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  • Video: Krauthammer On Perry's Endorsement Of Gingrich

    01/20/2012 3:01:40 AM PST · by careyb · 2 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 1/19/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    From last night's Special Report
  • Video: Krauthammer Rips Keystone Pipeline Decision

    01/19/2012 2:58:21 AM PST · by careyb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 1/18/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    Brilliant as always
  • Krauthammer: Romney Simply Doesn’t Have Capacity To Explain Conservative Ideas

    01/17/2012 7:18:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 64 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | James Crugnale
    Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer sat down with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and opined that Newt Gingrich won last night’s debate — in fact, he “won big.” Krauthammer criticized Mitt Romney‘s mediocre debate performance and was incredulous at how the former Massachusetts Governor wasn’t prepared for a question on his tax returns. “How could he not have prepared a nice short succinct humane answer about what he did at Bain?” Krauthammer perplexedly exclaimed. “He didn’t really have that — he kind of stumbled around.” RELATED: Rick Perry Challenges Romney: ‘Mitt, We Need For You To Release Your Income Tax’ O’Reilly wondered...
  • Santorum's Experiment in Truth-Telling

    01/04/2012 4:12:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    Even though he is a columnist for The Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer often makes shrewd observations about American politics. On Fox News the night before the Iowa caucuses, however, Krauthammer indulged in a false appeal to common knowledge -- before casually dismissing Rick Santorum as a nonviable presidential candidate Bill O'Reilly asked: Who is going to win Iowa? "I'll tell you that it's win, place and show, everybody knows: Romney, Santorum and Ron Paul," Krauthammer responded. "And I'm not sure it will matter either way, because Santorum has a one-in-50 chance of winning the nomination. Paul has zero chance." As...
  • Neg. campaigning: Romney running for the nomination like Obama will for reelection

    01/03/2012 10:28:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    1/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama cannot run on his record (Obamacare, Frank-Dodd, Porkulus, the bailouts, Obamacare exemptions for some and and some states, but not others, green jobs, etc, ) and doesn't want to run on his record. He will smear the eventual GOP nominee, and run a negative campaign, and actually let superpacs do it for him. Same with Romney. He cannot run on his record as governor, his position on global warming, etc, and so, sit back, say nothing, and allow superpacss to run his GOP opponents (like Gingrich) into the ground through negative campaigning. I don't care for Newt "Scozzafava" Gingrich,...
  • Newt super PAC attacks ... Krauthammer?

    12/29/2011 10:36:35 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-28-2011 | Burns
    George Will might have fired the first shots and the Wall Street Journal and National Review might have answered the call – but the leader of Establishment Media’s war against Newt Gingrich is now clearly Charles Krauthammer of Fox News. The long time former speechwriter for ultra liberal Walter Mondale uses several minutes of his time on the “Panel” each and every night to denigrate Gingrich personally while talking down the Former Speaker’s election chances. “Remember, this is the man who was calling Barack Obama elegant long after most Americans had seen through the teleprompter” said C. Edmund Wright of...
  • Krauthammer: Eric Holder ‘one of the most incompetent attorneys general in US history’

    12/24/2011 11:49:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Krauthammer: Eric Holder ‘one of the most incompetent attorneys general in US history’ Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 52 mins ago Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested racism was behind the attacks he was facing for the missteps his Department of Justice has made. On Friday’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained what he thought was the rationale behind this charge from Holder: It’s a defensive tactic for his political troubles. “It’s clearly a cheap shot of an attorney general who is in political trouble,” Krauthammer said....
  • Levin BLASTS Krauthammer, Will, Coulter, and Rubin on Attempts to Destroy Gingrich

