Republican disarray and infighting ate up most conservative commentary in the first few weeks of October. What was Ted Cruz thinking? Will John Boehner show some backbone? Can anyone lead this party?
But the Right's most prominent commentator kept his eye trained on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “For all the hyped indignation over GOP 'anarchism,'” Charles Krauthammer's Oct. 10 Washington Post column began, “there has been remarkable media reticence about the president's intransigence.”
Krauthammer isn't a Ted Cruz cheerleader — he's knocked Cruz and his allies as the “Kamikaze Brigade.” Krauthammer also isn't above intra-Republican fighting — he spearheaded the 2002 campaign to oust Trent Lott from the Senate majority leader job after Lott's offhand praise for Strom Thurmond's segregationist presidential campaign.
Krauthammer just believes that President Obama deserves more scrutiny and criticism than he’s getting — that Obama’s leftward pull on the country poses real danger. And nobody is in a better position to provide that criticism than Krauthammer.