Tacitus has his daily bullets up, and this might be the anrkiest episode ever. I particularly enjoyed the description of Kevin Drum’s Paul Krugman interview:
Paul Krugman is hopelessly naive and never paid attention to conservatives before the year 2000. That’s the only conclusion I can draw from his interview with Kevin Drum, in which he plumbs the depths of the right’s hidden agenda to find that we’re opposed in principle to most if not all social programs! Back to the hive, comrades, we are exposed. The corollary rhetoric about the abolition of the First Amendment and the cancellation of meaningful elections is just risible paranoia. There is a worthwhile nugget of insight in his observation that the strategem of “starving” social spending via underfunding and deficits simply won’t work absent national catastrophe; certainly an important point in itself. But on the whole, if Drum’s exposition was supposed to move us beyond Krugman’s image of a frenetic, blinkered partisan, it only succeeded in solidifying that perception. Next: Krugman finds that libertarians want to eradicate government altogether. Someone must warn the American people.
This does come in the context of the President running as a “compassionate conservative,” yes?