    12/15/2011 6:26:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Says they remind him of previous  attacks on Sarah Palin emanating from  these same useful idiots illuminati...  Shillin' for Mittens: The Great One yesterday: 'Well, Good Lord I have never seen an attack on somebody like I'm seeing on Newt Gingrich- it reminds me of Sarah Palin at this point' 'You go read Jennifer Rubin there in the Washington Compost...(lol), she's making a career out slaughtering conservatives- and Newt Gingrich in particular- because she's in Romney's back pocket.  No offense, Jennifer- it's just obvious, you're writing, I'm reading.' 'Look at George Will... I think his bow-tie popped off his neck. The fact is,...
  • Video: Krauthammer Says Newt's Attack On Romney "What You'd Expect From A Socialist"

    12/13/2011 2:31:43 AM PST · by careyb · 70 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/10/11 | Charles Krauthammer
  • Krauthammer Slams Nina Totenberg: ‘I’m in the Middle of a Sentence’

    11/28/2011 12:08:51 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11-27-11
    "I'm in the middle of a sentence, and I am going to get to the end, and I will let you know with punctuation, alright?" Video
  • Charles Krauthammer: The Pipeline Sellout - Obama puts politics over nation, again.

    11/18/2011 12:08:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 49 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 18, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Pipeline SelloutObama puts politics over nation, again. In 2008, the slogan was “Yes We Can.” For 2011–12, it’s “We Can’t Wait.” What happened in between? Candidate Obama, the vessel into which myriad dreams were poured, met the reality of governance.His near–$1 trillion stimulus begat a stagnant economy with 9 percent unemployment. His attempt at Wall Street reform left in place a still too-big-to-fail financial system as vulnerable today as when he came into office. His green-energy fantasies yielded Solyndra cronyism and a cap-and-trade regime not even a Democratic Congress would pass.And now his signature achievement, Obamacare, is headed to...
  • Iraq is now lost, and it's Obama's fault

    11/05/2011 7:29:03 PM PDT · by boatbums · 34 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/5/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaida in Iraq had been routed, driven to humiliating defeat by an Anbar Awakening of Sunnis fighting side-by-side with the infidel Americans. Even more remarkably, the Shiite militias had been taken down, with American backing, by the forces of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. They crushed the Sadr militias from Basra to Sadr City. Al-Qaida decimated. A Shiite prime minister taking a decisively nationalist line. Iraqi Sunnis...
  • Krauthammer sours on Herman Cain: ‘He is winging it’

    10/22/2011 9:34:34 PM PDT · by martosko · 162 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Say what you want about former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s presidential bid and his missteps along the way, but it’s hard to argue with results: Cain has an edge in the average of the major polls, and even picked up a straw poll victory in Nevada on Friday. But that doesn’t impress syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer. “[I] saw him on ‘Stossel’ on abortion — entirely incoherent,” Krauthammer said. “On one hand, ‘people ought to have choice.’ On the other hand, ‘life is sacred from the beginning and abortion ought to be illegal.’ This isn’t a complicated issue. It’s one...
  • The Scapegoat Strategy [Obama's Final Strategy For Re-Election: "Find Villains" says Krauthammer]

    10/13/2011 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2011
    The Scapegoat Strategy By Charles Krauthammer October 13 What do you do if you can’t run on your record — on 9 percent unemployment, stagnant growth and ruinous deficits as far as the eye can see? How to run when you are asked whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago and you are compelled to answer no? Play the outsider. Declare yourself the underdog. Denounce Washington as if the electorate hasn’t noticed that you’ve been in charge of it for nearly three years. But above all: Find villains. President Obama first tried finding excuses, blaming America’s...
  • [vanity] I refuse to have Romney forced down my throat.

