Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

PAUL KRUGMAN: The Years of Shame
The New York Times ^ | September 11, 2011 | Paul Krugman

Posted on 09/11/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim

September 11, 2011, 8:41 am The Years of Shame ... The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it. I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

(Excerpt) Read more at krugman.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911annivkrugman; krugman; rumsfeld
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-94 next last
Could this man be any more disgusting? Even today, he can't spare ONE DAY to an American, and just a liberal.

Shame yes... on him.

1 posted on 09/11/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Sorry.... trying to play “beat the posters” after just getting home from church..

Should say, “Can’t he spare ONE day to be an American, and NOT just a liberal.


2 posted on 09/11/2011 8:32:55 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman is a shameful piece of garbage deserving of the worst in life.


3 posted on 09/11/2011 8:34:18 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
I hear the growls of Satan
in the pen of Paul Krugman

4 posted on 09/11/2011 8:35:56 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

My heart informs me that our leaders are now little more than decrepit marmosets. Our institutions now lack that pine scent that gave them purity and purpose, and our politics has devolved into a quandary of endless mismatched, hateful metaphors blah blah blah....


5 posted on 09/11/2011 8:36:53 AM PDT by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Nor does he have courage enough to accept comments. Typical cowardly DemonRat puke.

Gunner


6 posted on 09/11/2011 8:36:57 AM PDT by weps4ret (Democrats + Liberal Stream Media = Blood Liable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
Posted on 9/11 at 8:41 a.m., eh, Paul.

You couldn't have waited five more minutes to show solidarity with the evil-doers?

7 posted on 09/11/2011 8:37:19 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

He’s not wearing his panties, either.


8 posted on 09/11/2011 8:37:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman, Obama, Obama, Krugman, what’s the difference??? Both avid and dumb America haters!!! Americans, wake-up and flush these morons down the toilet into the forever cesspool they both belong!!!!


9 posted on 09/11/2011 8:38:26 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

No worries, Paul. We'll comment on your post right here on FR, you gutless coward.

10 posted on 09/11/2011 8:38:47 AM PDT by NJRighty (Under President B. Hussein 0bama, the stars and stripes will be replaced by a hammer and sickle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: UriĀ’el-2012

Either that or he ate too much cabbage for lunch.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 8:39:47 AM PDT by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #12 Removed by Moderator

To: SomeCallMeTim

As stupid as he is despicable. Living proof that you don’t have to be a genius to win a Nobel (of course, Obama and Gore also provide this living proof).


13 posted on 09/11/2011 8:40:08 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jersey117

and yet, he is constantly rewarded, like
william ayers, the clintons, rahm emmanuel,
george soros, etc.


14 posted on 09/11/2011 8:40:13 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

I give NO credence or validity to anything this Keynesian Nobel-Idiot has to say, whether in print or via television. =.=


15 posted on 09/11/2011 8:40:21 AM PDT by cranked
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
This is the same Paul Krugman who was hoping for an extraterrestrial invasion to bolster the economy.I wouldn't count on any sense coming from anything he has written.
16 posted on 09/11/2011 8:40:26 AM PDT by jmcenanly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

hw ouldn’t allow comments for “obvious reasons”. This guy is one big dirt bag!


17 posted on 09/11/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Paul Krugman is working hard to become one of the most despicable people in the Mainstream Media — and he is succeeding. He’s right up there with Olbermann, Schultz, and Matthews. I shan’t use the words worthy of describing this pitiful piece of protoplasm.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 8:41:58 AM PDT by patriot preacher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

In a 2003 article, The Economist noted that Krugman’s critics argue that “his relentless partisanship is getting in the way of his argument”. The Economist also wrote that the vast majority of Krugman’s columns feature attacks on Republicans and almost none criticize Democrats, making him “a sort of ivory-tower folk-hero of the American left—a thinking person’s Michael Moore”[150] On Krugman’s “prophecy of doom” following the 2010 election, Will Wilkinson, in The Economist’s “Democracy in America” blog, called it a “baseless partisan freakout”.[151]

Libertarian conservative and federal appeals court judge Richard Posner called Krugman “an unabashed Democratic partisan who often goes overboard in his hatred of the Republians [sic].”[152] He also notes that Lyinginponds.com, which tracks partisanship among public intellectuals, has in most years from 2002–2008, ranked Krugman number 1 or number 2 among Democratic columnists for partisanship.[152]

Liberal journalist and author Michael Tomasky in The New York Review of Books stated “Many liberals would name Paul Krugman of The New York Times as perhaps the most consistent and courageous—and unapologetic—liberal partisan in American journalism.”[153] New York Magazine called Krugman “the leading exponent of a kind of liberal purism”, while liberal historian Michael Kazin has opined that Krugman’s account of the right succumbed to the Marxist flaw of false consciousness.[154]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman


19 posted on 09/11/2011 8:41:58 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman won`t allow comments? Well, he doesn`t get a vote on FR. My comment is this:

Paul Krugman, you`re truly unable to put your vitriol aside for even this day? To call you an “American” degrades the title.


