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Breitbart goes after Krugman. Yessss!

Breitbart, or whoever is running the show over there since the founder let his ire get the best of him, is claiming that Paul Krugman has filed for personal bankruptcy in the past.

OooooOOOooooo, the geeky professor with sharp wit is starting to get under the skin on the right.  He might even be making sense.  Is it possible that his message is getting through to the average American? And he’s so fricking persistent.  Well, we can’t have that.  Must. Smear. Relentlessly.

Excellent.  He’s making progress.


5 Responses

  1. Krugman wiped the floor with Ron Johnson [R/WI] basically saying Johnson’s spiel, the entire GOP argument is nonfactual. Johnson was on Scarborough this morning, stating the same weary ‘the free-market will cure everything’ theory. But looking at the blogs and just googling Krugman, there’s no doubt that the Republicans would like to take Krugman to the barn for a good whipping. He’s definitely messing up their group sing-along that deficits now matter. More than anything.

    I caught a clip from Fox News, where Wallace actually slapped Paul Ryan who was insinuating that the GOP was going to repeal Obamacare. Wallace acted incredulous. “Well, that’s not going to happen,” he said. Ryan’s reply? “We think it should happen.”

    Okay, well I think I should be able to grow wings and fly.

    This is the Michelle Bachmann strategy–keep the Tea Party elements lathered up.

    I give Krugman credit for pushing against the GOP double flips. During the campaign, they accused the Administration [who I dislike defending] of stealing money from Medicare. Now, they want to dismantle the entire system. Again. And, of course, privatize SS. For the good of the program.

    These people lie even when their lips aren’t moving. And now they’re floating Estonia as the great austerity success story, a country [along with Latvia] where wages are a fraction of their European neighbors, where citizens are pushing to get into Finland and Sweden to make a living wage.

    This is what we’re suppose to buy into–long-term servitude for the benefit of the few. Incredible!

    • Anyone seen our DUAL CITIZENSHIP Presidential Candidate Michelle Backmann? Yup, went quiet after that got out, must be the first Dual Citizenship candidate in history, while yelling to throw ’em out.

  2. It comes down to what Bob Somerby has been saying about print and broadcast news media all along. I started reading his old blog Dailyhowler back in 2000 to find out the truth about Al Gore but soon stopped out of frustration. While he has been contacted by some of the “journalists” he has skewered in attempts to defend their positions, none of them has ever had the courage to do serious reporting.

    My opinion is that three of those so called journalists were victims of pedophile priests and are taking it out on the wrong people.

  3. Not that I agree with Krugman much these days, but I found this quote funny at Zero Hedge:

    “Somebody like Paul Krugman, who’s overdosed on mathematics and uses the King’s English better than practically anyone alive is very dangerous.”

    —Charlie Munger, Daily Journal Corp Annual Meeting, 6 Feb 2013.

    • Since Charlie Munger is Buffet’s appointed successor and co-manager at Berkshire Hathaway, that is quite the backhanded endorsement for Krugman. I wonder what danger Munger thinks Krugman poses to the Munger-Buffet class.

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