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Posted: 6/17/2009 4:36:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 4:37:24 AM EST by Taft]
Here is the subject of an article I read from Dr. Charles Krauthammer:

____________________________________________________________________

A summary of his comments:

1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a ‘cool customer’ who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's ‘behind the mask’. Taking down the Clinton dynasty from a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan & Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing w/ your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attn. to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, incl. dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, & wants to ‘level the playing field’ w/ income redistribution & punishment of the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA20to Great Britain or Canada.

4. His 3 main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NAT’L HEALTHCARE by the Fed. govt. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap & trade will add costs to everything & stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is healthcare program, because if you make it FREE & add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go thru the roof. The only way to control costs is w/ massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.

5. He’s surrounded himself w/ mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever run even a candy store. But they’re going to try & run the auto, financial, banking & other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama’s not a socialist; rather a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the USA, more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries & their agendas. He sees moral equivilency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany & England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist20nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the 1st President ever who has chastised our allies & appeased our enemies!

7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (& pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, & hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, & Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcicist.

8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong. We’re ‘pining’ for another Reagan, but there’ll never be another like him. He believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in Feb.) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller govt., personal responsibility, strong nat’l defense, & states’ rights.

9. The current level of spending is irresponsible & outrageous. We’re spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyper inflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid & Pelosi a pass b ecause they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due & people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus pkg. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions & the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.

10. The election was over in mid-Sept. when Lehman brothers failed. Fear & panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, & the war was grinding on indefinitely w/o a clear outcome. The people are in pain, & the mantra of ‘change’ caused people to act emotionally. Any Dim would have won this election; it was surprising is was as close as it was.

11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dims continue to roll. If it's between 8-10%, it’ll be a dogfight. It’ll all be about the economy.

______________________________________________________________________________________




If he is even 20 % right, we are in for a rough ride...............or worse than that..............inner destruction.................
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:40:26 AM EST
Events will control him.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:42:55 AM EST
I think the paper fails on one major account right off the bat. He is moving to control the financial system and has had a bit of a rough time of it. Once he does achieve that, then he will go after energy.

Other than that, I agree with the paper.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:44:08 AM EST
His appointing of the "CZAR's" is interesting too. They report ONLY to him.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:44:34 AM EST
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:48:34 AM EST
He nailed it about our "Spender - N - Chief"
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:49:11 AM EST
Time to go to work, got to make some money...........
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:49:52 AM EST
link?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:50:00 AM EST
link to source?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:53:50 AM EST
hopefully the birth cert will come out into the open
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:54:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taft:
Time to go to work, got to make some money...........

Yes, go make more money to get redistributed, commrade.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:55:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 4:56:40 AM EST by WildBoar]
Krauthammer? LMAO Sounds like a good name to use for an operation against the Germans in WWII

i agree with his assessment. But still thats a cool name
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 4:59:51 AM EST
Charles is almost always dead on.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:01:50 AM EST
Maybe old Chuck should give Barry O a run for his money.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:06:26 AM EST
Yep, the Doc always pegs 0-bama correctly.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:08:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By Taft:
Here is the subject of an article I read from Dr. Charles Krauthammer:

____________________________________________________________________

A summary of his comments:

1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a ‘cool customer’ who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's ‘behind the mask’. Taking down the Clinton dynasty from a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Disagree, you can see him when he gets into a speech. He gets angry, as if he is unleashing pent up anger. I noted this when he gave his acceptance speech at the DNC convention

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan & Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing w/ your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attn. to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!
Never felt like he was on my side. I've been scared shitless of him since '06

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, incl. dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, & wants to ‘level the playing field’ w/ income redistribution & punishment of the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA20to Great Britain or Canada.

That's the damn truth. Though GB and Canada are too conservative for him. He wants to be like Venezuela


4. His 3 main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NAT’L HEALTHCARE by the Fed. govt. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap & trade will add costs to everything & stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is healthcare program, because if you make it FREE & add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go thru the roof. The only way to control costs is w/ massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.
Spot on.

5. He’s surrounded himself w/ mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever run even a candy store. But they’re going to try & run the auto, financial, banking & other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama’s not a socialist; rather a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

Just like in Atlas Shrugged


6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the USA, more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries & their agendas. He sees moral equivilency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany & England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist20nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the 1st President ever who has chastised our allies & appeased our enemies!

Spot on as well


7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (& pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, & hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, & Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcicist.



8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong. We’re ‘pining’ for another Reagan, but there’ll never be another like him. He believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in Feb.) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller govt., personal responsibility, strong nat’l defense, & states’ rights.

