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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"
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April 14, 2011 12:00 PM
Charles Krauthammer freaks out over Obama's speech; calls it a 'disgrace' for dissing Ryan
By John Amato

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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