R.I.P., Charles Krauthammer

I daresay that most people on Facebook don’t even know the name Charles Krauthammer, so let me speak for him without his permission. Mr. Krauthammer is dying of cancer and in his last column for the Washington Post he said that he had “just weeks to live.”

I’ve always said that most people are Liberals when they finish college and “want to save the world.” But they become Conservatives when they earn their first paycheck. When they see how much the government steals for worthless “social justice” projects they become conservative in a hurry. Mr. Krauthammer was no different. In his early days he was a liberal democrat. Later, when he became a conservative republican, he used his brilliance to enlighten a whole generation of young people on the dangers of socialism.

Krauthammer seemed to have Superman’s “X-Ray” vision because he could cut through the DC bullcrap and point out, in words that we common people can understand, the folly of most of the legislation that comes out of that swampy cesspool inside the Washington beltway.

Oh, we had our differences, Charles and I (although he didn’t know it). When I saw the first rally for Donald Trump with a stadium full of 60,000 people and another 10,000 outside who couldn’t get in I knew that Donald Trump would be our next President if crooked Hilleary couldn’t steal it from him. At first, Krauthammer called Trump an opportunist and celebrity seeker. But, to his credit, he reversed his first impression and became a Trump supporter.

Few people knew that Krauthammer was paralyzed from the waist down because they never saw him in his wheelchair. From an early swimming accident, Mr. Krauthammer, who was constantly in pain, had never let his paralysis become a handicap. When he was on the Fox News 6 PM panel, he was always the voice of reason who made the others appear to be still wet behind the ears. What made him different was that Charles Krauthammer was not only a newspaper columnist and TV panelist, but he was also a certified psychiatrist. I think that allowed him an insight to politics that few people have.

Today the voice of shouting, screaming, cursing, marching, radical Left Wing liberals are working hard to silence the few sources of Conservatism we have left in this nation. So to lose someone with the character of Charles Krauthammer is a monumental blow. He was unique and no one can take his place. But we were lucky to have him with us as long as we did. Charles Krauthammer, dying of cancer at the age of 68. There is no question that he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, Charles. God has a special place for you.

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John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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