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Conservative Commentator Kristol's Comments

Elections

Weekly Standard editor and conservative commentator Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday:

“Four presidents in the last century have won 50 percent of the vote twice:  Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Obama. It pains me to say that, to put him in with those other three, but it’s a fact.

Democrats picked up seats in the House and the Senate. The president is in good shape. … I think there will be a big budget deal. It will be an Obama budget deal much more than a Paul Ryan-type budget deal.     Elections have consequences.”

Kristol also argued that Republicans in Congress should take Obama’s offer to raise taxes on the wealthy because the GOP shouldn’t “fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires.”

"It won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires," he said on "Fox News Sunday." "It really won't, I don't think. I don't really understand why Republicans don't take Obama's offer."

"Really? The Republican Party is going to fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile?" he asked.

FoxNews.com offers the following biography of Kristol----

“William Kristol is a political contributor for the FOX News Channel (FNC) and serves as a regular contributor to "Special Report with Bret Baier."

Kristol serves as editor and publisher of the Washington, D.C.-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Kristol regularly appears on all the major television public affairs shows.

Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education  William Bennett under President Ronald Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory.”

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