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Krauthammer: Obama Involved in ‘Cover Up of Cosmic Incompetence’
By Noel Sheppard
Created 11/19/2013 - 7:24pm
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer had some harsh words for the President’s recent excuses regarding the disastrous rollout of ObamaCare.
Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer said, “This is not a cover up of corrupt misconduct. This is a cover up of cosmic incompetence.”
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, to quote the President, I'm not stupid enough to hear, to not react when I hear the President of the United States say, as we just heard him say, “I was not informed directly that the website wouldn’t.” Now what in God's name does that mean “directly?” The historian Bea Kristol was once asked if she’d read a certain book. And she said, “Yes, but not personally.” So what does it mean, he was indirectly told? How was he told? What did he hear?
Look, what we’re having here is this sort of, it's a Clintonian way for him to protect himself in case there’s a memo that comes out in which he was informed through another person. But what’s happening here is the unraveling of the cover up. It's, this is not a cover up of corrupt misconduct. This is a cover up of cosmic incompetence of the fact that they began to be told in March, and nobody acted and nobody said.
We now know that the Secretary of HHS knew, high officials in the White House knew way back in December and then pretended in a hearing two weeks later to Congress, it's all working well.
BRET BAIER, HOST: In March and then April is the…
KRAUTHAMMER: Exactly. And then in the run-up, there's all these reassurances, and we know that the President had been briefed himself about that McKinsey study. So he knew. How much he knew, we’re not sure.
But this is really incompetence of a level that is indescribable. And it stands to reason. We’ve got a President who never ran anything. He was never a governor. He never ran a hot dog stand in his life. And he presumed that his team to remake a sixth of the American economy, and this is what happens.