Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Krugman Should Do Stand-Up

Paul Krugman of the NYT is a reflexive liberal who lives in an insular little world where there is very little room for fact. Check his opinion column today about Howard Dean. Read it more than anything for entertainment value. There is no need to take it seriously given that he opens with a statement like this:
Mr. Dean is squarely in the center of his party on issues like health care and national defense.
True enough that Dean was a bit more of a centrist governor of Vermont. But he is not known that way, and none of his accomplishments in Vermont, such as they are, were touted by him or his supporters last year. People remember the pathological leftist rhetoric and that's why he is so popular. His demands for the repeal of the tax cuts, removal of our soldiers from Iraq, and his questioning of Osama bin Laden's guilt or turning him over to the World Court are all a bit troubling to a centrist.

But this quote issues another question...If Dean is to the center of his party, what in the heck do the people to his left believe, and why on earth would we want to empower a party with people who are actually to Dean's left? Oh the humanity.

Thanks Paul, for another insight into why this party can't get people elected nationally anymore.


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