Monday, February 13, 2012

Krugman Still Has It



You have to read Krugman’s newspaper column today. Just brilliant.

Severe Conservative Syndrome

Here’s a catchy sound bite:

”You may say that such conspiracy-theorizing is hardly unique to Mr. Santorum, but that’s the point: tinfoil hats have become a common, if not mandatory, G.O.P. fashion accessory.”

But the real brilliance is in his summation of events. If you’ve never tried to do this, you have no idea how difficult it is. And in this case, he makes it look effortless. Of course that is what happened. Anybody paying attention knows it is true. Yet no one (that I know of) has put it together so simply and in so few words;

”For decades the G.O.P. has won elections by appealing to social and racial divisions, only to turn after each victory to deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy — a process that reached its epitome when George W. Bush won re-election by posing as America’s defender against gay married terrorists, then announced that he had a mandate to privatize Social Security.”

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Don Brown
February 13, 2012

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