Quote Of The Week!… “Paul Krugman is a political rookie.”

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This gem, from Obama for America (OFA) New Mexico State Director Ray Sandoval, explaining that Obama (of course) knows more about economics than Paul Krugman! Sandoval didn’t write it, but he forwarded it to supporters as a “Must Read”, defending the Presidents debt ceiling deal.

Paul Krugman is a political rookie. At least he is when compared to President Obama. That’s why he unleashed a screed as soon as word came about the debt ceiling compromise between President Obama and Congressional leaders – to, you know, avert an economic 9/11. Joining the ideologue spheres’ pure, fanatic, indomitable hysteria, Krugman declares the deal a disaster – both political and economic – of course providing no evidence for the latter, which I find curious for this Nobel winning economist. He rides the coattails of the simplistic argument that spending cuts – any spending cuts – are bad for a fragile economy, ignoring wholeheartedly his own revious cheerleading for cutting, say, defense spending. But that was back in the day – all the way back in April of this year. […]

No, the loudest screeching noise you hear coming from Krugman and the ideologue Left is, of course, Medicare. Oh, no, the President is agreeing to a Medicare trigger!!! Oh noes!!! Everybody freak out right now! But let’s look at the deal again, shall we? […]

Now let’s get to the fun part: the triggers. The more than half-a-trillion in defense and security spending cut “trigger” for the Republicans will hardly earn a mention on the Firebagger Lefty blogosphere. Hell, it’s a trigger supposedly for the Republicans, and of course, there’s always It’sNotEnough-ism to cover it.

And calling Krugman a “rookie” and suggesting Obama knows more about economics….


FAIL, but BOLD!!!!!!!

Here is a sample of how the Progressives are taking this. From the comments section:

Let’s see…. Nobel Prize Winning Economist or Nobel Peace Prize winning hypocrite and hapless putz or crafty quisling (take your pick)… I thik I’ll go with Professor Krugman, thank you.


Sandoval is full of shit. He must be hiring interns with two years of university Poli Sci under the belt or something. The point about Krugman’s not having data to back up his claim doesn’t even rise to the level of ludicrous. A high school student with a half term in macro could do the calculation on the back of an envelope.

If Obama wants to run against the Democratic party, I suppose that’s his privilege. But it is going to be a lonely convention in Charlotte, especially after B of A goes down, thanks to his masterful shepherding of the banking crisis.

And still, the Progressives are just not willing to form a “Tea Party” type political movement of their own, as I had predicted they would. I’m not sure that the Republican establishment treated the nascent Tea Party folks with such disdain!

Hat Tip: Insta-P

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