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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:08 AM

Charles Krauthammer: Obama Just Declared That The Era Of ‘Big Government Is Back’ And ‘Reaganism’ Is

Following President Obama’s second inaugural address, Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer called the speech an “amazing” one which rebuked the limited government beliefs of the Reagan era and served as the president’s “ode to big government.”

“I thought it was an amazing speech, and historically very important,” Krauthammer began. “This this was really Obama unbound. And I think what’s most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism in this speech.”

During his 1981 inaugural speech, President Ronald Reagan famously declared that government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem. “Today’s inaugural address was a rebuke to that entire idea,” Krauthammer said. “This speech today was an ode to big government. It was a hymn to big government.”


http://www.mediaite.com/tv/charles-krauthammer-obama-just-declared-that-the-era-of-big-government-is-back-and-reaganism-is-dead/

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Reply Charles Krauthammer: Obama Just Declared That The Era Of ‘Big Government Is Back’ And ‘Reaganism’ Is (Original post)
ashling Jan 2013 OP
aquart Jan 2013 #1
Scuba Jan 2013 #2
JoeBlowToo Jan 2013 #12
emulatorloo Jan 2013 #19
JHB Jan 2013 #3
Xipe Totec Jan 2013 #4
Scootaloo Jan 2013 #5
quaker bill Jan 2013 #6
ashling Jan 2013 #9
2on2u Jan 2013 #7
cordelia Jan 2013 #8
KharmaTrain Jan 2013 #10
baldguy Jan 2013 #11
ashling Jan 2013 #15
tanyev Jan 2013 #17
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #13
Paladin Jan 2013 #14
HughBeaumont Jan 2013 #16
reformist2 Jan 2013 #18
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #20
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #21

Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:12 AM

1. Reagan didn't limit government. He limited its efficacy.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:13 AM

2. Krauthammer is either very poorly informed or just stupid. Or both.

And by the way Charles, government IS the answer.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:58 AM

12. It is a religion of the so-called conservatives...a matter of faith not facts...

 

The facts are that the Reagan trickle down, no regulation, massive military deficit spending government and econnomy has been a documented failure. Yet they refuse to recognize what is obvious. They know that their beliefs are true and pure.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:50 PM

19. Makes shit up, and uses big words so FOXYs think he is smart.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:13 AM

3. "end of Reaganism"?

We can only hope.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:13 AM

4. So long, Chairman Reagan nt

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:16 AM

5. What say you, Tardar Sauce?



Me too

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:16 AM

6. A simple acknoledgement that we invented government for a reason

That some things in fact require collective effort is far from a "hymn to big government". However I will grant that it may be the beginning of the end of Reaganism. It is a shame it took this long.

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Response to quaker bill (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:28 AM

9. Love that first sentence

I am going to use that in my government class.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:20 AM

7. I much rather a government that is so small that it contracts out most of its duties to

 

private friends for outrageously inflated prices. Much more efficient imho.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:25 AM

8. "Reaganism". An evil visited upon this country that should never have existed,

let alone lasted this long.

I hope that piece of filth Krauthammer is right for once, and this does indeed mark the end of this blight.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:30 AM

10. It Ended March 20, 2003...

...when dubya waged his war for profit and began the process of alienating those under the age of 30...then helping tank the economy in '07. It showed a generation how selfish, short-sighted and greedy rushpublicans are and are the cause of many of this country's problems.

Sourkrautkammer lives in the bubble that burst long ago and still deifies a Raygun that never existed and the one who did supported failed policies that Democrats have had to fix and clean up. Here's hoping we're at the start of a new Progressive era...this country needs it bad!!!!

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:38 AM

11. It never really began.

In the 1980 campaign, Reagan/Bush ran on the idea that a $2 trillion budget with a $20 billion deficit was "too big". In 1993, they left us with a 6 trillion budget and a $220 billion deficit.

"Big Govt" never left, it just stopped helping people.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:46 AM

15. "Big Govt" never left, it just stopped helping people.

good point

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Response to baldguy (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:32 AM

17. Their Reagan mythos is very different from what actually happened.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:16 AM

13. Era that never existed

pretty much sums up 99% of what republicans go around patting themselves on the back about.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:27 AM

14. Right-Wing Crybaby. (nt)

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:48 AM

16. "declaring the end of Reaganism" . . . . where's the problem?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:38 AM

18. What conservatives don't get is that government is usually good, only sometimes bad.

They obsess over corruption and projects that have failed, and declare that nothing good can come from our collective action, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Except for war, of course. So in addition to being unduly pessimistic, they are also hypocrites.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:51 PM

20. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:52 PM

21. Put a stake through Ronnie's shriveled heart.

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