Monday, January 25, 2016

The small mind of Paul Krugman

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman Friday warned Bernie supporters that change doesn’t happen with “transformative rhetoric” but with “political pragmatism” – “accepting half loaves as being better than none.” He writes that it’s dangerous to prefer “happy dreams (by which he means Bernie) to hard thinking about means and ends (meaning Hillary).”
Krugman doesn’t get it. I’ve been in and around Washington for almost fifty years, including a stint in the cabinet, and I’ve learned that real change happens only when a substantial share of the American public is mobilized, organized, energized, and determined to make it happen. 

-- Robert Reich, "Paul Krugman Is Wrong. Here's Why Bernie Sanders' Movement Will Provide Real Change" (TRUTH DIG).

Paul Krugman's always been shallow and hollow.

The economist was hired by THE NEW YORK TIMES to write a column about the economy -- explaining economics to lay persons.

That really didn't interest him.

Instead, he railed against, for example, the Iraq War.

This led some to wrongly see him as anti-war.

As the last years prove, Paul Krugman's ready to embrace wars, ready to drop to all four and take them up his ass, provided it's a Democratic Party president shoving the shaft in.

Democrats can do anything and Paul's okay with it.

He just lays on his back, giggles and gasps.

He has no ethics.

If this is news to you, then you don't know Krugman.

Krugman has no appreciation for We The People.

Mike called him out on that in 2006 -- when Krugman compiled an anti-war list that was nothing but politicians.

And of course, there was Krugman's ridiculous Happy Days Syndrome -- when he was embracing the 50s as a time we needed to return to.

White Krugman may fetishize the 50s, but it's doubtful many African-Americans would want to return to those racist times.

Suffering from that syndrome, he gave a speech that DEMOCRACY NOW! elected to broadcast on June 19, 2006.

Do you see the problem?

Krugman didn't.

June 19th.

In the fifties?

June 19, 1953?

The day the US government executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

It takes a special kind of idiot on the left to be waxing about the fifties on that anniversary.

Krugman is a special kind of idiot.

He's unable to see where things could go because he's timid and scared.

He colors in the lines, refuses to tear the tag off his mattress and puts plastic slip covers over the sofa.

He's a timid tabby -- declawed.

Bernie Sanders, he insists, is just not plausible.

Hillary, he whines, is.

The same Hillary who couldn't lead on marriage equality?

The same Hillary who never met a war or conflict she didn't want to join in on?

Paul Krugman is a ridiculous man who settles for what is because he never learned to dream.

Petty minds are the harshest prisons.


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