Charles Krauthammer: President Obama stoops and doesn't conquer

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  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Oct. 29, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    I am an independant voter and neither of these choices really blow my skirts up. However, how anyone can defend the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is beyond reason. Say what you will about Mitt Romney, and I will probably agree with you, but at least he's an adult. Barak Hussein Obama has been a blight on the American public as a whole, and has brought this once proud nation to the brink of financial collapse, even after promising financial restraint.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    Oct. 29, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    It's beyond sick - I have given up reading the DN comments. Always the sycophants must wasit until the internet version comes out and be the first to jump to protect their messiah!
    Well now he can prove that the oceans will stop rising, for real.
    As far as the debates, 0bama looked like a little kid who wasn't going to debate someone he loathes! His manner in all 3 debates was like a school yard bully.
    So let's talk about trying to force churches to pay for birth control & if elected again it will be full on abortion with NO restrictions. (Read michelle's letter in 2004) (Read how he voted against bills that would give a Dr permission to help babies born alive of botched abortion)
    Also read up on how a late term abortion is done.
    Benghazi might be the nail in the coffin! Will have effect for years on our military - thus our safety. They believe now, no one has their back & they will be left behind! Not an Amer value!

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Oct. 29, 2012 7:39 a.m.

    Joe Mo, I am an old college debater, and the polls on the 2nd debate agree with me. But you are right, in just a few days we will get the only poll that really matters.

  • wrz Ogden, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 11:35 p.m.

    @Nate: "Obama knew in the first two hours that it was a terror attack."

    True, and he did nothing about it. And why? Because he previously stated that he had put Al Qaeda on its heels with the killing of Osama and he didn't want to appear like a bumbling idiot... even at the expense of four American' lives. Four Americans dead due to political expediency.

    Oct. 28, 2012 9:56 p.m.

    @freedomingood - and, in addition to krafty and Mitt, don't forget about the Navy leadership.

    Apparently you and Barak know more about the needs of the Navy than the very leaders of that military branch, who have asked for an increase of ships to adequately perform their mission.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 6:44 p.m.

    I would bet 1 modern Frigate with Satellite communications, Over the Horizon radar, stern Heliport, and 100 tomahawk cruise missles --

    Over 100 Mitt Romney 1916 WWI era Navy surface ships anyday.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Only krafty could lay out such a disengenious argument that the number of battleships matters.

    The Navy and all our offesive style "defense" is stronger and more expensive than it has ever been. Our "defense" costs are nearing 1 trillion dollars as conservatives are selectivly ever other president crying out a 1.4 trillion dollar defficit.

    Drones are cheaper and more effective. Everyone knows that but krafty and Mitt.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Spot on, Charles. The king has no clothes.

  • Joe Moe Logan, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    Mike in Cedar City, most accounts have it that Romney "won" the first, the second was basically a tie, and the third went to Obama. But let us remember: it's not about winning the debate, it's about winning the election. In a pragmatic sense, the winner of the debates will be announced in 10 days.

    I also find it very interesting, and telling, that Romney didn't bring up Benghazi in the last debate. You KNOW the Romney team had huge internal debates about what he should say about it, and it was a calculated move. I believe they realized that the media and the public were so incredibly aware of either the (a) deceit, or (b) incompetence, that he had nothing to gain by brining it up, and potentially something to lose by sounding petty or politicizing the tragedy. And you KNOW the Obama team spent plenty of time preparing to defend against this attack (which never came), which turned out to be wasted time. Clever move by the Romney team, and it moved him one step closer....

  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 8:36 a.m.

    Krauthammer says about Benghazi: "The misleading is beyond dispute. The only question is whether it was intentional, i.e. deliberate deceit, or unintentional, i.e. scandalous incompetence."

    Clearly it's answer "A": deliberate deceit. Obama knew in the first two hours that it was a terror attack.

    However, calling it a terror attack would have undermined his only foreign policy credential, which was killing Bin Laden. His stump speech -- both before and after Benghazi -- made the claim, "We have Al Qaeda on its heels."

    So Obama sent his spokespeople in front of the cameras to lie about it over and over again. He himself lied about it. As much as America would like to believe it was only incompetence, Obama's lies were deliberate.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    As Uusal Krauthammer is all wet. Obama actually won 2 of the three debates including the last one. Romney's comment on the status of the U.S. Navy shows just how out of date he is. It should be pointed out that one modern destroyer has more destructive power than 10 1916 battleships. And would you like to serve on on 1916 diesel electric submarine or a modern nuclear sub>

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    Once again Kraughammer shows (a) that he's terminally biased and (b) that he doesn't have a clue. Business as usual for Krauthammer.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Oct. 28, 2012 12:42 a.m.

    How much water goes in that bucket?