Romney and Pawlenty suck


9. The current level of spending is irresponsible & outrageous. We’re spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyper inflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid & Pelosi a pass b ecause they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due & people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus pkg. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions & the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.


10. The election was over in mid-Sept. when Lehman brothers failed. Fear & panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, & the war was grinding on indefinitely w/o a clear outcome. The people are in pain, & the mantra of ‘change’ caused people to act emotionally. Any Dim would have won this election; it was surprising is was as close as it was.


11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dims continue to roll. If it's between 8-10%, it’ll be a dogfight. It’ll all be about the economy.

______________________________________________________________________________________




If he is even 20 % right, we are in for a rough ride...............or worse than that..............inner destruction.................


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:08:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.

Well, he isn't an OVERLY handsome man, but pretty is as pretty does. I've read him for years and generally agree with him.


Jane

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:12:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.


Just in case you're unaware, Charles Krauthammer became a paraplegic in a diving accident while he was attending Harvard.

He is spot on in his political assessments, he has an excellent recall of history, unlike a lot of other commentators, he's not just stuck in the 'now'. He looks back in history and recalls what brought us to this point and where similar mistakes have been repeated in the past. I don't think you can fit him in the mold of a 'true conservative', I think he is more of a progressive conservative.. One thing is certain, he knows a hell of a lot more about being President than the president himself knows about the job. I've got a lot of repect for his commentary.

Wiki Bio

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:12:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.
But can he growl like Frankenstein


Good article but preaching to the choir. The left doesn't believe a word of this article, maybe one day.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:12:43 AM EST
Every time I see Dr. Charles Krauthammer's name, I imagine a muscular, shirtless dude going around and beating the shit out of Nazis with his bare hands and disemboweling them with his fists.

Broc Samson from The Venture Brothers, basically.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:20:44 AM EST
Kraut boy is smart but even his gets emotional when he starts thinking about guns.

That is unforgivable.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:22:26 AM EST
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:39:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.


Yeah, that's all Charles Krauthammer is, a "Fox News contributor". Right...

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:43:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 5:44:11 AM EST by GIJoe]
Good post, but using "Sarah Palin" and "boning" in the same sentence makes it Awesome on the post rating scale.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:46:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.



No, not a contributor an real live, actual columnist. You didn't recognize him because he didn't have Obama's crank in his mouth like the "journalists" you are used to seeing on the other networks.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:55:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.


You mean a bed wedding, booger eating liberal fucktard troll takes a drive by shot at Fox news. Also, shocking.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:14:32 AM EST
As far as links, go to Drudge hit Krauthammer link.Series of Washington post articles is common source.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:26:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:32:07 AM EST by trwoprod]
Originally Posted By Taft:
Here is the subject of an article I read from Dr. Charles Krauthammer:

____________________________________________________________________

A summary of his comments:

1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a ‘cool customer’ who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's ‘behind the mask’. Taking down the Clinton dynasty from a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Not really –– Hillary was such an amazingly unpleasant character that a lot of people could have beaten her, as more than a few people said at the time. Obama was "new" and the irritation with the existing folks and anyone associated with them (like Hillary) pushed Obama forward pretty hard.

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan & Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing w/ your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attn. to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

No, he really doesn't, and I am not sure that you would compare Clinton and Reagan that way. Clinton was big on threats, Reagan wasn't, for instance.

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, incl. dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, & wants to ‘level the playing field’ w/ income redistribution & punishment of the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada.

Funny how ol' Chuck kept his mouth shut while Bush spent eight years spending like a pimp with a week to live.

4. His 3 main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NAT’L HEALTHCARE by the Fed. govt. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap & trade will add costs to everything & stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is healthcare program, because if you make it FREE & add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go thru the roof. The only way to control costs is w/ massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.

See above, Bush's Medicare Part D, and so on.

5. He’s surrounded himself w/ mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever run even a candy store. But they’re going to try & run the auto, financial, banking & other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama’s not a socialist; rather a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

Lots of people were talking about the neoconservatives early on, myself included, NOT because they were often kinda-sorta Jewish (in the same way that Obama is kinda-sorta black) but because they were overwhelmingly creatures of academia and think tanks with no practical experience whatsoever. Bush hoovered these idiots up. Ol' Chuck never said a word, probably because there are his peers.

6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the USA, more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries & their agendas. He sees moral equivilency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany & England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist20nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the 1st President ever who has chastised our allies & appeased our enemies!

No, that was probably Carter, followed by GHW Bush.


7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (& pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, & hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, & Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcicist.

And yet Bush was "bold" ...

8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong. We’re ‘pining’ for another Reagan, but there’ll never be another like him. He believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in Feb.) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller govt., personal responsibility, strong nat’l defense, & states’ rights.

