Paul Krugman might be crazy, or he might be, well, actually he is crazy!!

Via the Other McCain

Delusional partisan cheerleading:

Several times in recent weeks I’ve found myself in conversations with liberals who shake their heads sadly and express their disappointment with President Obama. Why? I suspect that they’re being influenced, often without realizing it, by the prevailing media narrative.
The truth is that these days much of the commentary you see on the Obama administration — and a lot of the reporting too — emphasizes the negative: the contrast between the extravagant hopes of 2008 and the prosaic realities of political trench warfare, the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the mess in Iraq, and so on. The accepted thing, it seems, is to portray Mr. Obama as floundering, his presidency as troubled if not failed.
But this is all wrong. You should judge leaders by their achievements, not their press, and in terms of policy substance Mr. Obama is having a seriously good year. In fact, there’s a very good chance that 2014 will go down in the record books as one of those years when America took a major turn in the right direction.

Oh true, we should judge any president by achievements, and frankly, everything Obama has achieved is an abject failure and bad, very bad for this nation. The economy is worse, foreign policy? Don’t get me started on the stupidity and incompetence this administration has shown. The border? ObamaCare? The war on coal? The delaying the Keystone Pipeline? The blatant disregard for the rule of law? The IRS being used as a political weapon? How about the fact that this president and his part have done more to divide and embitter Americans against their fellow Americans? How about the despicable rhetoric pitting rich against everyone else? How about Fast & Furious? Benghazi? Good grief Krugman is either delusional or he simply loves the fact that this president is doing great harm to our nation. I will put money on that second option.

That Mr. G Guy: Is it me or is Paul Krugman crazier than a rabid raccoon on crack and moonshine?

I believe the medical term for Paul Krugman is Bat Shit Krazy!

Paul Krugman is excoriating Republicans again in his latest column because of their obstinate repeals of Obamacare, the popular euphemism used for the PPACA:

In the short run the point is that Republican leaders are about to reap the whirlwind, because they haven’t had the courage to tell the base that Obamacare is here to stay, that the sequester is in fact intolerable, and that in general they have at least for now lost the war over the shape of American society. As a result, we’re looking at many drama-filled months, with a high probability of government shutdowns and even debt defaults.

Over the longer run the point is that one of America’s two major political parties has basically gone off the deep end; policy content aside, a sane party doesn’t hold dozens of votes declaring its intention to repeal a law that everyone knows will stay on the books regardless. And since that party continues to hold substantial blocking power, we are looking at a country that’s increasingly ungovernable.

The trouble is that it’s hard to give this issue anything like the amount of coverage it deserves on substantive grounds without repeating oneself. So I do try to mix it up. But neither you nor I should forget that the madness of the GOP is the central issue of our time.

The problem is, the majority of Americans don’t want Obamacare and the more that comes out about it, the more Americans are against it. Even some of the people who voted for it don’t want it. The IRS, who is supposed to enforce it, doesn’t want it either.

There is crazy, then there is Krugman Krazy!

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Republicans opposing a law no one wants? How dare they! 

*VIDEO* Jon Stewart Mocks Paul Krugman Over Platinum Coin



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H/T Washington Free Beacon

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Newsweek prints something that actually makes sense, Paul Krugman contracts Offendeditis!

 

Ed posted about the Newsweek “Hit the Road Barack” cover earlier today. Well, it seems that Newsweek has caused Paul Krugman to go off the deep end, as H/T I’m 41

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.

 

Would you trust Paul Krugman to mow your lawn?

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.

Why we MUST stand up to ideological bullies

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.

It works.

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!

Lib Genius Paul Krugman Gives Netroots Speech… To Empty Room

Lib Genius Paul Krugman Gives Netroots Speech… To Empty Room – Gateway Pundit

Bummer…

Liberal genius and NY Times propagandist, Paul Krugman, was slated to speak today at Netroots 2012. Unfortunately, he wasn’t quite the draw they were hoping for.

The room was empty.

It was a rough week for the NY Times crank…

Today’s event followed the public smackdown by the Estonian president on Twitter earlier in the week.

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The very definition of a Marxist Moron

Video via Gateway Pundit!

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.

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is Nancy Pelosi

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.

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is……………

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.

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is Paul Krugman

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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, how nutty IS Paul Krugman? Nutty enough to be the Marxist Moron of the Day

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So nutty he thinks Amanda Marcotte is a good sane source

See “Conceder In Chief (via Memeorandum):

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!

So, I posted earlier today about what jackass crazy fuckwits run the Republican party and that’s why we’re in this current crisis,

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.

 

Rep. Weiner Makes an Ass of Himself | Verum Serum

Is there a more aptly named person on earth than Weiner? I think not, H/T Verum Serum

 

Why The Left Lost It

Why The Left Lost It – Wall Street Journal

There has been a great effort this week to come to grips with the American left’s reaction to the Tucson shooting. Paul Krugman of the New York Times and its editorial page, George Packer of the New Yorker, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post, Jonathan Alter of Newsweek and others, in varying degrees, have linked the murders to the intensity of opposition to the policies and presidency of Barack Obama. As Mr. Krugman asked in his Monday commentary: “Were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen?”

