Krauthammer: Palin endorsing O’Donnell is destructive



Actually, he said it was capricious and destructive and he called Demint’s endorsement of O’Donnell irresponsible. Wow!

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philthom4s
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philthom4s

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ProudCitizen
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ProudCitizen

I haven’t read all the comments, but the main thrust of MOST of the comments, I am proud to call myself a conservative AND PROUD TO BE AMONG YOU! Just as GBeck said this a.m. on his radio show and when he said to Couric, Obama over McCain, because without OB, we would have been the frog in the stew slowly heating up versus “pedal to the medal,” …wake up America. We are tired of slowburn such as Castle, even if it means no majority in the Senate (of which OB would veto anyway), IT SENDS A MESSAGE to the Trent Lotts’ of the establishment, without us…like it or not…WE ARE AWAKE…you have been very onery little politicians…your game is up…AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY ANYMORE…NOR…ARE WE GOING AWAY! Move over DC…the posse is coming for you!

Tom Jefferson
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Tom Jefferson

Oh goody. A squishy Republicrat versus a religion-addled wingnut.

Are we doomed or what?

Ajmetals
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Ajmetals

And another thing…..he has been bashing Palin all along. I think he said
something snarky this time because he is still angry that he had to give Palin
cudos for backing the winning Miller in Alaska. He just threw DeMint in the mix
so it wouldn’t appear he was picking on Palin. He is an arrogant jackass who
sticks his nose in the air almost as much as Obama.

Ajmetals
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Ajmetals

And another thing…..he has been bashing Palin all along. I think he said
something snarky this time because he is still angry that he had to give Palin
cudos for backing the winning Miller in Alaska. He just threw DeMint in the mix
so it wouldn’t appear he was picking on Palin. He is an arrogant jackass who
sticks his nose in the air almost as much as Obama.

Ajmetals
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Ajmetals

I am “done” with watching him. He worked for Carter and wrote speeches
for Mondale. That says it all (for me).

Geomant
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Geomant

I love Charles Krauthammer and almost always agree with him on issues. Here however is one occasion where we are going to differ. Which just goes to prove the “only” person I agree with 100% ….. IS MEME.

McCain is dispised by the “Conservative” wing of the GOP, his voting record is in the 90% area. Castle is rated some where around the mid 80’s. Problem? Enough with the Damn RINO’s. We are tired of compromise!

Virus-X
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Virus-X

I’m really sick of Krauthammer. I used to respect him, but now, I have absolutely none for him. He’s seeming more and more, like nothing more than a bitter, grouchy old man, and an angry cripple. His attacks on Palin show his true colors as nothing more than a status quo apparatchik. What this idiot is urging the American people to do (the REAL Americans) is to jump on the attack-Palin bandwagon, to devaluate her contributions and opinions (in favor of his own), and to vote for a destructive RINO that sees people the same way as the average democrat does: as serfs and peons. He’s telling us that because he has something up his ass about O’Donnell, and an even bigger something up his ass about former governor Palin, that we should vote for a RINO, ANTI-Conservative that supports ObamaCare through his refusal to want any part in the… Read more »

Cheryl~
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Cheryl~

What do you say about Palin supporting McCain? Why do you give her a pass on that?

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

I, too, respect and admire Charles Krauthammer. I first encoutered his writing while I was posting on a very liberal message board. CK was part of the evil neocons so he was held up as one of the biggest Boogie Men of the Bush cabal. He was right up there with Karl Rove as Evil incarnate. Someone posted a speech he gave. It was a very long speech and took 4 or 5 threads to post the whole thing. I read it and thought this guy was a genius. But CK’s judgment of people is not on par with his political judgment. I don’t think he reads people well at all. He is one of the biggest proponents of the “Obama is smarter than the average bear” crowd, and he has a similar wrong judgment about Palin’s intelligence. He dismisses her with such disdain that it’s unlikely that he’s really… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Krauthammer elevates Buckley to religious status: vote for Castle because he’s the “most electable”. REALLY ? Castle is all that is wrong with the Republican Party. SO WHAT if it takes 1,2 election cycles to remove the parasitic tyrants, DEM or RINO alike….

DmrNDrt
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DmrNDrt

Don’t give me this 51st seat crap. Voting for a RINO is the same as voting for a DEM. It’s like saying I’m going to put a Wildcat in the back seat of my car so I don’t have to worry about a Tiger getting in. Neither is a good choice!
We have to at least try to get a conservative in to that office. If we fail Delaware gets what they deserve and lives with the consequences. While we keep trying until we succeed!

akw
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akw

So, you’d really rather have a Democrat who votes with his party 80-90% of the time for the next six years than a RINO who votes with Republicans 60-70% of the time? That makes NO SENSE. O’Donnell can’t beat the Democrat. Castle can.

