Krauthammer: If Obama's Low on Money He Should 'Call It a Tax' and Get Supreme Court to Uphold It

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer took a humorous poke at Barack Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts Monday.

During a Special Report discussion about the President recently begging for donations during a conference call aboard Air Force One, Krauthammer said, "If he is running low on money, what he ought to do is to call it a tax and send the IRS after it to go and get it, which I’m sure his lawyers will be able to find a way to do it, and then go find a Supreme Court justice who’ll uphold it."

JOHN ROBERTS, SUBSTITUTE HOST: If the President doesn’t get that money to get the ads out prior to the convention, is he going to be in trouble? I mean, when you look at the fact that Mitt Romney raised $16 million more than the Obama campaign did back in May.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think he would be in trouble if that happened, and I think that if he is running low on money, what he ought to do is to call it a tax and send the IRS after it to go and get it, which I’m sure his lawyers will be able to find a way to do it, and then go find a Supreme Court justice who’ll uphold it.

Look, this is their [unintelligible] punishment. He broke all the rules in 2008. He buried McCain in money, and now it’s going to happen to him.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.