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1950 – 2018

Charles Krauthammer was a contributing editor at THE WEEKLY STANDARD from the magazine’s founding in 1995. We’re proud to have published dozens of articles from him over those years. Charles was more than a good colleague; he was, for many of us, a friend, a mentor, and a role model. We are thinking of the entire Krauthammer family during this difficult time.

-Stephen F. Hayes

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Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68.

His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me

Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over. The letter continued, I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living.

In recent years, Krauthammer was best known for his nightly appearance as a panelist on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier and as a commentator on various Fox news shows.

Following the news of the death of his good friend, Baier posted onTwitter, I am sure you will be owning the panel discussion in heaven as well. And we’ll make sure your wise words and thoughts – your legacy – will live on here.

Brit Hume, senior political analyst on Fox News, alsotweetedabout the terribly sad news.

The great Charles Krauthammer has died, he said.

Krauthammer was arguably a Renaissance man, achieving mastery in such disparate fields as psychiatry, speech-writing, print journalism and television. He won the Edwin Dunlop Prize for excellence in psychiatric research and clinical medicine. Journalism honors included the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his Washington Post columns in 1987 and the National Magazine Award for his work at The New Republic in 1984. His book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, instantly became a New York Times bestseller, remaining in the number one slot for 10 weeks, and on the coveted list for nearly 40.

Krauthammer delivered his views in a mild-mannered, steady and almost philosophical style, befitting his background in psychiatry and detailed analysis of human behavior. Borrowing from that background, Krauthammer said in 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, that the post-Cold War world had gone from bipolar to unipolar, with the United States as the sole superpower. He also coined the term The Reagan Doctrine, among others.

He also showed an unabashed love of baseball. Nationals Park held a moment of silence before his beloved Washington Nationals played a home game there Thursday night.

Krauthammer harbored no compunction about calling out those in power, whether they were Democrats or Republicans or conservatives.

During the Democratic National Convention, he assailed what he saw as a lack of substance in the build-up to nominating Hillary Clinton.

As for the chaos abroad, the Democrats are in see-no-evil denial. The first night in Philadelphia, there were 61 speeches. Not one mentioned the Islamic State or even terrorism.

In this crazy election year, there are no straight-line projections, he noted, adding presciently, As Clinton leaves Philadelphia, her lifelong drive for the ultimate prize is perilously close to a coin flip.

At the same time, Krauthammer was quick to express disagreement with President Donald Trump in no uncertain terms.

He denounced Trumps handling of the violence that erupted at Charlottesville, Va. protests over the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, saying that most Americans were “utterly revolted by right-wing white supremacist neo-Nazi groups. Krauthammer said that Trumps failure to strongly denounce the supremacist group, and to say that both sides in the protest shared blame, was a moral disgrace.

The man who wore many hats, figuratively, throughout his life — excelling at just about everything he tried, even when he was still a rookie — easily took himself in new directions when curiosity or instinct struck.

Krauthammers intellectual heft belied an ability to be candid and witty about his quirks.

“Everything I’ve gotten good at I quit the next day to go on to do something else,” he quipped in a 1984 interview with The Washington Post.

Krauthammer embraced a strong personal constitution that kept him determined and resilient, even in the face of extraordinary physical limitations.

He spent most of his life confined to a wheelchair, the result of a snap decision — when he was 22 years old and a first-year student at Harvard to go for a quick swim with a friend before a planned game of tennis.

We go for a swim, we take a few dives and I hit my head on the bottom of the pool, he said in a Fox News special in 2013 that looked at his life. The amazing thing is there was not even a cut on my head. It just hit at precisely the angle where all the force was transmitted to one spotthe cervical vertebrae which severed the spinal cord.

Unable to move, and at a time when his studies happened to focus on the spinal cord, Krauthammer instantly knew the consequences of the accident would be severe.

There were two books on the side of the pool when they picked up my effects, he recalled. One was The Anatomy of the Spinal Cord and the other one [was] Mans Fate by Andre Malraux.

A lifelong opponent of being stereotyped in any fashion, Krauthammer was not going to let being in a wheelchair define him.

“I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” he told the Washington Post. “And the worst thing is when they tell me how courageous I am. That drives me to distraction.”

“That was the one thing that bothered me very early on,” Krauthammer said. “The first week, I thought, the terrible thing is that people are going to judge me now by a different standard. If I can just muddle through life, they’ll say it was a great achievement, given this.

“I thought that would be the worst, that would be the greatest defeat in my life — if I allowed that. I decided if I could make people judge me by the old standard, that would be a triumph and that’s what I try to do. It seemed to me the only way to live.

As soon as he could after the accident, Krauthammer forged ahead with his studies, finishing medical school and going on to do a three-year residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he wrote about a condition he called secondary mania, which gained wide acclaim.