Robert
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Robert

First off it is a special election so it is 4 years and I am tired of hearing She can’t beat the Democrat. According to those same people she couldn’t win the primary either. And where in Castles record does it say he will vote with the Republicans 60-70 percent of the time ? If we go by the 2008 record he will vote 65-78 percent of the time with the Democrats.

Gloriesid
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Gloriesid

If there’s only two choices, you Choose the Candidate most to the RIGHT–However in this case, U have a chance at a Real Conservative vs Castle who voted regularly with the Left. The question is, can ChristinOD win? If she can Beat Castle in Primaries (where Castle is so well known/Connected) it’s certainly Possible/even Likely that this year in these Desperate BO times, Delaware is Open and ready for a Conservative such as OD. This Risk makes PERFECT sense!

Gloriesid
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Gloriesid

If there’s only two choices, you Choose the Candidate most to the RIGHT–However in this case, U have a chance at a Real Conservative vs Castle who voted regularly with the Left. The question is, can ChristinOD win? If she can Beat Castle in Primaries (where Castle is so well known/Connected) it’s certainly Possible/even Likely that this year in these Desperate BO times, Delaware is Open and ready for a Conservative such as OD. This Risk makes PERFECT sense!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

On Hot Air lots of people are foaming at the mouth to destroy Mike Castle for his vote on a resolution by Kucinich to investigate George W. Bush. Also the same people are using “RINO” like it is a “clever” term, and are generally happy with LOSING, rather than compromising in any way whatsoever. In interest of full disclosure here is the full list of those Republicans who voted for the Kucinich measure: Kevin Brady, Mike Castle, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, David Dreier, Vito Fossella, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Wayne Gilchrest, Ralph Hall, Tim Johnson, Walter Jones, Peter King, Steven LaTourette, Frank LoBiondo, Donald Manzullo, Tim Murphy, Ron Paul, Jim Ramstad, David Reichert, Christopher Shays, John Shimkus, Michael Turner, Heather Wilson, Frank Wolf I wonder how many of these fools on the comments section are willing to hammer their buddy Ron Paul? How many want to nail Pete King? Dave Drier? I… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Bingo. All of the “vote all incumbents out” nonsense is dangerous and naive, too.

Robert
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Robert

Since I supported Ron Paul’s Primary Opponent I guess I am being consistent and I get tired of people who make it about all those people who aren’t willing to compromise at all which really is a false argument. The Republicans tried the “Big Tent” I notice it got them reduced to a small minority in both the House and Senate. They tried the Compromising thing so much thats all that began to matter is making a deal so they say they could accomplish something and it didn’t matter if what they compromised on was good or bad. I heard a lot of time Perfection is the enemy of the Good however applying that to awful bills to somehow make them merely bad is part of why we are in such a mess. I notice you did a lot of insulting using words like Stupid , Hate, Fools so apparently… Read more »

Bruce Hedrick
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Bruce Hedrick

I use to vote strategically, but what this does, at best, is ultimately end in long term compromise rather than short term compromise. I believe strategic voting has been prevalent among otherwise conservative voters since the advent of the SSN Act, and look where it has gotten us today- a House of RINO’s filled with those looking for the middle ground, and all the while getting pulled further and further to the left– one compromise always leads to another, like lying. Several years ago, I decided my vote is a personal one in which in order for me to fulfill my obligation as a concerned, informed voter, I had to register my vote simply for the best person for the job, no matter whether I thought they could win or not. I vote strictly ideology in accordance with my beliefs. That way I rest in peace knowing I did the… Read more »

Robert Smith
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Robert Smith

Are anyone of you opinion posters actually living and voting in Delaware?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m not living or voting in Delaware, but I still have a vested interest in every House, Senate and Gubernatorial race in the nation this year. Charles K doesn’t spout random “stuff” as part of TV theater. I’ve followed him for many years, and he is a brilliant man who makes mistakes, but it’s not because he doesn’t know his subject and mean what he says. Personally, I agree with him on the Delaware race and Palin and DeMint’s endorsements of O’Donnell, although I don’t believe they made their decisions capriciously. O’Donnell appears to be a pathological liar who spouts the correct conservative talking points, but has nothing to back them up and a questionable, if not dubious, past. She will not hold up to the scrutiny of a general election, and we would be much better off to send Castle to the Senate this year and groom someone better… Read more »

Darwin Xavior
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Darwin Xavior

Historically, the most “electable” Republicans have often been most willing to compromise and bend to pressure only in one direction.

