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Krauthammer to GOP on Obama fiscal cliff proposal: ‘Simply walk away’

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On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Thursday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Barack Obama’s latest proposal to avert the fiscal cliff, which calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and $50 billion in additional stimulus spending, is an insult to Republicans.

“It’s not just a bad deal — this is really an insulting deal,” Krauthammer said. “What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox, and he lost the Civil War. The Democrats won by three percent of the vote, and they did not hold the House. Republicans won the House. So this is not exactly unconditional surrender, but that is what the administration is asking of the Republicans.”

“This idea — there are not only no cuts in this, there’s an increase in spending with a new stimulus,” Krauthammer continued. “I mean, this is almost unheard of. I mean, what do they expect? They obviously expect the Republicans will cave on everything. I think the Republicans ought to simply walk away. The president is the president. He’s the leader. They are demanding that the Republicans explain all the cuts that they want to make.”

Krauthammer said Obama’s fiscal cliff deal mirrored his approach to Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal.

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  1. PearlClutcher

    November 30th, 2012

    I agree fully as “Simply walk away” = GO GALT

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  2. persecutor

    November 30th, 2012

    Orange John won’t walk–over the years I’ve come to believe he loves eating crap sandwiches.

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  3. Diann

    November 30th, 2012

    Well, if Boehner were the one who was actually EATING that crap sandwich, I don’t think it would bother me much. Problem is, he and Obama make the crap sandwich and for us to eat it.

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  4. PearlClutcher

    November 30th, 2012

    I am horrified at myself for enjoying the idea of being able to watch first hand the lemmings (libtards) charging for that (fiscal) cliff. Am I alone in this should I feel shame for being amused at the thought of watching people get their just desserts?

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  5. Xavier

    November 30th, 2012

    Krauthammer is a fool and a paid pundit whose job is to keep people watching FOX by stirring the pot. The GOP will agree to some type of “compromise”; proving once again that they’re as much the problem as Barry.

    Face the facts: Barry will get what he wants, and the GOP will be tried and hung in the media for the coming economic disaster.

    Its time to abandon the GOP and start another Party. We’ve only got 4 years so let’s get going.

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  6. Dr Tar

    November 30th, 2012

    One word for Congressional Republicans

    Geronimo!

    Damned if they take the Demoncrat’s offer Damned if they don’t and go over the cliff. But in going over the falls all the incompetents share the same barrel.

    Who would of thought that leading from behind works for domestic policy just as well as it does for foreign policy. Foward!

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  7. Milwaukee Mike

    November 30th, 2012

    With the reelection of Obama, this country has not found the bottom that is necessary to hit in order to turn itself around. What a better way of finding your lowest point than jumping off the cliff…

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  8. hanoverfist

    November 30th, 2012

    Pearlclutcher,
    Only if “just dessertes” doesnt = “crap sandwich”.
    ;-)

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  9. Tim

    November 30th, 2012

    We’re over the cliff – in freefall.

    The socialists are just jockeying to blame the Republicrats.

    The Republicrats will take the blame because they mistakenly believe they’ll appear “responsible.”

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  10. debzeppelin

    November 30th, 2012

    Obama and his horde created this crisis so as not have one to waste. No matter what happens, Republicans are to blame, and are being blamed right now. Mission accomplished. So let’s just go over, hit bottom and get it over with. People will get hurt, but will it cause deaths (besides suicides)? Someone explain. I truly believe the horde is willing to bring this country to its knees in order to destroy any opposition. Because who will the populace turn to? Boehner? Graham? McConnell? McCain? Cantor? Reps who have shown such sterling leadership? Nope. People will look to the “lord and savior” in the White House. That image isn’t being put out there for nothing.

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  11. Menderman

    November 30th, 2012

    Obama is drooling at the prospect of going over the cliff. It is his stated goal when you look at his history on his views of the USA. This is how he will “fundementally transform America”. The catch is how to make Republicans take the blame in the eyes of the voters. Sure, no matter what happens, the MSM will blame them, but will that stick with the voters? If they walk away, the libs will blame the R’s…so?! If they fold and put their fingerprints anywhere on this “deal” the Conservatives will be furious and show them in 2014. Remember, every congressman if up for reelection every 2 years, and we would primary their asses into non-existence. WALK AWAY REPUBLICANS!!! Better yet RUN!!!

