First and foremost, the defense budget is only going back down to 2007 levels, when we had two wars going on. Both sides are hyping this. I would like to hear the facts instead of the hype.
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Robert E. Lee was offered better terms at Appomattox than Obama is offering Republicans
Sadly, this is true.
They think that we have forgotten that we still have gotten the spending cuts that Reagan was promised.
If this election proves anything it is that in the U.S. charisma trumps character and personality trumps proven performance.
Sadly he is right. Mitt Romney was way more qualified to be president than Obama, even after being in office for four years, but he couldn’t sell himself to the American public.
Tragic. It doesn’t bode well for the future of our country.
“Well, it wasn’t very artful, I’m not sure it’s going to be very hurtful, I think that the liberal media have gone apoplectic over this. Look, what Romney was talking about, and I think the way he ought to address it is to say when we’re talking about Obama, his acolytes, his philosophy and his base, they believe in the government’s central role in their life. They believe in victimization, they believe in entitlement. And that’s the entire philosophy. And you can point to a lot of things.”
“Look at a featured speaker at the Democratic convention, Sandra Fluke, here’s a woman whose from an elite law school, going to make $160,000 as a starting salary in the private sector. What’s her great demand? Why was she the big star? Demanding that ordinary Americans, average income $50,000, pay her contraceptives. That’s a personification of the idea of entitlement, of victimization. That is entire idea of ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you. This is exactly what Romney is talking about.”
“The problem he had is he mixed in the 47%. He’s talking about the Obama constituency. He isn’t speaking and he shouldn’t be speaking about roughly half the Americans who don’t pay income tax. You can’t save them, many of whom are in fact senior citizens on Social Security. You can’t say to them that they have a sense of being a victim. So I think that’s where he screwed up. I think you just got to ignore it. Pivot off of it, talk about what Obama’s doing about welfare, the cartoon of Julia, a woman living who lives her life off the largess, the intervention and the generosity of the government. Speak about Obama’s philosophy,”
He is exactly right. Romney can use this to his advantage, if he plays it correctly. The fact is that more and more people in this country have come to believe that they are somehow owed something. Make an ad about the life of Julia, make sure that people see that this is what Obama believes, that the government will pay your way, you don’t have to take responsibility for your own life, the government will do it for you.
”What we’re seeing now is an Al-Qaedastan developing in Libya, a meltdown of our relations with Egypt. We have riots in Yemen. Attacks on our embassy in Tunisia. This entire premise that we want to be loved and respected, for him to apologize has now yielded all of these results. And these are the fruits of apology and retreat and lack of confidence in our own principles.”
Charles Krauthammer in President Obama’s foreign policy efforts in the Muslim world.
The real reason is that most don’t care about human life. We are expendable.
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The Corner performs a real public service by faithfully posting Krauthammer highlights from Fox News All-Stars. From last night:
The view that this announcement by the White House of half a billion [dollars] and 1,200 National Guard is a serious effort — a serious way to show seriousness about this — is total nonsense. This is a PR stunt. It’s Lucy and the football all over again. [. . .]
I mean, this is an obvious issue. The Democrats are unbelievably stubborn on this. If you want to really. . . use stimulus money, you don’t send a thousand Guard. You send 20,000 unemployed and you build a fence quickly. And once that’s done, let’s have an argument and a debate about legalization and all the other steps. [. . .]
Senator [Pat] Roberts also added, after saying the president was thin-skinned, that he should take a Valium before he meets with Republicans. I’d be happy to write the prescription . . .
Read the rest.
Their bet is that it can’t be undone, and that over time, as I’ve been saying for years now, governmentalized health care not only changes the relationship of the citizen to the state but the very character of the people.
“This is a historic moment, this is a moment I think America changes, I don’t think this will ever end up repealed, there’s no way it could happen before 2013, I think it’s unlikely to happen anytime at all, I think in terms of our debt it’s gonna be huge and also in terms of health care.”