Then Krauthammer realized his heart was not really in health care, and after going to Washington D.C. and making some connections, he ended up as a speech writer for Democrat Walter Mondale during Jimmy Carters re-election campaign.

Later, as a writer for The New Republic, Krauthammer, then a self-styled Democrat, exhibited the kind of willingness to criticize political leaders regardless of their party.

“I’m very unhappy with the Democratic foreign policy,” he told the Post. “And I’m very unhappy with Republican domestic policy.”

“If I have to choose between Republican foreign policy and Democratic foreign policy I would choose the Republican. That’s not to say there’s a lot in it I don’t find wrong, but they have done certain good things in foreign policy.”

About a decade ago, Krauthammer joined Fox News, drawing praise from conservatives, moderates, and liberals for his thoughtful and meticulously framed remarks.

Charles Krauthammer brought rigorous intellectual analysis and common sense-thinking to every column he wrote,” said Washington Post publisher Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. in a statement to Fox News. “He will be deeply missed by all of us at The Washington Post and by the many loyal readers who looked to his column to help inform their thinking and better their understanding of the important issues of our time.

New York Times columnist David Brooks called him the most important conservative columnist.

When his book became a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list, Newsweek observed: To those who are trying to make sense of the rise of the conservative movement, Krauthammers success is a triumph for temperate, smart conservatism.

Krauthammer politely downplayed the accolades.

I dont know if I have influence, he was quoted as saying in Michellbard.com. I know there are people who read me and people who make decisions who read what I write and they may be affectedmy role is to challenge them, but people dont come up to me on the street and say I used to be a liberal until I read you.

My goal is to write something parents will clip and send to their kids in college.

Charles Krauthammer was born in New York in 1950, and grew up in Montreal, steeped in the Jewish faith.

His father, Shulim Krauthammer, was Austro-Hungarian and his mother, Thea, was born in Belgium. His parents met in Cuba.

Before going to Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer attended McGill University, and Oxford, where he met his wife, Robyn.

They had a son, Daniel. Both his wife and son survive him.

Despite his busy professional life, Krauthammer enjoyed baseball and chess, and made his family a priority.

He often spoke of growing up in a happy, tight-knit family, and spoke proudly of his wife and son.

Elizabeth Llorente is Senior Reporter for FoxNews.com, and can be reached at Elizabeth.Llorente@Foxnews.com. Follow her on Twitter @Liz_Llorente.

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[Update: Charles Krauthammer Offers a Message Regarding His Health Status Via Bret Baier]

The world has not seen much of Charles Krauthammer lately. Fans are worried about his well being as he has not been active on Twitter since August. He had a surgery and has been recovering from it.

Renowned columnist Charles Krauthammer became paralyzed after he met with an accident in his youth. Seems like, he is having health problems yet again.

Some of his fans were even unaware of the surgery. After the fans knew about the surgery, they sent him well wishes on Twitter.

His friend from Fox, Bret Baier, first reported about his surgery on September 6. According to him, Charles’ surgery went well but is having a delayed recovery.

He has been absent from Twitter since August 4, when he tweeted a link to his article on The Washington Post.

It was Baier who revealed that Krauthammer was recovering from a recent surgery. Baier tweeted on September 18 that Krauthammer was making a “slow steady progress.”

On October 6, Baier revealed on air on Special Report that Krauthammer is eager to return and will be back on the panel in a few weeks.

We wish him all the best!

Charles Krauthammer Offers a Message Regarding His Health Status Via Bret Baier

Charles Krauthammer says hes out of ICU and still recovering in a heartfelt letter to fans

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Charles Krauthammer: A note to readers – The Washington Post

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.

In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing.

Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my lifes work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nations destiny.

I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

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Charles Krauthammer, the famed conservative columnist, informed readers on Friday that he is confronting an aggressive form of cancer.

“My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live,” he wrote.

Krauthammer shared the devastating news in a short, matter-of-fact note on the website of the Washington Post, where he has been a columnist since 1984.

“I leave this life with no regrets,” he wrote in the farewell message. “It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.”

Krauthammer was also a longtime commentator on Fox News.

He had to step away from both jobs last August for surgery to remove what he called a “a cancerous tumor in my abdomen.”

There were numerous complications.

“Special Report” anchor Bret Baier occasionally gave updates to viewers about Krauthammer’s recovery.

“Colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing,” Fox’s story on Krauthammer noted on Friday.

Last month Baier offered some good news via a message from Krauthammer: “The worst now appears to be behind me.”

But then Krauthammer received the worst possible news.

“Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned,” he explained Friday. “There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly.”

In his note to readers, he thanked colleagues, readers, and viewers “who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work.” He wrote: “I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.”

