New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took to his blog Sunday excoriating the article in a piece he called “Unethical Commentary, Newsweek Edition“:
There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in Niall Ferguson’s cover story in Newsweek — I guess they don’t do fact-checking — but this is the one that jumped out at me. Ferguson says:
The president pledged that health-care reform would not add a cent to the deficit. But the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation now estimate that the insurance-coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net cost of close to $1.2 trillion over the 2012–22 period.
Readers are no doubt meant to interpret this as saying that CBO found that the Act will increase the deficit. But anyone who actually read, or even skimmed, the CBO report (pdf) knows that it found that the ACA would reduce, not increase, the deficit — because the insurance subsidies were fully paid for.
Nice try Krugman, but Noel Sheppard points out that, you LIED!
Please notice that the CBO report Krugman linked to is from March 30, 2011.
What he failed to inform his readers is the CBO revised these numbers in a March 13, 2012, report finding “the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net cost of just under $1.1 trillion over the 2012–2021 period.”
The new numbers predict that Obamacare will explode the deficit by $1,083 billion.
Frankly, I would not trust Krugman to brush his teeth without adult supervision frankly. He is, truly, one of the stupidest human beings on this, or any other planet. Smitty, does not rate Krugman very high on the intellect scale either. And Smitty ponders the train wreck that would result from Krugman being named Fed Chair
Admittedly, newspapers are headed down the extinction trail on our current national course, along with liberty. So in that sense, why not hand over the Federal Reserve to a boob like Kruge?”
Love this quote from Krugman
[Quantitative Easing] is very uncertain in its effect, but the [Federal Reserve] should be doing more of that.”
So, we do not know what its effects will be, but do more of it anyway? Good Freaking Grief how does this guy get on TV?
Video at the link. Tell me Krugman does not remind you of that drunk guy bugging you at happy hour? You know, the guy that just will not shut up? The guy who jabbers on incoherently about his job, politics, and so on. Yep, that is Krugman.
I ran across this piece about the power of Liberal intimidation by one of the greatest thinkers in America, Dennis Prager. Before I give you a taste of Prager’s column allow me to specify that Liberal, I might call it Leftist intimidation, is not new, nor does it come in only one form. Stacy McCain and others have been dealing with Leftist thugs like Neal Rauhauser and Brett Kimberlin, and their supporters for weeks now. The vile tactics of these miscreants have been well documented by this blog, and by many others. Their tactics might differ, but the aim is the same as the aim of many other Leftists who engage in character assassination by accusing anyone who disagrees with their Leftist ideals of racism, or sexism, or Homophobia, or a host of other “isms” and “phobias”. The end goal is to silence any Conservative who speaks up.
Sadly, too many “Conservatives” are cowed by these bullies. These folks who cave are cowards and fools. Their weakness in the knees does not buy them any slack from the Left of course. The next time they speak up, they will be vilified again, most likely in even harsher terms. And their cowardice makes easier targets of all of us. This is why we all, every one of us, every Conservative mus vow NEVER to cave in to these Neo-Marxist thugs. They do not seek reconciliation with us. They do not seek common ground, they seek our silence, period!
We MUST stand up to them! WE MUST fight them. We MUST NEVER allow them to silence us. We MUST see them as they see us. And that is as the enemy! We might not see political differences and debate as war, or as a winner-take-all game, but the Left does! And the price of losing this “game”? Our very liberty!
Now that I have flapped my gums, allow Dennis Prager to lay out the case as only he can.
Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies?
One answer is the appeal of entitlements and a desire to be taken care of. It takes a strong-willed citizen to vote against receiving free benefits. But an even greater explanation is the saturation of Western society by left-wing hate directed at the right. The left’s demonization, personal vilification, and mockery of its opponents have been the most powerful tools in the left-wing arsenal for a century.
Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky — the man who was the father of Russian Bolshevism! — a “fascist,” the Left has labeled its ideological opponents evil. And when you control nearly all of the news media and schools, that labeling works.
The liberal media even succeeded in blaming the right wing for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy even though his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a pro-Soviet, pro-Castro communist. Similarly, just one day after a deranged man, Jared Loughner, attempted to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and murdered six people in the process, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that it was right-wing hate that had provoked Loughner: “It’s the saturation of our political discourse — and especially our airwaves — with eliminationist rhetoric that lies behind the rising tide of violence. Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. . . .”
Krugman made it all up. But what matters to most of those who speak for the left is not truth. It is destroying the good name of its opponents. That is the modus operandi of the left.
Go read it all. Prager lays this intimidation at the feet of Chief Justice John Roberts’ cowardly ruling on Obamacare, as he should. As I said, and as Prager opines, these people are bullies, and all I need to know about bullies I learned in 7th grade. A bully picked on me, tried to pick fights with me. I wanted no part of fighting, I just wanted to go to school and be left alone. Yet, my peaceful demeanor failed to impress this kid. Then, one day, my temper, which was much longer at the age of 12 than it is today, snapped. He pushed me, and I beat the snot out of him. leaving him crying, and with a bloody nose and split lips. Want to take a guess how many times he picked on me after that? Yep! ZERO! Now, I am not suggesting resorting to fists to best the Leftist bullies. But I am suggesting we never give an inch to them, EVER!
This fool walks around celebrating a butcher like Che!
