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Sunday, August 29, 2010

"It's Witch-Hunt Season": Paul Krugman Begs for the Assistance of George Bush

In an op-ed in today's New York Times entitled "It's Witch-Hunt Season" (, Paul Krugman concludes:

"If I were President Obama, I’d be doing all I could to head off this prospect, offering some major new initiatives on the economic front in particular, if only to shake up the political dynamic. But my guess is that the president will continue to play it safe, all the way into catastrophe."

After railing against Limbaugh, Bush, the Koch brothers, Steve Schwarzman and everyone else under the sun, Krugman finally gets it right -- this presidency is a disaster of Obama's own making. The U.S. is not "still suffering the after-effects of the worst economic crisis since the 1930s," but rather still mired in the worst economic crisis since the 1930's.

There is a saying that originates in the Middle East:

"Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."

Ordinarily, it wouldn't matter what Limbaugh said, but in this instance the caravan is stuck, and Krugman has little to say or do other than to denounce the voices of the right.

Krugman writes:

"Mr. Bush is still around, as are many of his former officials. Where are the statements, from the former president or those in his inner circle, preaching tolerance and denouncing anti-Islam hysteria?"

Sorry, Paul, but in case you didn't notice, the United States has a new president, whose job it is to lead.

[Interesting to observe how Krugman, joining fellow New York Times columnists Dowd and Herbert, has now soured on Obama.]

1 comment:

  1. For liberals, everything against Islam is "hysteria", "phobia", "idiotic". They can not have better arguments than calling names, showing their true hatred for majority of US population.

    It is interesting that Bush circle's people do defend the mosque. Indeed, Bush started this policy of pacifying Islam right after 9/11. The "neo-cons" are former liberals themselves (I saw documentary about their evolution), and they are multiculturists the same as liberals.
    This was partly the reason for Bush's attempts to bring freedom and democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan. The attempts predictably failed, but the people do not learn. For them, Islam is still "religion of peace", as Bush said.