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox News, said in a statement Friday afternoon, “Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News. His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come.”

Vice President MIke Pence also weighed in with a tribute, tweeting, “Karen and I were saddened to learn that Charles @krauthammer, a man we greatly admire, is nearing the end of his extraordinary life. His wit, his wisdom, and his tireless defense of Western values have made an indelible mark on the minds of millions of Americans.”

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Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live

Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer says his cancer has returned; reaction from Chris Wallace, anchor of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ and Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst.

Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer.

The 68-year-olds incisive takes on politics of the day have been missing from Fox News Channels Special Report for nearly a year as he battled an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing. But in an eloquent, yet unblinking letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers, Krauthammer disclosed that he has just weeks to live.

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months, the letter began. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.

“This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

Krauthammer, who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975 despite a first-year diving accident that left him a quadriplegic, explained that he had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen last August. Although a series of setbacks left him in the hospital in the ensuing months, he believed until recently that he was on the road to recovery.

However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned, Krauthammer wrote. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, said Krauthammer has been a giant of journalism and a key part of the channel’s success.

“Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News,” Murdoch said. “His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer.

“His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come,” Murdoch added.

Fox News viewers will undoubtedly miss Krauthammers formidable intellect and ability to analyze politics and politicians with a cerebral wit and keen charm. As the dean of The Fox News All Stars, the panel of pundits who break down headlines and events nightly on Fox News Channels top-rated Special Report, Krauthammer could be counted on to make viewers think, question and even chuckle.

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Krauthammer was on his way to greatness in the medical field when he veered first into policy, and then into journalism. After medical school, he became chief psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he studied depression and published ground-breaking findings in top medical journals. But in 1978, he took a job in the Carter administration directing planning in psychiatric research and later served as a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale.

It was in the nations capital that Krauthammer trained his mind and talents on political analysis and began penning columns for The New Republic, Time magazine and finally the Washington Post. In 1985, he won journalisms top prize for his weekly political commentary. In his sobering farewell, Krauthammer said he is grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nations destiny.

I leave this life with no regrets, Krauthammer wrote. It was a wonderful life full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

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Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer offered a message to viewers of Fox News Special Report about his health and his progress in recovery.

Ive updated you several times about the health and status of our colleague Charles Krauthammer, said Bret Baier, a number of times on this show before, but of the questions I get on email and Twitter, and Facebook, hows Charles? tops the list, by far.

Charles has, as Ive said, been recovering from complications after a surgery, he continued. For several months now, I check in with Charles more than I tell you, a lot.

But today in my communication, he had a message, Baier explained, he wanted me to share with you, the viewers of Special Report.’

Things are progressing steadily slower than I would like, but steadily, said Krauthammer in the statement. Still. I wish I could give you and myself a better idea of when this marathon ends.

Im sure it is strange for your viewers that a regular panelist should disappear for months without warning and without any real explanation, he continued. After my surgery, there were serious complications that took several months to stabilize. My improvement medically has finally allowed me to concentrate on intensive rehabilitation to recover my strength and stamina.

This too is progressing well, but as usual, is intense and slow, Krauthammer said. Nonetheless, I am determined to make it back. Ive got to I cant let you guys have all the fun.

Charles, we miss you and we miss your voice on the big issues that effect us every night, Baier said, we continue to hope and pray for your speedy recovery, and until then, well keep your spot warm right here.

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Summary of eRumor:

Charles Krauthammer has penned a column under the headline, The Enemy Among Us, about President Obamas use of a group called Organizing for Action (OFA) to advance his political agenda after leaving the White House.

The Truth:

We couldnt track down the author of the The Enemy Among Us commentary, but it was not written by conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer or published by the New York Post.

The column first surfaced in discussion forums and on social media in February 2017. At the time, it was attributed to the New York Post, but no author was listed. A quick read of those early versions reveals that the column wasnt published in the New York Post but it cited and was largely based on a commentary written by Post columnistPaul Sperry under the headline, How Obama Is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency.

Sperry argues in the column that Organizing for Action (OFA), a 501c4 nonprofit group derived from Obamas reelection campaign that works to organize and mobilize support for the former presidents agenda, has undermined President Trump by planning protests and coordinating opposition to Trumps presidential agenda.

The Enemy Among Us has a similar premise, but it goes a step forward by arguing that Obama is using OFA to not only undermine Trumps presidency but to undermine America. Some version even reference a coming civil war:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracyestablished over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history,suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group calledOrganizing for Action (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that ourcurrent presidents administration is trying to do. This organizationgoes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy ourway of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and theprocesses established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceedthen we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries arerun. What good is it to have an established government if it is not goingto be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked overthe decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, howmuch damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out inAmerica!

