood that they could not resist making an international spectacle of their savagery and did not quite fathom how such a brazen, contemptuous slaughter of Americans would radically alter public opinion and risk...
  • Krauthammer: "Obama Clearly A Narcissist," "Lives In A Cocoon Surrounded By Sycophants"

    09/17/2014 10:16:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 17, 2014
    Krauthammer: "Obama Clearly A Narcissist," "Lives In A Cocoon Surrounded By Sycophants" CK: Oh, you’re not young enough. Actually, I probably got it second-hand, for all I know. But that’s a real abuse. Psychiatrists, doctors and others who use their science, or even the global warming folks, you know, you have your expertise, and some people just use it to try to bludgeon other people with their authority. So I decided when I left psychiatry never to use my authority. But let me just say as a layman, without invoking any expertise, Obama is clearly a narcissist in the non-scientific...
  • Charles Krauthammer, the Assault Weapon Ban, and Shannon Watts

    09/14/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 5th, 1996, Charles Krauthammer gave his reasons for supporting the 1994 Clinton Assault Weapon Ban.   The column was called "Disarm the Citizenry.  But Not Yet." in the Washington Post.   Ultimately, a civilized society must disarm its citizenry if it is to have a modicum of domestic tranquillity of the kind enjoyed in sister democracies like Canada and Britain. Given the frontier history and individualist ideology of the United States, however, this will not come easily. It certainly cannot be done radically. It will probably take one, maybe two generations. It might be 50 years before the United...
  • Dr. Pangloss, I Presume?

    09/03/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Are you familiar with Candide - Voltaire’s satirical treatise on the foolhardiness of perpetual optimism at the expense of reality?The truth is, we really can’t afford much more optimism in the Age of Obama. There comes a point when not allowing reality to intrude on your version of the world, when preferring the unfounded optimism of Voltaire’s Dr. Pangloss borders on absolute delusion. It seems our own Dr. Krauthammer - a Doctor of Psychiatry not Philosophy – agrees. He has diagnosed our semi-retired President as suffering from just that: “The image of a man in denial on the verge of delusion....
  • Krauthammer: You can't have it your way, Obama

    08/31/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 41 replies
    Amarillo.com ^ | Aug 29, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.</p> <p>Not fair, says President Barack Obama. It’s taking advantage of an “unpatriotic tax loophole” that hardworking American families have to make up for by the sweat of their brow. His treasury secretary calls such behavior a violation of “economic patriotism.”</p>
  • Krauthammer On Obama's Foreign Policy: 'The Strategy Is To Do Absolutely Nothing'

    08/28/2014 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 28, 2014
    Krauthammer On Obama's Foreign Policy: 'The Strategy Is To Do Absolutely Nothing' August 28 Charles Krauthammer ripped President Obama's foreign policy Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier," blasting the president for holding a news conference at which he said, "we don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria. "The president of the United States, in the middle of a real crisis, a few days after the beheading of an American...gets in front of the world and says, I don't have a strategy," the syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said. "If that is true, don't say...
  • Amnesty as Impeachment Bait: Obama's breathtakingly cynical plan to ward off a midterm shellacking

    08/08/2014 5:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/08/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    President Obama is impatient. Congress won’t act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people. One doesn’t usually respond to rumors. But this is an idea so bad and so persistently peddled by the White House that it has already been preemptively criticized by such unusual suspects as (liberal) constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley, concerned about yet another usurpation of legislative power by the...
  • The Truth about Gaza

    08/05/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    NRO ^ | Krauthammer
    Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Yet we routinely hear this Israel–Gaza fighting described as a morally equivalent “cycle of violence.” This is absurd. What possible interest can Israel have in cross-border fighting? Everyone knows Hamas set off this mini-war. And everyone knows Hamas’s proudly self-declared raison d’ętre: the eradication of Israel and its Jews. Apologists for Hamas attribute the bloodlust to the Israeli occupation and blockade. Occupation? There is not a soldier, not a settler, not a single Israeli in Gaza. Does no one remember anything? It was less than ten years ago that...
  • Clueless in Gaza

    08/02/2014 5:35:08 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt. The talks also undermined Egypt’s cease-fire proposal, which Israel had accepted and Hamas rejected (and would have prevented the vast majority of the casualties on both sides). “Kerry tried through...
  • Legitimizing Hamas’s War Criminality

