Choosin’ Sides..

Deferring from Webster to my unabashed and unpublished  “pearlsofprofundity” dictionary: (choosin’ sides,) is defined as getting’ up off your elbows and taking a stand for “right,” over both “wrong and left.”

   WRONG

LEFT

Yesterday, I touched on a few of the current anti-Gingrich sources being covered by the leaning left mainstream, i.e. “liberal media,” to include the all-time favorite motor mouth Ann Coulter, the distinguished columnist George Will, the also distinguished columnist and author Peggy Noonan and the not so distinguished convicted felon Tom delay.

Today I add “Charles Krauthammer” to the list…

Ann Coulter – taking aim at Newt.

Question: Do you think that one of Ann’s friends, if she has any? Should mention to her that “Conservative Americans” don’t shoot at “Conservative Americans.”

 

George Will – Renowned Columnist and Sniper.

Peggy Noonan – Friend or Foe?

Tom Delay – Credible Pundit, …NOT!

Charles Krauthammer, MD – born March 13, 1950, is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column appears in The Washington Post and is syndicated to more than 275 newspapers and media outlets. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic. He is also a weekly panelist on the PBS news program Inside Washington and a nightly panelist on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier.

Charles Krauthammer was born in New York City and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where he attended McGill Universityand obtained an honors degree in political science and economics in 1970.

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university. Founded in 1821, McGill was chartered during the British colonial era, 46 years before the Canadian Confederation, making it one of the oldest universities in Canada. ( Source Wikipedia)

Krauthammer was also a Commonwealth Scholar in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, England 1970 – 1971. ( Source Wikipedia )

Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. ( Source Wikipedia )

Krauthammer later moved back to the United States, where he attended Harvard Medical School. He graduated with his class, earning a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School in 1975, and went on to complete a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1984 he became board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. (Source Wikipedia)

Impressive credentials to be sure, albeit “is” Charles Krauthammer actually a conservative?

Ideology…

Within the American political spectrum, Krauthammer has been called a conservative. However, on domestic issues, Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion; an opponent of the death penalty; an intelligent design critic and an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution, calling the religion-science controversy a “false conflict;” Charles is also a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications; and a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation. Meg Greenfield, editorial page editor for The Washington Post who edited Krauthammer’s columns for 15 years, called his weekly column “independent and hard to peg politically. It’s a very tough column. There’s no ‘trendy’ in it. You never know what is going to happen next.”

(Sidebar) Question: Isn’t that pretty much what Krauthammer accused Newt Gingrich of, ..being “unpredictable.”

Hendrik Hertzberg, a former colleague of Krauthammer’s at The New Republic during the 1980s, said that when the two first met in 1978, Krauthammer was “70 per cent Mondale liberal, 30 per cent ‘Scoop Jackson Democrat,’ that is, hard-line on Israel and relations with the Soviet Union;” while in the mid-1980s, he was still “50-50: fairly liberal on economic and social questions but a full-bore foreign-policy “neoconservative.” Hertzberg now calls Krauthammer a “pretty solid 90-10 Republican.”

Krauthammer’s major monograph on foreign policy, “Democratic Realism: An American Foreign Policy for a “Unipolar World,”…

(Sidebar) According to Webster: u·ni·po·lar, Having, acting by means of, or produced by a single magnetic or electric pole.

…is critical both of the neoconservative Bush doctrine for being too expansive and utopian, and of foreign policy “realism” for being too narrow and immoral; instead, he proposes an alternative he calls “Democratic Realism.” In a 2005 speech (later published in Commentary Magazine) he called neoconservatism “a governing ideology whose time has come.” He noted that the original “fathers of neoconservatism” were “former liberals or leftists”. More recently, they have been joined by “realists, newly mugged by reality,” such as Condoleezza Rice, Richard Cheney, and George W. Bush, who “have given weight to neoconservatism, making it more diverse and, given the newcomers’ past experience, more mature.” In “Charlie Gibson’s Gaffe” in The Washington Post, September 13, 2008, Krauthammer elaborated on the changing meanings of the Bush Doctrine in light of Gibson’s controversial questioning of Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin regarding what exactly the Bush Doctrine was, as if there was a single definition. Palin was criticized for her response. Krauthammer states in the article that “The Bush Doctrine” has had “four distinct meanings, each one succeeding another over the eight years of” the Bush Administration. Krauthammer states that the phrase “Bush Doctrine” originally referred to “the unilateralism…

(Sidebar) According to Webster: u·ni·lat·er·al·ism, A tendency of Nations to conduct their foreign affairs individualistically, characterized by minimal consultation and involvement with other nations, even their allies.

…that characterized the pre-9/11 first year of the Bush administration.” He states that “There is no single meaning of the Bush Doctrine. He also states “the fourth and current definition of the Bush doctrine, the most sweeping formulation of the Bush approach to foreign policy and the one that most clearly and distinctively defines the Bush years: the idea that the fundamental mission of American foreign policy is to spread democracy throughout the world.”

FYI Charlie, “neo-conservatism” is simply an expediently coined replacement for the term; “Carpetbagger.”

Is Charles Krauthammer? A Conservative, neoconservative, traditionalist or fundamentalist, ..”In my considered opinion,” not so much.

I think I’ll stick with my “Tea Party” folks, like Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and the good Reverend Donald E Wildmon and others who understand the definition of true conservatism.

 

Herman Cain endorsing Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich is a true conservative…

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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