Charles Krauthammer: Budget Speech Disgraceful, Shallow, HyperPartisan, Intellectually Dishonest

That about says it all, other than blasting the automatic tax raise if the debt goes up. If Congress spends, taxpayers automatically pay. Wasn’t that slick and slimy?  From The following are Krauthammer’s remarks today after Obama’s budget speech. See the video below.

Charles Krauthammer

From The Daily Caller:

“I thought it was a disgrace,” he said. “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, we’re a year-and-a-half away from Election Day and it was supposed to be a speech about policy. He didn’t 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 [Rep. Paul] Ryan plan.”

Read the Obama transcript here, along with some important aspects of the Obama plan that are not receiving enough focus, even at Fox.

I want to point you to some excellent commentary on Obama’s budget speech at The Other McCain. Take a look at the fuzzy math – The Impressively Large Number trick. Visit Memeorandum for the growing discussion.

Charles Krauthammer on Obama’s Budget Speech 4-13-11 (video)



  • Ran

    Pardon me, but I’m getting kinda fed-up with Chuck. Like Rove, he’s great on bashing Demos and Obama – but then again, these days so could a bucket of bent nails.

    When it comes to actually having to stand for libertarian principle and reduction of the size, expense and powers of government, Krauthammer is silent or even hostile. There’s a rueful irony to his condescension towards Sarah Palin for example, a sort of creepy flip-side of diva worship. Palin and the Tea movement happened despite him, not because of him. Pundits and gurus don’t like being ineffectual by-standers to history. Tough.

    Chuck is the non-threatening anti-2A “conservative” liberals turn to when they can’t face Jed Babbin or Bob Tyrrell or Ann Coulter. Maybe he’ll come to the dark side here on libertarian-conservative turf. Then again, what was it Madonna once said about monkeys flying?