    08/01/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/01/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent ceasefire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt.</p>
  • The Vacant Presidency

    07/25/2014 5:56:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | Krauthammer
    The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising, and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement. Regarding Ukraine, his detachment — the rote, impassive voice — borders on dissociation. His U.N. ambassador, Samantha Power, delivers an impassioned denunciation of Russia. Obama cautions that we not “get out ahead of the facts,” as if the facts of this case — Vladimir Putin’s proxies’ shooting down a...
  • Panel: Obama Giving Up on His Job, Doesn’t Know How to Govern [Hello, Captain Obvious]

    07/02/2014 6:24:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Fox News panelists A.B. Stoddard and Steve Hayes argued Wednesday that Obama brought on his plummeting approval ratings by giving Americans the impression that he has given up on his job.In a new Quinnipiac poll, Obama came in first as the worst president since World War II.“The president is giving Americans the sense that, as he gives up on Congress, he’s kind of giving up on his job,” The Hill’s Stoddard said. “They know he’s bolting from the building to go to Starbucks and Chipotle. He’s getting bored in the cocoon, he’s planning his post-presidency.”Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti made...
  • Krauthammer: "If Fences Don't Work, Why Is There One Around The White House?"

    07/02/2014 8:02:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    BILL O'REILLY: How do you secure the border, Charles? CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Alright, here's what I've been on for years. You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the mid 90's and within a decade, the illegal immigration rate at that point was reduced by 90% and people ended up going through other places like Arizona. If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House? If they don't work, why is it that the...
  • KRAUTHAMMER: 'IF FENCES DON'T WORK, WHY IS THERE ONE AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE?'

    07/02/2014 12:28:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-2-14
    On Tuesday's broadcast of "The O'Reilly Factor," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer gave his solution to the crisis at the southern United States border: a fence. He argued that securing the border with a fence is a proven method and he pointed to other places where it has worked, including at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. "Alright, here's what I've been on for years," Krauthammer said. "You start with a fence. It's very simple. People say, 'Oh, fences don't work. You make a ladder.' Well, then you build two fences, triple strand fences. San Diego did that in the...
  • Abdication has a price

    06/20/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaeda in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office. Which makes Bush responsible for the terrible costs incurred to defeat the 2003-09 jihadist war engendered by his invasion. We can debate forever whether those costs were worth it, but what is not debatable is Obama’s responsibility for the return of the Islamist insurgency that had been routed by the time he became president.
  • Krauthammer: Second Article of Impeachment Against Nixon Was For Abusing The IRS

    06/16/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/16/14 | http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/06/16/krauthammer_second_article_of_impeachment_against_
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: These guys are living on a different planet. They asked for this a year ago, it's now discovered they are lost. I've seen quotes from computer experts who worked for decades at Microsoft who say that this can absolutely be found. And we already heard from one of the IRS officials a few months ago that all of this stuff is backed up. Now, the idea -- here we have Nixon lost 18 minutes. Obama's now lost two years of emails, and one thing that people don't remember, the second article of impeachment for Richard Nixon was the...
  • Michael Savage: Charles Krauthammer is “overrated”, people “confuse his dour looks for intelligence”

    On Wednesday, Charles Krauthammer came out in favor of the Bergdahl prisoner swap. Savage reax… "Charles “Sauerkraut” of Fox News– a man I’ve not been impressed with– I think he’s way overrated. Because of his sad demeanor, people think he’s intelligent. They confuse his dour looks for intelligence. They think somehow if you’re depressed-looking, you’re smart. "
  • Obama’s Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness. It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip) For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan...
  • Krauthammer on Obama's Response to VA Scandal: "The Buck Stops Nowhere"

    05/22/2014 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | May 22, 2014 | Ian Schwartz
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think what it is, it's an epidemic of incompetence and neglect because --precisely because as every one of these other scandals unfolded the administration mouths words about accountability, talks about responsibility, some people like the Secretary of State, even the president, say the buck stops here, but the buck stops nowhere because no one pays, no one is fired, no one is demoted.
  • Krauthammer: Obama Acts as if He ‘Stumbled Upon the Presidency’