    10/12/2011 3:56:25 PM PDT · by jagusafr · 101 replies
    vanity | 12Oct11 | jagusafr
    Does anybody else notice the HUGE push among the media elites (Rove, Krauthammer, et al) for Romney, now that Cain is showing powerful gains? I have to say, the more they say Romney's a foregone conclusion, the deeper my heels dig in against him. Not because he's a Mormon, but because he WANTS it too much - has been running since the last election, and I WON'T have "them" dictate who our nominee will be. Colonel, USAFR
  • Krauthammer: Perry should sever ties with Mormon-denouncing pastor (Video)

    10/10/2011 8:10:32 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies
    TheDC ^ | October 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has apparently learned the hard way that in a high-stakes presidential campaign, you’re not just accountable for what you and your campaign staff say, you’re also accountable for what your supporters say. According to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Perry should address an emerging media frenzy about one of his supporters, Rev. Robert Jeffress, who at the Values Voter Summit on Friday denounced former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s candidacy due to his adherence to Mormonism, which he called “a cult.” Krauthammer expects to hear questions about Romney’s religion at Tuesday night’s GOP debate. ...more (w/video)...
  • Gone in 60 nanoseconds - ( Faster than light possible? )

    10/07/2011 8:47:49 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 6, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    “We don’t allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here,” says the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar. — Joke circulating on the Internet The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. No, I’m not talking about the collapse of the euro, of international finance, of the Western economies, of the democratic future, of the unipolar moment, of the American dream, of French banks, of Greece as a going concern, of Europe as an idea, of Pax Americana — the sinews of a postwar world that feels today to be unraveling. I am...
  • Krauthammer: Mid-election cycle SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare a ‘win-win’ for president (Video)

    10/01/2011 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 37 replies
    TheDC ^ | October 1, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    One the best shots opponents of ObamaCare have at defeating the 2009 law isn’t its repeal through the legislative process. Instead, it is said the bill could be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court for its mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. And that would force Obama or the next occupant of the White House to start all over on reforming health care. However, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer doesn’t think that the judicial system acting on the issue and rendering judgment will be a bad thing for the president either way. On Friday’s “Special Report,” Krauthammer said either...
  • Return of the Real Obama (He was always a phony centrist, now we see his real socialist core)

    09/23/2011 7:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/23/2011 | Charles Krauthhammer
    <p>A most revealing window into our president’s political core: To impose a tax that actually impoverishes our communal bank account (the U.S. Treasury) is ridiculous. It is nothing but punitive. It benefits no one — not the rich, not the poor, not the government. For Obama, however, it brings fairness, which is priceless.</p>
  • Krauthammer: Playing 'Medi-scare' the 'only hope' for Democrats (Video)

    09/17/2011 7:59:52 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Daily Caller | Jeff Poor
    Last May, the Democratic Party ran a TV ad with the man that looked similar to Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff. It was meant to send the message that the GOP had its sights set on cutting entitlements, a message that proved effective Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul in the New York 26th congressional district special election later that month. But since then, President Barack Obama has hinted at the possibility of cutting entitlements to resolve some of the debt issues the country is facing. And that according to Washington Post...
  • A Ponzi scheme that should be fixed

    09/16/2011 4:28:54 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 22 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | September 15, 2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Great Social Security Debate, Proposition 1: Of course it’s a Ponzi scheme. In a Ponzi scheme, the people who invest early get their money out with dividends. But these dividends don’t come from any profitable or productive activity — they consist entirely of money paid in by later participants. This cannot go on forever because at some point there just aren’t enough new investors to support the earlier entrants. Word gets around that there are no profits, just money transferred from new to old. The merry-go-round stops, the scheme collapses and the remaining investors lose everything. Now, Social Security...
  • The Collapse of Zionism

    09/14/2011 3:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 9/14/11 | Charles Krauthammer
    What does post-Zionism mean in practice? It means that Israel should be not a Jewish state, but a "state of its citizens," a democracy like any other with no particular commitment to the survival or advancement of any one culture or people. Thus the most fundamental law in the Israeli canon, "the Law of Return" that guarantees refuge and citizenship in Israel for any Jew in the world (and which David Ben-Gurion considered the most important law of the land) is under attack for being nationalist, particularist, even racist. A democratic state, it is said, would have no such ethnic...
  • Krauthammer on Obama jobs bill: ‘The word ‘cynicism’ is inadequate here’

