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Krauthammer: ‘This is Obama at his most sanctimonious, demagogic,  self-righteous and arrogant’

Late Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama went to the White House press room after House Speaker John Boehner reportedly walked away from  the debt-ceiling negotiation.

   He had some very stern words about Boehner and the Republicans in the House.  But Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer wasn’t impressed with Obama’s  anger.

   During Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer said  this was Obama at his worst.

    “This is Obama at his most sanctimonious, demagogic, self-righteous and  arrogant,” Krauthammer said. “And given the baseline, it wasn’t a pretty sight.  Look, he started out by summoning the leaders of Congress – summoning on them at  11:00, who does he think he is? In the American system, the executive and  Congress are coequal … The way he demanded their appearance in the Oval Office I thought was disgraceful,” Krauthammer  said.

     He said the president’s consternation was curious because Obama has yet to  publicly offer his own plan.

   “As Steve [Hayes] indicated the Republicans have offered a detailed plan – the Ryan plan in the House, and they offered Cut, Cap and Balance this time  around,” Krauthammer said.

   “President offered nothing except if you go in the back room, my staff will  give you tick-tock, a detail of everything I was supposed to have given. He has  never once spoken about real cuts. And lastly, what was interesting is  even at the late date where he says that the fate of the republic hangs on the  debt ceiling extension, he said if given a short extension of say half a year, I  won’t accept it. Why? Because he says I want this to go past Election Day. That  is self-serving and political and he pretends he is the one who is not  interested in politics.”