Diary of a Deranged Liberal

On Sunday, New York Times writer Paul Krugman offered his 9/11 thoughts on the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. He did so in a brief column, almost in the form of a diary entry. In it, Krugman decided to take a strong stand and call out (by name) the villains of that terrible day. Interestingly, Osama Bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and Al Qaeda didn’t make the list. Who did make the list? George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and Bernard Kerik.

No, I’m not kidding.

His reasoning? He claims that the three became “fake heroes” by racing to “cash in” on the horrors of that day. He doesn’t expand on that assertion any further, other than taking shots at his colleagues in the news media for letting the three get away with it, and at “neocons” for taking us to war.

He ended his column by announcing that he wasn’t going to let online readers comment on his thoughts for “obvious reasons”.

What a deranged individual.

Now when it comes to Paul Krugman, I suppose I shouldn’t waste my time. The notorious left-winger is infamous for routinely making absolutely ridiculous comments that are no more grounded in reality than unicorns and vampires. However, his 9/11 thoughts do offer some constructive insight into the mind of a 21st century liberal elitist.

Even on this historic anniversary, left-wingers like Krugman can’t bring themselves to condemn Islamic extremists. They’re far more comfortable using the memory of thousands of American deaths to take pot-shots at high-profile political opponents who had the gall to show actual leadership on 9/11, and in the days following the attacks.

Krugman despises these three men not because of how they handled the crisis, but because of two reasons: 1) Most Americans were inspired by their leadership that day. 2) They’re Republicans.

In Krugman’s mind, it was their relevance that somehow made them opportunists. With that logic, at least we don’t have to worry about this “fake economist” ever becoming an opportunist. Right?

Author Bio:

John Daly couldn't have cared less about world events and politics until the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks changed his perspective. Since then, he's been deeply engaged in the news of the day with a particular interest in how that news is presented. Realizing the importance of the media in a free, democratic society, John has long felt compelled to identify media injustices when he sees them. With a B.S. in Business Administration, and a 16 year background in software and web development, John has found that his real passion is for writing. His first novel, entitled "From a Dead Sleep", is now on sale! He lives in Northern Colorado with his wife and two children. Like John on Facebook. Follow John on Twitter.
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  • John Newton

    Why is he still in America if he truly feel’s this way.
    I am all for freedom of speech but this is a little hard to take even in a country with freedom of speech!

    I feel shame for our country every time he opens his mouth.

  • Shirl

    Krugman is a coward and this was nothing more than a political hit piece supported by the NYT rag. If this guy had a brain in his head, he’d take it out and play with it. Boy, the true evil spirits of the liberals are being spewed all over and rachetting up as of late and are going to get worse the closer we get to election day 2012.

  • kevin ahles

    Krugman is an absolute idiot. Everything that is wrong with America. I wouldn’t wipe my rear end with the New York Times either unless Krugman’s face was on the part I was using.

  • Robert

    Paul Krugman is mentally ill and has been for sometime. What he needs is tenure at Bellevue, not Princeton. And Princeton, kiss my donations good bye for even affiliating with this filth.

  • Rantburger

    Paul Krugman and the Myth of Liberal Tolerance: http://rantburger.blogspot.com/2011/09/paul-krugman-and-myth-of-liberal.html #krugman

  • MinniePearlJam

    Paul Krugman lowered himself to the level of the Westboro Church with this piece. Just as they have used the funerals of fallen soldiers to bring attention to themselves, Krugman purposely timed this piece of garbage to infuriate the public and bring attention to himself. When Paul Krugman cashes his paycheck this week for writing this sort of drivel, he will be the one “cashing in” on a national tragedy and the deaths of thousands. As if that weren’t enough, he then played the part of a coward who throws a rock and runs, by not allowing comments to be made. The NY Times pays this low-life hack to write this crap. Let them know you’ll no longer support them doing it.