The only reason that we don't have the next Reagan somewhere in the pipeline is because people like George W. Bush, Bob Dole, GHW Bush, and similar idiots all the way back to Nelson Rockafeller have been trying to keep people like Reagan out of the Republican Party. If GHW Bush hadn't engaged in widespread borderline fraud with whisper campaigns about Kemp being bisexual and last minute deliberately irritation robocall blizzards in New Hampshire, Jack Kemp would have been president in 1988. I don't want to hear anymore about how a new Reagan just isn't coming so we have to make due with more liberal fucking Republicans like George W. Bush. The next Reagan isn't coming because country club fucktards like George W. Bush have done everything possible to make sure of that, and people like Charles Krauthammer have done everything possible to help them.

9. The current level of spending is irresponsible & outrageous. We’re spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyper inflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid & Pelosi a pass b ecause they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due & people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus pkg. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions & the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.

And yet he said nothing about Bush ...

10. The election was over in mid-Sept. when Lehman brothers failed. Fear & panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, & the war was grinding on indefinitely w/o a clear outcome. The people are in pain, & the mantra of ‘change’ caused people to act emotionally. Any Dim would have won this election; it was surprising is was as close as it was.

The election was over a year earlier when the staggering mismanagement of the Bush Administration pushed his approval ratings down into Nixon territory. That was what McCain was fighting, not Lehman.

11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dims continue to roll. If it's between 8-10%, it’ll be a dogfight. It’ll all be about the economy.

How well did Charles Krauthammer predict the impact of the Bush Administration? Right.

______________________________________________________________________________________




If he is even 20 % right, we are in for a rough ride...............or worse than that..............inner destruction.................


Charles Kreauthammer pretty much permanently shot his credibility by spending almost all of the last eight years figuring out ways to insist that Bush was a misunderstood genius, that anyone who thought that the neocons were idiots was an anti-semite, that somehow staggering amounts of spending and debt were OK as long as Bush was doing it, that we would be greeted with candy and flowers in Baghdad and be out in six months (yes, he was one of those), and so on. If Charles Krauthammer said that the sky was blue, at this point I would check. He sold an amazing career as one of the most intelligent commentators out there for the opportunity to blow Bush. I wouldn't trust him at this point any farther than I could comfortably spit a rat.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:28:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By CS223:
Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.


Just in case you're unaware, Charles Krauthammer became a paraplegic in a diving accident while he was attending Harvard.

He is spot on in his political assessments, he has an excellent recall of history, unlike a lot of other commentators, he's not just stuck in the 'now'. He looks back in history and recalls what brought us to this point and where similar mistakes have been repeated in the past. I don't think you can fit him in the mold of a 'true conservative', I think he is more of a progressive conservative.. One thing is certain, he knows a hell of a lot more about being President than the president himself knows about the job. I've got a lot of repect for his commentary.

Wiki Bio



At one point he was very impressive and arguably one of the smartest people writing today. After eight years of frantic fellation of Bush, I cannot credit him with anything other than party loyalty. He was wrong about almost everything.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:28:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:30:10 AM EST by BBossman]

Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.

I always thought he was a disembodied head stuck on a far too big suit. But I do enjoy his opinions.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:30:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:34:13 AM EST by Taft]
Originally Posted By capnrob97:

Originally Posted By Taft:
Time to go to work, got to make some money...........

Yes, go make more money to get redistributed, commrade.


I am at work now.

What I meant was to make ME some more money.

"F" Obama.



Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:31:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By RhinelandArms:
I think the paper fails on one major account right off the bat. He is moving to control the financial system and has had a bit of a rough time of it. Once he does achieve that, then he will go after energy.

Other than that, I agree with the paper.


Except the the million monkeys of the Internet have nothing on the million monkeys trading bonds and the bond market will keep Obama in line whether he likes it or not.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:32:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By CS223:
Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.


Just in case you're unaware, Charles Krauthammer became a paraplegic in a diving accident while he was attending Harvard.

He is spot on in his political assessments, he has an excellent recall of history, unlike a lot of other commentators, he's not just stuck in the 'now'. He looks back in history and recalls what brought us to this point and where similar mistakes have been repeated in the past. I don't think you can fit him in the mold of a 'true conservative', I think he is more of a progressive conservative.. One thing is certain, he knows a hell of a lot more about being President than the president himself knows about the job. I've got a lot of repect for his commentary.

Wiki Bio



At one point he was very impressive and arguably one of the smartest people writing today. After eight years of frantic fellation of Bush, I cannot credit him with anything other than party loyalty. He was wrong about almost everything.


