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(Washington Post)   It's taken him awhile to finish polishing it, but you'll be happy to know that Charles Krauthammer has finished his recap of Mitt Romney's amazingly triumphantly victoriously inspiringly awesome in its stupendousness European trip   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 129
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2012-08-03 11:46:08 AM  
On Iran, Romney asserted that Israel has the right to defend itself. Obama says this as boilerplate. Romney made clear he means it - that if Israel has to attack, the United States won't flash the red light before nor punish Israel afterward.

If you really think that if Israel was attacked by Iran and Obama wouldn't do anything about it, you need to stop drinking the GOP Kool-Aid.

Romney's point about "culture" was to highlight the improbable emergence of Israel from resourceless semi-desert to First World "start-up nation," a tribute to its freedom and openness, just as free-market Chile stands out from state-dominated Ecuador.

Nice try, but it was a not so subtle way of telling the Israeli's that they are superior to Palestinians.
 
2012-08-03 11:46:16 AM  

qorkfiend: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: If sophistry were a crime, this op ed would be evidence enough to have Mr. Krauthammer drawn, quartered, drowned, shot, stabbed, poisoned and hung. Just a really impressive piece of work all around.

..triple damage, and roll again.


I say we hang him THEN we kill him!
 
2012-08-03 11:48:21 AM  

qorkfiend: clambam: I disagree, Once Romney's in--and he's not thinking any further than that right now--the Etch-a-Sketch gets shaken once again and he will feel free to do exactly as he pleases.

No, he won't. Once he's in he'll start thinking about re-election and what moves are likely to get him there. If he wins on the backs of Tea Party Republicans - and that's the only way he can win - then he'll spend his first term following the lead of the Tea Party Congress so he won't alienate his base. His impulses and instincts are not moderate; his impulses and instincts are to do whatever benefits him most at the moment.


Well put, and correct.

The panderfest would never end. A whore is a whore is a whore.
 
2012-08-03 11:51:43 AM  

Halli: WombatControl: Yes, the media is a virtual extension of the Obama campaign - but Romney knew that going in.

You have trotted out that line before when defending Romney's performance in England.

How exactly does this make sense in your head when The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail are blasting him? Are British tabloids also a part of the Obama campaign?


The Sun is a Murdoch owned tabloid as well - hard to sell them as being in the tank for fartbongo.
 
2012-08-03 11:52:05 AM  

clambam: I predict he will repeal Obamacare on Day One


all by himself by official edict?
 
2012-08-03 11:52:23 AM  
Charles Krauthammer is sacred. Kiss my @ss...
 
2012-08-03 11:54:46 AM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-03 11:55:05 AM  

clambam: Serious Black: It's ridiculously disappointing. He could be such a strong candidate. All he'd have to do is open himself up like a book and say "I am the poster child for why things need to change in America. The rules are tipped in my favor. If you elect me, here's how I will make the rules fair for all Americans." He'd crush Obama with the independent vote if he did that.

Ordinarily I'd agree with you. Romney would not be a bad president. Romney will be a reasonably good president if he's elected. The point is, the repubs should not be rewarded for deliberately sabotaging the economy so they can say "Look what a bad job Obama has done on the economy!" They need to learn that just because the American people have chosen to elect a Democrat they cannot bring the government to a standstill or waste our time (again) on spurious impeachment proceedings (just you wait...). This is government by petulance. It needs to stop.

In my opinion Obama's real failure has been to not respond effectively to repub obstructionism. He should have realized within weeks of taking office that there would be no bipartisanship, and acted accordingly. It could be argued that no one could have anticipated the depth of repub intransigence. Well, we know now. It's long past time to stop reaching out and start crushing mercilessly.


I don't disagree with you on that front. The GOP has effectively turned itself into an insurgency. That behavior shouldn't be rewarded. I was simply speculating on how Mitt Romney could have turned the election into a landslide. Instead, he's pandering to the base and acting almost entirely like an empty suit who, as Grover Norquist said once, would sign anything the GOP House put in front of him, no questions asked. He is squandering a golden opportunity to storm into the White House, and it's all because he's so entitled that he thinks he can skate by with asking people to trust him blindly and to vote against the blah guy.
 
2012-08-03 11:55:43 AM  
Dear Mr Krauthammer,

If you think that the US Republican Party is hated by US liberals, then wait until you get a load of how much the GOP is hated by the rest of the Western world. If you think that your allies have forgotten the Bush/Cheney administration so soon then you are in for one helluva rude surprise.
 
2012-08-03 11:56:47 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Shrugging Atlas: His opinion sure has changed, because after Romney's first day in London Kraut was nuking him on Fox News of all places. In fact, after describing it all he said something like "I'm out of adjetives to describe this" and none that he used were positive.

yeah, I only read the article because I was expected Krauthammer to trounce Romney, but it was yet another GOP ass-kissing from krauthammer.


