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August 10, 2009

Paul Krugman Yelps That Opposing ObamaCare Is Racist

Never mind Kenneth Gladney, the black conservative who was beaten up by Democrat-deployed union thugs for opposing ObamaCare. The NY Slimes' cartoonish Paul Krugman proclaims that resisting healthcare nazification is racist:

For the most part, the protesters appear to be genuinely angry. The question is, what are they angry about?

Power-mad socialists trying to replace their healthcare system with a statist nightmare straight out of Logan's Run? No, guess again:

[T]hey're probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they've heard about what he's doing, than to who he is. … it's a strategy that has played a central role in American politics ever since Richard Nixon realized that he could advance Republican fortunes by appealing to the racial fears of working-class whites.

I could almost pity the poor dumb bastards, left to defend an indefensible ideology while their farcical regime of Hopey Change crumbles around them. When they play their beloved race card on issues that have absolutely nothing to do with race, you know they feel the wall at their backs.

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Krugman: moonbattery as self-parody.

On a tip from Gregory of Yardale.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 10, 2009 7:21 AM

Comments

The banner behind him says it all.

Posted by: Lyle at August 10, 2009 7:36 AM

Oh look where this reptile is at U.C. BERKLELY one of the most vile stink holes in the nation and he works for the NEW YORK SLIMES

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at August 10, 2009 7:41 AM

This is just a common mental issue. It can't possibly be their ideas that are being rejected. Those are holy ideas. Those are what America MUST become [to be accepted by the butt biscuits of the world].

So...

It must be because we hate and fear the President. And, that can only be because he's got African ancestors and he's going to rape all our white women.

This sort of mental segue is observable in anyone in denial.

Posted by: chuck in st paul at August 10, 2009 7:41 AM

You might enjoy this memo from HCAN - Health Care for Americans Now - on how to handle right-wing attacks at townhall meetings!


HCAN—Responding to Right-Wing Attacks in the Field

Posted by: TED at August 10, 2009 7:47 AM

So, since you guys continue to harp on the Gladney bs, can you explain how in the video the SEIU member who is on his back? And for all of Gladney's injuries he sure is up quick after the fight. Oh, and now he's in a wheelchair asking for "donations" because he has no insurance... :(
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_08/019423.php

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 7:51 AM

Ha as long as these assholes are misinforming their own people as to what to expect, they can't help but keep missing the mark.

Uh yeah, goatse, little Gladney there just obliviated that SEIU goon that was twice his size. Yeah, he was up after being assaulted and battered by PAID UNION THUGS but there's never a case when medical advice is to stay down, is there? He has no insurance? I was not aware of that, but hey, it just goes to show, you don't have to have the gold-plated employer-provided insurance to see this reform bs for what it is.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at August 10, 2009 8:01 AM

Apparently you've never heard of ADRENALINE. Enables you to ignore pain for short amounts of time after a "tragic" incident. You can get up rather quickly after a concussion yet, a little later, you ARE disoriented.

I think it was a comment on the GatewayPundit blog that some commenter, spoke of a similar, personal story. He had tore a ligament in his leg and it wasn't difficult to walk initially but, minutes later, he was in excrutiating pain.

Try again.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 10, 2009 8:02 AM

Welcome back wellstoned. The only bs here is you, and your union buddies.

Posted by: Stephana at August 10, 2009 8:02 AM

so the new talking-point is that gladney was the aggressor?

Posted by: weewilly at August 10, 2009 8:04 AM

So, let me get this straight, Gladney's message goes like this "I will not tolerate our government to force us to pay for others health care...by the way, a hat is being passed around if you could be so kind to pay for mine" Give me a break! You guys threatened, shouted, screamed etc. What the hell did you think was going to happen?

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 8:06 AM

Even if the story of "passing the hat" is true, it truly shines a light on the fundamental difference between left and right. The left depends on the government for any and everything. The right does not expect such coddling.

Yes, people are upset about this debacle masquerading as "reform." And you "expect" your side to react to voiced opposition with violence, Kyle?

Good luck; you're pussies.

Posted by: cowlove at August 10, 2009 8:11 AM

If the SEUI is so innocent, Goatse, why are three of them in jail for assault?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 10, 2009 8:13 AM

Three are in jail and aren't they looking for a FOURTH guy who ran?

