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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:18 PM
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Charles Krauthammer: "Obama's shallow, hyper-partisan, dishonest speech was an attack on Ryan plan"
April 14, 2011 12:00 PM
Charles Krauthammer freaks out over Obama's speech; calls it a 'disgrace' for dissing Ryan
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By John Amato



http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/charles-krauthamme...

I was like many of us who were worried that President Obama wouldn't draw a big enough contrast between the two parties and their ideals when he was getting ready to give his budget-deficit speech yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised that he did articulate some key differences for a change, including singling out Paul Ryan's junk-science pathway to the destruction of Medicare budget.

Paul Krugman has a good write-up, with many follow-ups to it. It was more of a political speech to me than anything else in my eyes. We do need to really get on our game more than everwhen we see things like this report coming from Democrats.

But the real treat for me was watching Krauthammer cry like a petulant child on Fox News.

His newly anointed conservative star, Paul Ryan, (Wall Street's BFF) was exposed as a fraud for putting out a plan that, first of all, wouldn't do anything to significantly reduce the deficit, but would make it a huge risk if you were lucky enough to live until your 60s. Growing old has gotten more dangerous with plans like his and Obama didn't hesitate to make that point clear.

Here's Charles totally losing his cool on Brett Baier's FOX Show:

Krauthammer: I thought it was a disgrace. I rarely heard a speech by a president so shallow, so hyper-partisan and so intellectually dishonest, outside the last couple of weeks of a presidential election where you are allowed to call your opponent anything short of a traitor. But, were a year-and-a-half away from Election Day and it was supposed to be a speech about policy. He didnt even get to his own alternative until more than halfway through the speech. And when he did, he threw out numbers suspended in mid-air with nothing under them with all kinds of goals and guidelines and triggers that mean nothing. The speech was really about and entirely an attack on the Ryan plan.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:19 PM
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1. Kraphammer?
Who pays a never-mind to him?
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:19 PM
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2. Call the waaaaaaaaaaaaambulance
Stat :cry:
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:20 PM
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3. I hate this evil slug
He just oozes nastiness...he even looks evil.

JMOHO folks
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:35 PM
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36. his face looks like a puckered anus. I'm sorry. It just does.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:20 PM
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4. Yeah whatever Dr. Strangelove. nt
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:23 PM
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5. Obama hammered his Kraut nt
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:24 PM
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6. Did Krauthammer ever stop to consider that if he weren't rich
he'd be pretty much screwed by Boy Blunder's voucher plan for Medicare? The right loves to foment about morality but then they turn a blind eye on the despicable immorality of a plan that will force the poor, the elderly, the disabled to choose between bankruptcy and death.
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anneboleyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:43 PM
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18. Yes, He doesn't care because he's a rich, heartless, artificial shell of a "man."
He and his kind clearly could care less about the elderly, disabled, and poor in our country. As long as he can clutch his millions to his chest with his bony fingers, then bring on the cuts to medicare and medicaid! (But remember not to raise taxes on the rich, he reminds us).
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:25 PM
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7. How do you fix an empty argument?
By stuffing it full with a bunch of meaningless adjectives.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:25 PM
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8. What a stiff. His face is all contorted.
Probably from having it buried in Ryan's ass.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:26 PM
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9. Oh no, he attacked Ryan's plan!! RUN!!!!
:scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:30 PM
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10. Loser.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:32 PM
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11. The man is devoid of REASON and COMMON SENSE...pity him
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:19 PM
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26. I doubt he actually believes 95% of what he is saying.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:19 PM by emulatorloo
His job is to pretend to be an "Intelligent Conservative" for the Wingnut Wing of the GOP
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:52 PM
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35. A GOPer Puppet Posing as "Intelligent?" OMG, another one?
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:35 PM
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12. The next intelligent thing that Krauthammer says
will be his first. This creep is beneath contempt.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:37 PM
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13. The fact that this POS is so upset
Means Obama's speech hit pretty close to home.

