Obama Administration - Year in Review

A 53 minute video.
“Syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer spoke about the first year of the Obama administration. In his remarks he focused on foreign policy issues, President Obama’s world view, and the leadership role of the U.S. in international affairs. He also responded to questions from the audience.”

Obama Administration in Review

A good video for those involved or interested in the current state of the USA political scene.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]A 53 minute video.
[i]"Syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer[/quote]
Charles Krauthammer? Nice unbiased source! :unamused:

Charles Krauthammer? Nice unbiased source! :unamused:[/quote]

Never heard of him before. But he has the perfect name if he hates Germans.

Charles Krauthammer? Nice unbiased source! :unamused:[/quote]

Never heard of him before. But he has the perfect name if he hates Germans.[/quote]

Surely a German Porn Star? :whistle:

A look at Dr, Krauthammers’ credentials might be very enlightening.

And in more recent ObamaHaps…Obama uses teleprompters to speak with 6th grade students.

And sadly…a protester was present:

(ok…so the protester pic is ‘shopped’…lighten up)

Charles Krauthammer? Nice unbiased source! :unamused:[/quote]

Never heard of him before.[/quote]
Far right commentator and columnist.

Nice: the photoshopper also went to the trouble of changing the white guy standing behind Obama to a black guy with an afro and maybe lipstick. Is it supposed to be Reggie Love? Could one of the fringe partisans for whose enjoyment this was designed interpret the message for us?

Here’s the original:

Bill Moyers had a discussion about the president’s first year.
It’s a view from the left. There’s a lot of disappointment there too.

Just to be “Fair & Balanced”…

Obama’s Telepromter Was for the Press Not 6th Graders.)2 videos)

and some nice pictures of the event.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Just to be “Fair & Balanced”…

Obama’s Telepromter Was for the Press Not 6th Graders.)2 videos)

and some nice pictures of the event.[/quote]

You mean “honest”.

Yeah, the rest of us knew that already.

For every one partisan blog that admits the truth, there will be 100 partisan fringe blogs (on either side) that will perpetuate a convenient lie: Google for “Obama teleprompter 6th graders”. The high road is dead. (Go ahead, blame it on Obama. :unamused: )

Related post here:

I do hope many have been able to view the OP video.

GC posted:

[quote]You mean “honest”.[/quote]No, I mean exactly the word I chose.

GC then posted:

If you must draw that conclusion, feel free to express it.
(or are you simply creating a dragon to proudly slay it with witty verbiage en lieu of a sword?)

No. He’s merely pointing out the dickwads. No need for a sword. A bendy shitty stick works just as well for such idiots.

I wish Obama had balls.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]A look at Dr, Krauthammers’ credentials might be very enlightening.[/quote]Enlightening? Let’s see…

Krauthammer - same neocon who praises Bush as a great American hero for his mental composure (equanimity) and strong military leadership, and wrote that Obama should NOT have in any way suggested apologies towards the Muslim world.

Is that enough to recommend him as a worthy source?

In the justification of torture…[quote=“Krauthammer”]Even though i[/i] terrorists are entitled to no humane treatment, we give it to them because it is in our nature as a moral and humane people. (insert chuckle)

Question: If you have the slightest belief that hanging this man (or women and their children) by his thumbs will get you the information to save a million people, are you permitted to do it? (and are others accusing US citizens also permitted?)

Now, on most issues regarding torture, I confess tentativeness and uncertainty. But on this issue, there can be no uncertainty: Not only is it permissible to hang this miscreant by his thumbs. It is a moral duty.

*i[/i] & emphasis added
[/quote]That’s right - Krauthammer writes that America has a moral duty to torture ideological opponents, prisoners, detainees - regardless of facts, guilt or evidence. I looked for his rationale pertaining to non-American torturers using the same arguments against American prisoners, and no, I can’t find him writing anything about it. If someone has seen him writing to say its okay for everyone to torture, please share.

Krauthammer, truly a source as unworthy of serious consideration as fellow “award-winners” Kissinger, Cheney and Kristol.

I was going to leave out mentioning his lack of military service since he’s paraplegic, but his ultra-war-hawkish views and neocon rants make his chickenhawk credentials noteworthy.

