Paul Krugman begins his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Empowering the Ugliness" by observing:
"We live in an era of political news that is, all too often, shocking but not surprising. The rise of Donald Trump definitely falls into that category. And so does the electoral earthquake that struck France in Sunday’s regional elections, with the right-wing National Front winning more votes than either of the major mainstream parties.
What do these events have in common? Both involved political figures tapping into the resentments of a bloc of xenophobic and/or racist voters who have been there all along. The good news is that such voters are a minority; the bad news is that it’s a pretty big minority, on both sides of the Atlantic. If you are wondering where the support for Mr. Trump or Marine Le Pen, the head of the National Front, is coming from, you just haven’t been paying attention.
But why are these voters making themselves heard so loudly now?"
"What do these events have in common?" "[W]hy are these voters making themselves heard so loudly now?" Surely you're not serious, Paul! Come on, Krugman, out with it!
Nowhere in Krugman's opinion piece are the words "terror" or "terrorism." Nowhere in Krugman's opinion piece is there mention of the Paris or San Bernardino attacks. Nowhere can you find the word "fear." And certainly there is no reference to "radical Islam."
Truly the constipation of a liberal.