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  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Krauthammer: As of Now, ‘I Don’t Think I’d Be Capable of Voting for Donald Trump’ [tr]

    05/04/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 172 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ian Hatchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that the GOP is “being led by a non-conservative populist” and that from what he’s seen so far, “I don’t think I’d be capable of voting for Donald Trump” on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Krauthammer: "Extremely Late" For Cruz & Kasich Alliance; "This Is The Endgame"

    04/25/2016 5:22:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | April 25, 2016 | Tim Hains
    "There's no tomorrow," Krauthammer said about the deal between Kasich and Cruz. "This is the endgame."
  • Krauthammer: Cruz 'extremely defensive' on New York support

    04/12/2016 5:41:45 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 07, 2016 | Staff
    Charles Krauthammer told viewers on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is “really extremely defensive” when it comes to his support in New York. “He doesn’t even have a chance to talk about his issues in New York,” Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, added. “He’s got to defend the ‘New York values’ stuff, which was an enormous mistake. It didn’t really help him in Iowa. He could’ve done it without that phrase. And now how does he defend it? He can’t. And I think because he is talking only about that, I...
  • Krauthammer: GOP split 'guaranteed' if Trump loses nomination

    04/08/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 185 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/2016 | EDDIE SCARRY
    Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer predicted that the Republican Party would most certainly collapse if Donald Trump is denied a presidential nomination at the convention in July. In his latest column for the Washington Post, Krauthammer said if Trump does not lock up the nomination before the convention — he has the most delegates but needs a majority — it is possible the party will coalesce around an alternative and the billionaire's supporters will walk away, leaving the party in shambles. "And if Trump loses out, a split is guaranteed," wrote Krauthammer. "In Trump's mind, he is a winner. Always. If...
  • The coming train wreck (Trump v Cruz and the convention)

    04/07/2016 6:01:01 PM PDT · by NRx · 151 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-07-2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    No excerpt. This needs to be read in its entirety.
  • Krauthammer: I Was Wrong for Laughing at Trump… Democrats Are Worried

    03/17/2016 4:47:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 17,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Charles Krauthammer finally admitted tonight that he was wrong when he laughing at Donald Trump six months ago. The FOX News pundit has been one of Donald Trump’s leading GOP Beltway detractors. Krauthammer: He’s demonstrated the ability to bring out people who aren’t regular voters, aren’t regular Republicans, and he could alter the map. I think Democrats who thought six months ago, who thought he was a joke, I thought he was a joke for a nominee for the Republican Party, and a lot of people thought as well. We were all wrong. So he has a capacity to appeal....
  • There’s an air of menace about this campaign

    03/17/2016 5:18:43 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    By international and historical standards, political violence is exceedingly rare in the United States. The last serious outburst was 1968 with its bloody Democratic-convention riots. By that standard, 2016 is, as yet, tame. It may not remain so. The political thuggery that shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago last week may just be a harbinger. It would be nice, therefore, if we could think straight about cause and effect. The immediate conventional wisdom was to blame the disturbance on the “toxic environment” created by Trump. Nonsense. This was an act of deliberate sabotage created by a totalitarian left...
  • Malzberg Nails It – Krauthammer and Cruz Should be Ashamed….

    03/14/2016 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 14 2016 | Sundance
    Just watch. Steve Malzberg nails this commentary 100%, and provides audio visual substance to back it up. His comments are about the left planning protests for the rally in Chicago. He provides video clips of Reagan's encounters with protestors.
  • Down Memory Lane: What "Conservatives" Said About Palin, 2008

    03/15/2016 8:57:10 AM PDT · by LS · 36 replies
    Self | 3/15/2016 | LS
    As part of my ongoing Trump campaign biography, I thought it would be interesting to see what so-called "conservatives" had to say about Sarah Palin in 2008. Turns out, it's not much different than what they have said about Trump (i.e., hatred): Remember how the so-called conservative media treated Sarah Palin in 2008? Charles Krauthammer wrote, “with Palin, the case against Obama evaporates.” Palin’s choice, he claimed, “negates the theme of readiness” to assume the office. Referring to her as a “wing-nut candidate,” Krathammer wrote of Palin’s “inevitable liabilities” due to the fact that any “unvetted neophyte has ‘issues,’” such...
  • Krauthammer: It’s Over for Cruz, Rubio if Trump Wins These Two States

