The first video has Krauthammer’s original remarks on Bret Baier’s Special Report on Monday.
The second is from his appearance on the O’Reilly Factor Tuesday evening.
Video 1 (from 0:08 to 0:47):
(This is) wantonly changing the law lawlessly. I mean, this is stuff that you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants on any provision. It’s now reached the point where it’s so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are not adjustments or transitions — these are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing a law in a way you are not allowed to do.
It’s really hard to handle what follows from Ron Fournier, which I’ll ignore for now. I may deal with it separately later.
O’REILLY: That (the latest arbitrary Obamacare changes) has angered many, including Charles Krauthammer, who joins us now from Washington. So last night you said this was a “banana republic” reaction. Isn’t that a bit harsh?
KRAUTHAMMER: Oh, I think it’s an understatement. At least in banana republics, the caudillo dictates with class. He gets out there on the presidential balcony with Evita at his side, he spreads out trinkets for the crowds, and he makes his announcements. Here it’s done in the Federal Register.
And what we’re getting is the same thing. This is the 27th time that Obama has unilaterally amended a law that has already passed Congress. You’re not allowed to do that.
He is if nobody stands up to him.