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Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’
National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 10/07/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

In the roundtable discussion on This Week, Peggy Noonan’s analysis of last week’s debate lead to a heated exchange between Paul Krugman and Mary Matalin.

“We will look back on it as a historic moment in this election,” Noonan said of the debate. “It upended things. This is what it it upended: Barack Obama was supposed to be the sort of moderate, centrist fellow who looked at Mitt Romney, this extreme strange fellow. By the time that debate was over, Mitt Romney seemed a completely moderate, centrist figure who showed up as mitt Romney the governor, not as Mitt Romney the candidate.”

“Except that everything he used to prove his centrism wasn’t true,” retorted Krguman.

When Noonan called that criticism “unjust,” Krugman responded, ““When you say my plan covers pre-existing conditions when it doesn’t, and when your own campaign has admitted in the past that it doesn’t, what do you say? That’s amazing.”

At that point, Matalin told Krugman, “You have mischaracterized and you have lied about every position and every particular of the Ryan Plan on medicare from the efficiency of Medicare administration to calling it a voucher plan, so you’re hardly credible on calling someone else a liar.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: paulkrugman; pundits; romneyryan2012; thisweek
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1 posted on 10/07/2012 11:23:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Spending 24 hours a day calling b*llsh*t on James Carville must make dealing with phony like Krugman seem like child’s play.

Gotta admit, though, I love the Mitsubishi Matalin/Carville commercials.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: All
Biden Takes 6 Days Off Campaign Trail - Debate Prep

"With just about a month until Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden is in the middle of taking nearly a week off the campaign trail. He will return to doing campaign events on Thursday, when he will debate Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate

On Friday, October 5, according to the White House, Biden spent the day working. In the morning, he was scheduled to attend the presidential daily briefing in the Oval Office, with President Obama. That afternoon Biden was to "meet with senior advisors," according to the White House.

For this weekend, the White House provided the following guidance: "The Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled."

As for the next three days, Biden will remain in Delaware. "On Monday through Wednesday, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled."

Meanwhile, Thursday, October 11, is a big day for Biden. "On Thursday, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Danville, Kentucky. In the evening, the Vice President will participate in the Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College. Dr. Biden will also attend. This event is open to pre-credentialed media."

So while Biden is taking 6 days off the campaign trail at a crucial time in the presidential campaign, it's likely that he isn't completely off. He is said to be spending time with David Axelrod and other campaign advisers preparing for Thursday's debate."

3 posted on 10/07/2012 11:29:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Krugman seems more rodent-like by the day ....


4 posted on 10/07/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Epic p0wn


5 posted on 10/07/2012 11:33:11 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Stosh

I’m certainly no Carville fan, but next to Krugman, he is downright likable. He plays on the wrong team but doesn’t play as dirty and dishonest as Krugman. Krugman belongs on MSNBC - or the entire MSNBC line-up should be writing for NYT . Two of the most dishonest media outlets ever!


6 posted on 10/07/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Saw it, LOVED it and the look on his face was great!


7 posted on 10/07/2012 11:40:17 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

She called him a liar to his face! I love MM!


8 posted on 10/07/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Damn, that was good...about time he was smacked down..

Betcha serpent-head even enjoyed that...

Krugman is a vile worm...

He is just about the most dishonest "economist" (I use that term lightly) in the USA...

An economist is suppose to be apolitical in their analysis...

Certainly they can take a position political, but not cook the numbers or outright lie about them..

9 posted on 10/07/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Ken522

“Krugman seems more rodent-like by the day ....”

When I look at his face, which in and of itself, is disgusting, it reminds me of the south end of a northbound baboon!


10 posted on 10/07/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“he was scheduled to attend the presidential daily briefing in the Oval Office”

Two questions: Did he actually attend or was he just scheduled?

Was this one of the briefings Obama doesn’t attend?


11 posted on 10/07/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
Was this one of the briefings Obama doesn’t attend?

Yes. Whenever Biden attends, he just looks for the empty chair; it's just hard to tell when Obama is sitting there.

12 posted on 10/07/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by Bernard ('He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else' - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Krugman's such a hack.

And when a liberal brings up, "He has a Nobel Prize in Economics" like it's some sort of defense for Krugman, I just point out that Yassir Arafat has a Nobel Prize for peace, and he deployed hundreds of suicide bombers to kill men, women and children.

The Nobel Committee is five knuckleheads from Norway, with an inordinate ability to impress dimwitted American leftists.

13 posted on 10/07/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When you say my plan covers pre-existing conditions when it doesn’t...

I saw the debate. Maybe I was dozing at times, but it seems to me that Romney was speaking specifically of the Massachusetts Healthcare Plan which was enacted while he was gov.

He said, and I paraphrase, “...and yes, my plan covered pre-existing conditions...”

The premise of this discussion was that the issue should be a state’s responsibility, not the federal government’s.

Did I miss-hear what Romney said? Or, are the Libs taking something out of context and mis-characterizing - as usual?


14 posted on 10/07/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That sound you heard was the average IQ for all DE residents being cut in half. I haven’t seen this much of a nosedive since the stock market in October 2008.