Enlightening enough?

from WokiWacki:

[quote]Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Charles Krauthammer (born March 13, 1950) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and political commentator.

Krauthammer was born on March 13, 1950 in New York City.[3][4] He was raised in Montreal, Canada where he attended Herzliah High School and McGill University and obtained an honors degree in political science and economics in 1970. From 1970 to 1971, he was a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford. He later moved to the United States, where he attended Harvard Medical School. Suffering a paralyzing diving accident in his first year of medical school,[5] he was hospitalized for a year, during which time he continued his medical studies.[6] He graduated with his class, earning an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1975, and then began working as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In October 1984, he became board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.[7]

From 1975–1978, Krauthammer was a Resident and then a Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time he and a colleague identified a form of mania resulting from a concomitant medical illness, rather than a primary inherent disorder, which they named “secondary mania”[8] and published a second important paper on the epidemiology of manic illness.[9] The standard textbook for bipolar disease (Manic Depressive Illness by Goodwin and Jamison)[10] contains twelve references to his work.

In 1978, Krauthammer quit medical practice to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Jimmy Carter administration, and began contributing to The New Republic magazine. During the presidential campaign of 1980, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.

Krauthammer is generally considered a conservative;[26] he has also been called a neoconservative.[27] However, on domestic issues, Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion;[28][29][30] an opponent of the death penalty;[31][32][33][34] an intelligent design critic and an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution, calling the religion-science controversy a “false conflict;”[35][36] a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications;[37][38][39] and a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation.[40][41][42][43] Meg Greenfield, editorial page editor for The Washington Post who edited Krauthammer’s columns for 15 years, called his weekly column “independent and hard to peg politically. It’s a very tough column. There’s no ‘trendy’ in it. You never know what is going to happen next.”[3]

Hendrik Herzberg, a former colleague of Krauthammer’s at The New Republic during the 1980s, said that when the two first met in 1978, Krauthammer was “70 per cent Mondale liberal, 30 per cent ‘Scoop Jackson Democrat,’ that is, hard-line on Israel and relations with the Soviet Union;” while in the mid-80s, he was still “50-50: fairly liberal on economic and social questions but a full-bore foreign-policy neoconservative.” Herzberg now calls Krauthammer a “pretty solid 90-10 Republican.”[44]…excerpt[/quote]

Hmmm…J.Scholl…anything else you’d like to share?

Dr. Krauthammer has quite an impressive resume…no matter which side of the aisle one is on.

So he’s a rightwing dickwad with an impressive resume. :unamused: Shows only that being a complete twat is not limited to the stupids. :laughing:

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]impressive resume[/quote]Good for him overcoming. I thought I was nice on him already since he’s paralyzed from allegedly diving into a shallow pool headfirst.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Hmmm…J.Scholl…anything else you’d like to share?[/quote]Sure, why not?
If he wasn’t a chicken hawk neocon who stirred and still stirs the rabies of hatred and preemptive military aggression, I’d maybe respect him. Being that’s just hypothetical, you’ll understand why he has zero respect. Sorry, I’d find time to consider breaking his 58 minute speech into bite size pieces over a period of time, if he was someone else.

I see you didn’t quote waki on his torture position. IMO it was written too kindly, so I put out my own summary.

TainanCowboy, may I ask…

Would you hope people agree with the krauthammer that Bush ‘should’ (and eventually ‘will’) be remembered as an American hero?

Do you agree with the krauthammer that America has a moral duty to torture?

[quote=“Chris”][quote=“TainanCowboy”]A 53 minute video.
[i]"Syndicated columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer[/quote]
Charles Krauthammer? Nice unbiased source! :unamused:[/quote]

hey, c’mon, he’s a regular contributor on Fox News, and they be fair and balanced.

I love his name. KrautHammer. Sounds like something out of G. I. Combat or Victory!
Yet, just what is a psychiatrist doing being a political commentator? Sounds like he likes more than a bit of the hair of the dog.
Also, he went to McGill, which qualifies him as a poseur extraordinaire.

I haven’t got a chance to look at the whole thing. Or the State of the Union for that matter. But this one looks more interesting.