    05/20/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 19, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Time after time, President Obama has reportedly learned of a number of big administration scandals in the media, from the IRS to Fast & Furious and now the VA scandal over wait times and veterans dying before receiving proper treatment (Jay Carney said today the president learned about this scandal through media reports). All this apparent unawareness before the fact led Charles Krauthammer to argue on Special Report today that Obama acts like he “stumbled upon the presidency” only to be shocked by how much wrong there really is. He lightly mocked the idea that Obama is “madder than hell”...
  • George Will On Benghazi: ‘Rather Less Significant’ Than Watergate

    05/05/2014 1:59:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 4, 2014 2:23 PM | Caleb Howe
    On Fox News Sunday, George Will was asked about the significance of the Benghazi memo. Specifically, host (Chris) Wallace asked about remarks by Charles Krauthammer comparing the discovery of the Rhodes email to discovery of the Nixon tapes. […] “Rather less (significant) than the Watergate tapes, which showed a President at the heart of a crime wave suborning perjury and raising hush money and all the rest. …”
  • Krauthammer: ‘Media Are Somewhat Embarrassed’ By Missing Benghazi Dissembling (Video)

    05/02/2014 5:11:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 44 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 02 2014 | Brent Baker
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer contended, on Thursday’s Special Report with Bret Baier, that the release of the Ben Rhodes memo has changed the media dynamic in interest toward the Benghazi scandal because journalists are now “embarrassed” over being “rolled” by the White House: “What’s changed now, and we saw it in the briefing room, is I think the other media are somewhat embarrassed by the fact that, unlike Fox, they allowed themselves to be stoned and spun and rolled for a year and a half and now the memo appears and it’s obvious that they missed the story.”
  • Charles Krauthammer on Benghazi emails

    04/30/2014 5:12:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Apr 2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Charles Krauthammer is calling a newly released email “a smoking document” that the conservative columnist says shows the White House was involved in a coverup of the Benghazi attacks. GOP lawmakers on Tuesday seized on the documents, which contained an email from deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes discussing “goals” for then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearances on the Sunday shows following the attack. Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday evening, Krauthammer said the email shows that the Obama administration fabricated its contention that the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, were a reaction to a YouTube video because the revelation of...
  • The Zealots Win Again: The Left Uses Full Disclosure Rules to Suppress Free Expression

    04/18/2014 6:19:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    <p>The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.</p> <p>On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the most effective way to augment and amplify speech with which they agree. The most disdainful dismissers of this argument are editorialists and incumbent politicians who — surprise! — already enjoy access to vast audiences and don’t particularly like their monopoly being invaded by the unwashed masses or the self-made plutocrat.</p>
  • 'He Makes Stuff Up': Krauthammer Reacts After President Says ObamaCare Is 'Working'

    04/18/2014 6:34:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 18, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Special Report All-Star Panel weighed in after President Obama touted the success of ObamaCare in remarks at the White House, lashing out at Republican critics. “We now know that the number of Americans who’ve signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces has grown to eight million people. ... They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that. They said it would be unaffordable for the country. They were wrong about that," Obama said.
  • Krauthammer Tells Fox Benghazi Is ‘Done’: ‘The Administration Has Won’

    04/10/2014 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/10/14 | Evan McMurry
    Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer told Special Report with Bret Baier Wednesday night that the window had passed on prosecuting the Obama administration Benghazi, and that the GOP’s disorganzed approach to congressional hearings had let Benghazi as an issue “slip away.” “Politically speaking the administration has won,” Krauthammer said. “They ran out the clock. If we had had a select committee from the beginning, really had coherent hearings — unlike what we’ve had, which were disjointed hearings, that let all things sort of slip away —we really would have been somewhere. We would have gotten to the bottom of this. But...
  • Krauthammer: ObamaCare 7.1 Million A 'Phony Number'

    04/01/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 35 replies
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 1 Apr 2014
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer discussed the so-called 7.1 million Affordable Care Act enrollee number President Barack Obama announced earlier...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Is Being ‘Ridiculed by Russians’ [off the Christmas card list or else..]

