Monday, October 05, 2009

Quotable Krugman: The Politics of Spite

Paul Krugman of the New York Times, commenting on the spiteul cheers that erupted at the offices of Bill Kristol's Weekly sub-Standard when news came that the U.S. was eliminated as host country for the 2016 Olympics, as usual hit the nail on the head:
For one thing, we learned that the modern conservative movement, which dominates the modern Republican Party, has the emotional maturity of a bratty 13-year-old.

As for the Republican campaign against healthcare reform, Krugman explains their "scorched-earth tactics":
The key point is that ever since the Reagan years, the Republican Party has been dominated by radicals — ideologues and/or apparatchiks who, at a fundamental level, do not accept anyone else’s right to govern.

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