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  • Krauthammer: ‘Police Have Received’ That Obama ‘Instinctively’ Sides ‘Against the Authorities

    09/02/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer argued, “President Obama’s reaction to every incident where there was race involved…has always been to instinctively side himself against the authorities” “And that’s a message that the police have received” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Trump on success: 'It's a movement'

    08/28/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump, White House hopeful and Republican leader of the pack for president, said in a telephone interview on Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC that his success with poll numbers shows the country is going through a massive change, the magnitude of which some say has never before been seen. He made the remarks in answer to a question from one of the panelists who spoke of Trump’s unpopularity with many of the so-called establishment Republicans, like pundits George Will and Charles Krauthammer, and whether he could win the nomination without such support. And Trump’s response? First, he...
  • 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...
  • Laura Ingraham Just Schooled Charles Krauthammer on 14th Amendment and Donald Trump

    08/22/2015 6:41:31 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/21/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Wow! Laura Ingraham Just SCHOOLED Charles Krauthammer on 14th Amendment and Donald Trump (VIDEO) For those of you who have never seen Charles Krauthammer get schooled by a fellow journalist – here you go… ingraham krauthammer 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Charles Krauthammer: Handicapping the 2016 Field, Round Three

    08/14/2015 5:38:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Both presidential nomination contests having been scrambled by recent events — the FBI taking control of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail 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.)
  • Krauthammer on Clinton email revelations: 'Nothing she says ever is true three weeks later'

    08/13/2015 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2015 | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that revelations classified emails were found on Hillary Clinton's private server that she used to conduct business showed that “it’s not only her trustworthiness, it’s the fact that nothing she says ever is true three weeks later.”
  • Donald Trump Wages War on Fox’s ‘Dummy’ Charles Krauthammer

    06/05/2015 9:37:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 5, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    During Thursday evening’s edition of Special Report on Fox News, Charles Krauthammer offered some backhanded praise of Donald Trump for leading a poll of presidential candidates people will not vote for. The real estate mogul leads the poll “with a deserved 59 percent,” the pundit told host Bret Baier. “[Trump] is going to say how sad it is that I’m saying these things,” Krauthammer continued. “But, you know, this is an open forum and we have free speech. He has a well-deserved and, I would say, an impressive 59 percent.”Uh-oh, you done poke the bear now!
  • 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.
  • 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, Brit Hume comes down on Cruz: An act of ‘amazing hypocrisy’ to refuse to attack Trump

    07/28/2015 12:51:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 07/28/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going after Donald Trump in the name of party solidarity — but being willing to attack one of his own party’s leaders. On Fox News’ “Special Report” Monday, commentator Brit Hume accused Cruz of hypocrisy. Ted Cruz‘s epic battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor flowed onto the Fox News set Monday when two influential personalities called out the Texas senator for not going...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Ted Cruz Guilty of Committing ‘Act of Rather Amazing Hypocrisy’ (Guess?)

    07/27/2015 6:05:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 27, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Conservative political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz(R-Texas) is guilty of “rather amazing hypocrisy” for blasting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but failing to go after fellow Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The syndicated-columnist contended that because Cruz hopes to gain Trump supporters when the real-estate mogul drops out of the race, he won’t criticize him. Krauthammer said that left him guilty of hypocrisy....
  • The Price of Fetal Parts

    07/24/2015 8:39:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The National Review ^ | 7-24-15 | Charles Krauthammer
    Aborting infants and selling the pieces takes a toll on practitioners’ souls. “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.” — Barack Obama, address to Planned Parenthood, April 26, 2013 Planned Parenthood’s reaction to the release of a secretly recorded conversation about the sale of fetal body parts was highly revealing. After protesting that it had done nothing illegal, it apologized for the “tone” of one of its senior directors. Her remarks lacked compassion, admitted Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. As if Dr. Deborah Nucatola’s cold and casual discussion over salad and wine of how the fetal body can be crushed...
  • Trump Steamrolls NBC Reporter, Takes Shots at Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg

    07/08/2015 12:36:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/8/15 | Andrew Kirell
    For those who didn’t watch Donald Trump‘s lengthy interview with NBC’s Katy Tur this afternoon, here’s a one-sentence summation: The Republican candidate constantly chided and condescended to his interviewer, talked smack about his critics, and repeated all the same claims he’s made about Mexico over the past few weeks. Asked whether he’s concerned about gun violence in America, Trump responded that he’s a “big Second Amendment person.” And when Tur asked whether he owns a gun, the following exchange ensued: TRUMP: I have the license to have a gun, yes, I do. TUR: Do you own one? TRUMP: Yes, I...
  • 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 ^ | 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.”
  • 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...
  • Michael Savage: Charles Krauthammer is “overrated”, people “confuse his dour looks for intelligence”

