Skip to comments.Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’
Posted on 10/07/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
In the roundtable discussion on This Week, Peggy Noonans analysis of last weeks 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 wasnt true, retorted Krguman.
When Noonan called that criticism unjust, Krugman responded, When you say my plan covers pre-existing conditions when it doesnt, and when your own campaign has admitted in the past that it doesnt, what do you say? Thats 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 youre hardly credible on calling someone else a liar.
That’s priceless! And so believable.
Gotta admit, though, I love the Mitsubishi Matalin/Carville commercials.
I hate Carville’s politics but I do enjoy him. hahaha!
I think Matalin and Carville are fun.
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.
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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.
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.
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
I think what you guys do is so cool !
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