The Enemy Among Us column was first attributed to Charles Krauthammer by Before Its News, a website that publishes user-generated (and conspiracy-minded) commentaries with no editing or fact-checking, on October 12, 2017. However, the commentary cant be found at places where Krauthammers work regularly appears, including Fox News, the National Review and the Washington Post.

And weve seen columns inaccurately attributed to Charles Krauthammerbefore. Because hes a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and a household name in conservative circles, Krauthammers name has been falsely used to help raise the visibility of essays and commentaries like this one in the past.The idea is that people give more weight to a column by Krauthammer, a well-known conservative thinker, than to a column by somebody theyve never heard of. That appears to be the case here. Krauthammer didnt write The Enemy Among Us.

The Enemy Amongst Us!!

When Krauthammer provides his opinion and facts, hes definitelysomeone to listen to!

Oct 11 2017

Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and politicalanalyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the belowmessage should be taken seriously and spread throughout the countryso as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what ishappening right under our noses!An article from the New York Post:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracyestablished over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history,suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group calledOrganizing for Action (OFA).OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that ourcurrent presidents administration is trying to do. This organizationgoes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy ourway of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and theprocesses established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceedthen we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries arerun. What good is it to have an established government if it is not goingto be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked overthe decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, howmuch damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out inAmerica!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through communityorganizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of hisadministrations top dogs over to Organizing for Action.OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of theresistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing acrossAmerica, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for thisrevolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for progressive change.Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexualequality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

OFA members were propped up by the ex-presidents message from theshadows: Organizing is the building block of everything great we haveaccomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change intheir communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines.Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.OFAs website says it obtained its digital assets from the ex-presidents re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. Inshort, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting andtearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, The OFA will fightPresident Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles fromthe White House.

Sperry writes that, The ex-president is setting up a shadowgovernment to sabotage the Trump administration through a network ofnon-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.

The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and hiswife will oversee the operation from their home/office in WashingtonDC.

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigrationexecutive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions whereactivist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest atairports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springsto action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up withsocial media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-presidents signal that he is heartened by the protests.If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy thefoundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others willknow what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are socompliant. We are becoming a PERFECT TARGET for our enemy!

Charles Krauthammer

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Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Enemy Among Us” alleging that former President Barack Obama was creating a “shadow government” through his nonprofit Organizing for Action.

An opinion piece arguing that former President Barack Obamas nonprofit Organizing for Action (OFA) is a shadow government organization aimed at tearing down the Constitution has been circulating under various titles since it was originally published in February 2017. But it wasnt until months later, when Washington Postcolumnist Charles Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to the text, that this opinion piece started gaining popularity.

A portion of this opinion piece as it circulated under the title The Enemy Among Us is reproduced below:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called Organizing for Action (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current presidents administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

The claim that Krauthammer penned this op-ed seems to have originated on the the web site Nesara News, which introduced the text with a brief paragraph lauding the credibility of the conservative columnist on 11 October 2017. The web site also claimed that the article had appeared in theNew York Post:

Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses! An article from the New York Post:

This article was never published in theNew York Post,nor was it written by Charles Krauthammer. In fact, the Posts author page for Krauthammer only lists two articles, both of which were published in 2009, and neither of which dealt withOrganizing for Action.

The majority of this text originated in a 13 February 2017 blogposton The Daily Jot,nearly 8 months before Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to it. The post was entitled The Perilous Times We Live In and attributed to Christian journalist Bill Wilson.

With the exception of the opening and closing paragraphs, Wilsons article and the Krauthammer article are practically identical. Heres a comparison of the two articles with the shared text highlighted:

Wilson confirmed to us via email that he is the original author of this op-ed. Mike Watson, a research assistant for Krauthammer, also told us via email that this op-ed did not originate with the conservative columnist:

Dr. Krauthammer did not write it and has nothing to do with it.

Krauthammers name was simply tacked onto the end of this article in an attempt to lend it an air of credibility. We previously addressed the claim that President Obama was forming a shadow government to undermine the Trump presidency and found that it was based on little to no evidence.

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Published:24 October 2017

Updated:26 October 2017

Wilson, Bill. The Perilous Times We Live In. Daily Jot. 13 February 2017.

Sperry, Paul. How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency. New York Post. 11 February 2017.

