Video: Krauthammer Calls Fiscal Cliff Deal ‘Complete Surrender’ by Republicans

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer speculated that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor might try to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

“It’s possible this is the prelude to a challenge Thursday to Boehner’s leadership by Eric Cantor,” Krauthammer said. “I think that would be quite naked to do it at this late hour, as a result of this split over the vote. Look, there are a lot of conservatives in the Republican caucus in the House who hate the bill — and for good reason. I mean, this is a complete surrender on everything. The ratio of tax cuts — of tax hikes to spending cuts — is 40 to 1, rather than 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 or 1 to 3. So, I mean it’s a complete rout by the Democrats. So it’s understandable.”

Krauthammer said that if the House rejects the Senate fiscal cliff bill, Republicans should start over with a clean slate in the new Congress.

Read story from The Daily Caller HERE.

  • jpeters3270

    If Cantor DOESN’T take over the leadership, then I’m officially re-registering as a Libertarian. Boehner could have saved a lot of print space by just capitulating out of the gate. Are we really going to let him handle the debt ceiling vote? REALLY?

  • Boehner needs to be booted out. Eric Cantor would be a great replacement that has GUTS!

    • Vincent

      Hate to break the news, but Cantor is cut out of he same cloth. He’s an establishment puke who voted against this measure because he sees an opportunity. Period.

  • DrAnalog

    Paul Ryan for speaker. Someone who at least understands basic math.

  • FRED

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DEAD AND WILL BE THE THIRD PARTY COME 2016. IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE TO STEP FORWARD TO ORGANIZE AN ALTERNATIVE.

    • flolady

      Need to get the RINO’s out, some of the “old school” guys are just as liberal as some of the Dumbos.

    • usfrog

      We had fiscally responsible, Constitution abiding Ron Paul but the media and the Repubs brought him down.

  • Flolady

    We are all angry, we want accountability, we want a good leader, we want fiscal responsibility . . . all of things that have made this nation great. We all lament but what are we going to do about it? BO and his thugs just keep out-maneuvering and further bulldoze us into a place we don’t want to be. This administration, especially this Prez, is all about power.

  • Carol

    I already dicided that back when Bush tried to pull his grand amnesty. Indepentent sounds really good about now. Libertarian sounds even better. With that many people voting for this treason though I dont hold out much hope that they would give us another treasonous rino.

  • rodulfo-tardo

    to state the obvious as a revelation of perception takes real insight.

  • deadeyedan

    One would have to think that after TARP, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, auto manufacturer takeovers (without Constitutionally mandated compensation), Wall Street bailouts, bank bailouts, Stimulus I, Stimulus II, Obeymecare and every other applied socialist and social engineering program that even at least a few demmies would awaken from their stupor that the “fiscal cliff” is a signal that their goofy miracle cures don’t work?

  • people on twitter are saying Bonehead is going to be voted out after the support for HR 8 on January 1st. It was outrageous that no Republicans spoke against all the junk that was in the budget bill during the “debate.”

    It was more outrageous that Senators had three minutes to read the bill before they voted at 2:30 AM. They never wanted the public or the press to discuss the details of the bill or even be able to read it before the vote.

    Secret negotiations without open hearings are a dismantling of the republic. We have to make sure there is accountability by getting Bonehead thrown out. Far too many Republcans, including Don Young, voted for HR 8.