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  • Conservatism’s Monstrous Endgame

    12/17/2018 8:03:42 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Noo Yawk Slimes ^ | December 17, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The midterm elections were, to an important extent, a referendum on the Affordable Care Act; health care, not Donald Trump, dominated Democratic campaigning. And voters delivered a clear verdict: They want Obamacare’s achievements, the way it expanded coverage to roughly 20 million people who would otherwise have been uninsured, to be sustained. But on Friday, Reed O’Connor, a partisan Republican judge known for “weaponizing” his judicial power, declared the A.C.A. as a whole — protection for pre-existing conditions, subsidies to help families afford coverage, and the Medicaid expansion — unconstitutional. Legal experts from both right and left ridiculed his reasoning...
  • NYT op-ed writer Krugman: U.S. part of a new 'axis of evil' with Russia, Saudi Arabia [idiot]

    12/13/2018 3:42:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Economist Paul Krugman warned of a new “axis of evil” this week that includes Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the U.S. Former President George W. Bush once spoke of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” due to the actions of dictatorial regimes, long trains of humanitarian abuses and gulags. The new trifecta of evil, Mr. Krugman says, earn the designation for resisting reports on the severity of climate change. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States,” the New York Times columnist tweeted Monday while sharing a piece by The Washington...
  • The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

    11/26/2018 7:50:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States. True, the report was released on Black Friday, clearly in the hope that it would get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that the ploy didn’t work. The assessment basically confirms, with a great deal of additional detail, what anyone following climate science already knew: Climate...
  • "Suspicious Minds": Trump accused of racism for honoring Elvis, as he awards Medal of Freedom

    11/16/2018 10:19:24 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/16/2018
    Not everyone believes Elvis is the king. President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans on Friday, including the late rock star Elvis Presley, though even that gesture is coming under fire from liberals. Trump is honoring Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth, former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, philanthropist Miriam Adelson, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, jurist Alan Page, and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach. Still, some have accused Trump of racism for honoring Presley, long known as the "King of Rock and Roll." The Washington Post’s pop culture critic Chris Richards called Trump’s move “a little nod...
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Face It, All Republicans Are Just Bad People

    11/05/2018 3:20:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 118 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, after all this talk about dialing down the rhetoric, letÂ’s be clear about something: thatÂ’s never, ever going to happen. As long as there is a Democratic Party, it wonÂ’t happen. You cannot reason with these people. We said the same thing after the assassination attempt of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). It didnÂ’t take. Why? ItÂ’s because Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, red states and blue states are different. We have different cultural attitudes, different views on patriotism (Democrats hate outward displays of national pride), and DEEP differences on how government should run the country. We...
  • Nancy Pelosi: There Will Be ‘Collateral Damage’ to Those Who Disagree with Us

    10/18/2018 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 99 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10-18-2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told a gathering at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday that there may have to be “collateral damage” to those Americans who do not agree with the Democratic Party agenda. Pelosi was being interviewed onstage by Paul Krugman, the left-wing New York Times columnist and Nobel economic laureate who predicted, the day Donald Trump won the presidency, that Trump would trigger “a global recession, with no end in sight.” In a long, rambling monologue, during which she stumbled on her words and appeared to lose her train of thought, Pelosi said:...
  • Paul Krugman Says Markets Will ‘Never’ Recover From Trump; Dow Hits Record High (Flashback!)

    09/07/2018 9:25:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2016 | Blake Neff
    New York Times opinion writer and economist Paul Krugman predicted early Wednesday morning that the stock market will “never” recover from Donald Trump’s presidential victory, only to be proven spectacularly wrong in less than a day. Instead of collapsing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an all-time high shortly before the closing bell. Futures markets imploded Tuesday night as soon as it became apparent Trump was likely to win. At their nadir, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average had dropped 750 points. At that point, Krugman chose to release a blog post in which he predicted these jitters...
  • Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution [Paul Krugman.......]

    09/06/2018 2:07:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies
    New York Times ^ | Paul Krugman
    Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is on the line. By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Sept. 6, 2018 At a fundamental level, the attempt to jam Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court closely resembles the way Republicans passed a tax cut last year. Once again we see a rushed, nakedly partisan process, with G.O.P. leaders withholding much of the information that’s supposed to go into congressional deliberations. Once again the outcome is all too likely to rest on pure tribalism: Unless some Republicans develop a very late case of conscience, they will vote along party...
  • Trump Slammed the Brakes on Skyrocketing Obamacare Premiums

    08/21/2018 1:59:11 AM PDT · by gattaca · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | August 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many of you have gone out and tried to buy health insurance lately? Have you been surprised by any of it? Well, I’m asking you out there because there is stunning news — beta 9 just dropped if you want to go — you’ve got it, okay. There’s a story here Investor’s Business Daily. Well, Investors. It used to be Investor’s Business Daily, but they have modernized.“Media Ignore Record Low Increase In Obamacare Premiums.” Anybody want to guess why? I wonder if any of you who have tried to buy health insurance lately have been shocked at how...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders trolls Paul Krugman

    06/04/2018 9:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Trolling Trump-haters is so easy and so much fun that we are going to see a lot more of it. After all, so many people that pretend they are smart have made ridiculous predictions of doom that President Trump’s track record of success makes them look like fools. Even Sarah Sanders can’t resist. Yesterday, on Twitter (aka, Troll Central) she posted this: We’ve come a long way since Paul Krugman, writing in the New York Times after the election, said the Trump presidency would bring a “global recession, with no end in sight”...https://t.co/IbZrhK4vZB — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 3,...
  • Krugman Cries Treason After Stefan Halper Outed As FBI Infiltrator, There's Just One Problem...