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1950 – 2018 Charles Krauthammer was a contributing editor at THE WEEKLY STANDARD from the magazine’s founding in 1995. We’re proud to have published dozens of articles from him over those years. Charles was more than a good colleague; he was, for many of us, a friend, a mentor, and a role model. We are thinking of the entire Krauthammer family during this difficult time. -Stephen F. Hayes

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Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer …

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68. His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, friends and viewers on June 8 that said in part I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over. The letter continued, I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. In recent years, Krauthammer was best known for his nightly appearance as a panelist on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier and as a commentator on various Fox news shows. Following the news of the death of his good friend, Baier posted onTwitter, I am sure you will be owning the panel discussion in heaven as well. And we’ll make sure your wise words and thoughts – your legacy – will live on here. Brit Hume, senior political analyst on Fox News, alsotweetedabout the terribly sad news. The great Charles Krauthammer has died, he said. Krauthammer was arguably a Renaissance man, achieving mastery in such disparate fields as psychiatry, speech-writing, print journalism and television. He won the Edwin Dunlop Prize for excellence in psychiatric research and clinical medicine. Journalism honors included the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his Washington Post columns in 1987 and the National Magazine Award for his work at The New Republic in 1984. His book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics, instantly became a New York Times bestseller, remaining in the number one slot for 10 weeks, and on the coveted list for nearly 40. Krauthammer delivered his views in a mild-mannered, steady and almost philosophical style, befitting his background in psychiatry and detailed analysis of human behavior. Borrowing from that background, Krauthammer said in 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, that the post-Cold War world had gone from bipolar to unipolar, with the United States as the sole superpower. He also coined the term The Reagan Doctrine, among others. He also showed an unabashed love of baseball. Nationals Park held a moment of silence before his beloved Washington Nationals played a home game there Thursday night. Krauthammer harbored no compunction about calling out those in power, whether they were Democrats or Republicans or conservatives. During the Democratic National Convention, he assailed what he saw as a lack of substance in the build-up to nominating Hillary Clinton. As for the chaos abroad, the Democrats are in see-no-evil denial. The first night in Philadelphia, there were 61 speeches. Not one mentioned the Islamic State or even terrorism. In this crazy election year, there are no straight-line projections, he noted, adding presciently, As Clinton leaves Philadelphia, her lifelong drive for the ultimate prize is perilously close to a coin flip. At the same time, Krauthammer was quick to express disagreement with President Donald Trump in no uncertain terms. He denounced Trumps handling of the violence that erupted at Charlottesville, Va. protests over the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, saying that most Americans were “utterly revolted by right-wing white supremacist neo-Nazi groups. Krauthammer said that Trumps failure to strongly denounce the supremacist group, and to say that both sides in the protest shared blame, was a moral disgrace. The man who wore many hats, figuratively, throughout his life — excelling at just about everything he tried, even when he was still a rookie — easily took himself in new directions when curiosity or instinct struck. Krauthammers intellectual heft belied an ability to be candid and witty about his quirks. “Everything I’ve gotten good at I quit the next day to go on to do something else,” he quipped in a 1984 interview with The Washington Post. Krauthammer embraced a strong personal constitution that kept him determined and resilient, even in the face of extraordinary physical limitations. He spent most of his life confined to a wheelchair, the result of a snap decision — when he was 22 years old and a first-year student at Harvard to go for a quick swim with a friend before a planned game of tennis. We go for a swim, we take a few dives and I hit my head on the bottom of the pool, he said in a Fox News special in 2013 that looked at his life. The amazing thing is there was not even a cut on my head. It just hit at precisely the angle where all the force was transmitted to one spotthe cervical vertebrae which severed the spinal cord. Unable to move, and at a time when his studies happened to focus on the spinal cord, Krauthammer instantly knew the consequences of the accident would be severe. There were two books on the side of the pool when they picked up my effects, he recalled. One was The Anatomy of the Spinal Cord and the other one [was] Mans Fate by Andre Malraux. A lifelong opponent of being stereotyped in any fashion, Krauthammer was not going to let being in a wheelchair define him. “I don’t like when they make a big thing about it,” he told the Washington Post. “And the worst thing is when they tell me how courageous I am. That drives me to distraction.” “That was the one thing that bothered me very early on,” Krauthammer said. “The first week, I thought, the terrible thing is that people are going to judge me now by a different standard. If I can just muddle through life, they’ll say it was a great achievement, given this. “I thought that would be the worst, that would be the greatest defeat in my life — if I allowed that. I decided if I could make people judge me by the old standard, that would be a triumph and that’s what I try to do. It seemed to me the only way to live. As soon as he could after the accident, Krauthammer forged ahead with his studies, finishing medical school and going on to do a three-year residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he wrote about a condition he called secondary mania, which gained wide acclaim. Then Krauthammer realized his heart was not really in health care, and after going to Washington D.C. and making some connections, he ended up as a speech writer for Democrat Walter Mondale during Jimmy Carters re-election campaign. Later, as a writer for The New Republic, Krauthammer, then a self-styled Democrat, exhibited the kind of willingness to criticize political leaders regardless of their party. “I’m very unhappy with the Democratic foreign policy,” he told the Post. “And I’m very unhappy with Republican domestic policy.” “If I have to choose between Republican foreign policy and Democratic foreign policy I would choose the Republican. That’s not to say there’s a lot in it I don’t find wrong, but they have done certain good things in foreign policy.” About a decade ago, Krauthammer joined Fox News, drawing praise from conservatives, moderates, and liberals for his thoughtful and meticulously framed remarks. Charles Krauthammer brought rigorous intellectual analysis and common sense-thinking to every column he wrote,” said Washington Post publisher Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. in a statement to Fox News. “He will be deeply missed by all of us at The Washington Post and by the many loyal readers who looked to his column to help inform their thinking and better their understanding of the important issues of our time. New York Times columnist David Brooks called him the most important conservative columnist. When his book became a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list, Newsweek observed: To those who are trying to make sense of the rise of the conservative movement, Krauthammers success is a triumph for temperate, smart conservatism. Krauthammer politely downplayed the accolades. I dont know if I have influence, he was quoted as saying in Michellbard.com. I know there are people who read me and people who make decisions who read what I write and they may be affectedmy role is to challenge them, but people dont come up to me on the street and say I used to be a liberal until I read you. My goal is to write something parents will clip and send to their kids in college. Charles Krauthammer was born in New York in 1950, and grew up in Montreal, steeped in the Jewish faith. His father, Shulim Krauthammer, was Austro-Hungarian and his mother, Thea, was born in Belgium. His parents met in Cuba. Before going to Harvard Medical School, Krauthammer attended McGill University, and Oxford, where he met his wife, Robyn. They had a son, Daniel. Both his wife and son survive him. Despite his busy professional life, Krauthammer enjoyed baseball and chess, and made his family a priority. He often spoke of growing up in a happy, tight-knit family, and spoke proudly of his wife and son. Elizabeth Llorente is Senior Reporter for FoxNews.com, and can be reached at Elizabeth.Llorente@Foxnews.com. Follow her on Twitter @Liz_Llorente.

