Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bush critic wins 2008 Nobel for economics

Here's news of another Bush critic receiving a Nobel prize.

Paul Krugman has just received the 2008 Nobel prize for economics. This is the same Paul Krugman who “argues that President George W. Bush's zeal for deregulation and loose fiscal policies helped spark the current banking meltdown.”

What's it going to take? What's it going to take to convince the radical right wing of just how badly the Bush administration has fouled things up?

In the past, they have tried to trivialize Paul Krugman's commentaries in the New York Times. The radical right has accused the New York Times of being a part of the “liberal press.” But let's face the facts here:

Paul Krugman has received a Nobel prize in economics and George W. Bush has a financial meltdown on his hands.

What's it going to take?

Even now; the radical right wing propaganda pundits are trying to blame the recession on the Democratic Congress. Paul Krugman hasn't been criticizing Congress. And, oh by the way, some Republican Senators have been killing bills in the Senate on a record scale. Why hasn't this filibuster party been addressed by the right? Oh yeah, because they are the ones responsible for the “do nothing” Congress.

What's it going to take?

I especially like the Krugman comment (when asked about a trend of Nobels going to people who are anti-Bush); the Nobel laureate said "A lot of intellectuals are anti-Bush."

But it isn't just intellectuals any more. Most of the American people have finally figured out what has happened (unfortunately too late for much of our 401Ks).

John McCain is dropping in the polls. And his campaign is most likely worse off than the mainstream media wants to report... The mainstream media wants to report a horse race to keep their ratings (and political advertising) up. And obviously, some stations (like FOX) are blatant McCain supporters. You can tell the McCain campaign is in serious trouble though, because their ads are starting to imitate Obama ads.

But don't count McCain/Palin out yet. The Republicans stole the election in 2000, and they stole the election in 2006. It's obvious they'll try to steal the election again. Our elections are still vulnerable. The Army has even stationed a brigade here, in the United States, to quell "civil unrest." (Which is unprecedented, by the way.)

Obama has to win by a landslide to counter the fraud factor. But it looks like he just might win by a landslide.

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