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Krauthammer: Obama Has Succeeded in Creating 'Internal Civil War' Within the GOP

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“He’s been using this, and I must say with great skill..."

Charles Krauthammer (Photo Credit: FILE)

Charles Krauthammer (FILE)

Appearing on Fox News Thursday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Barack Obama has successfully broken the will of Republicans in the House and has created an "internal civil war" amidst "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

“He’s been using this, and I must say with great skill -- and ruthless skill and success -- to fracture and basically shatter the Republican opposition," Krauthammer said. "His objective from the very beginning was to break the will of the Republicans in the House, and to create an internal civil war. And he’s done that."

He said Obama has been pressuring Republicans to consider increasing tax rates ever since he got reelected because he knew it could create tension within the GOP. Krauthammer added that Obama would rather score a political victory than actually deal with the out-of-control national debt.

But all-in-all, he explained, Obama will be "remembered as a failed president."

Watch the clip via Fox News/Mediaite below:

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