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July 29, 2011

Krugman Keeps Gnawing on the Moderate Bone

I'm thinkin it must be his "puffy week".

The only reasonable people in the room, Democrats, who are being more than fair even though he thinks they should stoppit already, keep negotiating with these stupid Republicans who are holding the nation hostage with their "demands" and "concerns" and massive wave of public support.

Damn them. (NYT link, no need to read, it's typically obtuse Krug)

The facts of the crisis over the debt ceiling aren’t complicated. Republicans have, in effect, taken America hostage, threatening to undermine the economy and disrupt the essential business of government unless they get policy concessions they would never have been able to enact through legislation. And Democrats — who would have been justified in rejecting this extortion altogether — have, in fact, gone a long way toward meeting those Republican demands.

The "long ways" include Presidential intransigence and petulant threats from Harry Reid about bills that are dead on arrival. This is how you go a long way toward meeting demands. By saying "hellsno" to all of them.

Incidentally, there's a buried joke in there. "concessions they would never have been able to enact through legislation". He's writing about a process we've been enduring and fussin about called "legislation". As if Republicans are trying to capture these so-called "concessions" through voodoo and mind-control.

Last time I checked, it's still legislation (ugly though it may be).

If only the Nobel committee had an award for "Whining Hyperbole".

If. Only.

via Monty, the only important Doomsayer on that stage.


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