Krauthammer: Obama's Comments On Health Care "Complete Moral Condescension"; "Good Riddance"

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Charles Krauthammer delivers commentary on former President Obama's 'Profile In Courage' acceptance speech. Krauthammer said he wanted to use a stronger word for the former president's "complete moral condescension" but instead decided on saying "good riddance."

"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," Krauthammer said of the speech. "To pretend you are the one who was advocating a courageous position when it goes completely against what the public wants is complete nonsense."

"And Obama did that all through his presidency, always assuming he was on the side of the angels and always the one who was willing to go against public opinion when it was completely the opposite. He reminded us, reminded me, it's been 100 days, but good riddance, Mr. President," Krauthammer said.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Would you allow me to make a comment on President Obama's statement? It's been a full 100 days but it's nice to be reminded of why we should be grateful as a nation that 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 oppose the legislation, stand with the poor and the afflicted and all of that and the others are on the side of the rich and powerful. That is nonsense.

What the Democrats have done is practically commit political suicide. To support a measure with 17% support in the population that does what we know has to be done which is to curtail entitlements, starting to curtail by doing a curtailment of Medicaid, it's inevitable, it's in the future.

Obama had eight years. He didn't want to touch it. And pretend you can say that this is something necessary, something people are entitled to, but to pretend you are the one who was advocating a courageous position when it goes completely against what the public wants, is complete nonsense.

And Obama did that all through his presidency, always assuming he was on the side of the angels and always the one who was willing to go against public opinion when it was completely the opposite. He reminded us, reminded me, it's been 100 days, but good riddance, Mr. President.

BRET BAIER, HOST: Strong letter to follow.

KRAUTHAMMER: That is sort of the restrained version of my reaction to that condescension.

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