Friday, July 15, 2011

Assistant To the Quote of the Day

"The G.O.P. ... has gone off the deep end. If you’re surprised, that means that you were part of the problem."

-- Paul Krugman in a dead-on piece in today's New York Times on the insane intractability of the Republican party


kanye said...

This is the money quote from the Krugman article:

As The Times’s Nate Silver points out, the president has offered deals that are far to the right of what the average American voter prefers — in fact, if anything, they’re a bit to the right of what the average Republican voter prefers!

And this is from some guy named Matt:

7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Any questions?

Amy B. said...

I like this one (though I haven't read it all yet):

"Anyone surprised by the extremism and irresponsibility now on display either hasn’t been paying attention, or has been deliberately turning a blind eye."

This is so true- I've felt that way about my father (an otherwise completely rational, educated and extremely politically astute individual) for awhile now. How can you not have seen this is how it's been for years? It's the blindness, I swear; to even consider W as anything other than incompetent at best and a criminal at worst is just ridiculous to me, and my dad thinks the world of him. I just shake my head and keep my mouth shut. Most of the time. I do b'lieve I'll be sending this op-ed over to him and see what he thinks, because I'm eeeevil.

Anonymous said...

I struggle sometimes to remember that Paul Krugman was for Enron, before he was against it. Because he's so damned perfect otherwise. In an Aspergian kind of way.