Paul Krugman Rushes To Meryl Streep’s Defense. And It’s Idiotic.


On Tuesday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman – fresh off his newfound enthusiasm for curbing the national debt, which he downplayed or ignored for eight years under President Obama – took to Twitter to defend Meryl Streep for her ridiculous anti-Trump attack at the Golden Globes.

Here’s Krugman:

Now, Trump is certainly no embodiment of class and dignity. But Krugman’s lament for political class falls on deaf ears after nearly two decades of Democrats ripping Republicans as advocates for slavery and impoverishment and literally throwing grandma off a cliff. Where was the civility then?

And Krugman himself has been a large part of the problem. On November 1, Krugman essentially compared Trump to Hitler. Krugman said that Mitt Romney wanted the poor to die, called him “completely amoral” and a “dangerous fool.” In the past month, he’s suggested that the FBI “appears to have become a highly partisan institution, with distinct alt-right sympathies.” What the actual hell?

Two weeks ago, Krugman implied that Trump might engage in some sort of false flag operation in order to dispel doubts about his legitimacy:

Yet, there’s good ol’ Krugman, talking about the wonders of civility and honor.

It’s this sort of blindness that drove Trump to new heights. If the left had acknowledged their role in destroying political rhetoric, the right might have had more tolerance for lectures about decency and civility in politics. But a party that humors Black Lives Matter, slanders Mitt Romney, and declares George W. Bush a war criminal can’t exactly take the lead on being a mentsch.

And certainly Krugman can’t.

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