The “you” would be his audience, and the answer is yes, they thought that in these times “something like this” could happen in the United States. Other media commentators, without a microbe of conservatism in their bloodstreams, have rejected this suggestion.

So what was the point? Why attempt the gymnastic logic of asserting that the act of a deranged personality was linked to the tea parties and the American right? Two reasons: Political calculation and personal belief.

The calculation flows from the shock of the midterm elections of November 2010. That was no ordinary election. What voters did has the potential to change the content and direction of the U.S. political system, possibly for a generation.

Only 24 months after Barack Obama’s own historic election and a rising Democratic tide, the country flipped. Not just control of the U.S. House, but deep in the body politic. Republicans now control more state legislative seats than any time since 1928.

What elevated this transfer of power to historic status is that it came atop the birth of a genuine reform movement, the tea parties. Most of the time, election results are the product of complex and changeable sentiments or the candidates’ personalities. What both sides fear most is a genuine movement with focused goals.

The tea party itself got help from history—the arrival of a clarifying event, the sovereign debt crisis of 2010. Simultaneously in the capitals of Europe, California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and elsewhere it was revealed that fiscal commitments made across decades, often for liberally inspired social goals, had put all these states into a condition of effective bankruptcy.

This stark reality unnerved many Americans. The tea partiers’ fiscal concerns were real. Despite that, a progressive Democratic president and congressional leadership spent 2009 and 2010 passing the biggest economic entitlement since 1965 and driving U.S. spending to 25%, or $3.5 trillion, of the nation’s $14 trillion GDP. A public claim of that size hasn’t been seen since World War II.

They expected to take losses in November. What they got instead was Armageddon. Suddenly an authentic reform movement, linked to the Republican Party, whose goal simply is to stop the public spending curve, had come to life. This poses a mortal threat to the financial oxygen in the economic ecosystem that the public wing of the Democratic Party has inhabited all these years.

The stakes for the American left in 2012 couldn’t possibly be higher. If then, and again in 2014, progressives can’t pull toward their candidates some percentage of the independent voters who in November abandoned the Democratic Party, they could be looking in from the outside for as many years as some of them have left to write about politics. A wilderness is a terrible place to be.

Against that grim result, every sentence Messrs. Krugman, Packer, Alter, the Times and the rest have written about Tucson is logical and understandable. What happened in November has to be stopped, by whatever means become available. Available this week was a chance to make some independents wonder if the tea parties, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Jared Loughner are all part of the same dark force.

Who believes this? They do.

The divide between this strain of the American left and its conservative opponents is about more than politics and policy. It goes back a long way, it is deep, and it will never be bridged. It is cultural, and it explains more than anything the “intensity” that exists now between these two competing camps. (The independent laments: “Can’t we all just get along?” Answer: No.)

The Rosetta Stone that explains this tribal divide is Columbia historian Richard Hofstadter’s classic 1964 essay, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics.” Hofstadter’s piece for Harper’s may be unfamiliar to many now, but each writer at the opening of this column knows by rote what Hofstadter’s essay taught generations of young, left-wing intellectuals about conservatism and the right.

After Hofstadter, the American right wasn’t just wrong on policy. Its people were psychologically dangerous and undeserving of holding authority for any public purpose. By this mental geography, the John Birch Society and the tea party are cut from the same backwoods cloth.

“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds,” Hofstadter wrote. “In recent years we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers, who have now demonstrated in the Goldwater movement how much political leverage can be got out of the animosities and passions of a small minority.”

Frank Rich, Oct 17: “Don’t expect the extremism and violence in our politics to subside magically after Election Day—no matter what the results. If Tea Party candidates triumph, they’ll be emboldened. If they lose, the anger and bitterness will grow.”

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Tuesday in the Huffington Post: “Jack’s death forced a national bout of self-examination. In 1964, Americans repudiated the forces of right-wing hatred and violence with an historic landslide in the presidential election between LBJ and Goldwater. For a while, the advocates of right-wing extremism receded from the public forum. Now they have returned with a vengeance—to the broadcast media and to prominent positions in the political landscape.”

This isn’t just political calculation. It is foundational belief.

So, yes, Tucson has indeed been revealing. On to 2012.

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If the Left REALLY hates violent rhetoric so much………..

………..then they ought to clean THEIR house first shouldn’t they?

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”

“Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values.”
– Barack Obama

‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’
– Barack Obama

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, 2000-2010

By 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.

And don’t let the media whitewash the sins of the hypocritical Left in their naked attempt to suppress the law-abiding, constitutionally-protected, peaceful, vigorous political speech of the Right.

They want to play tu quo que in the middle of a nationaltragedy? They asked for it. They got it.

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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

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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.”

Flashback — trendy “ABORT Sarah Palin” stickers:

Flashback — Palin-hating artwork designating her an “M.I.L.P.” (Mother I’d Like to Punch). Hat tip: Edge of Forever:

Flashback — Palin Derangement Syndrome mobsters in Philly: “Let’s stone her, old school”

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?