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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:33 PM
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Krugman: ‘Only fools and clowns’ believe Republican ideology
Source: Raw Story
By David Edwards

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says that Newt Gingrich is just the latest of the “fools and clowns” in the Republican presidential race to become a frontrunner.

“I have a structural hypothesis here,” Krugman told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “You have a Republican ideology, which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t believe in. He just oozes insincerity, that’s just so obvious. But all of the others are fools and clowns. And there is a question here, my hypothesis is that maybe this is an ideology that only fools and clowns can believe in. And that’s the Republican problem.”

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan spoke up in Gingrich’s defense.

“We need a little on the pro-Newt side balance,” she remarked. “The base of the Republican Party knows that the establishment of the Republican Party doesn’t like Newt. That’s a big plus.”

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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:23 PM
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1. My rephrase of Paul Krugman's comment on Newt Gingrich
"... And Newt, although — somebody said, ‘He’s a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person sounds like.’..."

My rephrase will be thus: Newt is a stupid man's idea of what a smart "conservative" sounds like

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:45 PM
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5. LOL!
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:36 PM
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2. The Republicans are mystified.
They wonder, "Why can't we find a sincere, intelligent, strong-willed hero type to represent our point of view?" They probably really wonder that. It's hilarious.
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lindysalsagal Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 07:12 PM
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3. They'll never have another puppet like George Bush. His real value was that
he didn't understand anything, so he believed whatever they told him, and sold it.

sigh~

The good old days.:kick:
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 09:18 PM
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4. It's good we don't have any real problems like war, unemployment, and growing poverty.
The entirety of the Sunday talk shows consisted of which rube Republicans will sacrifice to Obama, and then Penn State pederasty for the semblance of a separate topic.

Clowns and fools!

I hope they don't railroad Krugman for revealing a state secret.
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