. . . and wins.
When I returned to my Dad’s after a day with my one of my younger brothers, his son and daughters, my blogging nephewÂ (the second son of my older brother) was frantically typing away on his grandpa’s (the PatriotFatherWest) laptop. Â He told me he was taking issue with Paul Krugman’s latest column.
As my nephew blogged, I picked up the New York Times from the kitchen table and read the column. To take issue with this fact-free attempt to label Republicans would be akin to shooting fish in a barrel. But, to do so with well-directed sarcasm is quite a gift. And that’s how my nephew did it, observing:
As for the basis of your entire column that the Republican party has become the â€œparty of stupid,â€ it is just sophomoric and pointless. Your column didn’t express any new information or perspective, it just reiterated old liberal talking points that you have recylced and reused in each of your past columns.
Mitchell nails it. Instead of showing exactly how the Republican energy policy is merely a push from more drilling with no new ideas, Krugman, like some angry left-winger responding to one of our posts, digresses from the issue at hand and recycles the standard liberal criticism of the president. He lied us into war in Iraq! He (along with his minions and supporters) questioned the patriotism of those who disagreed with him! He screwed up the response to Hurricane Katrina!
Oh and his supporters worshipped him as some kind of Great Leader! Â Um, what do any of those accusations have to do with Republican energy policy, the ostensible subject of the column?
Had Krugman bothered to familiarize himself with McCain’s energy policy — or that of any Republican putting forward policies to promote exploration for and development of new sources of energy before he wrote his anti-Republican rant? Or did he just assume it was “Drill here! Drill now! Drill here! Drill now!” because that policy fit his stereotype of a party beholden to the oil industry?
Seems, just like all too many on the left today, Krugman would rather insult Republicans than understand our ideas.
As my nephew puts it:
If I wanted a rehash of liberal views on the last eight years, I could have watched a Michael Moore film or read the Daily Kos or picked up a kilo of Mary Jane and seen what came to me.
It seems that for all his economic education, Paul Krugman has become little more than an angry left-wing blogger but with a platform on (what once was) our nation’s most prestigious newspaper.
Even an incoming college freshman can see that. If you don’t believe me, just check out his post.