There is so much pent up anger and fail in this comment that I don’t know if I can contain myself:
Fucking primary him yesterday or deal with the choice you’ll have in 2012. Instead of adding to his near Jonah Goldberg-sized paunch with cocktail parties with David Brooks and churning out boilerplate for the Gray Lady, perhaps Krugman should’ve taken it upon himself to collect some signatures and raise funds.
Look- Krugman is RIGHT about the economics. Period. What is irritating is that he really does not seem to understand that the House and the majority of the country disagree with him and that there is some way we can enact his policies with the House and the Senate (Blue dogs + Republicans = fuck you progressive policies) in the way. And I agree with him that Obama’s deficit rhetoric ain’t helping.
But seriously- Paul Krugman is fat? Get a grip, people.
*** Update ***
From the comments:
Oh, and I overlooked this flatout falsehood:
“a majority of the country disagree with him.”
In fact, Krugman’s views on virtually all economic issues have widespread support, progressive taxation, creating jobs are more important than deficit cutting, don’t cure Medicare or Social Security, etc.
This is 100% accurate, and I spoke carelessly. The public does support the policies that Krugman advocates. They overwhelmingly support liberal positions in poll after poll. But they also support generic notions of deficit cutting and are hopelessly susceptible to rhetoric about “cutting back in hard times,” And polls be damned, the most important thing to remember is they keep electing Republicans.