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Krauthammer Correcting Krauthammer

January 28th, 2011 - 9:12 am

Since mid-December, Charles Krauthammer has called President Obama “The Comeback Kid.” He even argued that it took Obama a mere “five weeks” to “move to the center to win back the independents who had abandoned the party in November.”

So — how long does it take a wise columnist to recognize a mistake and call an ideologue and ideologue? Six weeks. Here’s Krauthammer today:

Perhaps this is all to be expected from Democrats – the party of government – and from a President who from his very first address to Congress has boldly displayed his zeal to fundamentally transform the American social contract and place it on a “New Foundation” (an Obama slogan that never took). He’s been chastened enough by the election of 2010 to make gestures toward the center. But the State of the Union address revealed a man ideologically unbowed and undeterred. He served up an insignificant spending cut, yet another (if more modest) stimulus and a promise to fight any Republican attempt to significantly shrink the size of government.

I called BS on the whole Comeback Kid thing the day Krauthammer’s piece was published. Which, if you add them all together, makes one time I was ahead of Charles Krauthammer.

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