Severe conservatism, propaganda, and Tin Foil Hats

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    Op-Ed Columnist
    Severe Conservative Syndrome
    By PAUL KRUGMAN
    Published: February 12, 2012


    Mitt Romney has a gift for words — self-destructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a “severely conservative governor.”

    As Molly Ball of The Atlantic pointed out, Mr. Romney “described conservatism as if it were a disease.” Indeed. Mark Liberman, a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, provided a list of words that most commonly follow the adverb “severely”; the top five, in frequency of use, are disabled, depressed, ill, limited and injured.

    That’s clearly not what Mr. Romney meant to convey. Yet if you look at the race for the G.O.P. presidential nomination, you have to wonder whether it was a Freudian slip. For something has clearly gone very wrong with modern American conservatism.

    Start with Rick Santorum, who, according to Public Policy Polling, is the clear current favorite among usual Republican primary voters, running 15 points ahead of Mr. Romney. Anyone with an Internet connection is aware that Mr. Santorum is best known for 2003 remarks about homosexuality, incest and bestiality. But his strangeness runs deeper than that.

    For example, last year Mr. Santorum made a point of defending the medieval Crusades against the “American left who hates Christendom.” Historical issues aside (hey, what are a few massacres of infidels and Jews among friends?), what was this doing in a 21st-century campaign?
    Go to the link for the rest of the article


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/o...ative-syndrome.html?_r=1&src=tp&smid=fb-share

    You betcha! LOL
     
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    Krugman should stick to being a horrible economist.
     
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    PAUL KRUGMAN has severe constipation syndrome.



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    Great article and tinfoil hats included....and we are paying for this and about to pay far for as well. Bad deal.

    Robert
     
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    I agree totally with this OP and would further suggest that the distilate of the "true believers" of this con game should be recognised as a certifiable mental illness similar to paranoid schitzophrenic.
     
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    Pub dupes going suicidal 2012! LOL!
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I think that Krugman ought to stick to commenting on things economic.

    I dont need Krugman to tell me that Mitt is another GOP INSIDER.

    His record speaks for itself.
     
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    Apparently, the 'don't paste a whole article' rule does not apply to the OP.

    What a fucking idiot.
     
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    I don't even think Krugman should stick to economics. the man has went INSANE..

    his rantings proves it and people PAY to read that..:cuckoo:
     
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    some are not the brightest bulbs..
     

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