Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer brought momentarily silence, and not the kind that is out of respect, to a Fox News panel on “Special Report” after National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg said that Obama will not get a vote on the majority of new gun control legislation that he wants. “All he wants now is the money,” Krauthammer responded.
Several seconds of silence followed Krauthammer’s, “all he wants now is the money” comment. It was as if everyone at the table had been caught off guard, including host Chris Wallace.
Wallace finally recovered stating, “You don’t really mean that.”
“He’s lost on gun control,” Krauthammer responded.
When opposed by stating that he would get expanded background checks, Krauthammer indicated that it is “not going to make any difference.” He also went on to state that background checks were the “last item standing, the smallest item standing.” He said it’s the only one that Obama could possibly get, which I point out would be a huge blow to gun owners and the Second Amendment. Remember, Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association openly oppose expansion of background checks. However, as I wrote about here, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin and the NRA have been engaged in private talks on a proposal to broaden background checks on purchasers of firearms.
Expansion of background checks would be a significant victory for Obama. Don’t let anyone mislead you. Since they have put out all the bans and hoopla over them, they will be more than happy to take a step forward to infringe upon the Second Amendment with the expansion of background checks.
“Knowing all that,” Krauthammer continues, “he is out there now exploring it as an issue. He is not going to get the solution he wanted, so he’ll make an issue. And that’s the way he operates. He does it on immigration. He does it on a lot of stuff. If you can’t win on a solution or get your way, you turn it into cash.”
“He is excellent at turning stuff into cash,” he concluded.
He sure is, now that you mention it Mr. Krauthammer, he sure is good at turning stuff into cash so why is he not turning things into cash to reduce the National Debt?
Linda; Didn't you hear that he took a $10.00 a week cut in pay to help out the economy and to try and lessen the effects of the sequester? LOL
Charles K is really being lambasted on Facebook. It's really disgusting and I let them know that they just can't see what is happening to this country - goes to show you how many retarded people there are in this crazy world of ours.
I like Charles K and even if he's not right 100% of the time, he certainly is right probably in excess of 90% of the time.
Why can't "O" put money together for the national debt?? What?? And destroy his golf outings, trips to Mexico for his daughters as part of their class trips, and to the Caribbean and so on and so forth. His name is Obama, not Romney. Did you forget?
Maybe, we'll get lucky and somewhere along the line, people will "wake up and smell the coffee"???? Sure would be nice, but until then, I think we'd best be prepared for whatever is to come our way.
Looks like Krauthammer is right again. He is an analytical. He calls them the way he sees them and in this situation he nailed it. Obama is after the campaign money to support the next democratic presidential candidate.
The left is also actively promoting that if gun control fails it's the republican's fault. And, the money comes pouring in from this "Pied Piper" effect. Liberals are gullible and they are full of buyer's remorse so they continue to back Obama because to not do so would mean a changing of the guards in 2016. They don't want the republicans in so much so that they will send their money in to keep from having to admit buyer's remorse.
Kudos to Krauthammer! We need more republicans with the guts to stand tall and tell the truth about Obama and his miserable presidency.
Keep sending out those food stamps, Obama. It continues to give you the donations at the expense of the taxpayers. Sick but true.
Diane, we have to remember that Obama stated he is now campaigning for the 2014 elections for the Democrats as he wants Democratic control of the House returned and to maintain the control and add seats in the Senate. So yes, Krauthammer is right on the money.
This is the motivation for the money; it has nothing to do with trips and vacations as he already has shown that as president he can use taxpayer money for this.
Obama is a community organizer; the one thing, like his tactics or not, that Obama is able to do successfully is campaign and well enough to get elected when no one knew of him. So never sell him short in this area and it is what he said he would be doing.
Diane, you nailed this one right. And yes, Krauthammer is right on this and we do need more like him.