On Thursday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer took aim at the response from some congressional Democrats’ reactions to the Amtrak train wreck in Pennsylvania earlier this week.
Democrats have attacked Republicans for not being on board with increasing funding to the beleaguered rail line. According to Krauthammer, that response is emblematic of “brain-dead liberalism.”
“I mean, Ray LaHood, the former Transportation Secretary under Obama blamed it on crumbling infrastructure and of course we need more money,” he said. “You know, how stupid do they think we are? This is a train going 102 miles per hour in a 50 mile zone. This is not a crumbled problem. This is a speeding problem. This isn’t an infrastructure problem. This is a personnel problem. But the knee jerk reflexive reaction of any democrat of anything that happens in the country is throw more money at it. You get the riots in Baltimore, the reflexive answer is throw more money at the schools. You Baltimore has a second highest per capita spending of any urban area in America on schools and they’re a disaster. You get hurricanes and tornadoes. What’s the Democratic answer?”
“Oh, that’s global warming,” Krauthammer continued. “Climate change. You need more windmills. They have a single answer to everything. Raise your taxes, spend the money. And the other thing that’s really quite remarkable about this, it was only six years ago, not 100 years ago that the Democrats passed the largest infrastructure spending bill in the history of the galaxy. Even the Klingons never spent $830 billion on infrastructure that was going to rebuild America. Remember the roads, the ports? The airports, the bridges. Where did that money go? But they’re always at the trough again for more money for infrastructure. It shows a brain-dead liberalism that has no other answer to every other question.”
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