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Paul Krugman: NRA Is 'An Insane Organization' (Says The Lunatic)
NewsBusters.org ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/03/2013 1:22:59 PM PST by Kaslin

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Sunday once again perfectly illustrated the intolerance of America's liberal media.

Appearing on ABC's This Week, he said the National Rifle Association is - and I quote! - "an insane organization" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Krugman: NRA Is 'An Insane Organization'

PAUL KRUGMAN, NEW YORK TIMES: But what really strikes me -- I don't know how this plays, you know, what will happen. What strikes me is we've actually gotten a glimpse into the mindset, though, of the pro-gun people and we've seen certainly Wayne LaPierre and some of these others. It's bizarre. They have this vision that we're living in a "Mad Max" movie and that nothing can be done about it, that America cannot manage unless everybody's prepared to shoot intruders, that -- the idea that we have a police forces that provides public safety is somehow totally impractical, despite the fact that, you know, that is, in fact, the way we live.

So I think that the terms of the debate have shifted. Now the craziness of the extreme pro-gun lobby has been revealed, and that has got to move the debate and got to move the legislation at least to some degree.

A few minutes later, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina pushed back:

CARLY FIORINA, FORMER CEO HEWLETT PACKARD: Paul said something that's illustrative of what I meant when I said people overplay their hands. What Paul just did was lump everybody together as a crazy radical gun-owner.

KRUGMAN: Not true.

FIORINA: Yes. So you're condemning people...

KRUGMAN: No, there are plenty of gun-owners who are fine. But the lobbying groups, the NRA is now revealed as an insane organization, and that matters quite a lot.

FIORINA: I said at the outset, I think the NRA overplayed its hand a bit.

KRUGMAN: More than that.

FIORINA: I think...

KRUGMAN: More than just overplaying its hand.

FIORINA: ... we should support universal background checks. On the other hand, we need to say that if -- let's just say Dianne Feinstein's bill passed banning assault weapons. It won't do anything to solve the problem.

Wow! A New York Times columnist said on national television Sunday that the NRA is "an insane organization," and the only person that pushed back was Fiorina.

Why didn't host George Stephanopoulos step in a challenge Krugman for going so far?

Likely, it's because Stephanopoulos agreed with him.

Says a lot about today's media, doesn't it?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abc; banglist; carlyfiorina; commiecrackpot; guncontrol; guns; nra; paulkrugman; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/03/2013 1:23:09 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Well Paul,a bunch of liberals think about 25 million Americans will need to be exterminated for their political values.How does that rate on your insane meter?Or are you in full agreement?


2 posted on 02/03/2013 1:26:48 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kaslin
Paul Krugman is a Guinea Pig.

3 posted on 02/03/2013 1:27:23 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Kaslin

I need a gun in case there’s ever an “alien invasion” Paulie.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 1:29:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin
The Man is literally Bat Sh!t insane.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 1:36:03 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin
"a police forces that provides public safety"

Socialist retard who doesn't care about the individual, just the greatest benefit for the greater number of peeps.

The popos basically only get and remove the bad guys after the bad guys have done something bad to a helpless individual. No wonder that the PC crowd is so against the Boy Scouts and the motto of "Be Prepared".

6 posted on 02/03/2013 1:36:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin
Somebody find out - does Krugman have security protection himself?

If he doesn't let's spread all over the net that Krugman is unarmed!

7 posted on 02/03/2013 1:38:35 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Kaslin

One day Krugman will be found lying facedown in a NYC gutter murdered...by one of his deranged liberal sycophants...

Too bad he wasn’t packing heat to defend himself. ..


8 posted on 02/03/2013 1:39:57 PM PST by Popman
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To: Kaslin

“Why didn’t host George Stephanopoulos step in a challenge Krugman for going so far?”

George Stepanfetchit challenge Krugman? Seriously, you have to ask that?
Stepanfetchit’s biggest challenge is blow drying his hair.


9 posted on 02/03/2013 1:42:31 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Darksheare

I thought he was Punxsutawney Phil.


10 posted on 02/03/2013 1:44:38 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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11 posted on 02/03/2013 1:52:42 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kaslin

Has anyone ever seen a picture of Paul Krugman and not thought he looks insane?


12 posted on 02/03/2013 1:55:32 PM PST by stevem
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To: stevem

Well, he looks not so much insane as that he woke up in a strange place (world), which kind of scares him, and still hasn’t figured out where that place is. All he knows is that everyone who lives here is always wrong and, he, being from somewhere else, is always right.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 2:11:37 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Belteshazzar

Wait a minute, wait a minute. He works for the New York Times, which is nothing more than the thinly disguised Daily Planet. Paul Krugman is Clark Kent. He is Superman. He is from Krypton where all the world’s smartest people are from.

By George (Reeves), I think I’ve got it.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 2:15:33 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Kaslin

The NRA was viciously attacked to take political advantage of the CT tragedy. The NRA thought through matters and came out strongly and successfully in defending against the attacks. The NRA then made common sense recommendations that could help protect children’s lives. The NRA is now gaining members and support. That enrages Krugman so he calls the NRA insane as if it is obvious—that is a tactic of evil people and was a widely-used tactic in the old Soviet Union. Make no mistake about who Krugman and his fans are. A lot can be learned from the NRA’s response to this attack on them. And, Fiorina foolishly agrees the NRA went too far???? Are you kidding?