    03/17/2014 4:48:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    March 17, 2014 7:14 PM Krauthammer's Take: Obama Is Being 'Ridiculed by Russians' By NRO Staff President Obama has thus far responded tepidly to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, targeting only several individuals in Russia for sanctions and providing Ukraine with rations as opposed to the arms it requested. Because of Obama’s rhetoric and policy, Charles Krauthammer said the president is being “ridiculed by Russians.” “If he thinks that sanctioning seven Russians out of a population of, what, 150 million is a sanction, he’s living in a different world,” Krauthammer said. Instead we should be sending Ukraine weapons, something the administration...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Tells the World We Aren’t Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine

    03/01/2014 2:52:30 AM PST · by Candor7 · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 28, 2014 7:08 PM | NRO staff
    As reports are coming in that Russia has placed 2,000 troops in Crimea, within the borders of Ukraine, President Obama said that “the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.” Charles Krauthammer responded on Special Report tonight saying, “The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement. I find it rather staggering.” Krauthammer thinks Obama’s statement is about “three levels removed” from actual action. He explained: Obama said “we will stand with the international community — meaning we are going to...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Obama Tells the World We Aren’t Going to Do Anything About Invasion of Ukraine

    03/01/2014 8:33:58 AM PST · by upchuck · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    As reports are coming in that Russia has placed 2,000 troops in Crimea, within the borders of Ukraine, President Obama said that “the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.” Charles Krauthammer responded on Special Report tonight saying, “The Ukrainians, and I think everybody, is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement. I find it rather staggering.” [snip] “What he’s saying is we’re not really going to do anything and we’re telling the world,” Krauthammer said.
  • Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

    02/24/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.” He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.” How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday. Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech. Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress...
  • The Myth of ‘Settled Science’

    02/21/2014 2:41:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/21/14 | Charles Krauthammer
    I repeat: I’m not a global-warming believer. I’m not a global-warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30, or 50 years are white-coated propagandists. “The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist-in-chief Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.” Really? There is nothing more anti-scientific than the very idea that science is settled, static, impervious to challenge. Take a non-climate example. It...
  • Krauthammer: It takes real talent to antagonize Canada as an American Secretary of State

    02/19/2014 11:04:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Count Charles Krauthammer out of the Hillary-inevitability caucus. While the Washington Post columnist and Fox analyst concedes that Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner, he argues that the 2016 primary won’t be a coronation, despite the media’s assumption that she’ll waltz to the nomination. If any Democrat who wants to challenge her asks just one question, that status may change quickly, Krauthammer told Hugh Hewitt last night — just one: What did you accomplish in four years as Secretary of State?Besides antagonizing the phlegmatic Canadians, literally our closest ally, that is (via Truth Revolt):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO HH: That’s...
  • Krauthammer on Obamacare: "This Law Doesn't Even Exist; It Exists In Obama's Head" (video)

    02/12/2014 4:32:55 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    KRAUTHAMMER: Remember how Democrats were complaining that when Republicans were trying to overturn Obamacare, it was somehow unpatriotic because it was an attack on the law of the land. This law of the land doesn't even exist; it exists in Obama's head. It's whatever he thinks, he wakes up in the morning and decides what the law is going to be. That is an understatement, that's not the way it's supposed to work. And we had an editorial in The Washington Post of all places, not exactly a right-wing rag, saying that Obama has really overstepped the lines arbitrarily, changing...
  • Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”

    02/11/2014 9:17:59 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 02/10/2014 | By The Right Scoop Staff
    Krauthammer says that delaying the employer mandate simply to ease political pain before an election is the kind of stuff they do in banana republics: But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision. It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I...
  • Krauthammer: These ObamaCare changes are getting so endemic, “nobody even complains” anymore

    02/10/2014 7:24:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    They have a whole heap of regulations still left to write (at least $1.4 billion in annual compliance costs’ worth, by one estimate), but the employer mandate was part of the actual text of the law. Where is it written that they can just make at-will changes ad infinitum? Watch it at RCP: Generally speaking, you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law, lawlessly. I mean, this is stuff that you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which...
  • Krauthammer: Stop jerking Canada around

    01/24/2014 8:45:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 16 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/23/2014 | C. Krauthammer
    Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor — we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States: extreme annoyance. Last week, speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s foreign minister calmly but pointedly complained that the United States owes Canada a response on the Keystone XL pipeline. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo,” he sort of complained, in what for a placid, imperturbable Canadian passes for an explosion of volcanic rage.
  • Krauthammer on Healthcare.gov: 'All hell's going to break loose'

    01/23/2014 11:46:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 79 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/22/2014
    Charles Krauthammer predicted Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that "all hell's going to break loose" if the administration can't fix the problems with the Healthcare.gov website by mid-March. "Right now the insurers are guessing at the subsidy, so all of this is on the honor system and it can be wildly off," Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said. "If they undershoot, the insurers are going to go bust. If they overshoot, the government is going to be stuck with a huge bill."
  • Young Liberal: As Much As I Support Obamacare, I Just Can't Afford It

