Krauthammer hammers Obama

Charles Krauthammer nails the Obama Administration to the wall for its hypocrisy, cynicism, and political fraud. The whole article is golden, but here’s a representative quote:

And yet more damaging to Obama’s image than all the hypocrisies in the appointment process is his signature bill: the stimulus package. He inexplicably delegated the writing to Nancy Pelosi and the barons of the House. The product, which inevitably carries Obama’s name, was not just bad, not just flawed, but a legislative abomination.

It’s not just pages and pages of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections, one of which would set off a ruinous Smoot-Hawley trade war. It’s not just the waste, such as the $88.6 million for new construction for Milwaukee Public Schools, which, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, have shrinking enrollment, 15 vacant schools and, quite logically, no plans for new construction.

It’s the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended on the grounds that a national emergency requires an immediate job-creating stimulus — and then throwing into it hundreds of billions that have nothing to do with stimulus, that Congress’ own budget office says won’t be spent until 2011 and beyond, and that are little more than the back-scratching, special-interest, lobby-driven parochialism that Obama came to Washington to abolish. He said.

This may well be the shortest presidential honeymoon in modern US history.


2 Responses to Krauthammer hammers Obama

  1. John H. (Shikoku) says:

    If me liking Krauthammer makes me a Neo-con then so be it (which according to some of my friends, is a satisfactory criteria). I’ve yet to be disappointed with any of his articles.

  2. Dae Powell says:

    Charles Krauthammer has nailed it! (pun intended) I look forward to more articles by this articulate man. (also intended)
    Happy Dae.

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