Paul Krugman is the dumbest Nobel Laureate I have had the honor of meeting.
Oh, yes, I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Krugman in New York City several years ago. And I can honestly say, he is getting more aggravating and less intelligent as the years go on.
Today in his editorial in the New York Times, Krugman starts by stating, “This is a column about Republicans — and I’m not sure I should even be writing it.” He would have been better off stopping right there.
Krugman goes on to talk about how the GOP is a minority party, they are crazy, blah blah blah. Then, he destroys his own argument by saying that they were just as crazy 15 years ago, but they were able to take power. Um, what?
He goes on. “Thus, President Obama is being called a “socialist” who seeks to destroy capitalism. Why? Because he wants to raise the tax rate on the highest-income Americans back to, um, about 10 percentage points less than it was for most of the Reagan administration. Bizarre.” First, not true…but who cares about facts when you are on a good rant?
His final attack is on this week’s national Tax Day Tea Parties. He calls them artificial. Maybe, as a knuckle-headed liberal elitist economist, he didn’t notice: all politics is artificial. For example, do you really thing Barack Obama was responsible for rescuing the hostage from Somali pirates?
Krugman talks about artificial movements. Well, this is a liberal movement to attack the ground swell of anger and despair over the Obama Administration. Liberals, and the government, are trying to portray the right as extreme and out of the mainstream.
Don’t believe me? How about this: The Department of Homeland Security published a new report today called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” No, I am not making this up. Michelle Malkin has a piece about it here. If you read the report, it gives no evidence or instances of extremism. All it does is portray conservatism as extreme and dangerous. Read the report yourself. It is political propaganda at its best.
Don’t believe me? One of the group it attacks? Veterans. The American Legion took offense to that. In response, the American Legion national commander, David K. Rehbein sent to Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano a letter, asking for clarification. Mr. Rehbein stated,
The American Legion is well aware and horrified at the pain inflicted during the Oklahoma City bombing, but Timothy McVeigh was only one of more than 42 million veterans who have worn this nation’s uniform during wartime. To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical “disgruntled military veteran” is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam.
Now comes the news that the Civil Rights Division of the DHS questioned the report before it was released.
From Bob Shrum to Paul Krugman, there are numerous liberal commentators that are just pawns in the ‘Vast Left Wing Conspiracy’ against conservatives. They all question the vitality of the Republican Party. How soon do we forget; can you remember questions in 2002 and 2004 whether the Democratic Party was dead? Here are just three examples of articles about those days: 1, 2, 3. Four years later we have Barack Obama. And while these commentators plead for us to give the President time to revamp his agenda, they don’t do the same for the Republican Party. Ironic.
Paul Krugman may be a great economist; I have doubts about that as well, but I will admit my knowledge on the subject is limited. But the problem with egotistical liberals is that they think they know about everything; the piece today shows Krugman is lost when it comes to the realities of politics.