Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Jindal Bomb: Krugman on the GOP Governor's Disappointing Response

Princeton economist and Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman on the Bobby Jindal speech last night:
[L]eaving aside the chutzpah of casting the failure of his own party’s governance as proof that government can’t work, does he really think that the response to natural disasters like Katrina is best undertaken by uncoordinated private action? Hey, why bother having an army? Let’s just rely on self-defense by armed citizens.

The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.
No matter how you slice and dice it, Krugman makes a devastating critique of the Republican response to the Obama Administration's political and economic initiatives.

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