20 posted on 09/11/2011 8:42:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pieceofthepuzzle

Didn’t Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat get Nobels also?


21 posted on 09/11/2011 8:43:02 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

The bad thing about living in a free society is that you have to periodically tolerate statements from some elitist whose ideological blinders and arrogance drives them to say the most obviously false and destructive things in order to prosletize and avoid questioning their Socialist world view.


22 posted on 09/11/2011 8:43:09 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pieceofthepuzzle
Living proof that you don’t have to be a genius to win a Nobel (of course, Obama and Gore also provide this living proof).

Don't forget Jimma Carter.

23 posted on 09/11/2011 8:43:19 AM PDT by fedupjohn ("JUST LIKE YOU, I'M NOT FOR SALE!....Sarah Palin 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: gussiefinknottle

I like to believe that what goes around eventually comes around.


24 posted on 09/11/2011 8:43:43 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Paul Krugman: Mountains of B******t


25 posted on 09/11/2011 8:43:59 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Sometimes an asshh*le, is just an assh*le, and no further explanation is needed.


26 posted on 09/11/2011 8:47:25 AM PDT by csense
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman is a jerk. His policy recommendations have been a disaster.

Ignore him.


27 posted on 09/11/2011 8:47:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Does there not reach a point when a commentator is so consistently wrong about so many things so many times that you stop reading him? I guess not in the case of a liberal.


28 posted on 09/11/2011 8:48:51 AM PDT by chuckee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
Nearly three years of shame (since zer0 was elected) and counting. So in that sense there have been years of shame.
29 posted on 09/11/2011 8:49:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NJRighty

Self-righteous moonbat is more like it.


30 posted on 09/11/2011 8:50:50 AM PDT by yup2394871293
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

Those reasons being that he is a cowardly POS, an America-hating Communist and is intolerant of opposing viewpoints (like all Leftists).

31 posted on 09/11/2011 8:51:05 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Paul Komodo Dragon Krugman.

His insides must be just as toxic.....

Wish I was good as posting photos - he almost looks like one of these Komodos.


32 posted on 09/11/2011 8:53:15 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
If the 'conscience of a liberal' was that clear, he'd have allowed comments.

Iowahawk just tweeted, "Paul Krugman commemorates 9/11 by detonating a 200 word mental suicide bomb"

That's pretty much all the comment required.

33 posted on 09/11/2011 8:53:40 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
Conscience of a Liberal. Hah! Perfect!

This blog post is as vacuous as the conscience of a liberal.

34 posted on 09/11/2011 8:54:52 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Typical lib - free speech for me but not thee. I’m sure it grinds on them that the internet exists at all and they have to tolerate the “dingy masses” being able to respond to their brilliant analysis of the news. The fact that he even admits that he is not allowing comments “for obvious reasons” tells you that even he knows this is nothing more than an immature childish rant and he doesn’t want to be called on it.


35 posted on 09/11/2011 8:55:43 AM PDT by onevoter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

He is like a cartoon, irrelevant.


36 posted on 09/11/2011 8:58:44 AM PDT by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

On 9-11-01, I told many of my conservative friends that there are many lefties who are silently, very happy that the Pentagon was attacked along with Twin Towers.

To us Americans, 9-11 was a national tragedy but to the left it was a ‘day of triumph’ for those who loathe/oppose Western Civilization.


37 posted on 09/11/2011 8:59:38 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman? (spit, spit)


38 posted on 09/11/2011 9:00:39 AM PDT by JoeGar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: weps4ret
Nor does he have courage enough to accept comments. Typical cowardly DemonRat puke.

As this article shows Krugman doesn't like people pointing out that he's wrong.

I respectfully submit an adaptation of Brave Sir Robin as the Official Paul Krugman Theme Song:

When danger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
Yes, brave Paul Krugman turned about
And gallantly he chickened out
Bravely talking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat
Bravest of the brave, Paul Krugman

39 posted on 09/11/2011 9:00:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: gussiefinknottle

This piece is so despicable - so Ward Churchill - Krugman should take a good beating for this.


40 posted on 09/11/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT by y6162
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: jersey117

what goes around eventually comes around

My friend, you can take this statement to the bank. I have witnessed the truth to this many times in my life.


41 posted on 09/11/2011 9:02:37 AM PDT by buck61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

This reprehensible and vile fop could not contain his hateful opinion for even a few hours on a day of national mourning? Krugman will ride the S.S. NY Times straight to the bottom, flipping all of us the finger and pissing on Old Glory as he drowns. You’re a bum Krugman!


42 posted on 09/11/2011 9:02:37 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue.


Yeah. I have no doubt that Krugman bemoans the “lost opportunity” to implement his economic agenda that (in his mind) 9/11 presented. Eat rocks Mr Krugman. Eat big rocks.


43 posted on 09/11/2011 9:03:38 AM PDT by rbg81
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman missed a true shameless exploitation of 9/11 that occurred almost ten years later when Obama shamelessly tried to claim far too much credit for the killing of OBL. And there are legitimate questions whether he deserves any credit at all.