Yeah 8 years of Gore/Kerry would have been much better.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:32:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By runcible:
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.


Yeah, that's all Charles Krauthammer is, a "Fox News contributor". Right...



He posts and writes for a variety of news organizations, including the Washington Post.....

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:33:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By Taft:
Here is the subject of an article I read from Dr. Charles Krauthammer:

____________________________________________________________________

A summary of his comments:

1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a ‘cool customer’ who doesn't show his emotions. It's very hard to know what's ‘behind the mask’. Taking down the Clinton dynasty from a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Not really –– Hillary was such an amazingly unpleasant character that a lot of people could have beaten her, as more than a few people said at the time. Obama was "new" and the irritation with the existing folks and anyone associated with them (like Hillary) pushed Obama forward pretty hard.

2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan & Clinton. He has a way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing w/ your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no attn. to what he SAYS; rather, watch what he DOES!

No, he really doesn't, and I am not sure that you would compare Clinton and Reagan that way. Clinton was big on threats, Reagan wasn't, for instance.

3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything, incl. dismantling capitalism. He can’t be straightforward on his ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, & wants to ‘level the playing field’ w/ income redistribution & punishment of the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA to Great Britain or Canada.

Funny how ol' Chuck kept his mouth shut while Bush spent eight years spending like a pimp with a week to live.

4. His 3 main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, & NAT’L HEALTHCARE by the Fed. govt. He doesn't care about the auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus. The cap & trade will add costs to everything & stifle growth. Paying for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is healthcare program, because if you make it FREE & add 46,000,000 people to a Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go thru the roof. The only way to control costs is w/ massive RATIONING of services, like in Canada. God forbid.

See above, Bush's Medicare Part D, and so on.

5. He’s surrounded himself w/ mostly far-left academic types. No one around him has ever run even a candy store. But they’re going to try & run the auto, financial, banking & other industries. This obviously can’t work in the long run. Obama’s not a socialist; rather a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution. He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch what he does, not what he says.

Lots of people were talking about the neoconservatives early on, myself included, NOT because they were often kinda-sorta Jewish (in the same way that Obama is kinda-sorta black) but because they were overwhelmingly creatures of academia and think tanks with no practical experience whatsoever. Bush hoovered these idiots up. Ol' Chuck never said a word, probably because there are his peers.

6. Obama doesn’t really see himself as President of the USA, more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying to orchestrate & coordinate various countries & their agendas. He sees moral equivilency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany & England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist20nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has at times made errors. This is the 1st President ever who has chastised our allies & appeased our enemies!

No, that was probably Carter, followed by GHW Bush.


7. He’s now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (& pain) will not ‘come due’ until after he’s reelected in 2012. He’d like to blame all problems on Bush from the past, & hopefully his successor in the future. He has a huge ego, & Mr. Krauthammer believes he is a narcicist.

And yet Bush was "bold" ...

8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge strong. We’re ‘pining’ for another Reagan, but there’ll never be another like him. He believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty & Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in Feb.) are the future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller govt., personal responsibility, strong nat’l defense, & states’ rights.

The only reason that we don't have the next Reagan somewhere in the pipeline is because people like George W. Bush, Bob Dole, GHW Bush, and similar idiots all the way back to Nelson Rockafeller have been trying to keep people like Reagan out of the Republican Party. If GHW Bush hadn't engaged in widespread borderline fraud with whisper campaigns about Kemp being bisexual and last minute deliberately irritation robocall blizzards in New Hampshire, Jack Kemp would have been president in 1988. I don't want to hear anymore about how a new Reagan just isn't coming so we have to make due with more liberal fucking Republicans like George W. Bush. The next Reagan isn't coming because country club fucktards like George W. Bush have done everything possible to make sure of that, and people like Charles Krauthammer have done everything possible to help them.

9. The current level of spending is irresponsible & outrageous. We’re spending trillions that we don’t have. This could lead to hyper inflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid & Pelosi a pass b ecause they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come due & people will realize the huge bailouts didn’t work, nor will the stimulus pkg. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obama’s allies, unions & the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for #4 above.

And yet he said nothing about Bush ...

10. The election was over in mid-Sept. when Lehman brothers failed. Fear & panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, & the war was grinding on indefinitely w/o a clear outcome. The people are in pain, & the mantra of ‘change’ caused people to act emotionally. Any Dim would have won this election; it was surprising is was as close as it was.

The election was over a year earlier when the staggering mismanagement of the Bush Administration pushed his approval ratings down into Nixon territory. That was what McCain was fighting, not Lehman.

11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dims continue to roll. If it's between 8-10%, it’ll be a dogfight. It’ll all be about the economy.

