Charles Krauthammer comments about President Obama -Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email with comments by journalist,
Pulitzer Prize winner and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer about
The Truth: Charles Krauthammer has issued a statement
about this eRumor saying it is "neither accurate nor authoritative."
He said the email is "somebody putting his own ideological stamp on and
spin on my views."
Krauthammer said, "One giveaway of the superimposition of someone else's
views on mine is the rather amusing use of phrases that I never use. To
take just a few examples randomly: 'God forbid,' 'far left secular
progressive,' 'this is the first president ever who has chastised our
allies and appeased our enemies!' 'no country had ever spent themselves
into prosperity,' and, the real doozy, 'states rights.'"
He said his views are clearly spelled out in a series of columns that
can be found on his web site.
Krauthammer writes for the Washington Post and his articles are nationally syndicated.
Krauthammer is a
regular contributor on the Fox News Network and can almost be seen daily
on the Special Report program anchored by Bret Baier.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Recently Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to the Center for the American
He is brilliant, intellectual, seasoned & articulate.
He is forthright and careful in his analysis, and never resorts to
emotions or personal insults.
He is NOT a fear monger nor an extremist in his comments and views.
He is a fiscal conservative, and has received a Pulitzer Prize for
He is a frequent contributor to Fox News and writes weekly for the
Here is a summarization of his comments, as we are living in uncharted
waters economically and internationally.
If you feel like forwarding this to those who are open minded and have
not drunk the Kool-Aid, feel free.
Summary of his comments:
1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to
be underestimated. He is a cool customer who doesn't show his emotions.
It's very hard to know what's behind the mask. The taking down of the
Clinton dynasty by a political neophyte was an amazing accomplishment.
The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the
perfect place at the perfect time.
2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a
way of making you think he's on your side, agreeing with your position,
while doing the opposite. Pay no attention to what he SAYS; rather,
watch what he DOES!
3. Obama has a ruthless quest for power. He did not come to Washington
to make something out of himself, but rather to change everything,
including dismantling capitalism. He canít be straightforward on his
ambitions, as the public would not go along. He has a heavy hand, and
wants to level the playing field with income redistribution and
punishment to the achievers of society. He would like to model the USA
to Great Britain or Canada .
4. His three main goals are to control ENERGY, PUBLIC EDUCATION, and
NATIONAL HEALTHCARE by the Federal government. He doesn't care about the
auto or financial services industries, but got them as an early bonus.
The cap and trade will add costs to everything and stifle growth. Paying
for FREE college education is his goal. Most scary is his healthcare
program, because if you make it FREE and add 46,000,000 people to a
Medicare-type single-payer system, the costs will go through the roof.
The only way to control costs is with massive RATIONING of services,
like in Canada. God forbid!
5. He has surrounded himself with mostly far-left academic types. No one
around him has ever even run a candy store. But they are going to try
and run the auto, financial, banking and other industries. This
obviously canít work in the long run. Obama is not a socialist; rather
he's a far-left secular progressive bent on nothing short of revolution.
He ran as a moderate, but will govern from the hard left. Again, watch
what he does, not what he says.
6. Obama doesnít really see himself as President of the United States,
but more as a ruler over the world. He sees himself above it all, trying
to orchestrate & coordinate various countries and their agendas. He sees
moral equivalency in all cultures. His apology tour in Germany and
England was a prime example of how he sees America, as an imperialist
nation that has been arrogant, rather than a great noble nation that has
at times made errors. This is the first President ever who has chastised
our allies and appeased our enemies!
7. He is now handing out goodies. He hopes that the bill (and pain) will
not come due until after he is reelected in 2012. He would like to blame
all problems on Bush from the past, and hopefully his successor in the
future. He has a huge ego, and Dr. Krauthammer believes he is a
8. Republicans are in the wilderness for a while, but will emerge
strong. Republicans are pining for another Reagan, but there will never
be another like him. Krauthammer believes Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty &
Bobby Jindahl (except for his terrible speech in February) are the
future of the party. Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but has baggage. Sarah
Palin is sincere and intelligent, but needs to really be seriously
boning up on facts and info if she is to be a serious candidate in the
future. We need to return to the party of lower taxes, smaller
government, personal responsibility, strong national defense, and
9. The current level of spending is irresponsible and outrageous. We are
spending trillions that we donít have. This could lead to
hyperinflation, depression or worse. No country has ever spent
themselves into prosperity. The media is giving Obama, Reid and Pelosi a
pass because they love their agenda. But eventually the bill will come
due and people will realize the huge bailouts didnít work, nor will the
stimulus package. These were trillion-dollar payoffs to Obamaís allies,
unions and the Congress to placate the left, so he can get support for
10. The election was over in mid-September when Lehman brothers failed,
fear and panic swept in, we had an unpopular President, and the war was
grinding on indefinitely without a clear outcome. The people are in
pain, and the mantra of change caused people to act emotionally. Any Dem
would have won this election; it was surprising it was as close as it
11. In 2012, if the unemployment rate is over 10%, Republicans will be
swept back into power. If it's under 8%, the Dems continue to roll. If
it's between 8-10%, it will be a dogfight. It will all be about the
economy. I hope this gets you really thinking about what's happening in
Washington and Congress. There is a left-wing revolution going on,
according to Krauthammer, and he encourages us to keep the faith and
join the loyal resistance. The work will be hard, but weíre right on
most issues and can reclaim our country, before it's far too late.
Our futures and children's futures depend on our good understanding of
what is really going on in DC,
and our action pursuant to that understanding!!
It really IS up to each of us to take individual action!!
Start with educating your friends and neighbors!!!