Comments for: The choice

Posted Nov. 04, 2012, at 9:44 a.m.

“Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not.” That was Barack Obama in 2008. And he was right. Reagan was an ideological inflection point, ending a 50-year liberal ascendancy and beginning a 30-year conservative …

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  • Anonymous

    Talk about over-reaching. This borders on hysteria. You would have to be hyper-reactionary to believe that President Obama’s policies are hyper-liberal. President Obama will be re-elected by the American people, at which point you will have to re-do your calculation of where the people stand.

    • Anonymous

      He’s such a radical leftist, that’s why he has several Republicans in his cabinet! lol

      • Anonymous

        Name one of those SEVERAL that are there, wolf.

        • Anonymous

          Even Gates at SecDef was just a shuffle from CIA with Panetta, not a bipartisan move.

        • Anonymous

          Google it genius.

        • Anonymous

          Ray LaHood :-)

  • Anonymous

    This is all you have? It’s days before the election and all you can come up with is the same old hyperbole? Yawn. 

  • Anonymous

    It actually is a pretty simple choice: four more years of the economic crap-sandwich you have been forced to eat or a change for the better. Time to put someone competent in charge.

    • Anonymous

      Romney ain’t it.   

    • Anonymous

      The economic crap sandwich is the result of 30 years of financial deregulation begun by Reagan, which culminated in ’08.

    • maineiac123

       How do you know Romney is competant since no one has the foggiest idea where he stand on any issue.  Perhaps he’s still undecided himself and that’s why he can’t give a solid answer.  That is not competancy, it’s cowardace .

    • Anonymous

      FDR and Reagan didn’t do as well as Obama has in their first three years
      FDR still had 17% unemployme­nt and Reagan 9.5%. Obama at 7.8%
       

    • BDN Ombudsman

      Haven’t you been following the narrative? Raising taxes and increasing spending is going to make the economy better!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, Krautie, whatever are you going to do with yourself after all your dire predictions don’t come true, and Obama gets reelected, and the economy continues to improve, and the ACA becomes the established law of the land, and people start enjoying the benefits of it?

    Silly question… he will do what conservatives always do, which is to blame liberals, and blame Romney for not being conservative enough, and blame the devil, and gays and drugs and hippies, your Aunt Sally’s six toed cat and Hollywood for infecting the good people with their sordid values…

    So don’t worry folks, conservatives aren’t going to have a come to Jesus moment when they fail spectacularly on Tuesday… no, they will stew in their juices for a few months, and go into their embattled victim mode once again, their ‘happy place’ for all time.

    We haven’t seen the last of them, be sure of it.

    • Anonymous

      They’re pretty creative when it comes to skirting responsibility for themselves, I’m sure they’ll think of some way to blame someone else for their loses on Tuesday.

      • Yes but if Obama loses it will be racism and bigotry but not his fault.

    • BDN Ombudsman

      The last CNN poll has Romney up by 22% among independents and 17% among white people. However, they had the race tied overall, because the sample was 11% more Democrats than Republicans. 

      You may wish to tone down your predictions.

  • maineiac123

    ” a return to what Reagan started three decades ago.”  my god, you mean even more deficit spending that what we have today?  Can we really afford that?  I’m not so sure. It’s interesting though that you talk about Reagan only partially constraining government growth. Actually government growth under Reagon soared.  That and the continued take-over of the repuglican party by religion is why I became less involved in that party.   Bush, the First, attack on Iraq and continued deficit spending is what made me finally leave it completely.  For America to win in the next 4 years, Obama must win this election, anything else will be a major setback for the vast majority of us.  A boon to the wealthy to be sure but for the poor and middle-class, for women, for minorities it will be  major set-back.

  • Anonymous

    Open your closed minds and eyes folks, Krauthammer is the smartest Journalist of this century by far. He says it like it is and is even-handed in his opinions. You want socialism? continued Division in DC? stay with Obama. If you want a good paying  job,  lower fuel prices,  a sane approach to healthcare for all ages, and a Uniter in DC?  vote for Romney!!

    • Anonymous

      Nope, he’s a right-wing hack.

  • Charles tells it like it is. When Romney is elected tomorrow it will surprise the progressive, liberal left who think they are winning because they have been told so by the lamestream media. It is going to be devastating for them to wake up and face the reality that their messiah has been sent packing back to Hawaii or Kenya or Chicago or Rev. Wrights church. It is going to be fun to watch. 

    • Anonymous

      This is what out country has become, a party of “leaders who “lie” and
      the low information voters who follow the lies and repeat them. 

      • True enough but hopefully Obama will be defeated tomorrow.

        • Anonymous

          So you think it’s AOK that Romney has lied this much?

  • Reagan has a lot of great quotes. He was a very likable person. Though the constant pointing to Reagan as one of the greatest presidents ever (not even close), and how politician so and so will invoke Reaganism (non-charismatic Mitt?!), is such a tired, cliche and ultimately hollow tactic. 

    If we’re “80% non-liberal” and Obama is “hyper-liberal” (not even close – he’s pretty moderate by most standards), this should be a landslide.

  • Anonymous

    “…and beginning a 30-year conservative ascendancy.”  True enough, Mr. Krauthammer.  Unfortunately, that “ascendancy” got hijacked and rerouted into a religion-driven decendancy headed toward (what some believe is) a never-real 1950s nirvana—but is actually a very real 18th century plutocracy.

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