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Paul Krugman Calls for the Assassination of Paul Ryan
http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2011/04/17/paul-krugman-calls-for-the-assassination-of-paul-ryan/ ^

Posted on 04/17/2011 10:45:47 PM PDT by 4rcane

RedState co-founder Josh Trevino has noticed the following: back in January, Paul Krugman was one of many drooling idiot leftists devoid of any moral compass who tried to pin the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on a lack of Republican civility. Even though, by the time Krugman’s column ran, it was clear that Giffords’ shooter was a mentally disturbed individual whose assassination plot was not motivated by coherent political theory of any stripe, Krugman was not about to let facts get in the way of a good partisan narrative:

It’s true that the shooter in Arizona appears to have been mentally troubled. But that doesn’t mean that his act can or should be treated as an isolated event, having nothing to do with the national climate.

Yes, Krugman claimed, without any appreciable sense of shame, that a man who was seriously mentally ill was merely a symptom of - no kidding - “toxic rhetoric.” Well, three whole months have passed since Krugman peddled this tripe and apparently, Krugman’s sense of shame hasn’t become any more well-developed. Now he’s got a piece out on Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction plan. The title - the TITLE - of this piece? Let’s Not be Civil.

According to Paul Krugman, Paul Krugman has just called for the assassination of Paul Ryan.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civility; giffords; krugman; laughner; paulryan; revolutionaryleft; sharkjumper; tolerantleft; violentleft

1 posted on 04/17/2011 10:45:48 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Krugman is a contemptible piece of Shiite, as always.


2 posted on 04/17/2011 10:48:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 4rcane

Krugman is an intellectually dishonest hack


3 posted on 04/17/2011 10:48:46 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Isn’t it against the law the threaten the life of a federal official?


4 posted on 04/17/2011 10:51:14 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Isn’t it against the law the threaten the life of a federal official?

No worries, America is essentially becoming lawless. The Rule of Law only applies when it's convenient for libs and RINOs who, for example, support amnesty for illegal aliens.

5 posted on 04/17/2011 10:56:38 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: 4rcane

They are pushing, pushing...they want violence.

They have Obama who WILL (repeat for you old folks, WILL) USE our troops against us, or UN troops.

Mark my words, this is orchestrated by Soros and the NWO in order to use Emergency Powers to “quell” domestic uprisings.

Obie wants to spark it, so he can use our taxpayer-paid equipment and men against us...

Call me a tinfoil hatter, I can care less.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 10:59:26 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 4rcane

“it was clear that Giffords’ shooter was a mentally disturbed individual whose assassination plot was not motivated by coherent political theory of any stripe,”

BS...Lougher was a 9/11 truther...and when giffords didnt respond as he desired...he targeted and attacked her becuase she was “part of the plot”

Truthers have been tied to at least half dozen shooter...

5 were libtard moonbat Bush haters....one was an anti-semite “jews did it” bush hater 9/11 truther...

The “no political ties” meme is pushed by the leftist media desparate to not have loughner associated with them...


7 posted on 04/17/2011 11:02:12 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: BunnySlippers

paul krookman is nothing but the sound of that goonion hollering at that 14 year old kid in WI yesterday.


8 posted on 04/17/2011 11:03:02 PM PDT by parisa
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To: 4rcane

Krugman is a vile creature.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 11:03:17 PM PDT by unkus
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To: wac3rd

Not worried about the “troops”....they are our boys...liberals lement the “red state army”...

That’s why Obama wants his own personal guard in the form of the civilian defense force...

He knows the troops wont back him....


10 posted on 04/17/2011 11:04:55 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: 4rcane

There was nothing even alluded to assasinating anyone. Ridiculous headline. Ridiculous conclusion. Whole lotta extrapolating going on with a huge dose of imagination bordering delusion. Krugman being krugsterical, yes, but hardly prison material. The comments section on the Redstate website bore out the goofiness in the headline.


11 posted on 04/17/2011 11:11:04 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: 4rcane

Mentally Evil.


12 posted on 04/17/2011 11:14:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Whether they want to admit it or not, everyone knows Obama is hiding his bc.)
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To: 4rcane

“should be treated as an isolated event, having nothing to do with the national climate. “

What about the federal _Republican_ judge he -killed-?

Why doesn’t anybody ever mention *him*?


13 posted on 04/17/2011 11:14:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Insolence.....I has it.)
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To: RitaOK

I agree. The Krugman article is a lot of finger pointing BS but doesn’t advocate any kind of violence toward Ryan. Attack Krugman on his ideas if you will, but don’t make stuff up.


14 posted on 04/17/2011 11:21:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Here is a comment from a reader:

heartlander Monday, April 18th at 1:39AM EDT (link)
Much as I loathe Paul Krugman, here is the actual quote from his piece:

So let’s not be civil. Instead, let’s have a frank discussion of our differences. In particular, if Democrats believe that Republicans are talking cruel nonsense, they should say so — and take their case to the voters.