Actuall, putting him under wraps for four dsys is the best thing the RATs can do. If Biden sits at home, he can’t make any gaffes.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Ken522

Saw that Rat Bastard this morning. Hideous rodent! He was touting this as a normal type recovery. No one brought up why it is so tepid in the face of Bernanke’s Defcon 2 level support. Amps turned up to 11 and we can barely hear it.


16 posted on 10/07/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT by joelt
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet his parents kicked him out of the house early and then threw a party in celebration of the peace and quiet.


17 posted on 10/07/2012 12:49:36 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Stosh
Gotta admit, though, I love the Mitsubishi Matalin/Carville commercials.

I have been thinking of posting both of those commercials here. Both of them are funny to those of us who know who Carville and Matalin are

18 posted on 10/07/2012 12:56:25 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

I have been hearing about them for some time but have not seen them. Please post.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I have been hearing about them for some time but have not seen them. Please post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqUaCgKkgXM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxiFnVbLu1o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JRKH3fW2_Q

20 posted on 10/07/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I liked Chris Muir's comment on Axelrod prepping Biden for the debate: here.
21 posted on 10/07/2012 1:30:27 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David

That’s priceless! And so believable.

LoL!

Thanks.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 1:34:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Stosh

Gotta admit, though, I love the Mitsubishi Matalin/Carville commercials.
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Me too!!!!

I hate Carville’s politics but I do enjoy him. hahaha!

I think Matalin and Carville are fun.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: dead

And when a liberal brings up, “He has a Nobel Prize in Economics” like it’s some sort of defense for Krugman, I just point out that Yassir Arafat has a Nobel Prize for peace, and he deployed hundreds of suicide bombers to kill men, women and children.

The Nobel Committee is five knuckleheads from Norway, with an inordinate ability to impress dimwitted American leftists.


That has as much value as The Nobel committee awarding an unaccomplished affirmitive action POTUS a Peace Prize less than a month after he was inaugaurated.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 2:21:04 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: verga

Merci.


25 posted on 10/07/2012 2:21:31 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Ken522
=] Pictures, Images and Photos
26 posted on 10/07/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Become famaliar with Fifth Columnists in America:

Krugman, Paul

Fifth Columnists: A group of people who act traitorously and subversively out of a secret sympathy with an enemy of their country. Originally refers to Franco sympathizers in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War: so called in allusion to a statement in 1936 that the insurgents had four columns marching on Madrid and a fifth column of sympathizers in the city ready to rise and betray it.

Useful Idiots: Sympathizers, Apologists, and Propagandists for the implementation of Socialism/Communism into Western Countries like the United States, who are actually held in contempt and are being cynically used by Socialist/Communist Leaders.

Running Dogs: A manipulable, servile follower who is a lackey for those who are trying to implement Socialism/Communism into Western Countries like the United States.

27 posted on 10/07/2012 2:54:52 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: dead
No the Nobel Prize in Economics is a legitimate prize.
It's awarded from the SWEDISH Nobel committee that awards Nobel prizes for the Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, etc).It's not very old started in 1968.

The Nobel Peace Prize is as you said done by knuckleheads in Norway.

I have had several friends who are practicing economists (Conservative and not necessarily in academia!) who say Krugman is legitimate on a certain narrow area of international trade. I am not an economists by academic training and I have never cared enough to educate myself on why on this subtopic of economics Krugman is not a crackpot Rat ideologue. So I take their word that Krugman is legitmate on a narrow sliver of disciplined intellectual thought.

28 posted on 10/07/2012 2:57:32 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Reily

Yeah, and when Krugman expresses an opinion about business siting decisions (the area for which he got his Nobel in Economics) I will give him due attention and defer to his expertise. However, his opinions on macro-economic policy seem to have less basis in fact than my own and his policy prescriptions based on them appear to be materially harmful to the interests of the United States and the world economy.

He is as useless in the area of macro-economic policy, despite being an economist, as I am in the area of analytic number theory, despite my being a professional mathematician. Of course, were I to get a swelled head and start making ill-founded assertions about the Riemann conjecture, it wouldn’t potentially have a harmful effect on our economy, society, and civilization, the way Krugman’s inflated self-opinion about his macro-economic expertise could.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David
“....start making ill-founded assertions about the Riemann conjecture, it wouldn’t potentially have a harmful effect on our economy, society, and civilization,....”

This statement reminds of a cartoon my grad school daughter sent me.
First Panel shows biologists and says, “Whoops we're wrong!”, next panel says .”Millions die from world wide plague!”. Another panel shows chemists and says, “Whoops we're wrong!”, next panel says ,”Thousands die from giant explosion!”. The next set of panels shows physicists and says, “Whoops we're wrong!”, the following panel shows the world disappearing into a black hole. The last set of panels show mathematicians and says “Whoops we're wrong!”, next panel says “ Great now I have to buy Fenster donuts for a week !”

Here's another that expresses my respect for mathematicians

http://xkcd.com/435/

I think what you guys do is so cool !

30 posted on 10/07/2012 5:19:22 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Past Your Eyes
One day I will post them in the humor section here

Carville & Matalin :30 TV Spot "Stupid" | Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

Carville & Matalin :30 TV Spot "Nawlins" | Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating

31 posted on 10/14/2012 6:24:08 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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