Does the White House have a class warfare agenda?
Charles Krauthammer weighs in
- Duration 6:12
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Charles Krauthammer weighs in
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If you don't have a good record to run on.
The new paint your opponent as someone to run from.
That was what President Obama -- in 2008.
What he's doing right now.
And that's exactly what the vice president did during last night's debate now forget about the Obama record while uncle Joseph did everything in his power to hide from his bosses failures and -- do so he is the last favored tactic and that is divisive class warfare.
They're holding hostage.
The middle class tax cut.
To the super wealthy.
W called the bottom line is people are gonna have to pay more money out of their pocket and the families I don't remember -- I come from they don't have the money.
And -- holding hostage the middle class tax cut.
Because they say we won't pass we will continue in the middle class tax cut unless you -- again the tax cut for the super -- Look folks use your common sense whom do you trust on this.
I -- with analysis Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer you know he also said holding hostage they are down on America -- betting against America.
You know I would imagine that -- Republican said that Charles that they would be accused of questioning one's patriotism.
Well -- I mean they are two issues here the media bias.
Which uses sort of constant is that.
Sun rising in the east you sort of have to go in because there's no other way and then there's effective when you don't have a record you have to do this kind of stuff.
That you know his Biden just can't even get his story straight.
-- suddenly about tax cuts for the super wealthy that's not the position of his administration.
Please tell me about his tax cuts for anybody -- over 200000 dollars a year that I can be super wealthy and his book that you've got.
But you know a couple you've got to nurse and a fire fighter.
With a couple of kids and they could be a bad -- -- they're calling them the super wealthy.
I think it doesn't really work that well and it seemed as if Biden was making new -- new policy for them.
That they'd only be thanks -- people who make a million dollars or more which is not the administration position and they actually had to walk it back today.
That they walked that back today the day they were trying to kind of thread the needle on May nausea -- I understand the State Department is furious.
As is the intelligence community because they were both thrown down the stairs by Biden as he didn't tell the truth about about paying -- -- I thought I would but but that's how these things unraveled.
Once you start tossing people under the bus.
And I also know that a lot of this is simply not true.
Then -- -- -- people will -- a blow whistles.
In the intelligence community.
Perhaps from the embassy press in the State Department there are looking for scapegoats.
The real question is who told Susan Rice to go out there.
And spend that Taylor who gave her the story do what has it been anybody wearing a White House.
These are nixonian questions it is clear she didn't -- -- -- and invent a story.
Of a mob -- a demonstration when there was no -- no demonstration.
So clearly they are pretending something here.
And ultimately we'll find out the only thing -- I'm concerned about is because of the lack of interest in the mainstream press.
This could -- could be every administration could drag this out there until after Election Day after which they don't care everything is about Election Day.
I really -- -- analysis last night when you when you talked about if you were listening or on radio or reading a transcript or -- watching on television and and we spent a lot of time analyzing the bizarre.
Behavior of the vice president.
With that said I watched a very Smart very mature very composed.
Decent guy that and understands the economy numbers and by the name of Paul Ryan he got a lot of good -- is in last night.
And I think every what was so distracted by the vice president's bizarre behavior they didn't pay attention to things like this.
-- If we -- hit by terrorists we're gonna call for what it is a terrorist attack.
They see President Obama in New York City.
The same day Bibi Netanyahu is an east instead of meeting with him goes on -- on a daily talk show the vice president very well now us.
But sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way.
Was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars.
I'm -- cars and fifteen.
Born Windmills in China thought was -- a good idea to borrow all this money from countries like China here's the problem.
They got caught put their hands in the cookie jar turning Medicare into a piggy bank for Obama care.
When I went back and wants the debate a second time Charles knowing what -- -- really paying attention and listening a little bit more deeply not being as distracted by Biden.
I realize I'm up all right they're really good job.
Well that's I was trying to -- last night if you read a transcript.
I think -- probably conclude it was a -- each side made their points there was no way to refute all the other points I thought the moderator was extremely intrusive.
You know I'd like for once when the moderator says that we have to move on.
For one of the candidates to say why the hell do we have to move on.
We're in the middle of a very important discussion we're gonna continue.
I mean I don't like the way that they decide whether to speak about -- for so much time and not.
I think the moderator is job is to allocated equal division took time and that's essentially it.
So you couldn't really get a new but I think on points it was sort of even I think yeah if you listen on radio the reason I think Biden had one on radio is because he was aggressive.
He was on the attack -- he kept speaking over the moderator an override in erupting in a way to put him in control.
But then you add the mannerisms -- -- on on TV and clearly was a -- for a Biden because he really looked.
A little bit a lot out of control at times all right Charles good to see by the way I think my yankees will see your nationals.
In the World Series for -- -- we're not going to be on the same side.
Now by this could be the one time when you're gonna get it completely wrong.
-- But who will see -- game on we'll have the bad on that all right okay thanks Charles and.