Economist Paul Krugman on his recent debate with Ron Paul…
"If Ron Paul got on TV and said Gah gah goo goo debasement! theft! — which is a rough summary of what he actually did say — his supporters would say that he won the debate hands down."
I think that's an insult, but I'm no economist. Gah gah goo goo is a little over my head on this matter.
Tags: Economy, Paul Krugman, Quote Unquote, Ron Paul
Paul Krugman had some relatively kind words for GOP frontrunner Newt Gingrich on ABC's This Week yesterday…
"The Republican base does not want Romney, and they keep on looking for an alternative. And Newt, although somebody said he's a stupid man's idea of what a smart man sounds like, but he is more plausible than the other guys that they've been pushing up."
Aaaawwwwww… "More plausible than the other guys that they've been pushing up." That is so sweet.
Somebody should sew that onto a throw pillow for Gingrich.
Tags: Newt Gingrich, Paul Krugman, Primaries, Quote Unquote, Republicans
* John Boehner's primary challenged David Lewis states the obvious: "John Boehner is a socialist." ("Socialist" is a generic term meaning someone I don't much care for, right? Yeah, I thought so.)
* Hey, since we've already lost the last four years to crippling bottomless recession due to the failings of unregulated capitalism, hey, why not just throw the rest of our lives down that well, too.
* Andrew Breitbart to Tea Partiers: "We outnumber [liberals] in this country, and we have the guns." Not sure about the numbers, but they definitely have the guns. And the heart medication; don't forget that.
* The deification of Ronald Reagan continues apace.
* The Daily Show's head writer thanked Glenn Beck after winning an Emmy, as well he should have!
* Glad to see Paul Krugman's singing career going so well.
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Tags: Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck, Guns, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, Music, Paul Krugman, Pork Barrel, Ronald Reagan, Social Security, TDS Writers, Tea Party, The Daily Show, The Emmys
How can the government create jobs? Obviously, jobs are good. And, even more obviously, the government can't do any good. So, you know, you do the math…
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Tags: Economy, New York Times, Paul Krugman, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Unemployment, Video
It was awful. What happened that sad New York City morning on September 11th will not be forgotten anytime soon. How anyone could allowed it to happen boggles the mind. And yet it did happen, and this nation will have to deal with that for a long time.
Obviously, I'm talking about Paul Krugman totally insufficiently-bathetic editorial that The New York Times published in yesterday's paper…
"What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons."
Turn away! Turn away; don't look at it. It's too awful. Plug up your ears with your fingers and hum a Lee Greenwood psalm lest you be forced to ask yourself unpleasant questions that might put you off your burger and freedom fries.
Luckily, we still have great men like former People Magazine Sexiest Cabinet Member honoree Donald Rumsfeld around to serve as examples of how true patriot responds when faced with genuine anti-American adversity…
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday canceled his subscription to The New York Times after columnist Paul Krugman characterized the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as "an occasion for shame."
Rumsfeld tweeted, "After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I canceled my subscription to the New York Times this AM."
A true hero. We shall not see his like again.
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Tags: 9/11, Bush Administration, Donald Rumsfeld, Military, New York Times, Paul Krugman, Twitter