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Tom Woods and Bob Murphy discuss Paul Krugmans column.


ContraKrugman 

You know the drill: Krugman says Republicans–including but not limited to Donald Trump–are blithering idiots who are actually proud of their ignorance. There are plenty of right-wingers we dislike too, but as usual Krugman’s claims are utterly biased. We remember some of President Obama’s “greatest hits” when it comes to diplomatic gaffes and botched policy execution.


This isn’t bias; it’s corruption. And as proof, here are 10 examples of Obama’s British gaffes, all of which the media has intentionally covered up or underplayed — all of which are much more embarrassing than a candidate answering a question a little less diplomatically than he should have.

In no particular order:

1. The Toast:

 President Inspector Clouseau completely bungles a toast to Queen Elizabeth:

The screwup: At this point, the band launched into “God Save the Queen” — but Obama continued speaking over the music: “. . . for the vitality of the special relationship between our peoples, and in the words of Shakespeare, ‘To this blessed plot, this Earth, this realm, this England.’ To the Queen.” She gave him a look, he set down his glass, and then stood motionless until the music stopped. Then everyone picked up their glasses. Oops.

The reaction around Captain Clueless is absolutely hysterical.



Krugman Column

Ignorance Is Strength” (February 13, 2017)

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Contra Column

Obama’s Top Ten UK Gaffes,” by John Nolte

Krugman’s Scathing Review of Robert Reich

Ricardo’s Difficult Idea



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