Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer continued his criticism of Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, asking “where is he now?” “How exactly was he going to achieve abolition of Obamacare? Explain that to me. Has he ever explained it? And where is he now?” Krauthammer said on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Krauthammer, who has previously hit Cruz (R-Texas) on the strategy of shutdown to defund Obamacare, included Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in his questioning and said the two went home to “have lunch.” “I mean his sidekick, Senator [Mike] Lee said, ‘Oh, we’re past Obamacare. We moved on.’ These are the generals
Comments: Whoa! CK has a private off the record meeting with Zero and then comes out blasting Cruz and Lee 2 days later...
The BETTER question is where is Krauthammer now? You are swinging left, appear to be no friend of Conservatives, and marched up to the Spite House to get your marching orders. Didn´t take you long to draw a bead on Sen. Cruz again now, did it? Physician, heal thyself.
#3 is now #4 - the list of "conservative" journos invited to the WH left much to be desired - I can no longer give Dr. K the benefit of indulgence - he has been outspoken against the most courageous of our brightest and best - he never had a good word to say for Sarah Palin either. Forget Kathleen[demolite]Parker, Byron [Rino] York as being credible journos - - I guess the invitation from Herr Diktat was something they all couldn´t resist. Too bad.
And another thing, CK, Cruz defeated a wealthy sitting Lt. Governor to earn the GOP Senate nomination and then earned the trust of 4.5million Texans in winning the seat in the general election in a landslide...he’s keeping his promises to his constituents while gaining the respect of millions of us outside the state...when’s the last time you stood for office, CK?
CK does not get it. He does not live in the same world as we do. He doesn´t understand that we want somebody to stand up and represent us. Cruz´s strategy was not necessarily to win the argument, although that would have been a sweet result, but to highlight the lack of spine the prancing princes and princesses have. He accomplished that with flying colors! Long live Ted Cruz.
Chas Krauthammer, Byron York, Kathleen Parker, etc., etc., had all come out against Ted Cruz long before the visit to the White House...which is probably why they were invited to the off-the-record visit with the Won.
Our President doesn´t ever speak to the opposition unless it´s by accident so his people knew it would be safe to invite the above mentioned journalists.
He´s on the shoulder of the 90 year old Veteran opening the WW II Memorial. He´s o he shoulder of the reluctant Congressman that voted to not fund Obamacare and is now demanding the Individual Mandate be postponed. he´s on the shoulder of the Republican Voter reading that President Obama´s ratings are in free fall. He´s on the shoulder of the Kids being treated for Cancer at the NIH. His tactic of funding bills like the one to fund the NIH gives them achance for treatment right away when the Democrats get a sense o shame.
Where is Ted Cruz? He´s everywhere in this because e has shown Republicans how to fight on their feet instead of lose on their knees.
Ted Cruz is nowhere and everywhere. Technically, what he did on the Senate floor didn´t delay or stop anything. The HOUSE could´ve decided to send the Senate what Obama wanted and that would´ve left Ted Cruz out in the cold, looking like he was out of touch.
Instead, Cruz not only awakened some of those slumbering or cowering throughout America (and in the House), but he also FIRED THEM UP. He teed Boehner up to lead, and I have so say, so far, I´ve been pretty impressed with Boehner and the fact that YES, this is not about Obamacare (as much) anymore but rather about the absolute arrogance and audacity of Barack Obama. In all honesty, it´s the fight Obama wanted, but now that he´s getting it and the America people are pushing back, the veneer is beginning to crack and people do not like WHO they are seeing under that perfectly polished creation of the media.
In any other time CK would be right, but these are no ordinary times.
I heard CK say on Fox that Cruz was wrong because the Obamacare rollout would be a mess. Well, it was anyhow! So Cruz got a two for one--leverage for the Republicans along with the Obamacare rollout mess.
Charles Krauthammer, former Mondale speechwriter, writes more nonsense. Krauthammer has never written anything proposing that the GOP stand and fight, and be an opposition party. Nothing would be happening now if it were not for Ted Cruz. Nothing.
Well, Dr. Krauthammer, I think he´s probably laughing at the way the "ban" on OUR parks is working (don´t miss the Buzzfeed article just above) and possibly enjoying the complete implosion of the Obamacare website.
Oh, don´t forget the illegal emails between the WH and the IRS. (Several federal employees have some sensitive body parts in a vice right now, Owwweeee!) And that´s just today.
Have I forgotten anything?