44 posted on 09/11/2011 9:04:47 AM PDT by Will88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

You’re correct. He really couldn’t be more disgusting.


45 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

Krugman is a pile of crud masquerading as a human.

It’s actually good that he has exposed his pathetic case against conservatives, because it will be disassembled, defeated and jammed right back up his anal orifice.

Libs usually jump from argument to argument to avoid defeat on any one point.


46 posted on 09/11/2011 9:06:34 AM PDT by budj (beam me up, scotty...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

It's you, Paul. You live in a delusion of your own making. This country was united after 9/11...so united the left was FORCED to agree to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you voted for it because the people demanded it, but you never believed. You never acted as Americans on 9/11... you shamefully posed as Americans and bided your time until you could start chipping away at the patriotism that made your skin crawl. You aren't Americans, you hate America, and everyone can see it.

47 posted on 09/11/2011 9:07:45 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
This is absolutely the most vile and repugnant puddle of spew to emerge from the leftist sewer that is the NYSlimes that I can recall.

I'm so angry that I'm having trouble finishing this post.

48 posted on 09/11/2011 9:08:36 AM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim
Whenever I see, hear, or read about Krugman, I only laugh.

Remember this little gem?
Paul Krugman Gives Up
By Fred Douglass

A marvelous thing happened over on Paul Krugman's blog at the New York Times last week. Krugman effectively conceded defeat on a range of economic debates. Who defeated him? People who posted comments on his New York Times blog. Mere commenters.

For those who do not know, Paul Krugman is one of the few who still claim that Keynesian progressivism is the answer to America's (and Europe's) problems, not their cause. He repeats that claim many times each month. Amid these repeated expressions of his "progressive" faith, he now also repeatedly expresses grim despair because his progressive policy prescriptions are being accepted less and less in the public square, even by the Obama administration.

Krugman is an academic. He has never run a company. He has never created a job. The closest contact he evidently ever had to "business" was as an adviser to Enron, where (in his own words) he was paid $50,000 to help build Enron's "image."

This, perhaps, explains the dozen or so points that Krugman makes over and over. Here are a few: Obama's stimulus was too small. Debt is good. Austerity is bad. Deflation is coming. Ken Rogoff, Greg Mankiw, Alberto Alesina (all at Harvard), and other serious economic scientists do not understand economics as well as he does. Those who do not agree with him are "mass delusional." And perhaps Krugman's favorite line: "I was right, of course."

Befitting his ideology, Krugman has only one policy to propose, regardless of topic: Transfer more resources from the discipline and dynamism of markets to the inefficiency and cronyism of government.

Government-run health care. Government-controlled banks. Government bailouts. High taxes. High spending. Krugman wants it all, just like in Europe (which, in 2008, he called "the comeback continent"). And Krugman has no problems denying economic science and current events to advocate it.

With the meltdown in Europe so obviously the consequence of too much Krugmanism and U.S. unemployment near 10% after a trillion dollars in stimulus, Krugman has attracted some criticism.

For example, Robert Barro, the distinguished Harvard economist, noted that Krugman "just says whatever is convenient for his political argument. He doesn't behave like an economist." The New York Times ombudsman Daniel Okrent observed that Paul Krugman has "the disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers in a fashion that pleases his acolytes but leaves him open to substantive assaults." James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal, after listing the falsities in Krugman's latest piece on climate last week, hazarded that perhaps "Krugman makes himself ridiculous merely to make our job easy."

But no matter how low Krugman's fallacious fruit hangs, Krugman has long been comfortable among the acolytes who frequently post on his blog. A representative post is: "Paul, you are a God-send for those of us who appreciate a superior intellect with common sense! Thanks for applying your brilliance." Or this: "Paul, dig deep dude. You are brilliant." It was hardly surprising that last January, Krugman declared, "I love my commenters."

No longer.

For just as Krugman was declaring his love for his blog commenters last January, people started posting serious rebuttals of Krugman's standard claims about economics. These commenters were not obviously Republican stooges. They were not obviously members of "the political class." They were not obvious ideologues.

Rather, the posters simply knew some economic science and how jobs are created and economies grow, perhaps because they were members of "the productive class." And they came prepared to support their rebuttals of Krugman's ideology and his singular policy prescription by facts and peer-reviewed economic science.

For six months, they made Krugman's blog one of the more informative and interesting places to hear economics debated. In part, this was because they gave Krugman a serious run. Their posts were long, near the 5,000-character limit set by the New York Times. They were reasoned. They were knowledgeable. They carried citations to economic science literature that one might expect in a Ph.D. dissertation.

And so their rebuttals were often decisive.
This is an excerpt. More at the link.
49 posted on 09/11/2011 9:09:12 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SomeCallMeTim

pk is really ticking off people today. Almost 100 comments on this thread. Linking for others to read more comments.


The Years of Shame (Giuliani, Bush Shamefully Cashed In on the Horror)[UNBELIEVABLE!!]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2776747/posts


50 posted on 09/11/2011 9:11:22 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-94 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson