Monday, February 13, 2012

Quote of the Day: The Severe Conservatives

Are you a Republican or a Dickhead or both?
Paul Krugman's most recent column in the NYTimes is a wealth of great quotables. Herewith:

Mitt Romney described himself as "severely conservative" and Krugman points out that "a list of words that most commonly follow the adverb 'severely' ... in frequency of use, are disabled, depressed, ill, limited and injured."

And there was this: "The long-running con game of economic conservatives and the wealthy supporters they serve finally went bad. For decades the G.O.P. has won elections by appealing to social and racial divisions, only to turn after each victory to deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy — a process that reached its epitome when George W. Bush won re-election by posing as America’s defender against gay married terrorists, then announced that he had a mandate to privatize Social Security."

And this: "How did American conservatism end up so detached from, indeed at odds with, facts and rationality? For it was not always thus. After all, that health reform Mr. Romney wants us to forget [the one he implemented in Massachusetts, so similar to "Obamacare"] followed a blueprint originally laid out at the Heritage Foundation!"


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