He's just a miserable unhappy excuse for a human being.

I'm sorry the guy's a paraplegic but he doesn't need to take out his bitterness on the rest of us.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:37 PM
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14. Yes it was an attck on the ryan plan. That was the whole damn point. Duh...winning
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:39 PM
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15. Hey Chuck - you might want to make a note
Ryan doesn't have a 'plan' that belongs to him. He is only a lowly congress critter trying to make a splash so he can challenge can'tor .

Obama is your President. HE can have a plan. See how that works chuckie.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:42 PM
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16. Chuckles doth protest too much!
Get over it. :nopity:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:43 PM
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17. Yay! If this asshat is pissed off...
I'm even more convinced that Obama's speech was exactly what the doctor ordered!
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:44 PM
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19. is it just me or does he look like an old lady who has had too much plastic surgery?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:46 PM
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20. Charles: Let Paul fight his own battles
Oh that's right; Ryan went on Fox after Obama handed him his ass on a platter and didn't do so well.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:52 PM
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21. Shut your Krauthole, Dickbag
Eddie Munster can fester in his soiled diaper.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:07 PM
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22. And...that would be good, right?
The next person who writes a "deficit reduction plan" that has any tax cuts in it--Ryan's plan cuts the top tax rate to 25 percent--should be forced to commit seppuku on national television as a warning to the others.

There is only one way to respond to this plan: throw the fucker in a burn barrel and dump ten gallons of diesel on it then throw in a thermite grenade, just to be sure no one ever finds it again.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:12 PM
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23. I wish I could rofl in this space
Hey, you can't always get what you want, right?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:12 PM
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24. Aww...
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:18 PM
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25. LOL what a transparent DIPSHIT Krauthammer is. Perfect Tool for the Right Wing Noise Machine.
Thanks for posting, pooooooooooor little Paul Ryan, he got his ass spanked by mean 'ole Obama.
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:25 PM
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27. What a shallow, hyper-partisan, dishonest whine.
Project much, Kraut?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:28 PM
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28. Sour Krauthammer
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:28 PM by marmar
nt

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:30 PM
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29. what, no tax cuts chucky? that's all republicans know
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:33 PM
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30. Aww, the sweet sound of conservatives whining. Just confirms how effective the speech was.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:34 PM
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31. I'll never understand how these guys have been able to portray themselves as the tough ones.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 07:35 PM by Marr
I mean, that is some seriously thin skin. For someone who delights in dishing it out, he certainly does cry easily.

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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:35 PM
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32. /cry omg, he attacked our plan! /weep
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:42 PM
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33. What a pantload of bollocks..
... first of all, the Ryan plan deserves the drubbing it got AND MORE. It is nothing but a cynical bid to shift the 90% of the burden of fixing the budget on seniors.

Second of all, if I hear ONE MORE REPUBLICAN DOUCHEBAG CLAIM THAT THE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH CREATE JOBS, I'm going to rip my radio out of the dashboard.

If tax cuts for the rich creates jobs, since rates are now at the lowest point in the
country's history - WHERE THE HELL ARE THE JOBS?


The idea that tax cuts for the rich help the economy in any way is an UTTER LIE and those LIARS know it.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:54 PM
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34. So let me get this straight ... it was "an attack on Ryan's plan."
Well hell YES it was an attack on Ryan's "plan." As it SHOULD be!! He didn't attack Ryan personally. He attacked the PLAN. He didn't say ONE THING about the plan that wasn't accurate--unlike the Pukes, who say whatever the hell they want and then claim it wasn't intended to be a "factual statement." What a pantload of horseshit!!

Geez, these fuckers have had it too damn easy. They can't take ANY disagreement. Screw you, Kraut.

Bake
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:46 PM
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37. If that was freaking out, he must actually show some emotion
when he goes crazy.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:58 PM
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38. Well yeah, it should have been...
The Ryan plan is only good to show what NOT to cut.
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