Charles Krauthammer: "We should be grateful Obama is gone!"
We all have reminders why we're glad President Obama is adios (see Obama ‘Helped Craft’ Abominable Anti-Israel Resolution and Obama Whines About LGBT Community Not Loving Him Enough). But Charles Krauthammer? Bret Bier should have handed him an actual microphone to drop after this.
To set the stage, Obama recently said "it takes great courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm" to defend his health care bill, claiming opponents don't have courage, hate poor people, and want to infect the planet with the zombie virus.
Enter the Krauthammer...
It’s been a full 100 days, but it was nice to be reminded of why we should be grateful as a nation he is gone. There are a lot of arguments you can make on either side of the debate about Obamacare, but notice how it was complete moral condescension: "The other guys are cowards because I, and the people who support me, and who oppose this legislation, stand with the poor and the afflicted and all that, and the others are on the side of the rich and the powerful." That is nonsense!
Good riddance, Mr. President.
There used to be a time when past presidents would retire to someplace posh. In addition to taking up oil painting, zen gardening and needlepoint to fill their time, they would also shut the eff up. Mostly because past presidents had their time to opine while the sun was shining, namely during their one or two terms living it up in la casa blanca. On Americans' bajillion of dimes.
Barack Obama took the tradition of past presidents stapling their mouths shut with as much seriousness as he took the Second Amendment. We're four months into Trump's four year term, and already Obama is flapping his gums, spewing verbal sewage talking points to any media lackey who'll hear him. Sure, sure, he's free to make a donkey's anus out of himself till he's numb in the face. But the idea millions of Americans wants to hear his genuine opinion, which is 90% virtue signaling dumbassary and 10% other unmentionables, makes me giggle like a Tickle-me-Elmo on a bus full of pedophiles.
I will say this. For the next 4-8 years, it'll be interesting to see Obama and Hillary Clinton battle each other for all the oxygen left in the Democrat Party. You know, all while not allowing any new voices or leaders to develop.