On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer voiced his displeasure over President Barack Obama’s New Year’s Eve press conference, which came during intense fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill. “I found it astonishing,” Krauthammer said. “Here he is — coming out to speak to the nation at a crucial moment in very delicate negotiations — and he comes out there with incredible arrogance. He ridicules the Congress. He spikes the football on the Republicans.
Comments: That speech served little purpose and it was hardly a press conference, since there weren´t any questions asked.
I am shocked that Charles is so shocked over Obama´s behavior. After all, Krauthammer is a doctor. Why is he surprised? This is what was to be expected of a person of Obama´s caliber. Good on the Republicans for not caving, but I don´t know how long they can hold out. Shut down the government. Stop Obama. That´s why they were sent to Congress. Get it done.
Anyone who follows the methods this president employs while plying his craft has got to be either sick to their stomachs....or a Democrat. I wish I could be sure I can endure this arrogance for another fourteen hundred and eighty days.
Arrogance isn´t even a strong enough word for his ego. We´ll have to coin a new word for it like "Obamagance" so we can differentiate between his nuclear powered arrogance and the arrogance of other mere mortals.
Shocked! Shocked there is gambling going on in Casablanca and the prezzle is a big something that rhymes with slick. Charles K, are you hoping that now he is his drone-bombing and f-bombing power for 4 more years that he will have a sudden bout of humility or class? Gonna be a loooong 4 years. But mainly I will just tune out, listen to CDs and pandora.com. Wake me when its over.
This man is so unpresidential in every way. Do you really think Mitt would have come out and given the address that this little worm gave? No, because he would have stepped up and lead. It never would have gotten this far. I shutter to think the damage he will do before he finally leaves.
The Won continues to prove that he is Stalinist in his beliefs, and a committed Marxist in his actions. I do pray that our nation can survive four years of dictatorial Executive Orders and various proclamations that have the weight of law so long as the people continue to treat them as such.
This Obama TV show complete with the perfunctory cheering section of sanctified and certified "Middle Class" Amener Throw-down mob tittering at his every feeble jibe at the detested Republicans who will not honor his demands for higher taxes on the evil rich, mention of whom being taxed at ever higher rates draws gleeful cheers and clapping from the adoring mob to the widening smirk of the Great Leader, was The Most Nauseating Phantasmagoria Of Demagoguery I Have Ever Seen, and I thought I had seen it all.
He was arrogant when he was first elected. Then when he lost the house big time, he kind of retreated. Everyone thought he would moderate to the center, but he didn´t. He just hid his true self until after the 2012 election. Now we see the arrogance coming out again and twice and bad. If he wins the house back in 2014, there will be no stopping him and his agenda. Time for the House to push back!
Number 20 is off base. The worst thing you can call a black man today is Republican, and if you really want to insult him, call him a Conservative Republican. Here´s to a new year. Let´s pray it is the beginning of a conservative resurgence in our country.
Dr K mentioned that there were Zero spending cuts for the republicans in Obama´s deal, but he neglected to mention that Obama just increased a whole bunch of salaries as a way to say, I AM going to spend this money the way I see fit... make me stop.
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Bad Dog, 1/1/2013 7:43:20 AM (No. 9092736)
Before I´m tempted to be drawn into the middle school-level decorum fray commenced by #20/36, I have to wonder how Dr. K, with all due respect to him, can be astonished - now - at the very things we saw coming in 2008, when he was fawning, and WE were insulted for noticing this very thing (and more).
He says it like it is - now - and I´m glad he does (I usually always agree - now) but the Barrogance is not-so-suddenly going too far. It was poor political timing - he already ´´won´´ - and his salt in our wounds only serves to steel us, not weaken us, except maybe temporarily. It hurts, but that hurt turns quickly to resolve.
That performance was all about laying the groundwork for 2014 and what a recalcitrant, pig-headed bunch of Republicans poor Choomboy has to endure. Everything was Republican/Bad, Democrat/Good, Emperor/Perfect.
