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Too Late! Charles Krauthammer Finally Agrees With Governor Palin





I am thrilled that Governor Palin has left the constraints at Fox News.  She’s one of the few to offer a better solution which works on combating the machine within the Republican Party as they continue to fail us as a country.

During her service on the network, she provided clear and honest analysis.  It served as music to the ears of many within the grassroots who continue to appreciate her fearlessness.  Even though she grew as a national advocate over the last three years, sadly the network and few of its other contributors seem to be falling by the wayside a little bit.

This is just one tidbit comparison that showcases her authenticity as a contributor.

Last week with Bill O’Reilly, Charles Krauthammer discussed the loss of 2012.  While O’Reilly is continuing to obsess about changing demographics, Krauthammer finally told the truth:

“Obama did not have an opponent who presented a coherent and strong argument for let’s say the Reaganite perspective of smaller government, less taxes, less dependency.

[…]

What was the difference between 2010 and 2012?  In 2010, there was no presidential candidate at the top of the ticket – it was a purely ideological election which was largely on ObamaCare.

[…]

The candidate they chose in 2012 had passed RomneyCare which was the equivalent of ObamaCare.”

Many articles were written on this topic here (many by my colleague, Doug Brady).  The conservatives did not put forth a good candidate to take down the left.  In fact, every time another candidate would get close to Romney in the primary, many within the establishment would come out to disparage them.  The biggest example of this is what was done to Newt Gingrich back in January when every Republican in the media and establishment teamed up with the Romney campaign to completely wipe Gingrich out once he won the South Carolina primary.

People who participated in this were Marco Rubio when he selectively attacked Gingrich on a comment made on immigration about Romney.  He conveniently did it right before the election in Florida.  Other Newt bashers included Ann Coulter, John Sununu, and Tom Colburn.  Governor Palin rightfully referred to this as cannibalism within the GOP.

Further Governor Palin gave many interviews during the primary (before it was too late) where she expressed her concerns and sent out many recognizable warning flags on Mitt Romney.

Way back in August of 2011, Governor Palin with her sharp instincts noticed an issue with Mitt Romney’s inability to articulate conservative arguments when he waited until after the debt ceiling debacle of 2011 had occurred before he made a comment on it:

Then, back in February, Governor Palin was discussing the four remaining GOP primary candidates with Chris Wallace.  She remarked on Romney’s liberal past.  She called Romneycare the “precursor to ObamaCare.”  And while she was happy that he seemed willing to evolve as a candidate, she still was not convinced that he was the right candidate.

In addition to that, a few weeks earlier while talking with Justice Jeanine, she warned that Newt and Santorum would receive more media scrutiny than Romney because she believed that Democrats and Obama wanted to face Mitt Romney since it was easy to portray him as out of touch with the rest of America.

As anyone can see, Governor Palin was steps ahead of the others during the primary.  Every bit of her analysis basically turned out to eventually materialize over the course of the year.

The bullies within the establishment along with enough commentators at Fox were willing to deny principle for the sake of gratifying the Romney machine.  As such, we as a country now pay the price.

Conveniently, now they’re willing to say all of the things that we knew back then.  The difference is Governor Palin was saying all of it back when Americans still had a choice and consequently, she was shut out of her own party’s convention and the Tea Party received an establishment-commanded timeout.  Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, the truth is there for all to see.

Beware of these bullies jumping on this bandwagon of self-discovery only to attempt making more decisions behind closed doors and continue telling us who the right candidates will be for the future.

Not only does this speak volumes about Governor Palin’s principles and her unwillingness to dither from them, it also showcases her instincts.

While the left’s arguments on Romney were often disingenuous, Governor Palin’s instincts knew how it’d all play out.  It’s those same instincts that proved her right all along about Obama and the GOP establishment’s failure to connect to grassroots Americans that will also prove her decision to depart from Fox News one which will truly benefit the movement of liberty for the long term.

Governor Palin is not for sale.  She was a standout among the other commentators on that network and I am continually thankful to her for doing her best to bring forth honest and thoughtful analysis which actually sought to benefit its viewers.



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  • AmazedOne1

    Great article, Steve, thanks. Too bad Krauthammer didn’t mention that he was agreeing with Sarah.

    • MarkRNY

      Which, from the headline, I thought he had. Should’ve known.

    • alien4palin

      I won’t hold my breath…..any mention of agreement with Sarah is giving her credit. He and his cronies will never do that.

    • Budvarakbar

      he needed to speak up about 6 months ago — and 12 months ago – romney was the rinoDEM candidate from the git-go  — just like juan mclame-amnesty before him

  • http://www.solitudebooks.com/ Dan C

    Excellent post.

  • Jon Kelly

    Common Sense Conservatism is not an ideology is COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!!

