17 thoughts on “GOP Patriotism a proven sham

  1. Paul Krugman is an idiot.

    Here, for example, he pretends to know the truth of GOP patriotism. He recommends the nation undergo an elaborate impeachment circus so that the lesser mortals among us can partake something of the wisdom he has attained.

    He even admits the circus will be just for show, with no probability of success in its ostensible purpose.

    A better example of idiot thinking is nearly impossible to imagine.

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    1. Krugman actually explained quite clearly how he came to his conclusions vis a vis GOP unpatriotic activity. You think he’s an idiot because you disagree, not because he’s stupid. Which he isn’t.

      And the “show” to which you refer is to prove the facts to the American public. Everyone knows Triple M McConnell will ignore, as he does everything from the House, and claim the Dems aren’t legislating. Something at least one VP LTE referred to today.

      https://www.pilotonline.com/opinion/vp-ed-letd-0924-20190924-ocwd6nkehvfddhrpktmtg6d5vq-story.html

      Another useful idiot who doesn’t pay attention to the work the House has done since January.

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    2. A better example of idiot thinking? Hmmm. Something comes to mind. Never mind.

      This is an opinion piece based on evidence. Krugman does not “pretend to know” what is in anybody’s mind or heart, but the evidence based on their words, actions and inactions that it has all been a fraud is extremely compelling and never more so than now with Trump demanding his followers abandon all pretense of loving this country, its people and what it stands for in order to support his insanely unpatriotic behavior.

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    3. RE: “but the evidence based on their words, actions and inactions that it has all been a fraud is extremely compelling”

      I don’t find it so. But then, I’m not in the habit of making in-group/out-group assumptions about other people. Whether the GOP is patriotic or not is a thoroughly uninteresting question.

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    1. RE: “Hard to argue with his logic.”

      It’s not hard at all. Krugman commits a number of logical errors. Not the least of them is the error of making broad generalizations about a whole class of people based on limited observations. In a different context, that error would be called prejudice, or even racism.

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      1. Prejudice or racism based on who people are is a bad thing. Prejudice against people who choose heinous behavior and spout heinous rhetoric is something else entirely.

        The observations are not particularly “limited.” There is an enormous amount of data points going back decades of just how unpatriotic the GOP has become. Trump is only the latest and ugliest and most obvious manifestation.

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      2. RE: “Prejudice or racism based on who people are is a bad thing. Prejudice against people who choose heinous behavior and spout heinous rhetoric is something else entirely.”

        Are you claiming a prejudice privilege for yourself?

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    1. What exactly has he cost anyone? Is he right 100% of the time? No. But find me someone who is.The GOP policies have done more damage to me (and the rest of US) than anything Krugman has said. And then it is left to the Democrats to clean up the mess.

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    2. @Tabor
      I suppose you are referring to my decision to bail on the Trump stock market early in his Presidency. If so, Krugman had nothing to do with my decision. I was not aware of his views then or now but based on your comment I suppose he expressed a lack of faith in the markets under Trump’s stewardship.

      Historically, the GOP has repeatedly destroyed the markets. I will wait for that to happen before I think about getting back in.

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