To be fair, that is sort of what he's paid to do. Krauthammer has turned from being an analyst to an apologist, and he does his job when he's reminded of that. Occasionally, he will forget that, and accidentally say something that shows that he is actually paying attention, but in the end, he carries water, and does it as well as he can.
 
2012-08-03 12:01:29 PM  
I wonder what happens when the GOP leaders finally realize that Romney stands no chance.

Will they dump him at the convention? How does RON PAUL fit into the equation?

We're watching the systematic destruction of a candidate before he's even officially the candidate, and it makes me wonder what sort of bombshells they're saving for September and October.
 
2012-08-03 12:09:32 PM  
Did Romney come home with the Churchill bust? No? Then f*ck him.


/funny, Krauthammer even looks kinda like Goebbels.
 
2012-08-03 12:13:42 PM  

heavymetal: It amazes me how conservative derper die-hards will spin stuff. Not just the talking heads, but everyday people. It is almost like they are trying to convince themselve's as much as they are others. I really believe it goes down to the base of the modern U.S. conservative's culture and their inability to accept fault for any actions they are responsible for or criticisms for unexcusable statements they make.



They are fear based throwbacks, who might as well be huddling together in the mouth of a cave. Any attack on any part of their group is seen as an attack on the whole and met with unanimous and unquestioning resistance. See: creationism, for more info.
 
2012-08-03 12:14:11 PM  

Fart_Machine: This guy is still butthurt over missile defense? It's adorable when Cold War relics think they're still relevant.


Old habits die hard.

During a foreign policy debate on Wednesday at the Brookings Institution, top Romney foreign policy advisor Richard Williamson criticized the Obama administration's lack of a policy to address the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Williamson erred when he said that Syria, an ally of Moscow, is "strategically important to the Soviet Union."
 
2012-08-03 12:18:04 PM  
Romney's trip was for a domestic audience. Britain to highlight his management of SLC games, Israel because it's a GOP station of the cross, and Poland because there are a lot of guys in Ohio and Michigan whose last names end in ski.
 
2012-08-03 12:20:43 PM  

heavymetal: It amazes me how conservative derper die-hards will spin stuff. Not just the talking heads, but everyday people. It is almost like they are trying to convince themselve's as much as they are others.


Sadly, that's not it at all. They don't need to convince themselves - they really believe it, because that's what Rush or Hannity told them to believe. It really is that simple. Bob Altemyer explains it better than I can.
 
2012-08-03 12:21:31 PM  
Awesome job there, Chuck. After you went on FOX News no less, fuming mad about Romney's performance overseas, now you're on your knees sucking proverbial cock, calling the whole thing an unmitigated success. It's a good thing you only speak to a retarded echo chamber because otherwise, you may wrinkle even further from embarrassment.

What an odd-looking motherfarker. He looks like a Stephen King character.
 
2012-08-03 12:22:18 PM  
How does he get his mouth over Romney's dick like that while trapped in a wheelchair?
 
2012-08-03 12:24:04 PM  

clambam: qorkfiend: clambam: Romney will be a reasonably good president if he's elected.

No, he wouldn't. He'd be a rubber stamp for the ultra-conservative Teatarded Republican Congress.

I disagree, Once Romney's in--and he's not thinking any further than that right now--the Etch-a-Sketch gets shaken once again and he will feel free to do exactly as he pleases. His impulses and instincts are moderate and that's where he'll go once he's in office, Tea Party be damned. I predict he will repeal Obamacare on Day One and bring it back around Day 60 with minor changes under a different name. I suspect around Day 10 he will call for a new round of stimulus spending, because, frankly, that's what the economy needs to get back on track. His call for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will get the Obama Gitmo treatment--back burnered into oblivion--and ultimately he will find it necessary to raise taxes. The one benefit to a Romney administration is that the small-to-medium sized business owners who have deliberately held back on expanding their businesses and hiring (I know at least two of them personally) in order to screw the Democrats will feel free to staff up and that's gotta be good for the economy. Again, this kind of behavior is absolutely unacceptable and the repubs need to experience a through thrashing at the polls in order to put a permanent end to it.


Uhhhh.....presidents don't actually have the power to repeal anything, no matter what Romney's retarded rhetoric is.
 
2012-08-03 12:24:30 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: heavymetal: It amazes me how conservative derper die-hards will spin stuff. Not just the talking heads, but everyday people. It is almost like they are trying to convince themselve's as much as they are others.