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Where is Charles Krauthammer? What happened to Charles …

[Update: Charles Krauthammer Offers a Message Regarding His Health Status Via Bret Baier] The world has not seen much of Charles Krauthammer lately. Fans are worried about his well being as he has not been active on Twitter since August. He had a surgery and has been recovering from it. Renowned columnist Charles Krauthammer became paralyzed after he met with an accident in his youth. Seems like, he is having health problems yet again. Some of his fans were even unaware of the surgery. After the fans knew about the surgery, they sent him well wishes on Twitter. His friend from Fox, Bret Baier, first reported about his surgery on September 6. According to him, Charles’ surgery went well but is having a delayed recovery. He has been absent from Twitter since August 4, when he tweeted a link to his article on The Washington Post. It was Baier who revealed that Krauthammer was recovering from a recent surgery. Baier tweeted on September 18 that Krauthammer was making a “slow steady progress.” On October 6, Baier revealed on air on Special Report that Krauthammer is eager to return and will be back on the panel in a few weeks. We wish him all the best! Charles Krauthammer Offers a Message Regarding His Health Status Via Bret Baier Charles Krauthammer says hes out of ICU and still recovering in a heartfelt letter to fans Is Charles Krauthammer in a life-threatening condition after surgery? Bret Baier’s latest update on Charles Krauthammer’s surgery [November 14 2017]

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Charles Krauthammer: A note to readers – The Washington Post

I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health. However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over. I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing. Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my lifes work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nations destiny. I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

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Charles Krauthammer says he has ‘only a few weeks left to …

Charles Krauthammer, the famed conservative columnist, informed readers on Friday that he is confronting an aggressive form of cancer. “My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live,” he wrote. Krauthammer shared the devastating news in a short, matter-of-fact note on the website of the Washington Post, where he has been a columnist since 1984. “I leave this life with no regrets,” he wrote in the farewell message. “It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.” Krauthammer was also a longtime commentator on Fox News. He had to step away from both jobs last August for surgery to remove what he called a “a cancerous tumor in my abdomen.” There were numerous complications. “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier occasionally gave updates to viewers about Krauthammer’s recovery. “Colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing,” Fox’s story on Krauthammer noted on Friday. Last month Baier offered some good news via a message from Krauthammer: “The worst now appears to be behind me.” But then Krauthammer received the worst possible news. “Recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned,” he explained Friday. “There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly.” In his note to readers, he thanked colleagues, readers, and viewers “who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work.” He wrote: “I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.” Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox News, said in a statement Friday afternoon, “Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News. His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come.” Vice President MIke Pence also weighed in with a tribute, tweeting, “Karen and I were saddened to learn that Charles @krauthammer, a man we greatly admire, is nearing the end of his extraordinary life. His wit, his wisdom, and his tireless defense of Western values have made an indelible mark on the minds of millions of Americans.” CNNMoney (New York) First published June 8, 2018: 12:34 PM ET