The drastic and draconian cuts in federal spending needed to save our economy from collapse are not for those easily bending to pressure.

It is better to continue the great recession under a Democratic majority than continue it under a Republican majority. Continuation of the great recession is merely a best case scenario.

If we are going to elect a Republican majority, each of them really had better be a sure vote to save our economy by making drastic and draconian cuts in federal spending.

DS
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DS

Mr. Krauthammer is intelligent but he is missing the point. Who cares if the moderate Republican wins when he acts more like a progressive Democrat. Castle is pro abortion, pro gun control and sides more with Democrats then his own party. We need a conservative in the Senate not a RINO.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well, if O’Donnell wins the primary, we’ll get a Democrat in the Senate. She can’t win the general election.

JW
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JW

I have to disagree with Charles on this one – the people are tired of having incumbents who are bought and sold. I agree with Juan Williams, which isn’t very often, that the Conservatives are voting for those who are true to the Constitution, not the same old thing.

Charles is mostly right in is assessments, but in this case I believe he is wrong.

jbinnout
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jbinnout

Castle voted to impeach Bush, for crying out loud!
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll401.xml

Anonymous
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Anonymous

…but, Mr. K, we don’t want Mike Castle, a definite RINO. Sorry. You are good but not that good. You, too, don’t quite get it.

Nickinaz
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Nickinaz

It is our job and duty to seek out honest and honorable men/women and support them. “In God we Trust” remember! I know Krauthammer’s Mental intellect is sound. I don’t doubt his heart either. I don’t know if this conservative wave is strong enough but we must do the right thing and let God worry about the rest. Remember the odds that were stacked against George Washington…the battles that were lost…Logic would have led George Washington to conceed to the enemy. Moses wasn’t the most elegant leader but miracles were wrought at his hand; truley we need honest and honorable men again…now is the time to take our stand!

JJB
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JJB

I understand Mike Castle is a big time RINO. What is the point of having a majority if it is loaded with RINO’s? Did anyone notice on the clip of the look that Juan Williams had on his face. He loved it when Charles bash Palin and Demint. Juan is a big time leftist.

JJB
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JJB

I understand Mike Castle is a big time RINO. What is the point of having a majority if it is loaded with RINO’s? Did anyone notice on the clip of the look that Juan Williams had on his face. He loved it when Charles bash Palin and Demint. Juan is a big time leftist.

m_quick
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m_quick

CK is right. I’d expect something like this from Palin, but not Demint. Republicans in the the Northeast cannot be held to the same kind of standard as someone in the Midwest or Alaska.

Getthemout
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Getthemout

Get every last incumbent out. Period! They are bought off by saudis and everything else to keep this Usurper in office and destory our Constitutional Republic.

Getthemout
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Getthemout

Get every last incumbent out. Period! They are bought off by saudis and everything else to keep this Usurper in office and destory our Constitutional Republic.

Joshua Kahn
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Joshua Kahn

Krauthammer’s overrated. Most of the time, he paraphrases Rush three weeks after the fact.

Joshua Kahn
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Joshua Kahn

Krauthammer’s overrated. Most of the time, he paraphrases Rush three weeks after the fact.

rebekah
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rebekah

I love Mr. Krauthammer and respect his intellect generally agreeing with everything he says…I taunt my husband that he’s the only person I would leave him for but, I have to disagree with him here.
This country needs to be more about We The People than any party. We need to all do our duty as citizens and vote for the person that most represents our values and ideology not a party.
Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and every other citizen should do the same.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

but Mike Castle is a RINO, part of the problem. Can you see that?

rebekah
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rebekah

I absolutely see that and agree with that but, that is my opinion and I don’t live there and even if I did I would still want each and every person to vote their own conscience and not the advancement of one party over another.
Certainly I’m aware of the national reprecussions and I wish each and every state would remove the incumbent to send a clear and unwaivering message that We The People should be represented but, if they prefer him to her than isn’t he?

PunditPawn
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PunditPawn

I’d rather lose trying to put the right candidate in place than endorse the wrong candidate because they are supposedly electable. All previous rules are off the table in this coming election. Charles is wrong in this case.