    09/12/2011 6:11:02 PM PDT · by supahstar2005 · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 12, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    With a GOP-controlled House of Representatives, the prospects of President Barack Obama’s “Americans Jobs Act” making it into law may be slim. Nevertheless, the Obama administration is adamant with its claim that the proposal is not a political ploy to promote the president’s 2012 re-election bid. On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer expressed skepticism about that claim. In fact, he called the president cynical and cited the components of the legislation that are centered around the 2012 election.
  • Krauthammer Schools WaPo's King on Obama: He'd Be a Good Professor But He Can't Run the Country

    09/11/2011 12:30:14 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 62 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 10, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and the Washington Post's Colby King got into a heated debate about Barack Obama on Friday's "Inside Washington." After King compared the current White House resident to Harry Truman, Krauthammer struck back with a list of Obama's shortcomings concluding, "He would be a good professor...He can do a lot of things, but run the United States he can't" (video follows with transcript and commentary): CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Colby, I knew Harry Truman. Harry Truman was a friend of mine. Barack Obama is no Harry Truman. It’s not that complicated. Obama is over his head. He is a...
  • Krauthammer: People finally realizing Obama ‘is a mortal who is in over his head’

    09/10/2011 7:21:03 AM PDT · by caroline2005nc · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    As President Barack Obama’s approval rating reaches new lows with seemingly every tracking poll, the question of how he is going to win re-election is a high priority for the president and his administration. However, based on Thursday night’s address to a joint session of Congress, it appears Obama could be attempting to mimic former President Harry Truman’s 1948 campaign against a “do-nothing Congress.” But on this weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer was doubtful that would be an effective strategy because the so-called independents that voted for him in 2008 are realizing he isn’t all...
  • Krauthammer condemns 'cosmic hypocrisy' of Democrats after Hoffa remarks (Video)

    09/06/2011 6:16:23 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Teamsters President James Hoffa isn’t backing down from his Labor Day remarks, and there are very few on his side calling on him to do so. Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer says there is something to be learned from the episode. On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer said the lack of a backlash was the latest evidence of hypocrisy from President Barack Obama’s party. “The real story is [the] cosmic hypocrisy of the Democrats,” Krauthammer said. “We had the shooting in Tucson all of a sudden that was obviously the act of a psychotic mad man…...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Is 'President Zero - Zero Economic Expansion, Zero Jobs, Zero Ideas'

    09/03/2011 5:51:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3 Sept 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Charles Krauthammer on Fox News's "Special Report" Friday offered Republicans a 2012 campaign slogan to defeat Barack Obama. "President Zero: zero economic expansion, zero jobs, zero ideas on how to cure the economy" CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: That assumes the speech he thinks will turn the economy around. This is not that speech. This is to frame the debate for his reelection. This is not a serious jobs proposal. It will include things he knows Republicans will reject. And thus he sets up the premise, because his own White House has now said we are going to be nine percent...
  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    08/23/2011 6:46:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2011 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • Krauthammer on Obama Hope & Change: Where the hell has he been the last 2-and-a-half years? (Video)

    08/20/2011 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Almost every Friday, Washington Post columnist and Fox News Channel regular Charles Krauthammer takes on a different role. Krauthammer tapes a program where he is the lone conservative on a panel. The show: The weekend broadcast of the nationally syndicated program “Inside Washington.” During this weekend’s edition, an unyielding Krauthammer went after President Barack Obama and his failure to “change how Washington works” in terms of putting forth a so-called jobs agenda. “[H]e came in on ‘hope and change’ and he said he would change the way Washington works,” Krauthammer said. “And we just heard him in the sound bite...
  • Krauthammer: ‘Ron Paul is not going to be president of the United States’

    08/16/2011 5:19:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/16/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s victory in Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, Iowa has earned her a lot of media attention for her 2012 presidential bid. But nipping at her heels only 152 votes behind was Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has gotten little-to-no attention from the media for his feat on Saturday. And although one might think attention is deserved for Paul, according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Paul is being ignored for one reason: He doesn’t stand a chance. Krauthammer explained this on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. “Ron Paul is not going to be...
  • Krauthammer: 'Ron Paul is not going to be president of the United States'