How well did Charles Krauthammer predict the impact of the Bush Administration? Right.

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If he is even 20 % right, we are in for a rough ride...............or worse than that..............inner destruction.................


Charles Kreauthammer pretty much permanently shot his credibility by spending almost all of the last eight years figuring out ways to insist that Bush was a misunderstood genius, that anyone who thought that the neocons were idiots was an anti-semite, that somehow staggering amounts of spending and debt were OK as long as Bush was doing it, that we would be greeted with candy and flowers in Baghdad and be out in six months (yes, he was one of those), and so on. If Charles Krauthammer said that the sky was blue, at this point I would check. He sold an amazing career as one of the most intelligent commentators out there for the opportunity to blow Bush. I wouldn't trust him at this point any farther than I could comfortably spit a rat.


Like I said, even if he is only 20% right..............

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:34:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hero:
Charles is almost always dead on.


Yep.

He knows his business and he's right, Obama is a narcissist.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:35:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By NIGHTSTALKER_O6:
Originally Posted By trwoprod:
Originally Posted By CS223:
Originally Posted By XMM:
I like Chuck. My wife thinks he looks like Frankenstein's monster but he's never afraid to verbally kick Barry in the nuts.


Just in case you're unaware, Charles Krauthammer became a paraplegic in a diving accident while he was attending Harvard.

He is spot on in his political assessments, he has an excellent recall of history, unlike a lot of other commentators, he's not just stuck in the 'now'. He looks back in history and recalls what brought us to this point and where similar mistakes have been repeated in the past. I don't think you can fit him in the mold of a 'true conservative', I think he is more of a progressive conservative.. One thing is certain, he knows a hell of a lot more about being President than the president himself knows about the job. I've got a lot of repect for his commentary.

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At one point he was very impressive and arguably one of the smartest people writing today. After eight years of frantic fellation of Bush, I cannot credit him with anything other than party loyalty. He was wrong about almost everything.


Yeah 8 years of Gore/Kerry would have been much better.


Given Bush's legacy –– the real one, not what people like to pretend he did –– I am not sure that there would have been that large a difference and I am positive that conservatives in the Republican Party would not have been marginalized as they were under Bush's "leadership". I didn't vote for Gore because he was so crooked that he made Clinton look like Truman (everyone forgets about this). Given how Bush fucked up everything he touched, I am not sure, apart from the flagrant criminality, how much less competent Gore would have been.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:35:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.


As opposed to the other major networks who are fellating the president?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:45:36 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:51:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By Danner130:
Events will control him.


'MAYBE'..................or he may continue to walk between the rain drops.



5sub
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:53:08 AM EST
Krauthammer is a doctor, all right, he's a psychiatrist... when he looks inside Obama's head he knows what he sees.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:53:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Taft:
His appointing of the "CZAR's" is interesting too. They report ONLY to him.



A very good experienced manager can manage only about five direct reporting relationships.

5sub
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:03:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hero:
Charles is almost always dead on.


Except on gun control. While not necessarily an anti per se, he appears to sympathize with them.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:07:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
You mean the Fox News contributor has a negative opinion of the president? Shocking.


yep they aint into liberal ass licking like some of the others
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:31:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 10:50:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By GIJoe:
Good post, but using "Sarah Palin" and "boning" in the same sentence makes it Awesome on the post rating scale.


Sarah Palin is sincere & intelligent, but needs to really be seriously boning up on facts & info if she’s to be a serious candidate in the future.


Yes I had to read that a few time too.....
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:00:00 AM EST
A pretty accurate analysis. We are absolutely in the beginning stages of a revolution being led by our President. Some people are calling it a Fascist Revolution, but I happen to think it is a Marxist/Socialist Revolution. Which ever the case, my hope is that the enormous spending being used to propel the revolution will be it's undoing. I happen to believe that this level of spending on top of the enormous debt and economic instability that we already have is unsustainable for very long. I foresee a collapse of the new system in the next 5-10 years.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:03:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:07:59 AM EST
As has been said.... All well and fucking good, but the people that still support him will always support him. They would follow him to the showers and ovens with smiles. All the articles in the world are not going to help.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:19:48 AM EST
Not only is Krauthammer awesome, he has the best fucking name ever.

It sounds like a nickname from WW2.



- BG
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 11:28:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By phatmax:
As has been said.... All well and fucking good, but the people that still support him will always support him. They would follow him to the showers and ovens with smiles. All the articles in the world are not going to help.


His hardcore supporters on the far left will, but the soft left and "moderate" swing voters are much more fickle. If they start losing their comforts and don't see any relief then I think they'll turn on him politically.
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