    01/18/2014 4:03:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    David Kurtz of the lefty website TPM -- to his credit -- published an email he received from a young reader living in New York City. The 32-year-old correspondent wrote that much to his chagrin as an ardent backer of the president and his unpopular healthcare law, he's unable to afford its price tag. He suggests that his personal situation exemplifies the broader problems the program will have attracting the participation of young, healthy people: I'm a 32 year-old healthy male that wants, but can't afford, Obamacare. I think the law is a step in the right direction, it just...
  • The Insights of Charles Krauthammer

    01/07/2014 7:56:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2014 | Lauri B. Regan
    One Sunday night in early November I watched Bret Baier's Special Report in which he interviewed Charles Krauthammer. In responding to a question about his inclusion in his book, Things That Matter, a 2007 column about baseball player Rick Ankeil's fall and return to the major leagues, Krauthammer responded with a reference to a line from that article: "...the catastrophe that awaits everyone from a single false move, wrong turn, fatal encounter. Every life has such a moment. What distinguishes us is whether -- and how -- we ever come back." Several hours later, I had a terrible accident. As...
  • Krauthammer: If you subsidize apples, you get more apples. If you subsidize unemployment…

    01/07/2014 12:50:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/07/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It seems to be a truth only very selectively acknowledged that, when you tax something, you’ll end up with less of it (the corollary being that, if you subsidize something, you’ll get more of it). Progressives seem perfectly capable of recognizing this truth in the context of sin taxes and green-energy subsidies, yet when it comes to things like the extension of unemployment benefits that is making its way through the Senate at the moment, they seem to think that such policies are immune from the most basic of economics. That’s the point that Charles Krauthammer made last night, pointing...
  • Krauthammer Tells PBS Viewers ‘Try Fox’ to Hear What You Won’t On This Show

    12/14/2013 4:30:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer clearly was unhappy with the liberal topics being discussed on PBS’s Inside Washington Friday. At one point, he looked into the camera after mentioning the new deadline changes to ObamaCare announced this week and said, “You won’t hear about this on this show, so try Fox” (video follows with transcript and commentary): Krauthammer Tells PBS Viewers ‘Try Fox’ to Hear What You Won’t On This Show GORDON PETERSON, HOST: We can tell you what they said. They said they don’t like it. The Tea Partiers don’t like it, the Heritage Action doesn’t like it. Erick Erickson...
  • Krauthammer On Dems & Obamacare: "I Can't Believe It's A Coordinated Campaign, It's Too Insane"

    12/08/2013 12:29:31 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 105 replies
    CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, as for Harry Reid, I can't believe it's a coordinated campaign. It's too insane. I think it's Harry Reid wearing, trying on a tin hat. And I would just say, Harry, give it up. You can argue all you want but the sunrises in the west, it's not going to work. And you get this sort of speaking against the wind on things that, as Kirsten says, are empirically untrue. People are receiving cancellations. They know they lost their insurance. There is no way to talk around it. The other thing that the Obama administration, the White...
  • Obamacare: We’re Workin-arounding as Fast as We Can. That’s an estimate.

    12/04/2013 7:00:13 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Watch for another really BIG speech from BIG Guy later today: “President Obama will discuss the twin challenges of growing income inequality and shrinking economic mobility and how they pose a fundamental threat to the American dream,” the White House said in a statement. *sigh* We’ve certainly nailed the “shrinking economic mobility” part. Butt regarding the “growing income inequality” - even I, equipped as I am with advanced refraction capabilities, grow weary of deflecting these spurious arguments. So today I’m going to let Charles Krauthammer do it for me:Just where, in the Book of Life, does it say that life...
  • Charles Krauthammer: An outbreak of lawlessness

    11/28/2013 4:46:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    For all the gnashing of teeth over the lack of comity and civility in Washington, the real problem is not etiquette but the breakdown of political norms, legislative and constitutional. Such as the one just spectacularly blown up in the Senate... The violence to political norms here consisted in how that change was executed. By brute force — a near party-line vote of 52 to 48 . This was a disgraceful violation of more than two centuries of precedent. If a bare majority can change the fundamental rules that govern an institution, then there are no rules. Senate rules today...