Typical liberal, running away from problems.

Posted by: Tex-Mex at August 10, 2009 8:26 AM

People Derangement Syndrome

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/09/people-derangement-syndrome/

Posted by: J at August 10, 2009 8:30 AM

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

He's "black" so you hate him.

Somebody PLEASE kick that damn broken record off the turn table ...

I can play this rigged game, Paul.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

George Bush is "white" so you hate him.

Posted by: drillanwr at August 10, 2009 8:42 AM

Posted by: V the K at August 10, 2009 8:46 AM

An interview with Well-Stoned Goat, famous contributor to .....Nothing..
Goat, tell the audience, in 500 words or less, why working, productive Americans should pay for health care for illegals, folks who refuse to buy their own health care, and those who would rather not spend $5.00/day for health insurance?
What's that?

Can't hear you Goat...

Oh, ok, you got nothing? That's right, you got nothing.

Posted by: UpNorth at August 10, 2009 8:47 AM

"And for all of Gladney's injuries he sure is up quick after the fight."

1) get the faintest clue as to what the fuck you're talking about
2) flap cockholster.

I realise step 1 is optional for leftards, but I highly recommend it anyway. If you had a fucking clue, you'd know that people knocked over by cars often instinctively get up and run away. And have you ever heard military types use the expression "walking wounded"? How bad you think those injuries are?

Go make a laughing stock of yourself elsewhere, chump.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 10, 2009 9:02 AM

Even left-wing journalists have some form of frontal cortex.
So you would wonder then whether eventually, one of them here or there would start to reflect on the stupidity of guys like Krugman and his race-mongering ilk in the dying MSM, and just possibly come to some vague realization that, "why yes, we liberals really are fingernail dirt."
Not that that would make any difference to them.



What the hell did you think was going to happen?

Keep it up Wellstoned.
There's nothing better for regaining a house majority than to have constant reminders of fascist liberal thinking.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 10, 2009 9:17 AM

"You guys threatened, shouted, screamed etc. "

I call bullshit Ghostie.

Send me the link or reference where anti government health care types are threatening anyone except with self defense. All the footage is (as usual) of libtards and collectivists hitting or throwing something.

The only threats I know of from Tea Party types is the threat of booting the bastards out of office. Oh yeah... Harry and Nancy say that's Terrorism. Sure. I guess they are terrified of having to get an honest job.

Posted by: chuck in st paul at August 10, 2009 9:18 AM

Bad argument GoW. Are you unfamiliar with whiplash injuries? Most people who get them have no idea how badly they are injured until long after the accident. Further, awhile back I read a story about a young woman who jumped out of a second story window to avoid being raped. She walked away from the jump, but injured her back so severely that within months she ended up a quadraplegic. The bottom line is the SEIU thug had no authority to attack Gladney. If Gladney was guilty of disorderly conduct (and I've been informed by many liberals that black men CAN'T be guilty of disorderly conduct), the police would have arrested him, but they didn't, they arrested the union thugs, so the evidence seems to lean in the direction that Gladney was the victim, not the aggressor.

Posted by: Judith M. at August 10, 2009 9:19 AM

As far as whiplash and knee injuries, I am more than familiar with them from years of hockey etc.
My argument is, Gladney is going to oppose some form of health care reform because it could be paid for through taxes or say ending foolish wars. All the while, he is more than comfortable to sit in the hospital's wheelchair with a tin cup asking for other people to pay for his bill. Talk about hypocrisy! Furthermore, if the Union members started this as reported , I agree it is horrible behavior. We weren't there, and have yet to their side of the story we don't know what was said to them. Yet, the video clearly shows a SEIU member on his back in the street at the onset. The GOP has more props than Carrot Top, and Gladney has now become one of them. Maybe Glenn Beck can have him on and they can use dolls to reenact the events in St. Louis.

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 9:32 AM

All the while, he is more than comfortable to sit in the hospital's wheelchair with a tin cup asking for other people to pay for his bill.

Again, even if this is true, he's asking for help, as opposed to demanding it through threat of force. Maybe that's why you dislike him so much: you can't use him as a prop. Speaking of props...

The GOP has more props than Carrot Top, and Gladney has now become one of them.

What a laugh. The party of "community organizers" having a hissy fit over an unorganized, authentic protest.