There’s nothing in there calling for an assassination.

Krugman deserves our contempt, but we are supposed to be the side that sticks to facts.

>>>>>>>>>>

I read the thing twice looking for something about assassination ....I cant find it


15 posted on 04/17/2011 11:23:59 PM PDT by woofie
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To: RitaOK

I was wondering if anybody else would notice that.


16 posted on 04/17/2011 11:26:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: 4rcane

Wow - that’s quite a stretch. Did you happen to read Krugman’s piece?


17 posted on 04/18/2011 12:18:09 AM PDT by stormer
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To: 4rcane

I hope someone is making a list of all this violent talk from the left.

We know when another Tucson happens they and the media will again be blaming it on Republican “rhetoric”.


18 posted on 04/18/2011 12:29:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 4rcane
I think Redstate’s overstated it a bit there. Krugman did no such thing.
19 posted on 04/18/2011 12:43:22 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: 4rcane
Even though, by the time Krugman’s column ran, it was clear that Giffords’ shooter was a mentally disturbed individual whose assassination plot was not motivated by coherent political theory of any stripe,

That's bull. The Arizona shooter was a leftist who got involved with the Zeitgeist movement which is a socialist utopian movement wanting to replace capitalism and Democracy. So for RedState to say he was not motivated by any political theory is crap! Another freeper, OneVike, wrote about it. Here is the link to the article. Tucson Assassin Was A Zeitgeistist, A What?
20 posted on 04/18/2011 1:25:50 AM PDT by Korah
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To: ItsForTheChildren

What are you? Sane?


21 posted on 04/18/2011 1:28:45 AM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

You’re not suppose to use common sense and logic here, you’re suppose to pretend you’re krugman, and under his faulty logic, he certainly is calling for assassination


22 posted on 04/18/2011 1:29:41 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: RitaOK
Krugman being krugsterical, yes, but hardly prison material.

Yes, we need sober analysis here, not hyperbole. Bravo.

Krugman was one of those that 'championed civility' who later is proven to be a hypocrite. This is nothing more than that. He wasn't calling for the assassination of Paul Ryan.
23 posted on 04/18/2011 1:31:55 AM PDT by lmr
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To: wac3rd

Yes they want violence but they want it to be violence that they can show on TV to use as propaganda . There is more than one way to skin a cat besides sticking its head in a bootjack & yanking real hard on its tail .

If the violence can’t be pinned on the Tea party’s or other non marxists this gives the Democrats problems coupled with a propaganda campaign for the conservative cause will cause the rat party no small amount of indigestion.8*)


24 posted on 04/18/2011 2:13:14 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: 4rcane

Such an ugly little man.


25 posted on 04/18/2011 2:28:29 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 4rcane
What for for being a conservative imposter.
26 posted on 04/18/2011 3:05:15 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: 4rcane

Calls for “civility” from the left at the time appeared hollow. They were little more than than attempts to silence opposition. Basically, the left’s argument reduces to “shut up”.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 3:29:11 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: BunnySlippers

So let’s presume that a crime was committed and lock Krugman up for doing it.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 3:38:45 AM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sara)
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To: saltus

Or just impervious to sarcasm.


29 posted on 04/18/2011 5:30:00 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 4rcane

The headline is completely ridiculous. The author is being factitious and since most people only read the headline they think its true. You can’t take headlines at face value anymore.


30 posted on 04/18/2011 5:52:09 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: lmr

What I think the article was doing was illustrate (by being absurd) the absurdity of Krugman’s original article by using his own (fractured) logic against him.

Krugman’s position: Incivility on the right led to the atmosphere that facilitated the Arizona shooting; ergo, the right is responsible for the deaths at Gifford’s rally.

And in reply in this article, the corresponding logic is: Krugman is calling for incivility, which according to him leads to politically-motivated mass murder; ergo, Krugman (by his own logic) is a calling for the murder of those he disagrees with (which would be Paul Ryan).

If one has a problem with the lameness of the argument (and one should), it’s a reflection of the lameness of Krugman’s original position.

Now let’s see Krugman argue against himself in defense.


31 posted on 04/18/2011 6:06:46 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: RitaOK

I read the article, then clicked on the Krugman article and read the whole, dreary mess twice. There was no call for an assassination of Ryan or even anything remotely like that. What an immense waste of time. I never want to see a headline like that again.


32 posted on 04/18/2011 7:20:53 AM PDT by sportutegrl (Make me read Krugman twice. Twice! That is pure meanness.)
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To: RitaOK

I agree. The over-hyped sensational article headline does more to promote assassination than does the supposed source.


33 posted on 04/18/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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