    06/05/2015 3:44:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jun. 5, 2014
    On Wednesday, Charles Krauthammer came out in favor of the Bergdahl prisoner swap. Savage reax… "Charles “Sauerkraut” of Fox News– a man I’ve not been impressed with– I think he’s way overrated. Because of his sad demeanor, people think he’s intelligent. They confuse his dour looks for intelligence. They think somehow if you’re depressed-looking, you’re smart. "
  • Krauthammer Rips ‘Personal Hurt’ Obama’s ‘Closest Thing’ to a Jewish President Claim

    06/04/2015 2:02:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jun 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Special Report” during the show’s “All-Star Panel” segment, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks from President Barack Obama claiming he was “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat” in the Oval Office. Krauthammer expressed his confusion, but criticized Obama’s “personal hurt” and suggested he reevaluate his position on an Iran nuke deal. “I’m not sure I even understand what that means,” Krauthammer said. “But perhaps the judgment of Israelis, who 6 million of them are Jews, have a pretty good idea what a Jew is and more importantly have a pretty good ideal...
  • Krauthammer: Hillary Email Dump Is ‘Farce,’ We Saw What She Wanted Us to See

    05/23/2015 4:08:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5-22-15 | Josh Feldman
    Hundreds of Hillary Clinton‘s emails were released today, something Clinton herself said she wants, but Charles Krauthammer doesn’t really buy this is some great victory for transparency and disclosure. “There isn’t a shred of evidence,” he said, “because she shredded the evidence. This whole release is a farce.” He pointed out that it’s not like every little email Clinton ever sent will be released to the public, only the ones ‘scrubbed and cleansed and decided upon, chosen by her own people, acting in her own interest.” And, Krauthammer added, it’s working, because the media is eagerly looking through “pre-scrubbed material”...
  • It’s Obama who lost Iraq: To ask the right hypothetical questions, it's imperative <tr>

    05/22/2015 8:21:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in free fall. It gets worse. The Gulf States’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief....
  • Iraq’s Decline into Chaos Traces Back to 2011, Not 2003

    05/22/2015 7:20:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti–Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in free fall. It gets worse. The Gulf States’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief....
  • How, by bending over backwards to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, Obama is abandoning our allies

    04/24/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the UN weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has no intention of doing anything. Meanwhile, it exerts pressure on Saudi Arabia to halt its air war over Yemen and agree to negotiate a political settlement involving Iran.</p>
  • Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran (Krauthammer)

    04/25/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a “very successful regional power.” His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider: ● Gulf of Aden: Iran sends a flotilla of warships and weapons-carrying freighters to reinforce the rebels in Yemen — a noncontiguous, non-Persian, nonthreatening (to Iran) Arabian state — asserting its new status as regional bully and arbiter. The Obama administration sends an aircraft carrier group, apparently to prevent this gross breach of the U.N. weapons embargo on Yemen. Instead, the administration announces that it has...
  • She Rides By Van: The Hillary Clinton Launch

    04/17/2015 4:28:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    She Rides By Van: The Hillary Clinton Launch By Charles Krauthammer April 16 See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-camera pictures that made them look (to borrow from Karl Rove) like fugitives on the lam, wanted in seven states for a failed foreign policy. There’s something surreal about Hillary Clinton’s Marie Antoinette tour, sampling cake and commoners. But what else can she do? After Barack Obama, she’s the best-known political figure in America. She...
  • BOOM! Krauthammer Just Dropped The “P” Bomb As He Guts Obama’s Attack On Scott Walker

    04/08/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4-8-15 | Norvell Rose
    In addition to being a regular on Fox News and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Charles Krauthammer is also a board certified psychiatrist. So he presumably knows what he’s talking about when he discusses mental disorders and diseases. That’s why it was particularly interesting to hear Krauthammer’s use of the word “pathological” when describing President Obama’s sneering attack on Scott Walker in connection with the governor’s comments about the Iran nuclear agreement. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “pathological” as “extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem.” Video at source:
  • Krauthhammer--Obama’s Betraying Our Allies – to Partner With Iran

    03/24/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sara Noble
    “He thinks he is going to do a Nixon to China. He is the man who is going to develop the entente, the understanding, the condominium with Iran to run the Middle East. We will join with them. We are going to recognize their presence, their dominance in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen as that will be the reward for having cut a deal with us on nuclear weapons.” “That’s impossible, O’Reilly said, “because if that ever were to come true, we would alienate all of the Sunni nations. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates…” “But that’s exactly...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu

    03/18/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu March 18, 2015 President Obama’s approach to Iran and the Middle East was firmly rejected in Israel’s election on Tuesday, in which prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, said Charles Krauthammer. “This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was on the ballot,” he said on Wednesday’s Special Report. “He did everything he could to unseat him, but he failed.”
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t

    03/05/2015 5:43:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: Hillary Is Not Trying to Clear the Air, Because She Can’t March 5, 2015 Why doesn’t Hillary Clinton do a no-holds-barred, Chris Christie-style press conference to clear the air over her secret email accounts? “Because the answers to the questions, if remotely honest,” says Charles Krauthammer, “are self-indicting.” “The reason that she can’t do a Christie, and do a two-hour press conference, where she clears the air,” Krauthammer explained on Thursday’s Special Report, “is — two reasons. Number one, she’s a Clinton, and what the Clintons do is never ‘clear the air’; they spend the first month or...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Iranian Negotiations Are ‘Simply Catastrophic’