    02/25/2016 3:59:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 25, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday that if either Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz lose their home state to Donald Trump it would almost certainly spell the end of their campaigns. "If either loses their home state to Trump, they have to pull out," Krauthammer said on the Fox News Channel. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Rubio currently trails Trump in Florida and a new poll released Wednesday indicated Cruz was in a statistical dead heat with the billionaire in Texas. Krauthammer advised both Rubio and Cruz to find an "attack line" that can be deployed on Trump to freeze his momentum....
  • Sanders and Trump: Magic sells

    02/12/2016 1:12:08 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11 Feb 16 | Charles Krauthammer
    The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the seven-year legacy of the Obama presidency. Yes, you hear constant denunciations of institutions, parties, leaders, donors, lobbyists, influence peddlers. But the starting point of the bipartisan critique is the social, economic and geopolitical wreckage all around us. Bernie Sanders is careful never to blame President Obama directly, but his description of the America Obama leaves behind is devastating — a wasteland of...
  • Fox News Buries Cruz Iowa Victory with Rubio, Clinton Coverage

    02/01/2016 9:50:22 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 88 replies
    February 2, 2016 | Ralph Mitchell
    Coverage of the Ted Cruz Iowa Victory is being minimized by Fox News with excessive coverage of Rubio and Clinton. This is based on the evidence of those viewing.
  • Fox in Complete Rubio Pimp Mode (VANITY)

    02/01/2016 9:48:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    VANITY
    "Rubio is John Kennedy to Hillary Clinton's Richard Nixon." It began with the debate where they came out declaring Rubio the winner. Frank Luntz had a 'select group' who mostly said Rubio won and - surprise - Rubio showed up to chat with them. Cruz won tonight and they quickly dismissed him as unelectable, speech was too long, another Huckabee type victory. Trump's loss was a death blow to his campaign, said Krauthammer. They have all this scripted beforehand it seems. So the GOPe's go to guy is Rubio at this point. Gang of 8 membership paying off for him...
  • Levin's complaints that Trump is attacking from the left using "Alinsky" tactics are silly [vanity]

    01/20/2016 12:13:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    Levin might cry and whine about Trump's tactics but here's the thing, there are no rules in politics. The only rule is winning. Trump is making that clear this cycle by breaking all the rules and winning so far. If Cruz can't beat Trump, he doesn't deserve to be the nominee. Hillary and the democrats would use the same "tactics" and more to pulverize him. This is what primaries are about. They are tests for the strongest nominee. They make the eventual nominee stronger. Cry baby whining about Trump does not make Cruz stronger. It's what losers do when they...
  • Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.

    01/21/2016 3:36:03 PM PST · by Enduro Guy · 252 replies
    So... I heard straight from the great one's mouth. Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.
  • Mark Levin saya he is being threatened by a campaign

    01/21/2016 3:35:24 PM PST · by alpo · 173 replies
    Mark Levin Show
    Mark Levin opened his radio show with the disclosure a political campaign was attempt to intimidate him by disclosing his fiancee's son works in Ted Cruz's DC office. He said he is going to find out and identify who it is. He doesn't believe it is the Trump group.
  • The “Trump Conservative War” – The Great Trumpian Divide – National Review VS Mainstreet…

    09/12/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-15 | sundance
    There is an expression: “I will leave you naked before your enemies”… A proactive assertion essentially stating: if you chose to engage in war with me – not only do I promise your defeat against my interests, but I will lay you open to exposure from all adversaries – who will then take advantage of your new vulnerability. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job filling the role behind this proclamation. In a seismic political shift Trump has gone far beyond drawing a line in the sand. He has openly dug a trench on his pre-selected battle space...
  • Not coincidental Trumps 2015 conservative critics were Obamas 2009 fan boys

    12/29/2015 12:58:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-29-15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Not Coincidental - Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama's 2009 Fan Boys...

