Lucidity strikes Paul Krugman


It must be an odd-numbered month because Paul Krugman is being shrill again. Via Riverdaughter:

The Obama-Keynes Mystery

I’m not alone in marveling at the extent to which Obama has thrown his rhetorical weight behind anti-Keynesian economics; Ryan Avent is equally amazed, as are many others. And now he’s endorsing the structural unemployment story too.

To those defending Obama on the grounds that he’s saying what he has to politically, I have two answers. First, words matter — as people who rallied around Obama in the first place because of his eloquence should know. Yes, he has to make compromises on policy grounds — but that doesn’t mean he has to adopt the right’s rhetoric and arguments. The effect of his intellectual capitulation is that we now have only one side in the national argument.

Second, since Obama keeps talking nonsense about economics, at what point do we stop giving him credit for actually knowing better? Maybe at some point we have to accept that he believes what he’s saying.

Let me repeat that last paragraph:

Second, since Obama keeps talking nonsense about economics, at what point do we stop giving him credit for actually knowing better? Maybe at some point we have to accept that he believes what he’s saying.

I have a message for Mr. Krugman:

Well no shit. Welcome to the party, Paul.

They are gonna be calling you pretty soon to come to the White House for another little pep talk. That red stuff in your wine glass won’t be wine. DON’T DRINK IT!

The Klown


Oh, wait! There’s more:

Update: To commenters saying that I need to have dinner with the president, or vice versa — been there, done that, didn’t help.

That’s the way, Paul. Just say no to Koolaid.


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6 Responses to Lucidity strikes Paul Krugman

  1. Dario says:

    Krugman needs the Kucinich treatment, a ride on Air Force One. That seems to change the person’s view of his universe.

  2. Three Wickets says:

    Obama is more supply-side establishment favoring than even Reagan because that’s where Obama’s sponsors are. Left pundits appear to be finally realizing this and they seem genuinely surprised, which would make the half-life of campaign strength koolaid around three years. Strong stuff.

  3. WMCB says:

    Krugman can kiss my ass, after all the excuse-making and fluffing and outright fabricating he’s done for The Dick.

    It’s like having someone break the news to you of their dawning realization that water is wet. Well, good for you, Skippy! Thanks for the news flash. Now go back to your ivory tower and eat some fucking paste.

  4. Pips says:

    They are gonna be calling you pretty soon to come to the White House for another little pep talk.

    Nah, they’ll probably just send him a Tweet. Sternly worded of course. That should do the trick.

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