Charles Kratuhammer Speaks

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    and as usual, he's right on the mark.

    Gateway Pundit: Krauthammer On Obama: The President Has a Knack of Getting All of These Big Decisions Wrong (Video)

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Krauthammer On Obama: The President Has a Knack of Getting All of These Big Decisions Wrong (Video)
    Tells us what you really think, Charles...

    Krauthammer says Obama has a knack of getting all of the big decisions wrong:

    Via Free Republic and The Hope for America.

    It's hard to argue with that.

    Krauthammer was discussing Obama's support for the ousted Leftist Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.


    "Two weeks ago he refuses to meddle in a country where peaceful demonstrators are getting shot by a theocratic dictatorship. He doesn't want to choose sides. And, now he's eager to meddle on behalf of a president in Honduras who's a Chavez wannabe who's strong-arming his way to a referendum that has been declared illegal by his Supreme Court as a way to have a referendum to establish a assembly that will establish a new constitution that will be a Chavez-like dictatorship... Look, a rule of thumb here is whenever you find yourself on the side of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and the Castro twins you ought to re-examine your assumptions."

    We live in a society -
    "of the Government, by the Government, for the Government".
    We are now slaves to A GREEDY government.
     
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    About Franken taking a seat in the US Senate, Krauthammer said that it would be an improvement to have someone in congress who actually admits he is a comedian.
    (June 30; FOX SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRET BAIER: Fox News All-Stars)
     
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    Krauthammer is right on with this. And though he didn't speak of possible Obama motives, I think it's no more complicated than Obama is so thin skinned he felt it necessary to respond to this "crisis" in a hurry, so there wouldn't be THAT criticism. And in the process, stepped in it.

    But Obama has the press covering for him still, his missteps aren't talked about much. And even though normal people might think you wouldn't side with the Chavez's Ortegas, and the Castros of the world or any of their puppets, Obama doesn't have such a worldview. He doesn't see them as any different at all from Bush, or probably even himself!
     
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    Krauthammer is a neocon who used to be a Liberal, like most of the neocons.
    Mussolini was a Socialist before he abandoned the Socialists and became a Fascist.

    Benito Mussolini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    excerpt:
    Break with Socialists
    The Inspector General wrote:
    Regarding Mussolini Professor Benito Mussolini,...38, revolutionary socialist, has a police record; elementary school teacher qualified to teach in secondary schools; former first secretary of the Chambers in in Cesena, Forli, and Ravenna; afte 1912 editor of the newspaper Avanti! to which he gave a violent suggestive and intransigent orientation. In October 1914, finding himself in opposition to the directorate of the Italian Socialist party because he advocated a kind of active neutrality on the part of Italy in the War of the Nations against the party's tendency of absolute neutrality, he withdrew on the twentieth of that month from the directorate of Avanti! Then on the fifteenth of November [1914], thereafter, he initiated publication of the newspaper Il Popolo d'Italia in which he supported -- in sharp contrast to Avanti! and amid bitter polemics against that newspaper and its chief backers -- the thesis of Italian intervention in the war against the militarism of the Central Empires. For this reason he was accused of moral and political unworthiness and the party thereupon decided to expel him. Thereafter he....undertook a very active campaign in behalf of Italian intervention, participating in demonstrations in the piazzas and writing quite violent articles in Popolo d'Italia.... [10]
    <more at link>
     
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    And that has.... What exactly to do with what he said, or whether it's right or wrong?

    Have you no counter to his observation?
     
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    The British, French both came out early on the side of Iranian protesters. From the beginning they pointed out the impossibility of such an election being tabulated in such quick time, fraud was obvious.

    In the Honduras crises, he joined with Chavez & Castro nearly immediately. Since then a lot of strong arming going on. Time will tell where it will go.
     
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    Krauthammer demonstrates that wonderfully partisan quality of knowing those on the other side of the fence are wrong. We won't argue if his assessment has any validity - I think it does not - but were his eyes opened the past eight years as the country sank into debt and unnecessary war?


    "The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves." Eric Hoffer
     
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    Given Krauthammer's record of accuracy in the eight years of the last administration, I would say that he is a man that one can completely ignore. A nearly 100% record of getting things wrong is not a recomendation for one's arguements.

    The Hondurian President was elected. A military coup against an elected President is not a good thing, and bodes ill for the nation of Honduras.
     
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    An interesting Hoffer quote; here are three others equally appropriate and thought provoking:

    "To spell out the obvious, is to sometimes call it in question."

    "LACK of self awareness renders us transparent. A soul that knows itself is opaque...."
    "We can see through others only when we can see through ourselves."

    (220, 157(excerpted), and 158 of Eric Hoffer's P.S.M)
     
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    Is this like a weekly thing now, the world according to chuck?
     

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