Re: “Obama touted his small ideas when we need big ones” (Charles Krauthammer column, 1-27).
As with most columns Krauthammer pens, they’re directed at President Barack Obama with utter scorn and disdain. His latest rant is about the president’s lack of big ideas and hints that what the president is doing is shrinking.
He also makes sure that he throws out those tired old GOP-baiting terms like socialism, Maoism, Leninism and the rest of the red meat he feeds his party to keep them in a rabid frenzy.
Krauthammer knows that Congress is stifling Obama at every turn in hopes that if they bring the country to her knees they’ll have a cakewalk to the presidency.
Obama offered a “grand bargain,” which put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts on the table in exchange for a tax hike of roughly $100 billion per year over 10 years. That deal was incompetently quashed when Mitch McConnell uttered his now most profound statement: “The single most important thing is for Obama to be a one-term president.” It was an implied order to Speaker John Boehner and his tea party-controlled House to shut it down, which they obliged with glee.
If the GOP can’t take credit for every idea that is put forth, then the Democrats are considered small thinkers. His column and all the nonsense he expresses shows he’s grasping at straws and knows the Republicans can’t beat Obama. So as he suggests, the GOP needs to find another line of work.