29 Nov

Krauthammer advises GOP to take Obama to the fiscal cliff with threat of ‘second recession’

Jeff Poor @ The Daily Caller:

Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel that the GOP would be foolish to accept Obama’s proposed framework for handling the fiscal cliff.

“Look, Obama never offered anything in public about entitlement,” Krauthammer said. “He always says he wants a discussion. And now he says after the Republicans give up their one issue on taxes, ‘I’ll discuss a bargain next year.’ Of course he wants that, because that’ll be at a time when the Republicans are defrocked, disrobed and disarmed. They will have nothing to bargain with.”

“And they just had a punch in the nose this afternoon,” Krauthammer continued. “Any Republican who buys this is a fool. The Republicans have stood for one thing consistently. It’s held them together ideologically. And, generally speaking, it has helped them electorally. They are the low-tax party. The other guys want to tax to match reckless spending. If they give it up now in return for nothing, Obama wins, and he wins big.”

Krauthammer said the Republicans actually hold a substantial amount of leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations, despite losing big on Election Day.

“Now, I understand why Democrats are doing this,” Krauthammer said. “They imagine that the Republicans have no bargaining power today. I say: It’s true that if Republicans resist, they will take the blame. And that will help the Democrats in the Congress. But Obama is never running again. He doesn’t care who gets the blame. He is going to be the president. He’s a lame duck. He wants a successful second term.

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3 Responses to Krauthammer advises GOP to take Obama to the fiscal cliff with threat of ‘second recession’

  1. FedUp says: 1

    Our elected representatives do not have the Intestinal Fortitude to stand up to BO and the dems. They are too busy covering their asses – individually and collectively – to actually try to stand up for us. Each day I a more convinced that we need term limits.

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  2. OBAMA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEBT, HE’S THE ONE WHO WENT ABROAD SHOWING OF AND ON SPENDING SPREES’
    now he want the REPUBLICANS to give him their knowledge to fix it before the end of DECEMBER,
    he keep saying I won, so he should work on his problem himself,
    he cannot be let to get away with it, because his actions must tell him of the consequence belong to no one else but him, let see him take his own I WON RESPONSIBILITY,
    not THE PEOPLE, NOT THE REPUBLICAN, BUT HE, HIMSELF AND HE WON.
    THE PEOPLE who vote him back must know who he really is,
    they only know who he project himself to be, a false image in a mirror
    break that mirror and see what you have to lead THIS AMERICA,
    NOW people, think of what you have done again twice,

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  3. wildbill says: 3

    I hate to say this but the REPUBLICANS will cave,they have no balls left,they have no leadership.They have lost there will to lead,I kinda feel sorry for them.

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