Also at Gateway Pundit another glowing example of a Marxist Moron
Obama refused to sign the Keystone agreement last week. Today Canadian Prime Minister Harper told Obama that he would look to Asia to sell its oil.
The Republic reporteed, via Free Republic:
Canada’s prime minister says he made it clear in a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama that Canada will step up its efforts to sell oil to Asia since the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve the $7-billion Keystone XL project.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada will continue to push the U.S. to approve the $7-billion Keystone XL project. Last week the U.S. State Department ordered that the pipeline be rerouted and subject to further environmental review, delaying a decision until 2013.
Harper says the U.S. move highlights why Canada must increase its efforts to diversify its exports to Asia. He says he communicated that clearly to Obama.
Nice work, Barack.
The Lonely Conservative has the latest from Nancy ” we have to pass the bill to see what is in it” Pelosi
The rank arrogance of the Left amazes doesn’t it? And don’t you just love how they claim to be the champions of the working American? SURE, as long as you work only for unions I guess.
Via Weasel Zippers who has THE quote that sums up Markey
In the real world Perry has actually created jobs, lots and lots of them. But then again, Markey has been in Congress since 1976 so he wouldn’t know the first thing about the real world.
AMEN! You might also find this clip of Crazy Legs Matthews, who was today’s runner-up.
Like any true Leftist, Krugman has no problems using any means to silence dissent
Paul Krugman wants news organizations to completely censor out any views that disagree with his. He complained that the media is too balanced in its coverage of the debt ceiling debate, a debate in which President Obama is a “moderate conservative.” He wants them to knock it off, and knock it off now. He actually described shutting up conservatives as a moral issue, while indicating he thinks most Americans are morons.
So what do most news reports say? They portray it as a situation in which both sides are equally partisan, equally intransigent — because news reports always do that. …
What all this means is that there is no penalty for extremism; no way for most voters, who get their information on the fly rather than doing careful study of the issues, to understand what’s really going on…And yes, I think this is a moral issue.
Good grief! Krugman is living in an alternate reality, he has to be to believe the BS he writes. Feel free to read his whole column, but here is, to me the paragraph that sums up just how out of his mind Krugman is
Think about what’s happening right now. We have a crisis in which the right is making insane demands, while the president and Democrats in Congress are bending over backward to be accommodating — offering plans that are all spending cuts and no taxes, plans that are far to the right of public opinion.
Wow! Just wow! By “accommodating, I guess Krugman means Obama threatening to veto every idea the GOP has come up with? Or perhaps he is referring to Nancy Pelosi’s rant about the GOP wanting to poison the water, air, and to destroy government?
So nutty he thinks Amanda Marcotte is a good sane source
Amanda Marcotte is right: of course the big problem is the craziness of the GOP. That said, I am among those in a state of suppressed rage and panic over the president’s negotiating strategy.
So here is the column or part of it, that Krugman, who considers himself rational and wise thinks is spot on!
You are welcome to read it all, but it does get any more lucid, Marcotte is a far Left loon, and I suppose we have to assume that Krugman is to.
H/T Bluegrass Pundit
(Washington Examiner)- While Paul Krugman and other liberal commentators continue to exploit this weekend’s tragedy by making hay out of supposedly extreme rhetoric on the right, perhaps they would do well to examine some of the rhetoric that has come from the left. On October 23, The Scranton Times reported that Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., said this about Florida’s new Republican Governor Rick Scott:
“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida,” Mr. Kanjorski said. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him. He stole billions of dollars from the United States government and he’s running for governor of Florida. He’s a millionaire and a billionaire. He’s no hero. He’s a damn crook. It’s just we don’t prosecute big crooks.”
Dangerous rhetoric you say? Hmmmm
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
– Barack Obama
“Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dead to me now.”
– Daily Kos Kook “BoyBlue”
I mean if the Left REALLY is troubled by “vitriol” they really need to look at themselves
The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010By Michelle Malkin • January 10, 2011 03:19 AM
The Tucson massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have forced our hand.
They need to be reminded. You need to be reminded.
Confront them. Don’t be cowed into silence.
The progressive climate of hate: A comprehensive illustrated primer in 8 parts:
I. PALIN HATE
II. BUSH HATE
III. MISC. TEA PARTY/GOP/ANTI-TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HATE
IV. ANTI-CONSERVATIVE FEMALE HATE
V. LEFT-WING MOB HATE — campus, anti-war radicals, ACORN, eco-extremists, & unions
VI. OPEN-BORDERS HATE
VII. ANTI-MILITARY HATE
VIII. HATE: CRIMES — the ever-growing Unhinged Mugshot Collection
I. PALIN HATE
Flashback — pointing a fake gun at the head of a Sarah Palin likeness sitting next to a cardboard cutout of her daughter in a museum display:
Getty has since yanked the photo, but as one commenter who saw the photo at Getty’s site before it was yanked noted: “To see that image presented as if it were completely normal and purchasable was shocking.”
If cross hairs and “targeting” upset them so much, well then, perhaps the Left ought not to engage in such behavior?
If the Left really believes that criticizing your political opponents leads to violence, then maybe they should STOP saying outrageous things?
I mean, folks, if the Left is serious abo0ut believing that rhetoric leads to violence, then shouldn’t they be looking in the proverbial mirror?