    02/25/2015 4:04:20 AM PST · by onyx · 23 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2015 7:36 PM | NRO STAFF
    Krauthammer’s Take: Iranian Negotiations Are ‘Simply Catastrophic’ On Tuesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said the United States’ ongoing negotiations with Iran are misguided and make President Obama’s other foreign policy blunders look favorable by comparison. “This [deal] will mean a lifting of the sanctions, so Iran will be with a very strong economy, undeterred, nothing in any way holding it back; it’s simply catastrophic,” Krauthammer said. “It is an unbelievably bad deal. It makes the Cuba deal look like a really good bargain.” Krauthammer explained that he thinks the United States is negotiating from a place of weakness, which...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Like James Buchanan In Terror Fight

    02/17/2015 5:04:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer compared President Obama’s handling of the war on terror to James Buchanan before the Civil War on Monday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
  • krauthammer: obama prayer breakfast a ‘combination of the banal and the repulsive’

    02/07/2015 6:18:01 AM PST · by grimalkin · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/15 | Jeffrey Poor
    On Friday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks made by President Barack Obama at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast. Krauthammer criticized Obama primarily for invoking the Inquisition and the Crusades on the heels of the ISIS video showing the burning of a Jordanian pilot. “I actually think he was doing it, he’ll trot it out when he does the Iran deal, but the more immediate thing was simply to dismiss the barbarism that we saw with the immolation of the Jordanian pilot, and to make everybody believe that this is really nothing out...
  • Krauthammer 'Stunned' By Obama's 'Banal & Offensive' Prayer Breakfast Remarks

    02/06/2015 10:37:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 103 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    Charles Krauthammer tonight slammed President Barack Obama’s remarks today at the National Prayer Breakfast, where Obama compared ISIS attacks to the violence committed by Christians in the Crusades. “Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ," Obama said.
  • The Emerging Iranian Empire: The Obama Administration Acquiesces to the New Reality

    01/23/2015 6:57:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/23/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    While Iran’s march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried. This week, Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized control of the Yemeni government, heretofore pro-American. In September, they overran Sanaa, the capital. On Tuesday, they seized the presidential palace. On Thursday, they forced the president to resign. The Houthi have local religious grievances, being Shiites in a majority Sunni land. But...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Obama: Charlie who?

    01/16/2015 6:51:20 AM PST · by safetysign · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer of solidarity was exposed as tissue thin. It began dissolving as soon as the real, remaining Charlie Hebdo put out its post-massacre issue featuring a Muhammad cover that, as the New York Times put it, “reignited the debate pitting free speech against religious sensitivities.” Again? Already? Had not 4 million marchers and 44 foreign leaders just turned out on the streets of France to declare “No” to intimidation, and pledging solidarity, indeed identification (“Je suis Charlie”) with a satirical weekly specializing in the most...
  • How to fight the lone wolf (Krauthammer)

    12/27/2014 11:06:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | Krauthammer
    The lone wolf is the new nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney. But there are two kinds of lone wolves — the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important. The real terrorists are rational. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, had been functioning as an Army doctor for years. Psychotics cannot carry that off. Hasan even had a business card listing his occupation as SoA (Soldier of Allah). He then went out and, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” shot dead 13 people, 12 of them fellow soldiers. To this day, Hasan speaks...
  • KRAUTHAMMER: ASSOCIATION WITH SHARPTON IS ‘THE WRONG MESSAGE’ FROM OBAMA

    12/24/2014 3:40:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Breibart ^ | December 24 2014 | JEFFREY POOR
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer weighed in Al Sharpton and his association with President Barack Obama. Fill-in host Eric Bolling noted that Sharpton has made 81 apparent visits to the White House, which conveys a relationship that which Krauthammer indicated was not appropriate.
  • Mike Lee: Charles Krauthammer Does Not Have A Crystal Ball

    12/20/2014 1:53:34 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Patrick Howley
    Utah Sen. Mike Lee defended himself Tuesday against allegations that his point of order vote, which he earned in partnership with Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, contributed to President Barack Obama being able to confirm more of his nominees through the outgoing Democratic Senate majority. “Look, I’ve got tremendous respect for Charles Krauthammer, but he does not have a crystal ball,” Utah Sen. Mike Lee said on the Laura Ingraham radio show.
  • The Real Civil War: It's Not Within the Republican Party

    12/05/2014 7:41:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | Charles Krauthhammer
    Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle. I grant that there’s a lot of shouting today among Republicans. But it’s a ritual skirmish over whether a government shutdown would force the president to withdraw a signature measure — last time, Obamacare; this time, executive amnesty. And it will likely be resolved with the obvious expedient of funding the government through next year, except for a...
  • Krauthammer: The Gruber Confession

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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