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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Paul Krugman, "Triumph of the Wrong": Those Dumb Voters!

Why did the Republicans win the midterm elections? Paul Krugman says he knows the answer. In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Triumph of the Wrong," Krugman explains:

"Part of the answer is that leading Republicans managed to mask their true positions.

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But the biggest secret of the Republican triumph surely lies in the discovery that obstructionism bordering on sabotage is a winning political strategy.

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Most voters don’t know much about policy details, nor do they understand the legislative process. So all they saw was that the man in the White House wasn’t delivering prosperity — and they punished his party."

Yup, you just can't trust those stupid voters! They might have been smart enough to elect Obama twice, but they've since dumbed down. On Tuesday, they ignored Republican mendacity, while admiring Republican efforts to stand in the way of legislative initiatives. They only care about their own economic well being.

Voters are obviously not intelligent enough to value the merits of Obamacare. (It seems there were those who wanted to keep their own doctors.)

And apparently there are those who believe - unlike Hillary Clinton - that corporations actually do create jobs.

And apparently there are those who are bothered by Obama's ineffective handling of the Ebola and ISIS threats.

And apparently there are those who are troubled by the IRS, Benghazi, VA, and Fast and Furious scandals.

And apparently there are those who can't understand why the Obama administration wants to turn reporters into criminals.

And apparently there are those who worry over America's $18 trillion debt that will never be repaid.

And apparently there are those who are bothered by Obama's courtship of a tyrannical Iran and obstreperous Putin.

And apparently there are those who do not understand how the president can denounce the beheading of an American citizen and then emerge on a golf course 20 minutes later.

Fortunately, we still have Krugman to tell us what is right and wrong! Thank you, Paul! Where would we ever be without you!

1 comment:

  1. Someone ask Krugman to prove his theory using Massachusetts, which always ranks #1 in education and literacy in the USA.

    53% literate and civic minded registered voters were smart enough to vote in a spirited and close contest for governor, and Republican Baker won.

    Maybe Krugman would prefer to explain the new Republican governor in Maryland...? (another of those highly literate states)

    Or how the GOP stimulated turnout in (well educated affluent) New York suburbs and handed the GOP a clear majority in the NY State Senate for the first time in years? (best reporting on this under-reported outcome came from the Syracuse newspaper with maps)

    well, enough about 'dumb voters'.

    It is enough that Iowa's new Senator knows how to castrate a pig!