Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Two Krugmans in One

Paul Krugman in the January 8, 2011, New York Times:
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.
Paul Krugman in the April 16, 2011, New York Times:
Civility is the Last Refuge of Scoundrels

[T]he main point is, what are we supposed to have a civil discussion about? The truth is that the two parties have both utterly different goals and utterly different views about how the world works. . .

So what is there to talk about?
See also Washington Examiner editorial:
Mean streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks
(via Don Surber)