Krauthammer: Obama’s Golf With Tiger Travel Expenses Would Pay for a Year of White House Tours
” The U.S. Constitution precludes aggressive gun control laws like those in Britain or Australia, Krauthammer said. (RELATED VIDEO: Pat Buchanan warns of revolution if government attempts to ban and confiscate firearms)
“We have a 200-year history and culture of gun ownership,” he continued. “We have a Second Amendment. … So unless you are willing to confiscate [guns] — which would be unconstitutional, and would cause insurrection in the country, [as] Australia did — these things will not have an effect, except at the margins. That is the tragedy here.” “
“Famed Washington Post journalist and political pundit Charles Krauthammer was a guest on Fox News’ Special Report on Thursday and he offered some pretty bold, but sage advice regarding the fiscal cliff.
“It’s not just a bad deal, this is really an insulting deal. What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox, and he lost the Civil War. The Democrats won by three percent of the vote, and they did not hold the House. Republicans won the House. So this is not exactly unconditional surrender, but that is what the administration is asking of the Republicans.
This idea – there are not only no cuts in this, there’s an increase in spending with a new stimulus. I mean, this is almost unheard of. I mean, what do they expect? They obviously expect the Republicans will cave on everything. I think the Republicans ought to simply walk away. The president is the president. He’s the leader. They are demanding that the Republicans explain all the cuts that they want to make.” “
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” “This is really a journalistic scandal,” Krauthammer said. “I mean, the fact there was not a word about any of this in the Times or the Post today.”
Krauthammer pointed out that recently released emails proved the White House, contrary to its assertions, was aware of terrorists’ connection to the attack almost immediately.
“And there is one thing that was very new and very interesting — you know, the White House has been trying to insulate itself on this the whole time,” Krauthammer said. “You get Joe Biden saying in his debate ‘we didn’t know.’ And of course, everybody knew. They say, ‘Well the White House didn’t know.’ These emails went to the situation room. What this story does is it punctures the myth that everybody might have known — the intelligence guys, the State Department, but the White House did not. It was in the situation room.” “
“There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn’t matter, we can deter them, or (b) it does matter, we must stop them.
In my view, the first position — that we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union — is totally wrong, a product of wishful thinking and
misread history. But at least it’s internally coherent.
What is incoherent is President Obama’s position. He declares the Iranian program intolerable — “I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon” — yet stands
by as Iran rapidly approaches nuclearization. “
“If I hear one more story of people walking eight miles in the snow, without shoes walking uphill both ways, I’m going start longing for Clint Eastwood spontaneity out here,” Krauthammer said. “And I mean it’s not only scripted in the sense of how the speeches are arranged, having the video but the stories are the same except that sometimes it has a Hispanic tinge, African-American tinge and a slant to it. But that is what everybody suspects that and that is what you get.”
Read Krauthammer for the true value of Romney’s recent international travels .
“Two staunch U.S. allies salute a man they would like to see lead the free world. Yet the headlines were “shove it” and “culture.” “
Deception or ignorance ? Fine Leadership qualities , both .
“The decent thing to do, therefore, would be to acknowledge the (inadvertent?) deception and
apologize for it. He could send the retraction to Mediaite, the nonpartisan media Web site run by
Dan Abrams, whose report on this contretemps was headlined: “British Embassy Confirms
Krauthammer Right, White House Wrong: Churchill Bust Returned in 2009.”
Or he could send it to New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, who at first repeated Pfeiffer’s denunciation of the Churchill bust “falsehood,” and then later honorably corrected himself, admitting that “I got some
facts wrong, because I made the mistake of relying on a White House blog post by the communications director Dan Pfeiffer.” “