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What planet is he from?
There are right-wing billionaires in this country??? It would be nice if Mr. Krugman dropped a few names.
And I'm sure none of the leftist anti-war, anti-Bush demonstrations are funded by left-wing billionaires, such as George Soros.
I didn't think that was a "spontaneous riot" when it happened--how could it be? It, along with the tea parties, are something Krugman and his ilk find really, truly revolting--American citizens using whatever methods they have available to voice their protest. Shockingly, this means even rich guys (or campaign workers) who wear ties can voice their opinions, too, as well as working-class folks who don't have Paul Krugman's sympathy.
Is he really trying to argue that only "spontaneous" protest is "real" protest? I guess the original tea-partiers just showed up on the deck and noticed a bunch of other guys in Indian dress--coincidentally!
What is it Obama "community organized"--"spontaneous" events?
I don't personally care for the tea party events. I don't really see the point. But unlike Krugman, I don't think it's always gotta be about me, on my terms, when people express themselves. See, Paul, just because someone doesn't have a column in a newspaper, it doesn't mean they don't have the right to speak.
As for the assertion about debate on issues, the only debates going on with Krugman's liberal buddies is how "spontaneously" they can spend taxpayer money on those who didn't earn it.
Oh, and btw, Paul's columns don't just "spontaneously" appear...
You don’t catch a lot of flak unless you’re right over the target.
It is amazing. He just won the Nobel Prize. The Democrats have won decisively and here Krugman is trying to kick Conservatives when they are down. He must not have confidence
in the cause as applied by Obama.
Shut down Bill Daley and Al Gore from stealing a national election in broad daylight.
A bunch of Democrats were going to go count election-deciding votes in a locked room. That'll happen over our dead bodies!
I hate it when liberals lie so smoothly, when it rolls off their tongues like poisoned honey.
What a half-witted statement. When do we ever see "spontaneous outpourings" taking place in dozens of different locations? Of course there's some coordination, and only a nutcase would find anything to whine about or object to. I guess Krugman's only impressed with "spontaneous outpourings" of support such as ACORN and assorted other taxpayer financed, partisan political groups.
These people think they have an endless right to take by force what is not theirs.
The dream of America is quickly coming to an end because of people who think like Krugman.
I use to think there was a “silent majority” in this country that believed in property rights, individual freedom and the constitution. It is becoming painful clear I was wrong.
He used to be halfway sane when he was an economic commentator, but when he branched out in to politics, he got kind of wacky.
I see age has not improved him any...
Ah, the old leftist Chairman Mao tactic: Whomever disagrees with me is insane.
I’d be happier if the GOP went away forever and we had us a Tea Party ticket to run on instead.
Another supreme case of projection.
Wow! Just Wow!
That was painful to read.
I wonder what goes on in this guys brain bucket when he is frustrated and his party is not in power?
“...and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires.”
Former Enron adviser Krugman fell for socialism, hence, he flunked reality 101 and is stuck on stupid. Anything he has to say about economics or politics is worthless.
Paul Krugman, I know you are but what am I?
krugman...I have just two words for you.... one of them is a noun and the other a pronoun!
Oh, the NYT was quick to focus on the likes of Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan. They were not only embarrassing to watch, but also insulting. This is a very lame attempt to marginalize that which he cannot ignore.