    12/29/2015 3:24:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX's entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump's campaign. Since June '15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Charles Krauthammer Reveals the Candidate He Thinks Is Most Likely to Win the Republican Nomination

    01/22/2016 9:15:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 22, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said Friday on the Fox News Channel that he believes it is now a three person race for the Republican 2016 nomination, with Donald Trump most likely to win. Speaking on "Special Report," the syndicated columnist used $100 in "casino chips" to illustrate his point. Krauthammer placed a $40 bet on the chances that Trump would secure the nomination, followed by a $30 bet on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in third with $20 and Krauthammer reserved $10 for "wine, women and song."(continued)
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Megyn, Krauthammer Praise Trump for Taking on Cruz Over 'New York Values' Attack

    01/14/2016 10:38:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 281 replies
    youtube.com ^ | January 14
    On "The Kelly File" tonight, Charles Krauthammer and Megyn Kelly praised Donald Trump for defending "New York values" at tonight's Fox Business GOP debate.
  • Obama's serial appeasement has backfired

    01/11/2016 4:39:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/7/16 | Charles Krauthammer
    If you're going to engage in a foreign policy capitulation, might as well do it when everyone is getting tanked and otherwise occupied. Say, New Year's Eve. Here's the story. In October, Iran test-fires a nuclear-capable ballistic missile in brazen violation of unanimous United Nations Security Council resolutions. President Barack Obama does nothing. One month later, Iran does it again. The administration makes a few gestures at the U.N. Then nothing. Then finally, on Dec. 30, the White House announces a few sanctions. They are weak, aimed mostly at individuals and designed essentially for show. Amazingly, even that proves too...
  • Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama’s 2009 Fan Boys…

    12/30/2015 8:55:08 PM PST · by akalinin · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 28 2015 | sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly...
  • Levin Hammers ‘Hypocrite’ Krauthammer, ‘Obsessive’ Hume for Attacks on Cruz and Trump

    12/16/2015 4:52:14 PM PST · by VinL · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/15 | Jeff Poor
    ..Levin first singled out Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer for criticizing Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump for switching his positions. Levin pointed out that Krauthammer was a speechwriter for former Vice President Walter Mondale, who ran against Ronald Reagan as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1980 and as the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984. "I'l tell you something else, I'm sick and tired of his intelligence being questioned by the stupidos on cable TV," Levin said. "He's an incredibly brilliant man, as are many of the people on that stage, incredibly. We got to sit...
  • Jeb Bush says his brother "kept us safe." He's wrong.

    09/16/2015 8:53:10 PM PDT · by RC one · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | September 16, 2015, 10:17 p.m. ET | Mathew Ygelsias
    Defending his brother's record as president at CNN's Republican presidential debate, Jeb Bush had a simple answer: "He kept us safe." It's an answer Jeb has given before and that conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has cited as George W. Bush's main legacy. But it's not true. For one thing: The vast majority of people killed on American soil by terrorists throughout the entirety of American history were killed during George W. Bush's administration. It's not even close. And this was followed up by the deaths of an even larger number of Americans during Bush's invasion of Iraq.It would be a...
  • Engel on Obama Speech: 'Same Strategy That Hasn't Been Working'

    12/06/2015 6:40:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maybe you're a liberal, reluctant to accept Charles Krauthammer's conclusion that President Obama's speech on terror tonight was a "complete failure." Fine. But there's no getting around Richard Engel, whom no one would accuse of conservatism. Speaking with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, NBC's chief foreign correspondent bleak assessment was that President Obama laid out "the same strategy that hasn't been working for last several years." After a point-by-point takedown of Obama's weak tea, Engel concluded "the course of treatment that he laid out for this sick patient with cancer with no immediate cure does not seem like an incredibly strong...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio Will Be GOP’s ‘Final Four’

    11/12/2015 4:52:13 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/11/2015 | NR Staff
    Sen. Rand Paul had his best night in Tuesday's Republican primary debate, but it won't be enough to alter his fortunes, Charles Krauthammer said tonight on Fox News's Special Report. "I give him points for courage and candor," Krauthammer said. "I mean his sort of isolationism is not a popular strain, but he went with it." Nonetheless, "I don't think anybody really changes his or her fortunes."Instead, he predicted how things will shake out from here: "If you look at the stage, you saw the two wings, you had Rand Paul and you had Kasich, who you could just see...
  • Krauthammer: Biden To Run As "Insurance Policy" In Case Hillary Indicted

    10/20/2015 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer sounded off on the prospects of Vice President Joe Biden entering the contest for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Krauthammer: In Syria, Putin eats Obama’s lunch

    10/04/2015 2:14:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 10/04/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two days earlier at the United Nations, Obama had welcomed the return, in force, of the Russian military to the Middle East — for the first time in decades — in order to help fight the Islamic State.</p>
  • Krauthammer To Megyn Kelly: Trump's Attack On Fiorina Proves You Were Right About Him At Debate