  • socon

    "Leave the room" Krauthammer and take Shill O’Reilly with you.

  • TheresaAK

    Great job Steve!!!!

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    She stands head and shoulders above the political careerists who now own the RNC, the go-along to get-along members of the GOP Congressional delegations, and the scheming crony capitalists who populate K St. and write the self-serving legislation that also benefits the other members of that unholy triumvirate.

    Ayn Rand called it the "aristocracy of pull."  They think of themselves as modern-day aristocrats pulling the levers of power because they do, and they have been getting away with it, and will continue to get away with it, until and unless they are exposed for what they are.

    There is one unrelenting voice which speaks the truth and which will not be silenced in the face of the combined forces of corruption that form America’s self-regarding political "aristocracy." 

    It is refreshing to hear that voice, and revisit her instinctive wisdom, every chance we get.  I am still amazed by that little lady.

  • PaMom4Palin

    You would think the dim bulbs at Fox would wake up and get rid of the 7 and 8pm’rs and all the 7 watts that go with them!

    • socon

       "7 watts?"  You’re being generous.  lol

  • John_Frank

    Steve, thanks for this excellent post.

    IMV another reason why Governor Palin made the right decision in not renewing with FOX News.

  • nkra

    We’ve all speculated about what happened to Sarah in 2011 to cause her to shut the door on 2012.  If Krauthammer is right here, then what is maddening is why didn’t he say this in 2011?  The answer is party politics.  The Republicans knew who they were going to run the moment McCain conceded, just as they knew and have been telegraphing ("appealing to the Hispanic vote", etc.=Rubio) since the moment Romney conceded.  It’s obvious that Sarah was told or inferred (after Christie endorsed Romney) that should she announce her candidacy, she wouldn’t have the party support, and she knew that in this climate, that should she buck the party and go independent, she’d split the vote and be blamed for the Obama win.  Having lived through yet another hold-your-nose-and-vote-defensively cycle and feeling a true fear of totalitarian rule, I hope that the distaste for the Republican Party is strong enough that she would go Independent.  Now’s the time to do it.  I don’t think the "reforming the party from within" is possible as reflected in the fact that Boehner, Priebus, etc. have not been ousted.  Now’s the time.  4 years is not that far off, if there even is a 2016.  

    • Pete Petretich

      I don’t think they had any intention of Romney winning either. If he did it would be a fluke but he would be a manageable quantity.

      The only thing they cared about was stopping Sarah Palin!

      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/44449.html

  • Pete Petretich

    It’s amusing that Sarah and Krauthammer appeared at that New Orleans conference together. Wasn’t she the keynote and he was just part of a panel or something like that?

    • Steve_Flesher

       That is correct.  She had a more prominent role.

      • blueniner

        Too bad there is no existing tape of that confrence.

  • Guest

    Sorry Charlie you don’t have what it takes to be Star Kissed!

  • c4pfan

    Rubio wanted to be the VP nominee.  That was obvious!

    • alien4palin

       He wanted it so badly he can taste it!!!

    • Budvarakbar

      I think rubio was on a fox show almost every night last week — drones on and on in a zombie  mono-tone reminiscent of Bachmann — no ‘eff’n thank booschies!

  • OLDIRON

    Isn’t it just amazing ? —- The Governor is " The One Who Will Not Be Mentioned " by the high Muckety Mucks. — I really value Krauthammer’s views , generally —- but the fact is, he does live & exist amongst all of these arrogant pri%#ks.
    It’s like, " Yeah, let’s not mention her name at all & the hicks in flyover won’t even notice, What ? —- her speech at last years C-Pac drew overflow crowds — more than any of our pets ? —- can we change the subject now ? "
     

    • socon

       Krauthammer used to be Mondale’s speech-writer–what can I say?

      • OLDIRON

         And also at one time I was a teen-age hoodlum , & drag racing on the street —- but that was 50 years ago —- ????
        I remember vividly what life was like before Rush & before Fox News — & there is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank goodness that they both came along !
        Do I want to throw a shoe at the TV when certain morons are on Fox — you bet !
        There’s a lot of good people there though —- and I know how to operate the off button.

        • socon

           I use that off button when old Sour Kraut shows up!

  • nkthgreek

    Since his remarks about Sarah, I’ve always thought of him as being a Sour Krauthammer.

  • http://www.FireKarlRove.com/ C. Edmund Wright

    Amazing….this book chronicles the failings of the establishment with a heavy emphasis on Sarah as the number one establishment foil since 2008: It will dovetail perfectly with Krauthammer’s late religion…..
    http://www.gone2012book.com (WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost…Again)

  • bri

    Also the Patriot network mostly Medved were hard on Sarah. Most of hannitys buds like also piled on. Fox had plenty attackers. We have to see how they treat her now. Palin’s Army must be ready.