Sadly, that's not it at all. They don't need to convince themselves - they really believe it, because that's what Rush or Hannity told them to believe. It really is that simple. Bob Altemyer explains it better than I can.


Yes, the party that says we need less government intrusion into our lives is clearly authoritarian, while the party that wants to expand control over every facet of our existence is not.

And all of that is explained in a 200-page rambling self-published manifesto that doesn't at all come off as creepy...
 
2012-08-03 12:24:53 PM  
So (R)Money is a treasonous asshole who goes abroad and talks shiat about the president?
How American of him.
 
2012-08-03 12:26:26 PM  

WombatControl: Yes, the party that says we need less government intrusion into our lives is clearly authoritarian, while the party that wants to expand control over every facet of our existence is not.


Honestly man were you in a coma for the last twelve years or so?
 
2012-08-03 12:27:04 PM  

smurfco: Charles Krauthammer looks like something Spider-Man would fight.


Beautiful. A pure, distilled drop of truth.
 
2012-08-03 12:29:14 PM  
Romney went over seas and didn't recite liberal talking points so that means his trip was a "failure".

But no matter how badly Obama continues to embarrass himself on the international stage he's a "success" I suppose.
 
2012-08-03 12:31:15 PM  
Having crawled up Romney's ass and died, how does Krauthammer still manage to polish his turds?
 
2012-08-03 12:32:01 PM  

randomjsa: Romney went over seas and didn't recite liberal talking points so that means his trip was a "failure".

But no matter how badly Obama continues to embarrass himself on the international stage he's a "success" I suppose.


Always knew Krauthammer was a FARK independent.
 
2012-08-03 12:32:30 PM  

WombatControl: Yes, the party that says we need less government intrusion into our lives


lol

7/10
 
2012-08-03 12:33:14 PM  

please: "...The Warsaw leg was a triumph...."


Which just means "He didn't make any Polack jokes."
 
2012-08-03 12:33:49 PM  
I don't care how the Republitards spin it, Romney embarrassed the entire nation. This guy is a joke and should never be allowed any where near the presidency
.
 
2012-08-03 12:36:12 PM  

Paul Baumer: Halli: WombatControl: Yes, the media is a virtual extension of the Obama campaign - but Romney knew that going in.

You have trotted out that line before when defending Romney's performance in England.

How exactly does this make sense in your head when The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail are blasting him? Are British tabloids also a part of the Obama campaign?

The Sun is a Murdoch owned tabloid as well - hard to sell them as being in the tank for fartbongo.


It'll be funny if Murdoch decides to not back Romney. This is not out of the question.
 
2012-08-03 12:37:30 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: It'll be funny if Murdoch decides to not back Romney. This is not out of the question.


Hell, Murdoch has been criticizing Romney's campaign for a long time now. He's said that unless Romney surrounds himself with a real, professional campaign, he has no shot of beating Obama.
 
2012-08-03 12:40:12 PM  

bdMurray: Let's hear it for the Romney tour, it's been an incredible success! We weren't quite sure, we had a few doubts. Would old Willard win through? The answer was... a qualified yes.


Screw the middle classes. I will never accept them.
 
2012-08-03 12:40:28 PM  

WombatControl: the media is a virtual extension of the Obama campaign


Sarah? Sarah, is that you?
 
2012-08-03 12:40:56 PM  

randomjsa: Romney went over seas and didn't recite liberal talking points so that means his trip was a "failure".

But no matter how badly Obama continues to embarrass himself on the international stage he's a "success" I suppose.


No, he managed to insult Great Britain, our most reliable ally, for absolutely no reason whatsoever except the pleasure of once again stating how much better he is than everyone else, and he managed to insult the Arabs who, love 'em or hate 'em, have considerable control over our economy what with all that oil. That's why he's a failure. He did secure Lech Walesa's endorsement though.

Again, you guys keep repeating that Obama embarrasses himself on the international stage but I can't recall what he's done that's so terrible. Kill bin Laden? Contribute to the overthrow of Gaddafi without the loss of a single American life? What's got your panties in a twist this time? Oh yeah, he bowed slightly to the Emperor of Japan and the King of Saudi Arabia (who he should have french kissed, like Bush did). And he gave Queen Elizabeth a shiatty gift. Good thing he hasn't met the Pope yet, what with kissing his ring and all. That would be messy.
 
2012-08-03 12:42:33 PM  

randomjsa: Romney went over seas and didn't recite liberal talking points so that means his trip was a "failure".

But no matter how badly Obama continues to embarrass himself on the international stage he's a "success" I suppose.


Save it for Mr. Roarke and Tattoo.
 
2012-08-03 12:47:20 PM  
Someone told Krauthammer to knock it off, because the man was just appalled at Mitt's English Escapades.
 