    05/20/2018 6:03:38 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Friday’s outing of longtime CIA and MI6 asset Stefan Halper as an FBI asset sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign has social media abuzz today. Reactions have ranged from celebration to outrage, with little inbetween. To recap, after two weeks of hunting for a “mole” in the Trump campaign, the New York Times and Washington Post both printed incredibly detailed descriptions of Halper – withholding all but his name, solidly corroborating a March report by the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross about Halper’s meetings with the Trump aides. Neither publication give Ross credit, of course. Somehow several anti-Trump intellectuals got their...
  • Paul Krugman: We Don’t Need No Education

    04/24/2018 7:42:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | April 24, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    Matt Bevin, the conservative Republican governor of Kentucky, lost it a few days ago. Thousands of his state’s teachers had walked off their jobs, forcing many schools to close for a day, to protest his opposition to increased education funding. And Bevin lashed out with a bizarre accusation: “I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.” He later apologized. But his hysterical outburst had deep roots: At the state and local levels, the conservative obsession with tax cuts has forced the G.O.P. into...
  • Nolte: NYT’s Columnist Blames Trump for Non-Existent Cholera Outbreak in Puerto Rico

    10/02/2017 1:52:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2017 | John Nolte
    Paul Krugman, one of the sitting emperors among our media elite, and who is both a New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner, decided to use his verified Twitter account over the weekend to falsely hold President Trump responsible for a horrible outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. There is just one problem… There is no outbreak of cholera in Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, despite the fact he tweeted a blatantly false piece of fake news, Krugman has so far refused to delete the tweet. With its 14,000-plus re-tweets, Krugman’s lie remains published and viral: {..snip..}
  • Paul Krugman: The Great Snake Oil Slump (Why Trump's Tax Cuts are a Political Fizzle)

    04/20/2018 7:13:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/20/2018 | Paul Krugman
    Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A G.O.P. presidential candidate loses the popular vote, but somehow ends up in the White House anyway. Despite his dubious legitimacy, his allies in Congress take advantage of his election to ram through a huge tax cut that blows up the budget deficit while disproportionately benefiting the wealthy. While the big bucks go to the big incomes, however, the tax bill does throw some crumbs at the middle class, and Republicans try to sell the bill as a boon to working families. So far this account applies equally to George W. Bush and...
  • Fake news champ Paul Krugman beclowns himself on bitcoin

    01/18/2018 9:56:24 AM PST · by Quilla · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18,2018 | Monica Showalter
    Paul Krugman, who really, really, really wants you to know on his Twitter account that he's a Nobel laureate in economics, has made a name for himself for his bad economic forecasts. So bad, in fact, that President Trump and the Republican Party have awarded him their top spot in their 2017 Fake News Awards, writing: [Twenty seventeen] was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media's coverage of President Trump is negative.
  • Paul Krugman: “Make Pink Pussy Hats Symbol of Delivery from Evil”

    12/26/2017 7:23:55 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With hard news relatively scarce on this Boxing Day, I turned—for my sins—to the opinion page of the New York Times. And there I found Paul Krugman’s Christmas Day column. His latest jeremiad was curiously entitled “America Is Not Yet Lost.” If this is the optimistic Krugman, I’d hate to see the glum one! My headline reflects my pick for Krugman’s most atrocious line. The full sentence reads: “If American democracy survives this terrible episode, I vote that we make pink pussy hats the symbol of our delivery from evil.” But beyond that, Krugman’s column was a veritable cornucopia of...
  • ABC Goes All-In on Trying to Sink GOP’s ‘Nightmare’ Tax Reform

    12/17/2017 1:44:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 17, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After making completely false claims about the GOP tax reform bill on ABC’s Good Morning America earlier on Sunday, Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos spent most of This Week leading the discussion tearing it down. After spending a couple minutes smearing the bill in his opening monologue, Stephanopoulos interviewed Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn where one of his first questions involved allegations GOP leaders bought off Tennessee Senator Bob Corker with a real estate provision: There's a lot more scrutiny of the bill, which was just released on Friday in these final hours. Including an article in the International Business Times,...
  • Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

    12/12/2017 9:32:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Decemer 13, 2017 | Mike Fuljenz
    At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an article for the New York Times titled “The Economic Fallout,” which began like this:“It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear. Still, I guess people want an answer. If the question...
  • A Guy Who Looks Like a Ferret Has Called Me a Terrible Person

    09/13/2017 12:14:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Paul Krugman writes that I’m “a terrible person” in the New York Times because of the lies that they’re reporting I said about the hurricane not being a threat. This is the New York Times and the Washington Post are both lying. I mean, there’s no other way to describe it. There’s no other word. They’re not misspeaking; it’s not that they have it wrong. There’s no way they could not know they are publishing lies and they are continuing to do so. In fact, Krugman said, “Well, it just means that Limbaugh is a terrible person. But that’s...