If efforts to repeal or overturn Obamacare fail, then the battle will have to enter the next stage. At some point after its implemented — whether this is five years or 10 years from now, there will be another major health care debate. Despite President Obama’s promises, premiums will still be skyrocketing and the spiraling cost of health care will be putting a strain on individuals, businesses and the federal government.
When that day comes, liberals will argue that the reason why all of those problems exist is that Obamacare 1.0 didn’t go far enough. They’ll say that the government needs to spend more money on subsidies, place more regulations on insurance companies, and introduce a public option to drive down costs — or maybe even go the single-payer route altogether. Conservatives cannot be in a position to lose that argument.
Charles Krauthammer for President! Get your t-shirts here!
And while we’re at it:
Andy McCarthy for Attorney General
Victor Davis Hanson for Secretary of Education, which he will promptly abolish, freeing him up to head the Department of Agriculture.
Liz Cheney for Secretary of State
Mark Steyn, Homeland Security
Charles Krauthammer from tonight’s All Stars on the health care summit:
“I think this is not about real compromise or finding a middle way, this is all about theater. It’s a two act production tomorrow six hours long…an Obama production that pits the Children of Light against the Apostles of Nihilism. That’s exactly how he’s staked it out and I think his whole idea is to present an event in which he gets the upper hand or the Republicans produce a sound bite that is embarrassing and it encourages the troops in the House and the Senate because he then has to go into reconciliation which is a tricky maneuver, and a parliamentary maneuver, and which is extremely problematic. Tomorrow is all about theater and after that is real legislation.”
On reconciliation and Biden’s criticism of the Republican power grab when they used reconciliation:
“It’s a three-bank shot. And I think it gets stuck int he House because Pelosi lacks the votes and in the Senate because it allows the Republicans endless amendments, but I want to add one thing: I want to see the text of the prayer that Biden is now offering that Democrats not nakedly grab power. I’d love to have that liturgy so we can all repeat it.”
On Obama’s address to the Business Roundtable today:
“He pretended he would pivot away from health care onto jobs but he’s still stuck on health care. But the problem is this and it ‘s a problem all presidents have Republican or Democratic. The government doesn’t essentially create the jobs; it can save a few in a recession. You can have a “make work” job that will last a year or two, but essentially it’s the private sector. And there’s not much the government can do. But in a recession you have to pretend,. And that’s what I think the new jobs bill in the Senate is all about. Look, Reagan had that problem in ’81 and ’82 and he actually was pretty honest about it. He said “Stay the course.” He didn’t have these huge stimuli and ultimately the economy rebounded, but if you’re a Democrat you’ve got to act differently, and he is now, with the jobs bill out of the Senate, I think there is one now that is rather small, there will be another one in a couple of months; you have to give the appearance of being involved in jobs because if you ask yourself ultimately what does the government do in a recession – not much; it tries to get out of the way and to lower taxes and you can stimulate private economic activity which ultimately will create the jobs.”
“Obama is treading water on jobs. He thinks he needs heath care and because he believes in it and secondly because he thinks if he comes away with nothing after a year on health care he’ll be wounded in a way he’ll never recover.”
Krauthammer on the health care summit, from tonight’s All Stars:
The event Thurday is a theatrical event…Obama is returning to theater Thursday.
We’ve never done it for a bill of this scope…however it’s not illegal. Obama is trying this not because he wants to placate the left and show he gave it the college try…he wants to be the father of national health care…It’s about ideology and politics.
You live in an industrial society where you produce a lot of products which involve life and death, cars, drugs, medical devices, and then when you hear complaints and you hear horror stories, you’ve gotta decide, is it an idiosyncratic error, one product,, one car, or is it systemic… Toyota under calculated the systemic nature of this and probably overlooked what could be an electronic issue; it assumes it’s mechanical…It looks as if Toyota is going to try to address the electronic issue.
And so it goes.