Don't think Krauthammer's analysis was meant to be complimentary.Charles Krauthammer: Obama Showing 'Great Skill, Ruthless Skill' In Fiscal Cliff Talks
Columnist and Fox News pundit Charles Krauthammer said Thursday that he thinks President Obama has been acting with "great skill" in the negotiations over the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Talks have continually stalled as the GOP and the Obama administration struggle to produce a deal about how much to raise taxes or cut spending. On Friday, the president summoned Congressional leaders to the White House for one more attempt at an accord.
Krauthammer told Hannity that Obama had been able to create a "civil war" over taxes within the GOP. Several high-profile Republicans have said that the party should concede to raising taxes on people making over $250,000.
"Hannity, predictably, did not give Obama quite as much credit.
..."ruthless skill"..."fracture and shatter"..."break the will"..."create an internal civil war"..."create a crisis"...
Presidents usually "bring together"..."find common ground"..."lead by actions, not words"..."preserve, protect and defend the Constitution"...etc.