    08/16/2011 4:17:26 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 53 replies
    TheDC ^ | August 16, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s victory in Saturday’s straw poll in Ames, Iowa has earned her a lot of media attention for her 2012 presidential bid. But nipping at her heels only 152 votes behind was Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who has gotten little-to-no attention from the media for his feat on Saturday. And although one might think attention is deserved for Paul, according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Paul is being ignored for one reason: He doesn’t stand a chance. Krauthammer explained this on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. ...more (w/video)...
  • The Democrats' Big Lie

    08/13/2011 7:32:49 AM PDT · by radioone · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2011 | Victor Volsky
    There are very few things the left is really good at, but one of them is propaganda, its bread and butter, the biggest arrow in its quiver. While extolling "the working class", the socialist movement has always been an almost exclusive preserve of radical intellectuals. These people, whose primary habitat is the ivory towers of academia, are far removed from reality. They spend their lives talking non-stop, engaging in verbal games and coming up with slogans and catch-words and phrases, sometimes quite ingenious. You have to admit that the NYT's headline "General Betray Us" mocking Gen. Petraeus, while sickeningly impudent,...
  • The Debt-Ceiling Divide [Krauthammer]

    07/29/2011 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>We’re in the midst of a great four-year national debate on the size and reach of government, the future of the welfare state, indeed, the nature of the social contract between citizen and state. The distinctive visions of the two parties — social-democratic versus limited-government — have underlain every debate on every issue since Barack Obama’s inauguration: the stimulus, the auto bailouts, health-care reform, financial regulation, deficit spending. Everything. The debt ceiling is but the latest focus of this fundamental divide.</p>
  • GOP May Not Get All It Wants — But Still Win

    07/28/2011 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 28, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    We're in the midst of a great four-year national debate on the size and reach of government, the future of the welfare state, indeed, the nature of the social contract between citizen and state. The distinctive visions of the two parties — social-democratic vs. limited-government — have underlain every debate on every issue since Barack Obama's inauguration: the stimulus, the auto bailouts, health care reform, financial regulation, deficit spending. Everything. The debt ceiling is but the latest focus of this fundamental divide. The sausage-making may be unsightly, but the problem isn't that Washington is broken, that ridiculous cliche. The problem...
  • Krauthammer on Obama’s Address: “I Thought I Was Cynical Until I Heard That Speech” (Video)

    07/25/2011 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/25/11 | Jim Hoft
    Charles Krauthammer unloaded on Obama tonight after his stale poll-driven speech to the nation. Obama still has no plan. “I thought I was cynical until I heard that speech. It was purely partisan. It was meant as a campaign speech. And I think it was a speech from yesterday.”
  • KRAUTHAMMER TO PBS HOST: YOU MANAGE TO INTRODUCE A ‘HELL OF A LOT OF BIAS’

    07/23/2011 9:56:45 PM PDT · by abcc2011 · 27 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | July 23, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Wow. I said it the other day and I say it again. What in the world is come over Charles Krauthammer? Some of you guys said he sees the "writing on the wall". Maybe. However, this is the 3rd time in the last few days that I've counted where he's made some really refreshing commentary. First he says Gov. Sarah Palin has a good chance of winning the Presidental election & he didn't diss her. Then, he slammed Obama for "summoning" the Speaker of the House to the White House and schooled Obama that the three branches of government are...
  • Krauthammer: ‘This is Obama at his most sanctimonious, demagogic, self-righteous and arrogant’

    07/23/2011 9:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/22/2011 | Jeff Poor -
    “This is Obama at his most sanctimonious, demagogic, self-righteous and arrogant,” Krauthammer said. “And given the baseline, it wasn’t a pretty sight. Look, he started out by summoning the leaders of Congress – summoning on them at 11:00, who does he think he is? In the American system, the executive and Congress are coequal … The way he demanded their appearance in the Oval Office I thought was disgraceful,” Krauthammer said. He said the president’s consternation was curious because Obama has yet to publicly offer his own plan. “As Steve [Hayes] indicated the Republicans have offered a detailed plan –...
  • Newsflash for the Pundits: Analysts have a poor collective track record