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Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to …

Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer says his cancer has returned; reaction from Chris Wallace, anchor of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ and Juan Williams, Fox News political analyst. Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer. The 68-year-olds incisive takes on politics of the day have been missing from Fox News Channels Special Report for nearly a year as he battled an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing. But in an eloquent, yet unblinking letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers, Krauthammer disclosed that he has just weeks to live. I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months, the letter began. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but Im afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. “This is the final verdict. My fight is over. Krauthammer, who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975 despite a first-year diving accident that left him a quadriplegic, explained that he had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen last August. Although a series of setbacks left him in the hospital in the ensuing months, he believed until recently that he was on the road to recovery. However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned, Krauthammer wrote. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over. Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, said Krauthammer has been a giant of journalism and a key part of the channel’s success. “Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News,” Murdoch said. “His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer. “His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come,” Murdoch added. Fox News viewers will undoubtedly miss Krauthammers formidable intellect and ability to analyze politics and politicians with a cerebral wit and keen charm. As the dean of The Fox News All Stars, the panel of pundits who break down headlines and events nightly on Fox News Channels top-rated Special Report, Krauthammer could be counted on to make viewers think, question and even chuckle. READ CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER’S LETTER MOBILE USERS: CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER Krauthammer was on his way to greatness in the medical field when he veered first into policy, and then into journalism. After medical school, he became chief psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he studied depression and published ground-breaking findings in top medical journals. But in 1978, he took a job in the Carter administration directing planning in psychiatric research and later served as a speech writer for Vice President Walter Mondale. It was in the nations capital that Krauthammer trained his mind and talents on political analysis and began penning columns for The New Republic, Time magazine and finally the Washington Post. In 1985, he won journalisms top prize for his weekly political commentary. In his sobering farewell, Krauthammer said he is grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nations destiny. I leave this life with no regrets, Krauthammer wrote. It was a wonderful life full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.

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Charles Krauthammer sends a message about his health to Fox …

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer offered a message to viewers of Fox News Special Report about his health and his progress in recovery. Ive updated you several times about the health and status of our colleague Charles Krauthammer, said Bret Baier, a number of times on this show before, but of the questions I get on email and Twitter, and Facebook, hows Charles? tops the list, by far. Charles has, as Ive said, been recovering from complications after a surgery, he continued. For several months now, I check in with Charles more than I tell you, a lot. But today in my communication, he had a message, Baier explained, he wanted me to share with you, the viewers of Special Report.’ Things are progressing steadily slower than I would like, but steadily, said Krauthammer in the statement. Still. I wish I could give you and myself a better idea of when this marathon ends. Im sure it is strange for your viewers that a regular panelist should disappear for months without warning and without any real explanation, he continued. After my surgery, there were serious complications that took several months to stabilize. My improvement medically has finally allowed me to concentrate on intensive rehabilitation to recover my strength and stamina. This too is progressing well, but as usual, is intense and slow, Krauthammer said. Nonetheless, I am determined to make it back. Ive got to I cant let you guys have all the fun. Charles, we miss you and we miss your voice on the big issues that effect us every night, Baier said, we continue to hope and pray for your speedy recovery, and until then, well keep your spot warm right here.

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By Charles Krauthammer (Attributed) – truthorfiction.com

