Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Quote: "Never waste a good crisis"

The blame game reached a fever pitch practically a moment after a deranged gunman opened fire on a group of people in Tucson, Arizona eight days ago.  A mere two hours after the tragedy in which six people died, Paul Krugman wrote a piece that placed the culpability on the shoulders of the Right Wing.  One of those Conservatives recently responded:

"On Monday [Paul Krugman] wrote in the Times: 'Where's that toxic rhetoric coming from?  Let's not make a false pretense of balance; it's coming, overwhelmingly, from the right.'  And he continued, 'It's hard to imagine a Democratic member of Congress urging constituents' to violence.  Now Krugman has been a columnist for the Times for a long enough time, covering a sufficient variety of political events, for us to deduce that he is a political nitwit.  Other Nobel laureates have been nitwits, for instance Lord Russell.  There are a lot of political nitwits in this world.  Perhaps the Times could give Krugman a cooking column.  He would be their Nobel Prize-winning cooking columnist. ...

"As I say, liberalism is dead.  This hitherto unthinkable effort to blame the unhinged act of a lunatic on the language of the right without respect to the often more inflammatory language of the left is a cry from the grave.  Rigor mortis has set in, comrades, and even your president suffers.  On the campaign trail in 2008, Barack Obama said, 'If (Republicans) bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.'

"I am eager to read what Krugman does with broccoli."
-- from "More Evidence That Liberalism Is Dead" by editor-in-chief of The American Spectator and Hudson Institute adjunct scholar, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Picture © Reuters/Tim Shaffer


Anonymous said...

adam, i need your email. Jensen.

The_Kid said...

Right On.... The libs are fully invested in demonizing the right the the point of absurdity.

It won't serve them well.