    07/22/2011 9:22:46 PM PDT · by publius321 · 11 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | July 23, 2011 | by Scott Ryan
    "...The actual significance of what has taken place in this incident is being misinterpreted. Pundits like O’Reilly, Kudlow, Charles Krauthammer and old guard Senators like James Coburn are championing the status quo. Krauthammer is contending that Republicans have “over played their hand” and “appear as unreasonable”. The fundamental problem with all of their melodrama is they are all making the mistake of assuming that the proffered opinion of S&P and Moody’s is somehow an axiom. Nobody is asking the question, who are these people and –why- should we give their opinions automatic credence? I take issue with the very premise....
  • Charles Krauthammer Accuses Press of 'Accepting Every Leak Out of the White House'(+challenges)

    07/16/2011 9:41:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-15-11 | Noel Sheppard
    Charles Krauthammer on Friday marvelously demonstrated just how in the pockets of Barack Obama America's news media are. After claiming on PBS's "Inside Washington" that we now have a "completely compliant, pliant, supine press accepting every leak out of the White House," he silenced the entire panel by asking them to name one specific cut to entitlements the President has proposed (video follows with transcript and commentary): VIDEO CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: [The President] talks a good game. “Oh, I’m prepared to do entitlements, I’m ready to do entitlements.” Not once has he ever enunciated in public - other than all these...
  • Regime Change May Be Needed To Cut Deficit

    07/14/2011 5:50:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 14, 2011 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    President Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won't sign anything less, he warns, asking, "If not now, when?" How about last December, when he ignored his own debt commission's recommendations? How about February, when he presented a budget that increases debt by $10 trillion over the next decade? How about April, when he sought a debt-ceiling increase with zero debt reduction attached? All of a sudden he's a born-again budget balancer prepared to bravely take on his own party by making deep cuts in entitlements. Really? Name one. He's been saying forever that he's prepared to discuss,...
  • What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund? (Madoff would be proud)

    07/14/2011 12:43:38 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 92 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | July13 ,2011 | Merrill Matthews
    Well, either Obama and Geithner are lying to us now, or they and all defenders of the Social Security status quo have been lying to us for decades. It must be one or the other. Here’s why: Social Security has a trust fund, and that trust fund is supposed to have $2.6 trillion in it, according to the Social Security trustees. If there are real assets in the trust fund, then Social Security can mail the checks, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit. President Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew, explained all this last February in USA Today:...
  • 'Where Is the Democrat Budget?' Krauthammer Reduces PBS Pundit to Stammering Mess (VIDEO)

    07/05/2011 5:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 25 replies
    FoxNation.com ^ | July 3 | Staff
    MARK SHIELDS: Consistency has not been a problem with Republicans. They have endorsed the Ryan plan, which of course does not provide for a balanced budget, and now they are pushing for a balanced budget. 103 House Republicans have already gone on record as saying they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless there is a cap of eighteen percent of government spending, federal spending, which is seven percent below what we're spending right now. In addition to that, they insist on a constitutional amendment and to cut spending by half, the deficit by half next year, all...
  • Krauthammer Challenges Shields: Where Is Democrat Budget? What's Their Plan (Shields Sputters)

    07/04/2011 7:37:29 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 3, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    As he normally does on "Inside Washington," PBS's Mark Shields Friday was waxing moronic about Republican plans to balance the budget. Not pleased by the fictional account on display, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer challenged his fellow panelist saying, "Democrats have not even produced a budget for 2012. What’s their budget?" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/03/krauthammer-challenges-shields-where-democrat-budget-whats-their-plan#ixzz1R98RVLOf
  • Krauthammer on Media Matters: ‘Be nasty as you want — don’t ask for a government subsidy’