    09/11/2015 11:24:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
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  • How Obama Swindled Americans on Iran

    09/11/2015 7:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/11/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal. It will be an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the U.N., President Obama has largely drained congressional action of relevance. At the Security Council, he pushed through a resolution ratifying the deal, thus officially committing the United States as a nation to its implementation — in advance of any congressional action. The resolution abolishes the entire legal framework, built over a decade, underlying the international sanctions against Iran. A few months from now, they will be gone. The script is already written: The International Atomic Energy Agency,...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Wow! Laura Ingraham Just SCHOOLED Charles Krauthammer on 14th Amendment and Donald Trump

    08/21/2015 4:57:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    For those of you who have never seen Charles Krauthammer get schooled by a fellow journalist – here you go…Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham just absolutely destroyed Charles Krauthammer on the 14th amendment and anchor babies tonight on Special Report. Charles Krauthammer: The issue of anchor babies or birthright citizenship, it is a sideshow because it’s a symptom…Laura Ingraham: There’s quite a debate about whether the 14th Amendment has to be repealed. I know a lot of people glibly say… That’s not actually been settled and you could do a whole hour on the jurisprudence surrounding that.Krauhammer: It’s been around...
  • Donald Trump’s Fantasy of Mass Deportation Is Political Poison For The GOP

    08/20/2015 10:12:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 83 replies
    National Reviw ^ | August 20, 2015 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    Donald Trump’s Fantasy of Mass Deportation Is Political Poison For The GOP by CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER August 20, 2015 “This was not a subject that was on anybody’s mind until I brought it up at my announcement.” — Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, August 6 Not on anyone’s mind? For years, immigration has been the subject of near-constant, often bitter argument within the GOP. But it is true that Trump has brought the debate to a new place — first, with his announcement speech, about whether Mexican migrants are really rapists, and now with the somewhat more nuanced Trump plan....
  • The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….

    08/18/2015 8:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2015 | sundance
    August 18, 2015The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….by sundance Beyond the previous examples of DC’s chattering class punditry: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Dana Perino, Charles Lane, Bill Kristol et al, and their on-air splodey head moments -which are continuing with the speed of an interstate covered in bubble wrap- we now have the paid GOP consultant class joining them.GOP political consultant Rick Wilson has been in a highly visible war of words with Breitbart.com over the website’s editorial support for GOP candidate Donald Trump.Wilson said on CNN that approximately 25% of Republicans were “low information voters”,...
  • The GOP’s deeply flawed field

    08/18/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katrina vanden Heuveleditor, publisher, and part-owner, The Nation
    Donald Trump continues to bring comic relief and mean-spirited bombast to the Republican campaign trail. But while Trump is a continuing spectacle, he also makes (a tiny bit) more sense than his rivals when he indicts U.S. trade policies or scorns the influence of big money that turns politicians into puppets. Nevertheless Trump, despite his current lead in the polls, isn’t likely to be the Republican presidential nominee. William Galston, the Wall Street Journal’s designated Democratic pundit, last week suggested that there were five “plausible” Republican candidates — Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.), Govs. Scott Walker (Wis.)...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • KRAUTHAMMER: Place your bets: Favorites, dark horses are set

    08/14/2015 12:57:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | August 14, 2015 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post & Fox News
    Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton's private email server and a raucous, roiling GOP debate — the third edition of the Racing Form is herewith rushed into print. Legal disclaimer: This column is for betting purposes only. What follows is analysis — scrubbed, as thoroughly as a Clinton server, of advocacy. (Unless I simply can't resist.) Hillary Clinton: Ever since her disastrous book-launch performance, I've thought her both (1) a weak candidate and (2) the inevitable Democratic nominee. No longer. She has fallen from her 95-percent barring-an-act-of-God perch....
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Krauthammer: "Teflon Don" Trump Has Shown He's "Durable"

    08/04/2015 4:34:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that “Teflon Don” Donald Trump has show “he’s going to be a durable candidate” on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel. Krauthammer said of Trump’s debate strategy, “I would think from his point of view, when you have the kind of lead he does, and the others have no particular incentive to attack you, because it might hurt the two of you, and leave the rest of the field unmolested, you’ve got a pretty good shot at just playing statesman and being quiet.
  • Krauthammer calls removal of Confederate flag ‘liberal impulse’ to do something ‘irrelevant’

