April 11, 2011

Krugman: A Dose of Reality

Nobel Economist Paul Krugman has gone off on the policies of Barack Obama in the past but I think this is a first in attacking him personally.  Evidently the Ones performance in last weeks budget debate rose up and smacked Krugman with a big right cross. Today he writes:

What have they done with President Obama? What happened to the inspirational figure his supporters thought they elected? Who is this bland, timid guy who doesn’t seem to stand for anything in particular?...
Damn, he doesn't seem to stand for anything? That ones going to leave a mark but in his defense I would argue that he is hardly bland and timid. In fact I saw him sprinting up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday in a display that Fox News touted as a Rocky Balboa moment. (Love the Fox babes but they got to stop reading the White House press releases on air) Krugman continues:
What’s going on here? Despite the ferocious opposition he has faced since the day he took office, Mr. Obama is clearly still clinging to his vision of himself as a figure who can transcend America’s partisan differences. 
I'll let the ferocious opposition comment slide as Krugman stubornly clinging to his delusions, but Obama clinging to his vision? He isn't clinging to a vision that's who he is. In fact Krugman et. al. found this a feature not a flaw when they anointed him the post partisan pragmatist, the blank slate where we could all pencil in our wants, needs, and desires. In that sense he is in fact just like Rocky; inspirational at times certainly, but they're both just a fabrication, just plain made up.

But if you ask me, I’d say that the nation wants — and more important, the nation needs — a president who believes in something, and is willing to take a stand. And that’s not what we’re seeing.
BAMM, if that isn't a bare knucked whallop to a cold side of beef! It's the same argument that we on the right have been making since the summer of 2008.

President Johnson once said if you lose Howard Conkrite you have lost the war. Maybe this is Obama's Conkrite moment. ADRIAN!!!!!!!

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