Leftist Economist Paul Krugman is Like the Cleveland Browns

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Paul Krugman – Biggest Loser

My apologies to all you Browns fans.

For regular readers, you know I use a lot of football analogies. Well – here’s another.

Say you get permission from the NFL to create an expansion team – a brand new professional football franchise.

You, the owner, do your due diligence and hire who you feel is the best available Coach and General Manager.

The League office encourages other teams to aid your new franchise, lending their expertise and advice on various issues regarding football operations, free agency, the draft, etc.

One day you sit down with your new General Manager and Coach and start making calls to other teams for guidance. So whom do you call? And who do you not?

If you’re smart, you call the proven winners – starting with the New England Patriots (of course), then move on to the Steelers, Broncos, Packers, Cowboys and Giants. You seek out the proven winners – franchises that show up in the playoffs either every year, or at least most years.

Who you don’t call is the Cleveland Browns, the Buffalo Bills, or Jacksonville Jaguars. No offence, but why would you or anyone take advice on building a winning franchise from teams that rarely, if ever, win. read more

Podcast – Militarization of the Police – Paul Krugman is an Idiot & Robber Foils Himself

In this episode I discuss how and why our cops are becoming a domestic army and how wrong it is. If there was a question about Paul Krugman’s competence, there shouldn’t be – he’s incompetent, and pepper spray is definitely not a criminal’s best friend.

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For Krugman – Up Is Down – Right Is Wrong

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This is the world, according to Paul Krugman, as he shares with us his genius in his latest New York Times column, “Triumph of the Wrong“.

Anyone who knows of Krugman can guess from the title and its proximity to the elections that he is referring to the Republican drubbing of the Democrats last Tuesday. Oh – and that he’s not fond of the result.

He begins his learned piece with this gem: “… of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. Still, it’s not often that a party that is so wrong about so much does as well as Republicans did on Tuesday.”

I actually agree with this statement, save for replacing the “Republicans” with “Obama and his policies”.

He continues by saying: “So now is a good time to remember just how wrong the new rulers of Congress have been about, well, everything.” read more

Bush: Deficits Bad, Obama: Deficits Required

by: the Common Constitutionalist

 

You can always count on genius economist Paul Krugman to tell the truth… as he sees it. He wrote an article last week, published in the “paper of record” (hah), The New York Times entitled “Moment of Truthiness“.

 

Wow Paul; how provocative yet whimsical. What’s life without a little whimsy?

 

The article was regarding the deficit and how voters “are often misinformed and politicians aren’t reliably truthful”. On that point he will get no argument from me. He said how “voters are poorly informed about the deficit”.

 

That may be Paul, but most voters don’t give two hoots about the federal deficit as they go off to their part-time jobs because either their hours have been cut to part-time status due to Obamacare or a part time gig is all they can find.

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E Pluribus Krugman

The following are excerpts of a New York Times article from that cerebral giant Paul Krugman. It is his attempt at celebrating Independence Day. Rather laughable, since he and his ilk have pushing for government dependence for decades.

E Pluribus Unum

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It’s that time of year — the long weekend when we gather with friends and family to celebrate hot dogs, potato salad and, yes, the founding of our nation. And it’s also a time for some of us to wax a bit philosophical, to wonder what, exactly, we’re celebrating. Is America in 2013, in any meaningful sense, the same country that declared independence in 1776?

Above all, we are still, at root, a nation that believes in democracy, even if we don’t always act on that belief. As usual the lefties like to espouse “democracy” in lieu of what we really are, a constitutional republic. And don’t think he doesn’t know the difference.

America in 1776 was a rural land, mainly composed of small farmers and, in the South, somewhat bigger farmers with slaves. America today is nothing like that, even though some politicians — think Sarah Palin — like to talk as if the “real America” is still white, Protestant, and rural or small-town. Notice how he wrote that. It is to cause the myopic NYT reader to assume that Palin actually said it, which is, of course, a lie. She has never even hinted such a thing. But Krugman, being a mind reader, knows her sinister thoughts.

But the real America is, in fact, a nation of metropolitan areas, not small towns.  In fact, two-thirds of Americans live in metro areas with half-a-million or more residents. What do we do in these dense metropolitan areas? Almost none of us are farmers; few of us hunt; by and large, we sit in cubicles on weekdays and visit shopping malls on our days off. This is what liberals like Krugman do. Spend their whole lives promoting American division, us vs. them, as if  the “metropolitan dwellers”, due to their numbers, are somehow more important than those hick rural citizens. That’s mob rule and that’s pure democracy, which is why they use the term democracy, not republic.

And ethnically we are, of course, very different from the founders. Only a minority of today’s Americans are descended from the WASPs and slaves of 1776. If that’s the case, why must we call all American blacks African-Americans? Just asking.

Yet I would maintain that we are still the same country that declared independence all those years ago. Huh? Have you read the list of grievances in The Declaration of Independence recently? It’s a virtual itemized list of king Obama usurpations.

Today’s America is a place where everyone claims to support equality of opportunity, yet we are, objectively, the most class-ridden nation in the Western world — the country where children of the wealthy are most likely to inherit their parents’ status. It’s also a place where everyone celebrates the right to vote, yet many politicians work hard to disenfranchise the poor and nonwhite.  Krugman is worth about $2.5 million. I assume since he has no children of status to inherit his wealth, he will give it all to the poor, nonwhite and disenfranchised.

But that very hypocrisy is, in a way, a good sign. The wealthy may defend their privileges, but given the temper of America, they have to pretend that they’re doing no such thing. Maybe some think they need to pretend or suppress for fear of mob reprisal. Kind of like the government and the liberal press giving up home addresses to mobs like Occupy Wallstreet, so they may go protest, harass and threaten the “rich” people’s children. Funny that no one ever complains of the liberal rich, like you Paul.

So, yes, we are still, in a deep sense, the nation that declared independence and, more important, declared that all men have rights. Well, how eloquent. It’s nice to know we all have rights, no doubt bestowed upon us by government. In 1776, Krugman would have been a Tory or Tory sympathizer, not a rebel.