Come on, Charles, you have to admit that right now, this administration is a lot funnier than Saturday Night Live has been since about 1983.
TC and ML are intelligent, knowledgeable, articulate, passionately patriotic, and still humble enough to not think more highly of themselves than they do of WTP. They have done an invaluable service for their country by providing strong leadership that inspires the American people to get involved and work with them rather than acting as though a vote to give them power to "take care of US" is all that is required of a citizen of our country.
There are a number of people in D.C. who could learn a thing or two from them. Unfortunately, the ones who need the lessons most are the ones who think they already know it all.
Never forget, Krauthammer was once an employee of Carter and Mondale. He wrote speeches for them.
That should tell you everything you need to know about the vaunted Dr. K.
That and the fact that he sat night after night on the Hume report and told us that we didn´t have anything to fear from an 0bama presidency, completely ignoring what little information was public regarding the Mulatto --Wright, Ayers, Dorne, Indonesia, the sweet sound of the Muslim call to prayer, etc.
Yep. Completely ignored all of that said said 0b@$tard was harmless.
Put a sock in it Dr. K. You lost me five years ago.
Ted Cruz was on Megan Kelley´s debut show the other night. He´s been on the Sunday talk shows and all over talk radio. Mike Lee has been working hard too. I guess the doctor must not listen to talk radio or watch fox news.
The former Mondale supporter is sufferings from regression. Cruz has been wonderful for conservatives; I guess that is the problem with Krauthammer, a man that I have previously had great respect...not in this instance though.
If it weren´t for Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the republicans would NOT be LISTENING to the people. What part of WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH do you not understand Charles? YOUR way, Charles, passive and passionless not to mention aloof, by the way, does. not. work.
Charles, we are dealing with a darkness and NOT with those acting in good faith, imho. (see David Horowitz´s article today)
Not only was Ted Cruz successful in waking up a lot of people, he was successful in revealing a LOT of Rino´s. Some of the revelations surprised me. Some, not so much.
CK has been a waffler since Obama was nominated. He tries to ride the fence much of the time in an effort to not offend, and keep as wide an audience as possibke. However, at a certain point in life, one must make some firm decisions about where one really stands, and it appears that CK has finally done so.
Not particularly shocking or surprising, just another gift from Ted Cruz. As someone above stated, the real question is not where is Ted Cruz, but where is CK?
Somebody wakeup CK and tell him Cruz was at work in the Senate Thurs, debated a lefty on CNN last night, gave a barn-burner of a speech at the Values Voters event his morning, and is on his way to the WH now to CONFRONT Zero on Obamacare, as opposed to sipping tea and getting marching orders from him...
The victim in an early morning shooting in Walker County has been identified as Ronald Westbrook, a 72-year-old Alzheimer´s patient. Westbrook was shot outside the home of Joe Hendricks on Cottage Crest Court about 4 am. Westbrook lived about two-and-a-half miles from where he was shot and had apparently wandered away from home. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Hendricks has not been charged. However he said the investigation continues and did not rule out the possibility of charges in the future. The sheriff said Hendricks heard a suspicious sound outside the house and called 911.
The sister of a U.S. marine stabbed to death by a British man in Thailand said she hopes ´someone kills him slowly and painfully in prison´ as the killer was today jailed for 25 years. Lee Aldhouse, 30, from Birmingham, known as ´Pitbull´ in Muay Thai kickboxing circles, pleaded guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Dashawn Longfellow in an attempt to avoid execution or life in jail. (Snip) Aldhouse admitted murdering Mr Longfellow, a decorated veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, after a fight in a bar in the seaside resort of Rawai, on southern tip of the island
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US Secretary of State John Kerry is to visit Israel on Friday to discuss the Iranian nuclear talks and peace with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking to his ministers, Netanyahu said he would also discuss the Iran talks with French President Francois Hollande, who arrives in Israel later on Sunday, as well as with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he travels to meet him in Moscow on Wednesday. "We will also do that with the American Secretary of State of State John Kerry, who arrives here on Friday," the Israeli premier said, quoted by his office after
Arab and African foreign ministers met in Kuwait on Sunday hoping to accelerate a strategy to bolster economic cooperation, investment and trade ahead of a summit this week. The Third Africa Arab Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first meeting of its kind since 2010, when leaders met in Libya prior to the Arab Spring uprisings that toppled longstanding dictatorships there and elsewhere in North Africa and the Middle East. The one-day meeting will adopt the agenda for the summit, where leaders are expected to approve a raft of new measures to upgrade economic ties between the two
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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