Somebody needs to knock that chip off his shoulder.
#22 do you really think Hubris has its price? I don´t think so in the dictatorship of Obama. I have seen many presidents in my day. NEVER one like this. Never such arrogance, no humility! And the people just LOVE him. His numbers are higher every day on Rasmussen!
Like #41, I didn´t hear it. I flip the channel whenever he is on.
#39 is right, though, Mussolini and Hitler were arrogant - the people finally took care of them - well, at least they did in Mussolini´s case. Hanged upside down in public. The Allied Forces took care of Hitler - unfortunately too late for 6 million plus Jews, Slavs, and others he deemed unacceptable.
My prayer is that Americans wake up before 1938 begins again, because I see many signs we are rapidly approaching the same kinds of conditions.
That wasn´t a press conference, and it wasn´t a speech. It was a celebrity appearance, with purchased "fans" and mandatory attendance by the press. I mean, the White House PR squad. Let´s just give him a star on the Hollywood sidewalk, promise him a few People magazine covers a year and a Versailles hall of mirrors, and maybe he´ll go home convinced he´s God. (Wherever home is.)
I have no sympathy none what so ever for the state controlled media because they wanted this clown in office. They declared lord messiah o´bama their lord and savior(just quoting Jamie Foxx)they got l.m.o. re-elected and now he is giving his people a hard time and they don´t like it. There is nothing the state controlled media can do about this clown now since he is in what we hope to be his last four years. Don´t worry the state controlled media will forgive their lord and savior in a few days and everything will be back to normal!!
In his new book, THE DESTRUCTIVE PRESIDENT, Paul M Fick PhD, has picked two words that best describe Obama´s unresolved psychological problems that he brings to the White House: "vindictive" and "raging". Several of the author´s descriptive pages are immediately available on the author´s website, www.destructivepresident.com. You may remember Dr Fick´s first book about Bill Clinton, THE DYSFUNCTIONAL PRESIDENT, brilliantly analyzing his complusive lying and sexual predatorship before anybody else caught on to the the ways of Slick Willie. Obama is the most dangerous person in our history to achieve such a high office.
National government has become a TV game show, entertainment for the masses who watch Oprah, Springer, and pro wrassling. It´s all about the drama, a crisis, some violence, "right" triumphant...or evil thwarted until next show. What used to be "average people" aren´t average anymore, not in the fantasy world most live in. And for fun, just switch the channel to the Julia Show...I mean, "Sex in the City". In this national fantasy, where money is no object for a righteous cause or need, "average people" are nearing-middle-age single women looking for a "good man" for one night, witless males, minorities, out-of-the-closet homosexuals, and "poor people" fighting the oppression of what was "Average America". That´s "reality" for much of America - certainly enough to elect/re-elect Obama. You may not like it...and there it is. Logic, sense and objective fact don´t matter - they simply serve as oppressive spin to ridicule. In that America, Obama is the biggest A-list celebrity talking smack to the oppressors, who need to be fleeced of all they´ve stolen - unless in certain enlightened lines of work, like entertainment. Welcome to Costco...I love you.
Zippy represented charismatic leadership to his low-end voters enamoured with what he could give them. His rule is now a dictatorship with no apparent end. To save our nation, we need the same thing! We need a leader who will give direction--including mounting a nonstop take-to-the-street campaign labeling Obama a Hitleresque dictator who requires removal by impeachment. Let the Magic Negro fight against the truth until 2016.
Bizarre and unbelievably inappropriate. He was unable to complete a sentence , lots of mugging for the camera , giggling and childish taunts to Congress . The audience roared with him, I assume it was his media sycophants . He also complained that because of the negotiations , he had to spend New Year´s in DC-seriously. My first thought and my continued thought is that he was high. Either booze or crack. And he knows no one in the media would dare question his inappropriate affect. He knows that he could show up with white powder in his nostrils and the media would say he just consumed a beignet. Plus, his euphoria was the result of his freedom to frolic with Reggie Love or Kal Penn , as Mooch is apparently still luxuriating in Hawaii.