    • Budvarakbar

      Medved is a total fraud re conservatism — he is straight out of hollywood central casting!

  • blueniner

    Thanks for the retro video journey, as usual Sarah was  ahead of the curve. As for Roooobio he has a shady past, and is a slickster that is using his Hispanic roots to fool the public. Rooobio talks a good game but when confronted, he cowers into Political double speak oh yeah he will invoke Ronald Reagans name to try and impress folks, but is all an act. I say beware and the sooner Mark Levin, and his sycophant Bro Sean Hannuty see the light the better. Marco Roooobio is not going to reform anything, he cant, he is part of the Permanent Political Class. 

    • alien4palin

       Agree!!! Roooobio is Jeb Bush’s boy.

  • MarkRNY

    I’m still amazed that people continue to give so much weight to what these people say. I think it’s a national disgrace and danger actually.

    Is it because of Krauthammer’s vocabulary that he’s considered a sage? Is it his tonal quality? It sure as hell can’t be his track record! He’s been dead wrong across the board since he backed Mondale. Now he finally concedes what he’s been denying all along and he’s up for God. Why is Dick Morris allowed through the front door at FOX? Why are so many others? They can’t shine Sarah’s stiletos.

    We’ve got to cut these people off. They’re showbiz and nothing else–CK looks and sounds like a sage, therefore he’s a sage! His "batting average" doesn’t come into the equation for a second. It’s like a ponzi scheme!

    Sarah’s 180% opposite of a pundit. For one, she’s pretty much always right. That’s an instant Punditry disqualifier. For another, she doesn’t talk AT us, she speaks FOR us. That’s Beltway Blasphemy. Why do we need them to "analyze" a damned thing for us? My next door neighbor (who ain’t too bright) was more accurate in his prediction than CK. What’s a CK’s purpose??

    It’s truly American to support someone who speaks for you. It’s absolutely un-American to depend on a certain Class to think for you–and it’s degrading as hell to need a 6’4″ half wit like O’Reilly to bloviate for you!

    Take a hike FOX. Sarah–you know what we think and you know we’re right. Speak for us! We’ll have your back forever.

    • blueniner

      In Baseball if one had Krauthammers batting average, he would be sent back to the minors.

      • MarkRNY

        He’d be a minor league utility bat boy.

    • PalinPrez

       One good thing Sarah has done:  she has exposed Foxnews for what it is – one cluster mess.

    • Harvey Tarkmule

       Tonal quality and vocabulary are important to pay attention to. I remember a "news" person talking on a late late show one night a few years ago how tonal quality is very important in "news" reporting.

  • http://twitter.com/Bassmaster12 Jim R

    "As anyone can see, Governor Palin was steps ahead of the others during the primary. Every
    bit of her analysis basically turned out to eventually materialize over the course of the year."

    Indeed. 

    But to the idiot pundits like Mark Lewis (the all knowing political genius), he would see this as not "providing particularly insightful political analysis" even though she absolutely nailed it.  To Matt Lewis, Charles Krauthammer is a "seasoned campaign veteran" that "always see something in our politics that the average viewer doesn’t".  Well Matt, your boy Krauthammer didn’t see Romney loosing what should have been a very winnable election. Governor Palin did. 

    Thank you Steve for this excellent post.

    • MarkRNY

      This is the scam! You’ve nailed it. We’re all being scammed by these people you know. We’re like "marks" (no pun intended) at a carnival.

      Time to put away childish things and grow up.

      • Steve_Flesher

         It sure seems like it.  A good old boy network seems to exist in both politics and among journalists, too.

        • Harvey Tarkmule

           I think your correct.

      • Budvarakbar

        Right — all these so-called republican/conservative pundits — on fox news shows — most are shills — many used to be big demo/commie speech writers or advisors – inner sanctum types — as far as I can see for instance — lil’ round mouth dickiee morrass is still working for the clintoons — all his "romney by double digits" BS night after night on hannity leading up to the election was a deliberate ploy to attempt to suppress fence sitting voters since "he was gonna win anyway by double digits – why bother to vote?"

        • MarkRNY

          Well said and agreed! When you get down to it though, the problem’s not them, it’s us. They’re a scam, but why do so many need them to form an opinion? We’ve created a new Class–the "Wisdom" Class. People seem to need them to make a decision the way junkies need heroine–and they’re all schtick! This is contributing to our decline imo.

    • Steve_Flesher

      Thanks Jim — good insight!

  • DriveBy

    When O’Reilly say "We the People" does he mean the forced-brither Americans or the pro-choice Americans? Does he mean the Americans who want a Christian government or Americans who want a secular government?

    • socon

      How would we know?  He’s not a Conservative by his own admission

      BTW nice pic. You’re a real good looker.

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