Robert
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Robert

My Problem with logic is that every time it is invoked It means basically the Liberal States can never be changed because you can elect only liberals who will not change anything and make the state drift even further left. And I am sort of weary hearing the names Buckley invoked when they want to say well we have to put the candidate who is sure to win even though he will not advance the agenda to roll back liberal progress and Reagan when you start to mention the problems with a Castle. Funny how that Reagan rule isn’t in play when it comes to bashing O’Donnell but it is in Castle’s case. William Buckley campaigned for candidates who were far less likely to win like Barry Goldwater despite the conventional wisdom a more moderate Republican would have insured victory. Castle has actively worked against the 1st amendment with His… Read more »

Wiz Ziw61
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Wiz Ziw61

If Castle would be the 51st vote, he would promptly sell himself to the Dems. The painful but more important factor here, seemingly ignored, is how many Rino’s will eventually get the memo & shape up. The 2010 election is about stopping the damage, while 2012 will let us repair the damage. Even if the Senate remains Dem, the mission goes on — the real mission is restoring the Constitution.

Mr. Krauthammer is correct, it is a “destructive” move — let’s all pray for the destruction of the stranglehold maintained by assorted big government proponents.

Mr. Krauthammer, I do not doubt your heart, but your vision is the same as that which earned conservatives the equivalence of Dhimmi status since Ronald Reagan was President. You wish to treat the disease, whilst others seek a cure. Sir, I reject your timidity.

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

…well said, Wiz

Jwierzbicki
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Jwierzbicki

We at the Tea Party Express couldn’t disagree with the esteemed Mr. Krauthammer more. While we respect Charles, he went on Fox News on primary day in Alaska calling Joe Miller a sure loser and saying we’d never hear from him again. When will the folks in the establishment (even the conservative establishment) wake up and realize we in the conservative grass roots aren’t going to support RINO Republicans and Liberal Democrats. We tried that with a GOP majority and GOP President and got bailouts, record deficits and a growth in the size and power of government – because the GOP abandoned its own platform. Mr. Castle is ranked THE MOST LIBERAL Republican member of Congress and voted for Barack Obama’s agenda nearly 60% of the time. We in the tea party movement and conservative grass roots are going to support the candidates who stand for OUR ideals, and we’ll… Read more »

Denver
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Denver

Jwierzbicki, the Republican Establishment IS the Establishment and its membership includes the Democrat Establishment as well.Re-elect No-one, for three election cycles, 6 years. Send all of them home. And them send them home, again. And again. If the Republic can be saved, this may be the only way.I see no reason NOT to believe that every single Federal politician is corrupted. I have every reason TO believe the System is inherently corrupting.

Metalplate6538
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Metalplate6538

Denver got it absolutely right. Wipe the slate clean…

Thomas Myer
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Thomas Myer

Wait a minute, how could Castle have voted for Obama’s agenda “60% of the time” when what we’ve seen is 0 votes coming from the Republicans on every issue — the GOP has maintained a block of NO throughout the past 18 months. Are we being a bit revisionist?

ConstanceJean
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ConstanceJean

Go back and look. Your statement is incorrect. Maintaining a “block of NO” is not the same as absolutely NO votes for Obama’s agenda. Please get the facts straight. Look, educate yourself, then offer opinions. Not the other way around.

ConstanceJean
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ConstanceJean

Go back and look. Your statement is incorrect. Maintaining a “block of NO” is not the same as absolutely NO votes for Obama’s agenda. Please get the facts straight. Look, educate yourself, then offer opinions. Not the other way around.

FeralCat
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FeralCat

If Sarah Palin said it was raining, Krauthammer would say that it is not and denounce her and Rightscoop would have a thread on it.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

I have a lot of respect for Krauthammer’s opinions,however I think most of the those in the media,the observers,pundits and strategists have misread the intent of the electorate. It’s not about the party affiliation, it’s about the people being completely fed up with the status quo in Washington. If you are a longtime incumbent you’re in trouble this year,if you are seen as part of the machinery your job is in jeopardy and it has very little to do with if you are a Republican or Democrat. The people are not looking for eloquence they are looking for candidates who really truly relate to the people and that the people in turn can relate to.The next two years are fixing to be a very wild ride,fasten your safety belts America.

CM Sackett
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CM Sackett

I understand Mr. Krauthammer’s explanation AND position… and admire him more and more for his unwavering HONESTY (he knew/knows this will not be a ‘popular’ statement among his ‘fans’).

…it may even prove prophetically true, come Nov. 2nd.

However, in this instance, the ‘shoe-in’ he described has proven to be anything BUT a shoe-in for combating the very enemy-of-the-Constitution/America agenda I know Mr. Krauthammer wants defeated and discarded as much as any citizen.

Bigger guns make bigger holes. But they’re not worth a tinker’s dam if they are easily overrun and turned on the very people who put them in place.

…Scott Brown comes to mind.

CM Sackett

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