In high school I remember there was kid that was always working so she could purchase the new line of clothes all the popular girls had. The moment she bought them however, the popular girls would switch to something else and then complain about how the other girl made those clothes look bad, or some other bitchy and condescending remark. I thought as I got older this mindset would die in our teenage years, but it just seems to evolve into a bigger game of snide remarks, lazy logic, and convoluting mental gymnastics.
“Economist” Paul Krugman is the prime example.
In the wake of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon from President Trump, Krugman went on a typical everyone is a nazi rampage the left has been playing like it’s going out of style and stated to following in his original Alertnet piece:
“There’s a word for political regimes that round up members of minority groups and send them to concentration camps, while rejecting the rule of law,” he wrote in his Monday column. “What Arpaio brought to Maricopa, and what the president of the United States has just endorsed.”
Regardless as to your opinion of Sheriff Joe, who was attacked by Soros and the left for doing his job, Krugman shows his selective disgust. “His base also revels in spectacular feats of racism, and with his approval rating plummeting, Trump needs them more than ever,” Krugman continues onward simply reiterating what he has been saying for several years about Trump- everything he has done is fascist or racist. Krugman never called President Obama fascist when the Obama DOJ stripped a US citizen of his right to due process because of his controversial statements. Krugman, who idolizes the progressivism of Democrats like FDR, would never call the man who put Japanese-America citizens in literal concentration camps racist.
This is the trend of progressive America (and the right when as well sadly, but not to the same extent), they are anti-war when a Republican is bombing someone but when a Democrat does it, they are protecting the country. When a Republican does something somewhat edgy, impeachment echoes through the halls of Congress but when Democrats literally break the law and admit to it, no one brings it up.
Selective rage- that is what we have come to because we simply want to win. When we put rage porn over policy and talking points over conversations, it shouldn’t surprise us that we don’t stick to any truth or facts. My advice to Krugman is that if you’re so afraid of that man having so much consolidated power, maybe you should limit the scope of that office regardless as to who sits behind the desk.
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