Nobel prize winner warns of danger of GOP victory

The Party of NO is dangerous for progress.

Nobel Prize winner and columnist for the NY Times, Paul Krugman, warns about how bad things might be after Republicans regain control of the House.

This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.

via Divided We Fail – NYTimes.com.

The following reason Krugman gives for the reason to be worried sums it up the best:

Another recent interview by National Journal, this one with Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, has received a lot of attention thanks to a headline-grabbing quote: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

If you read the full interview, what Mr. McConnell was saying was that, in 1995, Republicans erred by focusing too much on their policy agenda and not enough on destroying the president: “We suffered from some degree of hubris and acted as if the president was irrelevant and we would roll over him. By the summer of 1995, he was already on the way to being re-elected, and we were hanging on for our lives.” So this time around, he implied, they’ll stay focused on bringing down Mr. Obama.


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Hence why the GOP is also known as the “party of no.” To me this is ultimate selfishness for political power.

Sure, the Republicans can try to take over in 2012, but they should not drag their feet and sabotage any hopes for progress before then.

When you bring down Obama, you are bringing down the President of the United States, and during a time of recession and unemployment. But as long as the Republicans ensure things stay bad, then Obama gets the blame, then it is all worth it to regain power in 2012?

This is horrible reasoning. We need progress now. Unfortunately it seems things are only about to get worse in the next two years, not just if Republicans take over the House but also here in Arizona if Brewer wins.

Just as bad will be if Horne or Huppenthal also win.

Tough times ahead… welcome to Arizona 2010.



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13 comments on “Nobel prize winner warns of danger of GOP victory
  1. Democrats had no problem trying to bring down a President of the United States in time of war (George W. Bush)

    When you bring down Obama, you are bringing down the President of the United States, and during a time of recession and unemployment.

    • Yeah, that’s why so many Democrats supported the President and voted for authorizing military action against Iraq?
      I’m not particularly proud that so many Democrats fell for Bush’s “faulty intelligence”, but just sayin’ . . .

  2. Why didn’t Three Sonorans include Paul Krugman’s name, of the fact he’s from the NY Times, in his headline?

    Could it be that many people would have hooted with laughter, once they knew that the Nobel laureate was Krugman?

    • Kind of proves his point, doesn’t it?
      “Nobel laureate warns . . .” = hmmm, let’s read what he has to say.
      “Paul Krugman of the NY Times warns . . .” = oh, he’s one of them danged libruls, who cares what he has to say.

    • Could it be that many people would have hooted with laughter, once they knew that the Nobel laureate was Krugman?
      Repubs always think that they represent “many people” 🙂
      The “rest of us” actually believe in science, Repubs don’t “believe” in evilution or global warming or .. well most anything since Galileo.

    • Republicans and progress?  These two words just don’t go together.  Taking away rights and tearing up pages from the constitution don’t really qualify as progress.

  3. 2 years of stalemate and recession.
    By 2012 there is every reason to believe that the voters will finally wise up to the Repubs. 
    OF course , that is also going to require Obama and the Dems to actually start fighting back, which they haven’t been able to do yet.

  4. Hmm, lets see.  The GOP can not accomplish anything while Obama is president, so why wouldn’t making him a 1-term president be the most important thing they want to achieve?

  5. If you are not educated in history,  beyond the media’s ongoing rewriting of history,  you might actually be influenced by progressives/liberals into believing almost anything and everything. I would recommend everyone read animal farm or any equivalent  book like 1984 again but this time take comparative notes with todays situation.

    • I would recommend everyone read animal farm or any equivalent  book like 1984 again…

      Good idea.  I believe your good friend George was warning us about the Tea Party.

  6. Krugman is a fake nobel prize winner in economics, given for proving that bad policies can produce good outcomes in theory- even though those practices have never been observed to work in practice – actually a dangerous nobel.  I prefer a real Nobel prize winner-  Ed Prescott of ASU.  He has created a productivity model which explains the great depressions of the last 100 years and the current depression, a model which is being ignored by both Obama and the Republicans.

  7. I am outraged at this country. The world watches as we crumble from within. United we Stand divided we Fall. How could the independents vote with the Right Wingers whose only response since President Obama was sworn into office was to “Say No”. From day one and even prior to being sworn in as President, the Republicans have fought him tooth and nail.  I want to suggest that since Government Healthcare is so bad, that they turn down those benefits. Also, refuse any pension.  This country is sick and the remedy is for God to turn it around from its self loathing hatred of others.

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