Krugman: Gore Derangement Syndrome

Paul Krugman is still reading Armando’s mind:

Both the personality cult the right tried to build around President Bush and the often hysterical denigration of Mr. Gore were, I believe, largely motivated by the desire to expunge the stain of illegitimacy from the Bush administration.

And now that Mr. Bush has proved himself utterly the wrong man for the job – to be, in fact, the best president Al Qaeda’s recruiters could have hoped for – the symptoms of Gore derangement syndrome have grown even more extreme.

The worst thing about Mr. Gore, from the conservative point of view, is that he keeps being right. In 1992, George H. W. Bush mocked him as the “ozone man,” but three years later the scientists who discovered the threat to the ozone layer won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 2002 he warned that if we invaded Iraq, “the resulting chaos could easily pose a far greater danger to the United States than we presently face from Saddam.” And so it has proved.


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  1. I still have a couple of conservatives in the military who have to run me down for debate everytime one sees me someplace.  I don’t know if you meet on the battlefield with conservatives too but let me tell ya, this past year has been a mad dash from one Hannity talking point to the next.  They think they are really onto something very very often but we have had to debate so much stuff here at Lefty Losers are Us I’m always able to just begin to question that talking point civilly and it evaporates in about 45 seconds.  Then they look baffled and if I bring up last weeks talking point which has already met a firey death it is only proof that female progressives are brooding kick em while they’re down evil bitches, like that is a talking point.  Being a fricken conservative right now is just one big long psyops mission done on people who know much more about psyops than they do.

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