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Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:02 PM

Uh oh, Did Krugman call Sanders a white supremacist?!?

The Treasury Department picked an interesting moment to announce a revision in its plans to change the faces on America’s money. Plans to boot Alexander Hamilton off the $10 bill in favor of a woman have been shelved. Instead, Harriet Tubman — one of the most heroic figures in the history of our nation, or any nation — will move onto the face of the $20 bill.

She will replace Andrew Jackson, a populist who campaigned against elites but was also, unfortunately, very much a racist, arguably an advocate of what we would nowadays call white supremacy. Hmm. Does that make you think about any currently prominent political figures?


From today's column.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/opinion/in-hamiltons-debt.html

Notice how he used a plural? Obviously the implication is about Trump. But why use a plural then? I can't think of any other so-called populist candidates (itself a term invented by elites to discredit those who represent the will of the people over that of elites)

Say it ain't so, Paul!

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JonLeibowitz Apr 2016 OP
in_cog_ni_to Apr 2016 #1
JonLeibowitz Apr 2016 #2
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malokvale77 Apr 2016 #4

Response to JonLeibowitz (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:21 PM

1. "prominent political figures", not necessarily a "candidate." The REPUB party is full of racists.

Look at how they've treated Obama the last 7+ years.

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:26 PM

2. Are they populists though? In the present cycle I have only ever heard that apply to

Trump, Sanders, Carson(?)

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 07:46 PM

3. I don't think even Krugman would stoop so low. Bernie's family was killed in the Holocaust.

If you want to take "populist" and "racist" from the quote, TRUMP fits the bill.

Though, DUers have called Bernie a White Supremacist, so I suppose it's a possibility Krugman could too. Apparently he'll do whatever Clinton and Brock want him to do, so it's not out of the realm of possibilities.

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Response to in_cog_ni_to (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 10:22 AM

4. Krugman once said...

"obedient politicians with the resources to win elections, safe havens in the event of defeat, and lucrative career opportunities after they leave office. They guarantee favorable news coverage to politicians who follow the party line, while harassing and undermining opponents. And they support a large standing army of party intellectuals and activists."


Krugman, The Conscience of a Liberal

He has become part of that standing army.

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