Summary of eRumor: Charles Krauthammer has penned a column under the headline, The Enemy Among Us, about President Obamas use of a group called Organizing for Action (OFA) to advance his political agenda after leaving the White House. The Truth: We couldnt track down the author of the The Enemy Among Us commentary, but it was not written by conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer or published by the New York Post. The column first surfaced in discussion forums and on social media in February 2017. At the time, it was attributed to the New York Post, but no author was listed. A quick read of those early versions reveals that the column wasnt published in the New York Post but it cited and was largely based on a commentary written by Post columnistPaul Sperry under the headline, How Obama Is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency. Sperry argues in the column that Organizing for Action (OFA), a 501c4 nonprofit group derived from Obamas reelection campaign that works to organize and mobilize support for the former presidents agenda, has undermined President Trump by planning protests and coordinating opposition to Trumps presidential agenda. The Enemy Among Us has a similar premise, but it goes a step forward by arguing that Obama is using OFA to not only undermine Trumps presidency but to undermine America. Some version even reference a coming civil war: I do not understand how living in a country with its democracyestablished over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history,suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group calledOrganizing for Action (OFA). OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that ourcurrent presidents administration is trying to do. This organizationgoes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy ourway of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and theprocesses established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceedthen we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries arerun. What good is it to have an established government if it is not goingto be respected and allowed to follow our laws? If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked overthe decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, howmuch damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out inAmerica! The Enemy Among Us column was first attributed to Charles Krauthammer by Before Its News, a website that publishes user-generated (and conspiracy-minded) commentaries with no editing or fact-checking, on October 12, 2017. However, the commentary cant be found at places where Krauthammers work regularly appears, including Fox News, the National Review and the Washington Post. And weve seen columns inaccurately attributed to Charles Krauthammerbefore. Because hes a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and a household name in conservative circles, Krauthammers name has been falsely used to help raise the visibility of essays and commentaries like this one in the past.The idea is that people give more weight to a column by Krauthammer, a well-known conservative thinker, than to a column by somebody theyve never heard of. That appears to be the case here. Krauthammer didnt write The Enemy Among Us. The Enemy Amongst Us!! When Krauthammer provides his opinion and facts, hes definitelysomeone to listen to! Oct 11 2017 Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and politicalanalyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the belowmessage should be taken seriously and spread throughout the countryso as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what ishappening right under our noses!An article from the New York Post: I do not understand how living in a country with its democracyestablished over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history,suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group calledOrganizing for Action (OFA).OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that ourcurrent presidents administration is trying to do. This organizationgoes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy ourway of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and theprocesses established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceedthen we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries arerun. What good is it to have an established government if it is not goingto be respected and allowed to follow our laws? If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked overthe decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, howmuch damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out inAmerica! Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through communityorganizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of hisadministrations top dogs over to Organizing for Action.OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of theresistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing acrossAmerica, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for thisrevolution. OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for progressive change.Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexualequality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform. OFA members were propped up by the ex-presidents message from theshadows: Organizing is the building block of everything great we haveaccomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change intheir communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines.Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.OFAs website says it obtained its digital assets from the ex-presidents re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. Inshort, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting andtearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA. Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, The OFA will fightPresident Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles fromthe White House. Sperry writes that, The ex-president is setting up a shadowgovernment to sabotage the Trump administration through a network ofnon-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and hiswife will oversee the operation from their home/office in WashingtonDC. Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigrationexecutive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions whereactivist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest atairports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springsto action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up withsocial media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-presidents signal that he is heartened by the protests.If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy thefoundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241years. If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know. So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others willknow what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are socompliant. We are becoming a PERFECT TARGET for our enemy! Charles Krauthammer

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Did Charles Krauthammer Write An Essay Called ‘The Enemy …

CLAIM Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Enemy Among Us” alleging that former President Barack Obama was creating a “shadow government” through his nonprofit Organizing for Action. An opinion piece arguing that former President Barack Obamas nonprofit Organizing for Action (OFA) is a shadow government organization aimed at tearing down the Constitution has been circulating under various titles since it was originally published in February 2017. But it wasnt until months later, when Washington Postcolumnist Charles Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to the text, that this opinion piece started gaining popularity. A portion of this opinion piece as it circulated under the title The Enemy Among Us is reproduced below: I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called Organizing for Action (OFA). OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current presidents administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws? If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America! The claim that Krauthammer penned this op-ed seems to have originated on the the web site Nesara News, which introduced the text with a brief paragraph lauding the credibility of the conservative columnist on 11 October 2017. The web site also claimed that the article had appeared in theNew York Post: Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses! An article from the New York Post: This article was never published in theNew York Post,nor was it written by Charles Krauthammer. In fact, the Posts author page for Krauthammer only lists two articles, both of which were published in 2009, and neither of which dealt withOrganizing for Action. The majority of this text originated in a 13 February 2017 blogposton The Daily Jot,nearly 8 months before Krauthammers name was erroneously attached to it. The post was entitled The Perilous Times We Live In and attributed to Christian journalist Bill Wilson. With the exception of the opening and closing paragraphs, Wilsons article and the Krauthammer article are practically identical. Heres a comparison of the two articles with the shared text highlighted: Wilson confirmed to us via email that he is the original author of this op-ed. Mike Watson, a research assistant for Krauthammer, also told us via email that this op-ed did not originate with the conservative columnist: Dr. Krauthammer did not write it and has nothing to do with it. Krauthammers name was simply tacked onto the end of this article in an attempt to lend it an air of credibility. We previously addressed the claim that President Obama was forming a shadow government to undermine the Trump presidency and found that it was based on little to no evidence. Got a tip or a rumor? Contact us here. Fact Checker:Dan Evon Featured Image:Gil C / Shutterstock.com Published:24 October 2017 Updated:26 October 2017 Wilson, Bill. The Perilous Times We Live In. Daily Jot. 13 February 2017. Sperry, Paul. How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trumps Presidency. New York Post. 11 February 2017.

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