Krauthammer blasts Obama as ‘weak, plaintive and small’
– by Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller, August 08, 2011
…On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer criticized Obama for doing just that — not portraying the right image or speaking the right words to allay market jitters. According to Krauthammer, he played the blame game instead.
“Look, he is accusing the tea party because it threatened default, for causing this,” Krauthammer said. “He himself said openly he would veto any debt ceiling extension that wasn’t long enough to get him into 2013. He was going to veto it over the length, which incidentally turns out to be, as you point out, irrelevant. He got what he wanted on length and we still got the downgrade.”
Krauthammer added that he was quick to fault congressional Republicans for the exact same thing he did during these negotiations and raised the question of where exactly the buck stops.
“But here he is accusing others of holding debt as hostage as a bargaining chip when he said he would himself,” Krauthammer continued. “So he’s been completely contradictory. I was sort of stunned by his appearance today. I said, ‘Why did he go out there?’ He went out there with the Dow at minus-400. And after he spoke, it went down minus-600. He looked weak, plaintive and small. I mean weak and plaintive because he comes out there and he blames of course the tea party, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, probably God because he’s the author of earthquakes — everybody except for him.”
And Krauthammer asked what took Obama so long to realize he needed to put something on the table as a bargaining position.
“Juan [Williams] talked about a crisis of leadership,” Krauthammer said. “Leadership starts at the top with the presidency. Here he is way into our crisis, way in this issue of the double-dip, low growth rate, high unemployment, instability. After all of this, in office three years and today he says, ‘I will have recommendations on reducing the debt.’ Where was he in December when his own commission reported and he ignored it? Or with the budget in February, which increased our deficit and increased the debt by $10 trillion. All of a sudden he discovers the virtues of presenting the proposal. He has put nothing on the table and he blames everybody else.”
I’ll go ahead and say this in contradiction to what I wrote yesterday (at which time, yesterday, I wrote that I wouldn’t tell you “I told you so”): I told you so.
I told you and told you and told you so — “you” being the general public. I told you so before the November 06, 2008 election that if Barack Obama was elected, it would be very bad for this nation and I wrote as much numerous times with many specifics as to why I knew so. So I told you so.
Yesterday, Obama delivered what he referred to as “a pep talk.” And while he spoke — at the very moment he referred to raising taxes, specifically, the market tanked.
This is the Obama Market Tank, the O-Crash, Zero-Meets-Subzero and he either has no clue or he’s intentionally destroying an economy. I think it’s both.
“Punish your enemies” – Barack Obama.
During his pitch to gain the Presidency, Obama finds his message:
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