15 posted on 02/03/2013 2:15:39 PM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Kaslin

Anything this reprehensible semi-human speaks ill of, must be, by definition, good if not great.


16 posted on 02/03/2013 2:19:22 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Kaslin

Krugman also thinks the US government doesn’t spend enough.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 2:25:18 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Why would they ask Krugman anything about guns? He should stick to being wrong and ignorant about economics.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 2:40:02 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bCA3yqkMUI


19 posted on 02/03/2013 2:47:05 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: ozzymandus

Well, what can you say about an insane organization which has been growing at a rate of 10,000 new insane people per day!

I cannot imagine why anyone would care what Krugman thinks about anything - especially a subject like guns where he knows nothing at all. The guy is a self absorbed media hound. We are just drowning in people with this type of personality disorder.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 2:54:51 PM PST by zagger
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To: Kaslin

What a grotty little man.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 3:59:47 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin

Did I miss something? The NRA overplayed its hand?


22 posted on 02/03/2013 4:01:57 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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23 posted on 02/03/2013 4:04:26 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Folks, as a former liberal let me tell you no matter what we conservatives do, help old ladies cross the street, rescue cats out of trees, kiss a dozen cute little babies a day, eat all our vegetables and brush our teeth before we go to bed we’re going to be branded as ‘’lunatics’’, ‘’crazies’’, no matter how we comport ourselves. If you don’t mind having to maybe face an assault charge(unless of course there are no witnesses) don’t try and argue with liberals and Lefties. Just punch them in the mouth, seriously. I wish someone would have done it to me, I’d have wised up sooner. I’m so bloody sick of listening to these a-holes. The Marxist they put back in The White House is going to impoverish us all, it’s only a matter of two or three more years and the poop is going to hit the fan and the Great Depression of the 1930s will look like a garden party. It’s like waiting for a death sentence and it’s idiots like Krugman who are responsible for it. I’ve got a father(who proudly calls himself a fascist) two kid brothers and one sister who are liberals and I can’t stand them. I love them but I don’t like them.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 4:08:20 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

So what exactly has Paul ever done other than ran his mouth?

Like I need to listen to another know it all with Zero expertise on which they blovate!


25 posted on 02/03/2013 4:20:27 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Kaslin

Krugman is an “economist” whose expertise is unlimited.


26 posted on 02/03/2013 4:32:33 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: VRWCarea51

Right? I’m telling you I have less patience everyday listening to these idiots and I’m wearing holes in the knees of my pants praying to God for patience and understanding in dealing with these m’fers. And I’ve got family members who are eating up every bit of crap Obama comes out with. You can’t believe it until you actually see it. Their eyes glaze over and they’re transported to some other world(”ObamaWorld’’ or whatever) and they refuse to hear anything to the contrary . To the point of being pugnacious which is why my youngest brother and I haven’t spoken to each other since our mother died six years ago. I could literally put his head through a wall and I know he’d like to do the same with me. My wife sat at Christmas time talking with my Dad in a very general way speaking about the current economic condition and my Dad was ‘’I don’t know why it’s like this’’ and ‘’Yes things are really bad right now’’. Later on my wife said to me “I couldn’t believe it! “He just doesn’t get it!’’ she said. “He has no clue as to what he’s done by voting for Obama!’’. I said, “honey,welcome to the mind of a liberal’’.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 5:52:57 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Kaslin

Go to Hell and Burn.

I draw the line and the rhetoric, divorced from reality, will absolutely be met with even greater strength to end your insurrectionist usurpations ....

Whack job


28 posted on 02/03/2013 6:03:27 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

This is rich. Paul Krugman calling someone else insane. Pot, meet kettle.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 7:46:54 PM PST by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: Kaslin
the NRA is now revealed as an insane organization

What accredited psychiatric expert made the determination, Krugman, you halfwit.

30 posted on 02/03/2013 9:04:33 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Stormdog
George Stepanfetchit challenge Krugman? Seriously, you have to ask that? Stepanfetchit’s biggest challenge is blow drying his hair.

How dare you abuse Georgie Clintonopoulos like that! He has very serious responsibilities and has for years .... such as returning all those phone calls from Rahm Emmanuel and James "Serpent Head" Carville.

(Over 400 calls/day by cell alone, among Carville, Begala, Emmanuel, and Clintonopoulos, in the first month of the Obama Administration. This from Breitbart, via FOIA request for cell records. Just to remind folks.)

31 posted on 02/04/2013 3:57:37 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

“The NRA is an insane organization.”

And the Progressive movement is populated by subversive,
adolescent, psychotic individuals who are he**-bent on controling everything and everyone and most willing to
“re-educate” the population to conform to their party line.

IMHO


32 posted on 02/04/2013 8:00:58 AM PST by ripley
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