2012-08-03 12:47:59 PM  

clambam: I am so looking forward to the debates. I expect to see Romney sobbing in frustration and anguish as his head is elegantly handed to him. That is, if there are debates. Romney may decide it's beneath his dignity to explain his positions to the American people. Don't they know he's royalty?


I'll be honest, I wouldn't put it past him to try and weasel out of the debates.
 
2012-08-03 12:51:47 PM  
www.randalanderson.com
 
2012-08-03 12:55:32 PM  
The story wasn't Romney.

The story was how the media behaved. They were even worse than they were expected them to be. What an embarrassment for them. Everyone knows they are in Obama's pocket, but they weren't expected to all be wearing the same t-shirt.
 
2012-08-03 12:56:26 PM  

meat0918: clambam: I am so looking forward to the debates. I expect to see Romney sobbing in frustration and anguish as his head is elegantly handed to him. That is, if there are debates. Romney may decide it's beneath his dignity to explain his positions to the American people. Don't they know he's royalty?

I'll be honest, I wouldn't put it past him to try and weasel out of the debates.


"I've told you people everything you need to know already"
 
2012-08-03 12:56:37 PM  
Actual photo of Krauthammer handing draft to editor:

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-03 12:57:10 PM  
I expect to see Romney sobbing in frustration and anguish as his head is elegantly handed to him.

They're using teleprompters at the debates?
 
2012-08-03 12:57:48 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: The story wasn't Romney.

The story was how the media behaved. They were even worse than they were expected them to be. What an embarrassment for them. Everyone knows they are in Obama's pocket, but they weren't expected to all be wearing the same t-shirt.


I clearly remember Wolf Blitzer holding a gun to Romney's head, telling Mittens to put his Italian leather-clad foot in his mouth, or ELSE!!!

WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!
 
2012-08-03 12:57:55 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Everyone knows they are in Obama's pocket, but they weren't expected to all be wearing the same t-shirt.


i48.tinypic.com

"Don't be that guy!
 
2012-08-03 12:58:02 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: The story wasn't Romney.

The story was how the media behaved. They were even worse than they were expected them to be. What an embarrassment for them. Everyone knows they are in Obama's pocket, but they weren't expected to all be wearing the same t-shirt.


Lol... You're farking hilarious.
 
2012-08-03 12:58:23 PM  

meat0918: clambam: I am so looking forward to the debates. I expect to see Romney sobbing in frustration and anguish as his head is elegantly handed to him. That is, if there are debates. Romney may decide it's beneath his dignity to explain his positions to the American people. Don't they know he's royalty?

I'll be honest, I wouldn't put it past him to try and weasel out of the debates.


I'll go a step further and say I think Mitt is going to flat-out refuse to do any debates. After all, he's given you people all you need to know.
 
2012-08-03 12:59:42 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: I expect to see Romney sobbing in frustration and anguish as his head is elegantly handed to him.

They're using teleprompters at the debates?


It must kill you at this point, having to trot that one out. lol

Cause, when you get down to it, your boy is getting destroyed by a man who is either:

1) Totally reliant on teleprompters in order to speak well, OR:

2) A master manipulator and orator who puts Machiavelli to shame.

CHOOSE ONE.
 
2012-08-03 01:00:42 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Everyone knows they are in Obama's pocket


Sarah? Sarah, is that you?
 
2012-08-03 01:01:57 PM  

WombatControl: And all of that is explained in a 200-page rambling self-published manifesto that doesn't at all come off as creepy...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

"self published manifesto"

Dude, you're a pip

WombatControl: Yes, the party that says we need less government intrusion into our lives is clearly authoritarian,


Yes, they are. You're just not bright enough to look past what they claim to believe. Coming from the guy who uncritically repeated some bullshiat story about some guy who supposedly had to pay ten thousand dollars for a permit to install a shower, I'm not surprised
 
2012-08-03 01:05:11 PM  

WombatControl: Ctrl-Alt-Del: heavymetal: It amazes me how conservative derper die-hards will spin stuff. Not just the talking heads, but everyday people. It is almost like they are trying to convince themselve's as much as they are others.

Sadly, that's not it at all. They don't need to convince themselves - they really believe it, because that's what Rush or Hannity told them to believe. It really is that simple. Bob Altemyer explains it better than I can.

Yes, the party that says we need less government intrusion into our lives is clearly authoritarian, while the party that wants to expand control over every facet of our existence is not.

And all of that is explained in a 200-page rambling self-published manifesto that doesn't at all come off as creepy...


Have you actually read the book? Authoritarian doesn't necessarily mean that somebody wants more or less government intervention. In this context, it means they will listen to and blindly follow those that they believe have legitimate authority.
 
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