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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:18 PM

Krugman flips GOP's propaganda machine on its head with devastating critique of the party's extremis

Krugman flips GOP’s propaganda machine on its head with devastating critique of the party’s extremism

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/krugman-flips-gops-propaganda-machine-head-devastating-critique-partys-extremism/amp/

By Noor Al- Sibai at The Raw Story

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It’s surely not an accident that these two principal targets are both women of color; there’s a sense in which supposed concerns about extremism are just a cover for sexism and white nationalism,” the columnist wrote. “But it’s still worth pointing out that while both Omar and AOC are on the left of the Democratic Party, neither is staking out policy positions that are extreme compared with either expert views or public opinion.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s “famous advocacy of a 70 percent tax rate on very high incomes” is, Krugman noted, in line with public opinion polls that show people both support her proposal and also think the rich pay too little in taxes.

“Republicans, on the other hand, really are extremists,” he mused. “As Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein put it in 2012 — long before the rise of Trump — the modern G.O.P. is ‘ideologically extreme’ and uninterested in ‘facts, evidence, and science.'”

Krugman used Stephen Moore, the pro-Trump pundit tapped by the president to sit on the Federal Reserve Board, as an example of just how “extreme” the GOP has become.


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Reply Krugman flips GOP's propaganda machine on its head with devastating critique of the party's extremis (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2019 OP
smirkymonkey Apr 2019 #1
malaise Apr 2019 #2
BBG Apr 2019 #4
BBG Apr 2019 #5
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #3
zentrum Apr 2019 #8
applegrove Apr 2019 #9
FakeNoose Apr 2019 #6
applegrove Apr 2019 #7
JudyM Apr 2019 #10
Nitram Apr 2019 #11

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:40 PM

1. K&R

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:03 PM

2. This should have 500 recs

Truth will out

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Response to BBG (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:44 PM

5. Link is to same article only on NYT site

Nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:24 PM

3. While I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Krugman

I am afraid that they simply Do Not Care.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:13 PM

8. But it's important

....to name it every time you see it.

There was a time in history when you couldn't even name it.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:30 AM

9. Bernie got the majority in a Fox Town Hall to clap for Medicare for

all. People are wishing up.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:44 PM

6. Here's a link to the original NYT story

(link) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/opinion/republicans-ocasio-cortez-omar.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

Title: Republicans Are the Real Extremists by Paul Krugman 4/15/19

It's an editorial by Paul Krugman detailing the unsuitability of Chump's nominee for the US Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore. It discusses how the GOP projects extremism onto prominent Democrats, when it's really the Republican Party's own extremism that's out of control.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:52 PM

7. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:00 AM

10. Should be a bumper sticker: "the modern G.O.P. is 'ideologically extreme' and uninterested in 'facts

evidence, and science.'”

Their storytelling has captivated a chunk of otherwise caring, thinking people. Of course, though genuine racists, sexists, homophobes and xenophobes make up a good part of their audience, there are unquestionably others who have fallen into the pit through unconsciousness and could be awakened to vote Dem in 2020 and possibly be the fulcrum to our victory. That quote just might cut through all the Dem bashing noise.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 04:51 PM

11. Krugman is a liberal treasure.

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