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January 11, 2011 / J. Shaw

Paul Krugman, Markos Moulitsas 'Rhetoric' Bullshit is a Waste of Time

The arguing about the Giffords’ tragedy has gone on for days now! The newspapers and TV are filled with heated, hateful talk about the event….. Average Americans are going about their business making a living and trying to survive….
Politicians are using this horrible event to try to further their pet agendas of gun control, less freedom of speech and blaming conservatives.
Without a doubt Paul Krugman has made the biggest ass of himself in trying to pin the shooting conservatives. A link to his big hit piece is below. Krugman points out that the angry rhetoric got worse in this country around the time  Bill Clinton was elected.
Of course it change with Clinton! That’s when the general public realized they were being cheated and lied to by their government-the Clintons. The Clintons were taking illegal campaign money from Charlie Trie and many other donors. Bill Clinton with the Loral Corp were giving the Chinese American missile technology. Bill Clinton was faking tears about our soldiers at Normandy, tears over Ron Brown’s mysterious death, fake sadness at Oklahoma City-I was there. Americans were murdered at Waco at this time. And Bill Clinton was having sex with a bimbo while at work in the White House. Hillary couldn’t remember anything Congressional investigators wanted to know about her own dealings. The citizens were rightfully angry.
And it was at that period of time that it finally dawned on the people that the mainstream media was giving them slanted-left news. That made the people angry. The people discover reliable news sources-  talk radio and FOX News.
This anger continued with the actions of King Obama. Obama rammed through ObamaCare, gave bailouts to banks and unions and made horrible economic decsions-all against the wishes of the American people. The citizens were rightfully angry.Krugman named the rigtht time period for rhetoric change in this country but didnt name the people and events that caused the rhetoric change.
Its time for the both political sides and the media to move on and cover the daily business being done in America. SHAW
Below is the best piece I have read about this tragedy, shooting, blame, finger-pointing mess. A Washington Examiner editorial.
Was President Obama encouraging murder during his 2008 campaign when he said, “If they bring a knife … we bring a gun”? Was he encouraging political violence when he said more recently of the new Republican House majority that “we are going to have just hand-to-hand combat up here on Capitol Hill”? Of course not. Similarly, former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski was speaking allegorically in October when he said Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott should “be lined up against a wall and shot.” Such remarks are often hackneyed or tasteless, but reasonable people understand they are not incitements to violence.


Jared Loughner, the gunman charged with wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and murdering six others in Tucson on Saturday, held bizarre beliefs about “conscious dreaming” and government mind control imposed through English grammar. No serious person would connect his belief system to a mainstream political ideology. But then there’s New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. He places the blood libel of blame for the Tucson murders squarely on the shoulders of “the crowds at the McCain-Palin rallies” and “right-wing extremism.” It’s the Republicans’ fault because “the purveyors of hate have been treated with respect, even deference, by the GOP establishment.” Krugman’s solution is for “decent people” to “shun” those he holds accountable. But the logic of his argument leads straight to calling for official restrictions on political speech after shunning inevitably fails to do the job. The totalitarian temptation is an ever-present possibility with people like Krugman.

Another self-righteous voice in this debate is left-wing blogger Markos Moulitsas, who said in June 2008 that he was placing a “bull’s-eye” on Giffords’ and other Democratic moderates’ districts because of their vote on an intelligence bill, by which they had “sold out the Constitution.” Last week, a Kos diarist even wrote an angry rant about Giffords, declaring, “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!”

Let’s be clear: The Tucson crimes were not encouraged by any such heated rhetoric. Neither Kos with its rhetorical bull’s-eyes, nor the cross hair graphics on Sarah Palin’s Web site, nor the cross hairs used in the ads of nearby Arizona Democratic Rep. Harry Mitchell’s campaign in 2006, nor the bull’s-eyes used by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to “target” Republicans in 2009 have any relevance to this discussion. Their elimination for the sake of political correctness would not have saved — and will not save — a single life. Even if we find some political rhetoric repellent, this has nothing to do with murder. Unless our endgame involves burning books, banning certain kinds of speech and censoring the Internet, lest something someone says or writes might inspire some crazy person to kill someone, the discussion about “toxic political rhetoric” is a waste of time. Unless your aim is to use it as a pretext to repeal somebody’s First Amendment rights.

Article  Paul Krugman’s totalitarian temptation  Examiner Editorial

NYTIMES Krugman Hate article


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