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Paul Krugman: Poster Child For The Irrelevancy Of The Nobel Prize

When asked about the debt crisis, “Shut up,” he explained::

So what do most news reports say? They portray it as a situation in which both sides are equally partisan, equally intransigent — because news reports always do that. And we have influential pundits calling out for a new centrist party, a new centrist president, to get us away from the evils of partisanship.

My God, I might ask this colossal idiot what color the sky is in his world, because clearly, he’s inhabiting a reality entirely alien to the one you and I live in.

Think about what’s happening right now. We have a crisis in which the right is making insane demands, while the president and Democrats in Congress are bending over backward to be accommodating — offering plans that are all spending cuts and no taxes, plans that are far to the right of public opinion.

Excuse me if I’m a bit out of the loop, but am I somehow gravely mistaken in the belief that the Democrat Party not only hasn’t presented a scintilla of specifics, but have entirely ignored the overwhelming popularity of a plan the GOP has already presented?

Seriously, this idiot won the Nobel Prize?

But wait, Senor Batsh*t Crazy takes it to another level:

The reality, of course, is that we already have a centrist president — actually a moderate conservative president. Once again, health reform — his only major change to government — was modeled on Republican plans, indeed plans coming from the Heritage Foundation. And everything else — including the wrongheaded emphasis on austerity in the face of high unemployment — is according to the conservative playbook.

There is so much insanity in that paragraph, the mind may as well be talking to the Almighty (whom we’ve already been told doesn’t exist, right?). I’d ask Krugman just what it is about teh iWon that could conceivably be construed as conservative, but I’m afraid his answer would be that we’re not already beheading dissenters on the 50 yard-line at Soldier Field. I’d ask him just what it is about the sh*t sandwich commonly known as Obamacare smacks of GOP influence, but I have a dog and three cats to worry about, should my head explode.

But finally, the preposterous idiot with a million-dollar bank balance cuts to the chase. Turns out we’re all just stupid:

What all this means is that there is no penalty for extremism; no way for most voters, who get their information on the fly rather than doing careful study of the issues, to understand what’s really going on.

Heh.

Guess what, Paulie, m’boy? You seem to have forgotten the ass-kicking you received in 2010. Rest assured, you’re not gonna forget the next one for a very, very, VERY long time.

Say “hi” to Karl and Josef for me.