It must suck to be you and see your ideological giants being ridiculed, your "ideas" rejected, and your Hopenchanger turned into worst.president.ever all in 6 short months.

Get used to it, you overplayed your hand and no one likes you anymore. :(

Posted by: cowlove at August 10, 2009 9:41 AM

Ghost of Karl Liebknecht hits a new low. He and presumably his fellow Red stooges now want us to believe that one guy selling flags abandoned his inventory and attacked four union goons.

Axelrod told me to tell you that he's docking your pay for that one, for deviating from the Party line.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 9:58 AM

Cowlove, you didn't like me in the first place, I haven't lost any sleep. Further, why didn't he just go purchase insurance, oh that's right he lost his job. And again, Cowlove, you may want to look up the Freedom Works VP on c-span, from Friday I believe. "We facilitate", can explain why cars in Scottsdale, Az. at Harry Mitchell's office had plates from New Mexico, California,Texas, and Utah? I am awaiting the photos from someone who attended the meeting. Further, I don't dislike Gladney, I really don't care, however, I think he is another example of someone voting against their own interest, and now he is a prop with for you guys.

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 10:00 AM

Anyone think Obama will say that the SEIU "acted stupidly?"

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at August 10, 2009 10:01 AM

T]hey're probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they've heard about what he's doing, than to who he is. … it's a strategy that has played a central role in American politics ever since Richard Nixon realized that he could advance Republican fortunes by appealing to the racial fears of working-class whites.

So...somebody help me out. How is Krugman qualified to pontificate on this? This is just his political opinion – nothing to do with his field, economics. Berkeley might as well ask Albert Pujols to come speak.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 10:02 AM

GoW,

Passing the hat = option to donate.

Passing health "insurance" reform = FORCE you to pay.

Pull your head out of your ass.

Posted by: AmericanToTheCore at August 10, 2009 10:02 AM

Goatse, I see you took time off from writing phony letters for Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Worst of Gallstone at August 10, 2009 10:06 AM

"We facilitate", can explain why cars in Scottsdale, Az. at Harry Mitchell's office had plates from New Mexico, California,Texas, and Utah? I am awaiting the photos from someone who attended the meeting.

Agitprop, thy name is Ghost of Heidi Fleiss. Whore.

So you're accusing loyal Americans of doing ...exactly what you're doing?

Your hypocrisy is breath-taking.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 10:08 AM

Goatse, I see you took time off from writing phony letters for Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi.

The letters to Barney Frank weren't phony. They were love letters. He wanted to see if Barney liked his blue hair.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 10:10 AM

I swear... if liberals believed in punching babies, they'd have a shit-fit if they caught conservatives punching babies... all the while, liberals are content with scrambling their brains.

Hypocrisy at its finest...

Sounds like a case of "They took 'er jerbs!"

Posted by: AmericanToTheCore at August 10, 2009 10:11 AM

Further, I don't dislike Gladney, I really don't care,...

You care very much, obviously. You're here caring all over the place.

...however, I think he is another example of someone voting against their own interest,...

Translation: what a stupid prole, not doing what he's told.

...and now he is a prop with for you guys.

And that just infuriates you, as you search in vain for your own props. You see your idiocy meeting the cold, hard steel of reality, and you're losing the ideoligical battle, all the while falsely accusing the other side of using the very same tactics outlined in your playbook.

At least the threat of socialized, government-run health insurance has, for the most part, been averted. Now I get to just point and laugh at you impotent morons.

Just one sentence from you reveals so much failure. I'd cry for you if your ignorance wasn't willful.

Posted by: cowlove at August 10, 2009 10:17 AM

UPDATE: Mr Gladney is apparently covered under his wife's policy. The lefty talking point is a lie (surprise). Goatse, you fail again.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at August 10, 2009 11:03 AM

Oh yawn! Cowlove, you guys are so bent on Alinsky, Ayers, and Wright, yet you do not ever look at facts. I do not subscribe to any of the aforementioned thought or reasoning of community organizing, yet I am accused of it. Let's have a run down of GOP props.
Pre-screened soldiers for GWB (AND YES, I DO RECOGNIZE THAT OBAMA HAS DONE THE SAME, AND IT IS DISGUSTING)
9/11
"Operation Iraqi Liberation"
Senator David "diaper" Vitter with pre-screened props at his town hall over the weekend.
Sarah Palin's kids, and she again does it on Friday with a Facebook post.
Ken and Barbie if you are Glenn Beck
Kenneth Gladney
Should I go on? The point of the matter is, the bussed in protesters allover the country have no interest in hearing facts on health care, yet want the "government to keep their hands of medicare" Duh!
Here is how the GOP Congressman Thad McCotter is handling town halls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4e7BCdzQPo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFsqg1G05hQ&feature=channel_page

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 11:06 AM

Link evilwrench?