A Kenyan foreign exchange student who smokes pot and snorts cocaine and has sex with other men travels to Hawaii and then to Chicago. He becomes a commie agitator, a street thug, an anti-American activist, a lefty politician, and eventually becomes YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE for EIGHT FRICKIN´ YEARS! Holy batmobile, we´re all on a bad acid trip! This cant be happening to my America! I wholeheartedly agree with #61...
"I despise him. He repulses me. I do not wish him well." Mega-dittoes!
You go Obama. Show these republican wussies what a real man does when he gets power. These coward republicans just want to be loved...not leader Obama, he doesn´t care what people think..he gives them the finger. In fact you laugh at us....we republicans really are a joke...hahahahahah! Just look at McConnell´s face....a real man? No, an embalmer. A coward! You go Obama, the girlie boys republicans bring a knife(butter knife at that) you bring a gun. You da man, they are the chumps. Yeah man, just blink at Chief Justice Roberts and what happens....he violates the constitution of the United States of America. You go Obama.....show them how a man acts! Not a girlie boy like Roberts, Boehner, McConnell, Burr, Cantor and more. You go Obama, spit on the republicans, they like it!!!!
Sorry, but Krauthammer has been ´round the block of Politics for a long time. I am not buying his fake surprise at Obama´s speech. Krauthammer is touted as a smart man...so what´s his purpose with the fake outrage. He should know exactly what Obama is and what behavior to expect from him. The Inside the Beltway people stink to high heaven.
He´s always been rewarded by voters for his petulant tantrums and arrogant ego explosions. Recall how the low-information Honey boo-boo voters bolstered his poll numbers after he acted like he didn´t want to be there at the first Romney debate and thrashed around in fury. His wife scowls and only grows more popular. This is the kind of positive reinforcement he gets. We can expect a lot more of this rubbish out of him, it´s rewarding for him.
Hey charles. Really observe what he ALWAYS does. Not those little campaign speeches he gives. But how he goes behind the curtain, screws the American People all to hell and back and acts like the reincarnation of adolph hitler or joe stalin.
If everyone would only cancel their left wing newspapers and boycot the left wing MSM, Bammy would lose some of his adoring public if some could be shut down. Newpapers are there for their advertisers, that´s all. Take a peek at the advertisers, people.
This narcistic arrogant showoff. His performance beats his last presidential trip abroad , cardboard Greek style columns as backdrop and the thing mouthing insults at the USA.My opinion he will not serve his 4 years . He will step in it big .The GOP should keep pressing on the utter incompetance at Benghazi. He should have been nailed a long time ago and court marshalled for the deaths of 4 US citizens.
America´s been through some dark days. I think of the days after Pearl Harbor when the Imperial Japanese Army was sweeping through the Far East and the fall of the Philippines. But she has never had to deal with such domestic enemies as Barack Obama and the koolaid-drinking Progressives. I think conservatives can get dispirited with all that is going on, but ultimately, the can-do spirit and American rugged individualism will return despite all the liberals have done to weaken it through public and tertiary education brainwashing.
Pride goes before a fall. This Obama is not the first tyrant, nor will he be the last to think that he is exempt from this godly rule. While it now seems that hubris has no cost to Barack, I believe that God´s justice is biding its time and will come devastatingly.
Internationally, Barack arrogantly thinks he is the one who will "fix" the Middle East by putting the Jews in their place and backing Islamist tyrants. One does not poke the apple of God´s eye repeatedly and get away with it. I would not want to be in his shoes when he has to give an accounting for the things he had done with the power that he was temporarily given.
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get er done, 1/9/2013 5:59:32 PM (No. 9107770)
The pResident was "elected" in a fraudulent election. It is time for the House of Representatives to refuse to ratify the election and to elect our President.
Our country would survive the "rioting" of the blacks and others who would object to an honest, valid election because they are outnumbered. The bitter clingers can handle the fallout of restoring law and order to this country. Bring it on.
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