Krauthammer: Clinton’s backtrack on Bush tax cuts is like a ‘word salad’ from a raving psychotic

Krauthammer can’t make heads nor tails of Bill Clinton’s backtrack today on repealing the Bush tax cuts:

“I think a concise way to summarize that is it depends what ‘is’ is. I mean I write for a living and I’ve edited in my day and I’ve edited some lousy copy but I can’t make heads or tails of this. It’s really uneditable. In fact in psychiatry there’s a term if you get a raving psychotic who comes in the door and makes no sense, you say he’s speaking in ‘word salad’. This is ‘word salad’ with a vinaigrette on top.”

Krauthammer eventually translated Clinton’s backtrack as “I’m under duress. Don’t pay any attention to what I’m saying.”

Watch below for the Krauthammer’s entire comments:

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  • “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”

  • Don’t these Democrats understand?! You will not and cannot have a differing opinion than the one! I think Clinton is undermining him on purpose, IMO.

  • justalittlebent

    I don’t like billary, but I sure do like when he bites ovomit in the ass.

  • Stehekin912

    Wow. Clinton is a pretty heavy hitter and for him to have been taken behind the woodshed by O [‘s administration] says alot about the fear O[‘s administration] can put into even the biggest in the Dem party. Amazing.

    • drphibes

      He’s not someone you can take to the woodshed. If you listen to Krauthammer, this is not an apology. This is a faux-pology. If he could get away with winking to the camera, he would.

      • Rightstuff1

        I agree – he is being seen to toe the party line, but he’s not.

    • nehemiahreturns

      Hillary replacing Biden on November’s ticket perhaps?

      • wolfen244

        that’s what I’m afraid of. trouble is that if she hates being sec of state, she’ll really hate being second banana.

    • nehemiahreturns

      Hillary replacing Biden on November’s ticket perhaps?

  • keninil

    K hits the nail on the head again. Clinton is being a “double agent” — AGAIN.

    I still think he is playing for the LBJ angle. BHO resigns because he knows he will loose in Nov. so Hillary can be the candidate.

    • destroyer_of_moonbats

      hilary cant. biden becomes potus and boner becomes vpotus.

      • keninil

        What I meant is BHO decides not to compete in Nov. Resigns as a candidate and leaves it to the convention to nominate a new ticket. There is only one obvious choice for Prez – Hillary.

        • conservative58

          I too have been speculating about the possibility that Hillary will somehow end up on the ticket in November. I keep wondering if they might entice BO with a ‘global’ position of authority in the UN just to get him out of the way. I certainly don’t think we’ve seen the last of Hillary.

          • cathmom

            I too have been speculating about the possibility that Hillary (read Palin) will somehow end up on the ticket in November. I keep wondering if they might entice BO (read Romney) with a ‘global’ position of authority in the UN just to get him out of the way. I certainly don’t think we’ve seen the last of Hillary (read Palin).

            There, fixed it.

    • c4pfan


  • drphibes

    The Amateur should never have played the race card against Bill. Now Bill has him right where he wants him – he can passive-aggressively undermine The Amateur at every turn and say, aw shucks, the next day from now until November. And that’s what we’ll see him do.

    • poptoy1949

      YOU nailed that one. That is exactly what he is doing.

    • More like the Hatfields and Mugabes…

    • nibblesyble

      Nicely done.

  • It’s Clinton’s hostage video, given at the hands of Obama.

  • wodiej

    I never understood why Hillary took the SOS job or why Bill is supporting Obama now after the crappy way Obama treated them. It’s sadistic.

    • Rightstuff1

      I guess there must be “wheels within wheels”…..

    • keninil

      It was probably part of the deal in Denver at the convention. A lot of underhanded stuff when on getting delegates to change their votes for Obama. (example Hillary won AR, but all the delegates voted for BHO and their lead guy was killed by nut case) Other of Hilliary’s supporter were mysteriously taken “out of the game” — the Chicago way.

      Besides it too late for HRC to “see the light” and become an R. Running as a D is her only route to the prez.

      • c4pfan

        Become an R? Oh, no way! The woman is a socialist!

    • c4pfan

      They are just as sick as he is!

  • “Now that I’ve been told this is an election year…so sorry.”

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Hmm. Based on that footage, I’d have to say Bill’s not even a charismatic liar any more.

  • Clinton is going to tap dance around this and Obama. The Clinton’s are two democrats that cannot afford another term of Obama because if re-elected Hillary will never ever see the WH. Clinton knows this, Hillary knows this, and so does Obama. She will be too old and the country will be too done with Obama, democrats, and socialism.

  • Bill does not want his daughter to live in a socialist/communist county…….
    A wake up moment…..He finally sees the light…..
    politics is one thing, destroying this country is another

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Perhaps not under Obama. However, under a President Mrs. Clinton, I think he’d be okay with it. One example of socialism- when Mrs. Clinton tried for socialized medicine (universal healthcare) long before Obamacare while she was first lady.