Posted by: Ghost of Wellstone at August 10, 2009 11:17 AM

HYUK,HYUK,HYUK SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK there most be some GOOF GAS in the mike to make him talk like aidiot and the collage of knuckeheads squawk squawk squawk hyuk,hyuk,hyuk

Posted by: Flu-Bird at August 10, 2009 11:28 AM

Should I go on?

Yes, absolutely. Your terror is palpable and encouraging. Thank you for all that you do!

Posted by: cowlove at August 10, 2009 11:35 AM

Goatse,I know you write phony letters (see previous post) for Barney Frank, just as long as he gets to "stuff the envelope," right?

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Anonymous at August 10, 2009 11:42 AM

9/11 as a prop for GWB.

You disgusting trash.

Posted by: Fiberal at August 10, 2009 11:50 AM

Krugman automatically lost the argument when he resorted to the pitiful (and hopelessly tired) claim of racism to explain opposition to Obambi's policies. He offered NO specific examples of racism on the part of those who have turned out to oppose Obambicare. Thats because the only racist specifics in this entire episode have been the naked racism of Obambi thugs who mocked the black Conservative who was beaten down by Obambi thugs recently. NO WAY does Krugman want to talk about that. REMEMBER ONE THING FOLKS: WHEN A LEFTARD RESORTS TO CALLING YOU A RACIST, SEXIST, FASCIST OR HOMOPHOBE, YOU AUTOMATICALLY WIN THE ARGUMENT BECAUSE THEY CANNOT REFUTE YOU WITHOUT THOSE CHILDISH, B.S. LABELS.

Posted by: Refuter of Liberal Vermin at August 10, 2009 12:51 PM

Ghostie would have SPIT into Mr. Gladney's collection hat. All charity MUST come from the all mighty, all powerfull federal government that is answerable ONLY to itself in Ghostie's eyes.

Why do you hate that injured black man, Ghostie? Is it because he DARED to escape the perpetual victimhood plantation?

Posted by: KHarn at August 10, 2009 4:00 PM

Ayers should be hanged. Better late than never.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 5:21 PM

You know the Reds are on the run when they're this panicked. They're in a full court press because they know they've overplayed their hand. This recess has been giving - and will continue to give - Americans the opportunity to give their Congressmen an earful. Tacking away from Obama is just common sense for all Congressmen up for re-election in 2010 who don't want to find another line of work.

Obamacare is done. So is Obama.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 5:32 PM

Obama's already a lame duck, paradoxically because the Dems have a majority in both Houses. Dems 100% own anything they do; they can't blame Republicans for any of it. That means that Dems up for re-election can't strike a pose by voting for some moronic symbolism, counting on the grownups to block it, and then in 2010 blaming the grownups for not passing, e.g., the Unicorn Fart Air Pollution Reduction Act.

Instead their every vote actually counts. If they stick with Obama and vote for something moronic, a lot of them will be slitting their own throats in the mid-term elections, because their opponents can hang that vote around their necks.

If, on the other hand, they decide to save their own skins (my bet), they'll burn Obama to avoid that problem. By 2010 people will be seeing their tax burdens balloon, and the bloom will be off the Messiah even more than it is now. Avoiding association with Obama will be a survival tactic.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 10, 2009 5:39 PM

I'm just curious to see how the prom-king acts when his comrades turn on him. We've had very few glimpses of Obama off-script and perturbed, and what we've seen has been interesting.

As for the rest, it's time to just sit back with the popcorn. The progressives are calling real Americans liars and whores to their faces, turning on each other like starving wolves, and managing to kill their tin god in 7 short months.

Now, if we can just get some real adults in charge...

Posted by: cowlove at August 11, 2009 6:17 AM