The Whining Krauthammer


Channel 3 (Apr 09) 009

Mr. Curmudgeon:

“I do begrudge what he’s done in this fiscal cliff talks,” said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer to Fox News host Sean Hannity. “It’s been very clear from the beginning that he [President Obama] had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. He’s been using this, and I must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success, to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition. The only, you know, redoubt of the opposition is the House. And his objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House and to create an internal civil war, and he’s done that.”

Krauthammer gives the president far more credit than he deserves. The division separating establishment and conservative Republicans has existed for decades. Now that America is poised to venture past the point of no return – assuming a crushing debt that can never be repaid, while diminishing individual freedom in the process – establishment Republicans are forced to choose sides.

GOP House Speaker John Boehner marginalized the conservatives of his party to help the president increase taxes and raise the debt ceiling. It’s disingenuous for Krauthammer to say a crafty Obama made Boehner do it. Republican leaders, in the end, made the conscious choice to follow Obama’s lead.

Furthermore, Krauthammer forgets that the GOP’s “internal civil war” began during the 2010 Republican primaries for the House and Senate. That’s when the Tea Party successfully unseated many a Boehner-like Republican. If, as Krauthammer insists, Obama seeks to “break the will of the Republicans in the House,” the Tea Party must increase its efforts to unseat easily breakable, Boehner-like Republicans.

If the contest between President Obama and Speaker Boehner is viewed as a boxing match, why does Krauthammer condemn Obama for landing skillful punches on Boehner’s glass jaw?

Krauthammer should stop making silly excuses for the GOP’s slow-witted bums.


  1. Obama wants us over the Fiscal Cliff. Clearly, had his agenda been anything other than Cloward-Piven, he would not go ten days without talking to Republicans about a compromise, or anything else for that matter.
    Compromise is seeking common ground so that both sides get some of what they want. Compromise is not the alleged president saying: Give me what I want or take the blame for my failures.
    And the really sad part is, in the end the Republicans WILL take the blame for everything because people are too stupid to learn the truth about Obama.

  2. Historically has Obama been on the side of the Government …or the people?

    Historically has Boehner been on the side of Government …or the people?

    The TEA party is facing two enemies …and they're BOTH on the side of Government.

  3. Obama is so excited about all of this. He wants to swoop in at the last second and save the day. He only wants to spend our money and raise our debt, and I am afraid for this country and our children.

  4. A lot of the problem with the Republican Party, currently, is this. "The division separating establishment and conservative Republicans has existed for decades." At least one recent poll shows that those that self identify as Libertarian outnumber those that self identify as Conservative. The Libertarians have tended to vote republican since ~2000. The battle in the Republican Party is between the Conservatives and the Establishment types on one side and the Libertarians on the other. The fact that Libertarians have such a large stake in the Tea Party movement makes me question the legitimacy of the 'Tea Party Tribune" for their failure to acknowledge that fact.

    • You make a good point. I believe that Libertarians, conservatives and the Tea Party share one common goal: re-establishing America’s Constitutional system with a government of limited powers and maximum liberty for the individual. That coalition must be formed if, as the Tea Party says, “We the People” are to “take our country back.”
      –Mr. C

  5. This is what happens when 51% of the voters accept 47 million on food stamps, record unemployment and $16 trillion in debt. They get an empowered imperial Presidency and a neutered opposition party.

  6. I keep hearing this word "Compromise". Over and over and over.
    And *all* of this verbiage comes from one source….Conservatives.
    My view is simply this.
    You want "Compromise"? Like….how? What would be a good compromise between "Breathing" and "Drowning"?
    HOW…would that be possible. It's like this Folks. You are either Free…or not. It is just that simple.
    You cannot be "Almost pregnant". You either ARE pregnant…or you are NOT pregnant.
    Democrats DESTROY all Freedoms except those "freedoms" to live in a drug infested, immoral society. They need those things in order for their Party to stay afloat. The rest of the "Freedoms" we have simply get in the way of their agendas.
    And so…there are People that want to "COMPROMISE" with that?
    Compromise is the problem. I do not blame a rattlesnake for biting me. That is his agenda. That is all he knows to do….Bite. But I do not "Compromise" with him either. Why? Because the snake's agenda directly interferes with MY agenda….which is…to NOT get bitten.
    So what is the "GIST" you ask?
    NO COMPROMISE. Stop trying to be "Politically Correct". When you do that…you are playing by THEIR rules.
    Let's play by another set of rules….OURS.