      • E. Lee Zimmerman

        Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I don’t believe Bill would have any problem if the US became a socialist nation. It’s the Democrats’ mantra, and he’d embrace it just as much as the next charlatan.

  • I think it’s called “being threatened.”

    • sowsear1

      Bill says what he thinks..apologizes…plays Slo-Joe..and what he said is still out there.

  • marketcomp

    Giberrish from a rapist!

  • Constance

    I can’t quite get my arms around what’s up here. Clinton is as devious as they come, so anything he says isn’t “walked back” the next day, or any day. There’s always an angle, an underlying reason for every word Clinton says and every action he takes. The question I have is why is Clinton clearly undermining Obama on a repeated basis? He is not supporting Obama by his words, so he is attempting to undermine him. Why? That is the million dollar answer – Why? I don’t believe it has anything to do with Hillary being on the VP ticket. It’s something else.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      I would tend to think that he’s upset that his personal polling tells him that his wife SHOULD make a run for the Presidency now. It’s no secret how badly he wants back in the White House, and Hillary’s election would put him there in effect. So he’ll continue to do what he’s presently doing b/c at the very least he’s damaging the Showbama brand.

    • poptoy1949

      Politics are indeed strange. However, in 2008 Obama lifted his leg and Peed on the Clintons. Never, ever, pee on someone to that degree….and what goes around, etc, etc.

    • c4pfan

      The man is a corrupt, rapist who thinks the world revolves around him?

  • poptoy1949

    Don’t you just love the way Mr. K. handles the English language. He chooses his words carefully and nailed what Billy Boy was saying and I think he is 100% correct. There is no way in hell Slick Willie is voting for the Kenyan in November and it seems to be obvious.

  • badbadlibs

    Clinton knows exactly what he’s doing. Remember bo and Clinton both have egos the size of galaxies, they will put themselves first over party every time.
    The best part, imo, is that this just makes the democrats look more incoherant than usual. It looks like a win win to me!

  • LIAR, pants on fire! LOVE watching slick willy lie his ass off, he is the only thing in this election more transparent than the doofus D-student President. LMAO.

  • See how he vigorously shakes his head “no” while he says “I am really sorry”…that is a “tell”! heeheehee. Love it.

  • Nukeman60

    I look forward to what Bill Clinton will come out with from now until the election. I don’t think Obama is going to ask Bill to support anything anymore, but that won’t stop Bill from showing up.

    Obama should never have dropkicked him with that race card. As with all things Clinton, this old dog never forgets. He always has an agenda and he’s sly as a fox. They don’t call him Slick Willy for nothing.

    Their convention should be as interesting as the Republican convention and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some changes come out of either one of them. The big difference is the Dems have their convention in the wrong state. It will aide the Repubs to have their convention in Tampa (gaining political clout in Florida) while the Dems are just going to look like they’re in disarray in Charlotte.

  • chaswv

    “Word salad” is the new hostage video. Classic Charles K rock.

  • sandra hirsch

    Bill knows that four more years of O, and this country is done. No Dem could be elected for many years to come. So even if Hillary got the nomination for ’16 she’d have no chance of, she wouldn’t bother to run, the Dems may as well nominate an orange juice can in 2016.
    He’s hedging his bet that a Romney presidency will end with ‘kick the bum out’ after 4 years, or else he thinks that the days of two term presidents are over. Either way, he should take whatever dirt they’ve got on O and leak it Now, in the hope he resigns. I don’t know if Hillary could beat Romney, but it would be an interesting few months.

    • c4pfan

      Hello! His wife is still working for him.

  • c4pfan

    Bill Clinton sickens me. I don’t know why people on the Right always kiss his ring.


    Michelle Malkin said it all on Hannity recently. At the end of the day, Clinton and Obama will come together.

  • Jay

    I’ll bet the Big O would like to put Clinton away wherever they have Biden locked up to keep both of them quiet.

  • What an embarrassment. Obama’s got the Slick Willy dancing for the cameras. Not an easy task. Well done Mr. Obama. Well done.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I don’t always agree with Krauthammer but he’s been right on the money lately in his analysis, comments and honesty. I appreciate his perspective and I hope he and others keep nailing these lying idiots to the wall.

  • wmath44

    It depends on what is is.

  • stevenbiot

    Mr. ” I didn’t have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton is a mumbling pervert. I really liked the Clinton Global Initiative logo in the background. That charitable organization is a tax shelter for the Clinton’s millions.

  • jlbs

    Just another liar! (Clinton, that is)

  • IngeC

    The thing is Bill Clinton sold his soul to the devil (obama) for 240k, the remaining campaign debt of Hillary Clinton, which is a promise made by obama to Bill if he campaign for him.
    Let’s be real here,Clinton does not want obama to get another term, he loathes the guy. While they attempt to make excuses such as ‘slip ups’,Clintons jabs at obama are his real thoughts.

    This current clusterfarck of administration and gang have nowhere to go but down.

    One more thing, as obama went to SF for more campaign cash, his aides directing the press wore ‘communistic pins on their jackets/shirts’ not american flags; quite telling is it not?