    I believe we are going over the cliff no matter what happens. Nobody is buying our debt, there are ZERO cuts, and our credit rating will drop again. The best thing for the American people is to face the facts now rather than later.

    Maybe the Government will run out of money while Obama is in Hawaii and he will be stuck there with no way to fuel AF1 for a return flight.

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  12. BillyShaft

    November 30th, 2012

    Let. It. Burn.

    Occasionally you must look around and determine that there are simply too many fucking aliens.

    “I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”

    Prepare yourself and your tribe and just let it burn. We can take it back after the gimps and savages consume one another.

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  13. Menderman

    November 30th, 2012

    and don’t forget, Obama was reelected because the majority of voters blamed Bush for the bad economy…that’s how the MSM rolls…

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  14. Jerry Manderin

    November 30th, 2012

    Washington needs to be pushed over the cliff by We The People.

    That’s our ONLY way out.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=znZpNZuh8_c

    ¥

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  15. Pickled Liver

    November 30th, 2012

    Let the Democrats do what they want with the budget and let them OWN the budget ! Negotiations will just give credence to the Republicans screwing it up as will be the MSM’s headlines – when it fails!

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  16. dennis

    November 30th, 2012

    Exactly why is the economy doomed if Washington is forced to cut / spend less and tax a little more? I am not seeing the connection between that and a new recession or downturn.

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  17. Menderman

    November 30th, 2012

    Back in 2008, spending was $2.9 Trillion and revenue was $2.7 Trillion. Remember how upset the MSM was with Bushs’ wreckless spending? In 2012 spending was $3.8 Trillion and revenue was $2.6 Trillion. Where is the extra Trillion bucks going? The revenue is almost unchanged.

    We have a spending problem!

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  18. PearlClutcher

    November 30th, 2012

    @ Dennis, tax a little more?? Seriously, the gooberment has been taxing a little more decade after decade when is enough going to be enough??? Knock of the freaking funding ( or at the very least reduce) for things that are not guaranteed in the constitution. Truly, the solution to the problem is NOT. THAT. HARD.
    * The downturn connection to increased taxes is obvious you are removing monies from the private sector where jobs are created.

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  19. RightWinger

    November 30th, 2012

    The cliff is coming and there is nothing the Republicans can do to stop it. I agree 100% with what Menderman wrote. Though I would add I would prefer at this point for the Republicans to just vote “Present”.

    When we go over the cliff, the Democrats can’t accuse the R’s of obstruction for voting no and they can’t point fingers later if they vote yes to any proposal.

    Vote present, let the Democrats have all the credit and then watch the freefall to the bottom.

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  20. dennis

    November 30th, 2012

    Pearl Clutcher…I understand and believe your points. I guess I feel we’ve had one foot off the cliff edge for so long that I don’t think this upcoming sequestration / cut event is the one that will force the other foot over.
    I don’t envision our dilemma as ending in a cataclysmic and systemic cliff fall. I see it more as a slow steady rusting of the machinery that keeps ratcheting up the misery index.

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  21. simply enraged

    November 30th, 2012

    One of the biggest problems is that the republicans appear to have neither the brains nor the balls to perceive reality and act appropriately.

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  22. stevie b

    November 30th, 2012

    no offense, right winger, but of all the fing times ive seen or heard everywhere i go on the algorewebs, and i see that “repubs should just vote present and make the Dems own it” – there’s just no kufing way that the obamedia and the dems are gonna let that happen – they haven’t owned ANYTHING in the last few decades – it always gets blamed on the R’s…R’s are just too big a pussies to talk everyday or week and state what the hells happened
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    it’s just like the fing potheads who, once they get “their rights”, will complain that,”you owe us, you let us do this to ourselves and you knew we weren’t responsible enough to make those decisions, now the govt has to take care of us”

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  23. Houston

    November 30th, 2012

    New party time for sure. I’m over this crap. If people with fiscal sanity won’t run we have to. We must have people who have the balls to say no more and do what is right for the country regardless of the repercussions to them personally.

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