    06/25/2015 10:48:54 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    BizPac Review&#8206; ^ | 06/24/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Calls to remove the Confederate flag are nothing but a “standard liberal impulse” that will accomplish nothing, conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday. “Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the (South Carolina) capital, this massacre would have happened in any case,” Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report” Tuesday. “But it’s the standard liberal impulse.” “Something happened really bad. So there’s gotta be a problem and there has to be a solution, we must do something,” Krauthammer said, mimicking the liberal thought process. “Even if the ‘something’ is entirely irrelevant.”
  • The Trump Card

    06/21/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Published on Saturday, 20 June 2015 21:46 | Written by Joan Swirsky
    A sure-fire way of assessing the threat that leftists feel toward any challenge to their nonsensical narratives and preposterous Trump Black and White Card RSN 320policies is to measure the long knives and “important” people they drag out to slam the competition. Whether it’s the leftwing JournoList cabal of 400 so-called journalists and academics who in 2007 colluded to launch relentless character assassinations against every person who challenged Barack Obama about anything, or the obsessive sexist attacks and slander leveled in 2008 against Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, or, more dramatically, the strange death of Obama critic Andrew Breitbart, the...
  • Pentagon Official Reacts Angrily to Obama’s ISIS Strategy Claim: ‘What the F— Was That?’

    06/12/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Fox News via pjmedia.com ^ | june 8, 2015 | Fox News via Debra Heine
    On Special Report tonight, Charles Krauthammer noted that Obama occasionally stumbles on the truth, as he did when he admitted that his administration does not yet have a strategy to defeat ISIS; but as is always the case with this president it’s never his fault when something goes wrong. “The reason is Obama’s entire strategy rests on the notion that trained Iraqis under this government are going to carry the fight to ISIS,” Krauthammer said, noting that strategy has failed in Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah. “This is a country that was abandoned by Obama in 2011 and threw in its...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Handicapping the 2016 Field, Round Two

    06/12/2015 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/12/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Republican nominating race is a mess: a strong field, but with ten declared candidates and a half-dozen more to come, we need a bouncer to keep order. I’ve given myself the job. Rope lines separate the four categories. A. Top tier: 1. Jeb Bush. Solid, no sizzle. Sizzle may be in less demand than eight years ago, but his inability to separate from the pack, his recent campaign shakeup and his four-day stumble over Megyn Kelly’s “knowing what we know now” Iraq question have given even his supporters pause. Nonetheless, a bulging war chest, a fine gubernatorial record, and...
  • Trump Launches Twitter Tirade on Krauthammer Over Poll Comments

    06/06/2015 3:29:34 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 42 replies
    News Max ^ | Saturday, 06 Jun 2015 01:55 PM | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump launched a Twitter battle late Thursday and into Friday against Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, calling him a "dummy" and a "totally overrated clown" after the conservative pundit mocked Trump's low poll ratings. The real estate mogul's Twitter tirade started after Krauthammer, appearing on the Fox News show "Special Report with Bret Baier," said that Trump's place at the top of a Fox News poll showing who Republicans would never vote for showed Trump earned a "deserved 59 percent" of the negative votes, reports Talking Points Memo. "It’s just a tremendously interesting poll," Krauthammer told Baier. "It is...
  • What Charles Krauthammer Said That Had Donald Trump Unleashing a Blistering Tirade: ‘(edit)’

    06/05/2015 2:29:00 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 86 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jun. 5, 2015 3:44pm | Jon Street
    Full Caption: "What Charles Krauthammer Said That Had Donald Trump Unleashing a Blistering Tirade: ‘Overrated Clown!’" Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report” Thursday, Krauthammer cited a recent poll of current and likely 2016 Republican candidates whom respondents said they would “never” vote for. “It is led by Donald Trump, with a deserved 59 percent,” Krauthammer told host Bret Baier. “You have to add ‘deserved?’” Baier interjected.
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Delusions

    06/05/2015 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama's stunning declaration that the global image of the United States has greatly improved under his administration is another example of his ideology and narcissism's blinding him to his many policy failures. During a White House event with the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, he managed to turn the subject to himself, saying, "People don't remember -- when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia. And today, once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth." As evidence, the White House cited a Gallup poll,...