    06/29/2011 6:46:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/29/11 | Jeff Poor
    Over the past few months, the antics of liberal advocacy group Media Matters have been chronicled and in some cases have received accolades from the media. One such report was a March 22 story by The Washington Post on the organization’s boot camp for wonks. But does Media Matters’ political involvement violate the terms for its tax-exempt status?Baier posed the question to the panel on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. Media Matters has been engaged in a war on Baier’s network. And according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, it’s clear that the organization isn’t a “charitable...
  • Debt Fight Headed For "Train-Wreck" On August 2nd

    06/25/2011 2:29:24 PM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 46 replies
    FNS via RCP ^ | June 25, 2011 | Krauthammer on FNS
    Charles Krauthammer: "I think Obama and the Democratic Leadership have made a bet. The only way to get out of the November election next year alive is to run against Republicans as the 'granny-killers' who want to destroy entitlements. Medicare and Social Security. The only way to reduce the debt is to do something on entitlements. The Democrats will refuse and I think this is all headed for a train-wreck on August 2nd." Chris Wallace, host: "Really?" Krauthammer: "Yes, really. I wouldn't say it otherwise."
  • Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin

    06/23/2011 5:45:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    Obama is trying to use his executive powers to enforce the Dream Act even though Congress couldn’t pass the legislation. Chris Wallace lays out the details: I.C.E has announced changes to its deportation program. Agents are now specifically urged to consider whether an illegal is studying in high school or college or is serving or did serve in the military. Krauthammer says that this is outright lawlessness on the part of the Obama administration because they are doing the same thing with the Dream Act that they did with Cap and Trade, using the EPA to enforce it anyway. He...
  • Is It Incompetence or Ideology?

    06/10/2011 5:52:43 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/10/2011 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Republicans swept November’s midterm election by making it highly ideological, a referendum on two years of hyper-liberalism — of arrogant, overreaching, intrusive government drowning in debt and running deficits of $1.5 trillion annually. It’s not complicated. To govern from the left in a center-right country where four out of five citizens are non-liberal is a prescription for electoral defeat. Which suggested an obvious Republican strategy for 2012: Recapitulate 2010. Keep it ideological. Choose a presidential nominee who can best make the case. But in the last few weeks, the landscape has changed. For two reasons: NY-26 and the May...
  • Krauthammer: Palin Has Future In GOP; Bachmann Will Do Well In Iowa (Video)

    06/05/2011 5:19:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 4,2011
    Charles Krauthammer has kind words for both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. He thinks it is obvious that she is not going to run, he calls it a "smart" move. Krauthammer believes she definitely has a future in GOP politics. Krauthammer thinks Bachmann is a serious candidate, being a sitting member of Congress and her knowledge of policy.
  • Dr. Krauthammer and Gov. Palin: Analyzing the Analyst

    06/01/2011 11:43:41 PM PDT · by Bratch · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2011 | Tom Rowan
    Charles Krauthammer's opinion matters. As any political junkie knows, Dr. Krauthammer is all at once witty, sublime, sarcastic, and serious. People listen to Krauthammer and care about what he thinks. Political junkies yearn for reliable scouts like him who speak plainly, tell the truth, and offer unique insights based on the truth. The most valuable characteristic an established "wise man" can have is the ability to see and tell the truth. Speaking the truth about current events is where Krauthammer seems to hit all the right notes. Only on very rare occasions does this maestro hit a decidedly sour note....
  • Charles Krauthammer on Sarah Palin's Chances in 2012

    06/01/2011 11:26:24 PM PDT · by americanophile · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2011 | Fox News
    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," May 31, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Impact" segment tonight: Fox News political analyst Charles Krauthammer, a very outspoken guy, as Donald Trump recently found out. So how does he see this weekend's Sarah Palin bus tour? Charles joins us now from Washington. So Hume and me, your humble correspondent, we feel that she's not going to run. First of all, do you concur? CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, FOX NEWS ANALYST: I agree completely. I think it would make...