  • robin in fl

    hey now,the guys (PK) gotta’ pay his rent some how,even if it is with mindless dribble… :)

  • marcie

    Paul Krugman is a coward. He won’t allow responses to his post because he doesn’t have the courage of his convictions to stand behind his words. I used to accord him respect for being a voice from the left, not that I ever agreed with any of his views. But by disallowing people to respond to his latest blog post, he has removed any respect he might have been otherwise accorded.

  • Will Swoboda

    Hey John, I’m no doctor but shouldn’t this guy be on medication. I believe he is passed derangement and into full blown pathology.
    Will

    • John Daly

      My guess is that he’s already over-medicated.

  • JohnInMA

    Here is a guy whose most notorious work (quotations) routinely has nothing to do with his “field”, economics. Not only was his blog post immature and unprofessional, beyond the level of an academic by miles, but it demonstrates that he may be the least rational “smart person” on the progressive side. He is purely emotional. And for the most part he seems to be a political partisan hiding behind his academic robes. Has he produced anything of academic value since being awarded his Nobel prize? Did he before?

    • Will Swoboda

      Hey John, If there ever is a Noble Prize for nitwittery, Paul will have two to adorn his cell.
      Will

  • Uncle Dave

    Dear Mr. Daly, I beg to differ, vampires are real! They have been sucking money out of my wallet for years now. They come from a cave in Washington DC, I think it’s called “the lower chamber”, although there are many in “the upper chamber” too. The most famous two Ding-Bats of them all would be Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

    • John Daly

      I stand corrected. ;)

  • Bill

    How brave of Krugman to attack 2 men who are no longer in office. How patriotic to do it on the anniversary of the day we were attacked by terrorists. Why not condemn the people who actually attacked us? Why didn’t he criticize 0bama for cashing in on killing Bin-Laden?

    Krugman is a partisan hack who shouldn’t even be writing for the weekly shopper let alone a newspaper in a major city. A city by the way that was attacked by terrorists 10 years ago where almost 3000 people were murdered! The real shame is on Krugman for trying to turn a tragedy into a political opportunity.

    • Mike Jarosz

      Note that Mr Bill spelled 0bama with a zero. No accident, methinks

  • Steve

    Paul Krugman and the New York Times . . . they deserve each other. Both write and print vileness that they try to pass off as journalism but which is, in truth (a foreign concept to both), anti Americanism. They are both despicable, two-bit political hacks of the lowest order. This time, however, Krugman honestly identifies himself as the craven liberal coward he is by refusing to allow any reader feedback to the garbage he wrote. He’s like the big-mouthed bully in the sandlot football game who thinks he has scored, then takes the ball and goes home to chuckle and hide to celebrate his cheap “victory”.

    • marcie

      Hear, hear, Steve. Anyone in the public eye who uses that platform to express an opinion owes that very same public a chance to respond. What he did–enforcing strict silence and disallowing reaction—was to say that his views are more important than his readers’, and that he is too important to defend his remarks. The worst kind of elitist, and a most typical coward.

  • Nick

    A few other things that made this particularly repugnant: first, that he knowingly, intentionally chose the 10-year anniversary to do this. He himself “cashed in” by using this to do something calculatingly provacative. Second, that the entry was so brief. I would have had more respect for him if he, an alleged Ivy League intellectual, had taken the effort to write a full-blown essay on why he felt this way. At least have the balls to flesh it out. Instead, he chose to make this the equivalant of a playground insult — or better yet, the old “leave a flaming bag of excrement on someone’s doorstep and ring the doorbell” prank. I was educated at a leading northeast liberal arts university, and really…now in my mid-40s, I’ve had enough of these phony, smarmy faux intellectuals.

    • begbie

      Good post! That sums it up.

  • Harris W

    Amen Bernie. When I read his blog post this morning I was livid. Its utterly disgusting. I really hope the backlash continues against this man. I hop that Oreilly has you on for a segment this week to discuss this dangerous mindset some that those like Krugman hold.