Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer blasted the content of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Fox News Monday, saying it was about “spending your way to prosperity.” He labeled the speech as somewhat self-serving as Obama tries to establish his “legacy.”
That being said, Krauthammer admitted it was “a very effective address” in a political sense. The president painted Republicans as the party that protects the rich and tax loopholes and framed himself as the protector of the middle class.
Meanwhile, red-state Democrats may find themselves between a rock and a hard place during Obama’s second term due to gun control, he explained.
“One of the things that these red-state Democrats who are going to go up for re-election in the next year are scared to death about is precisely having to vote. And here was Obama saying over and over again, ‘You deserve a vote. You want to be on the record,’” Krauthammer said. “Well, there are a lot Democrats who don’t want to be on the record on all of these issues, and I think he will endanger them.”
Ultimately, Obama wants to be “remembered for a man who changed America” and will spend as much taxpayer money as it takes.
“I think he’s looking for his legacy,” he added. “He wants to be remembered for a man who changed America — that’s what he said. He started with Obamacare, and now this litany of programs. You know, he says,’ You can’t cut your way to prosperity.’ This speech is about spending your way to prosperity.”
(H/T: Daily Caller)