Hypocrites, Politics

Paul Krugman Hated “Mobs” At Town Halls.  In 2009, Of Course

Back in 2009, the media was aghast at the “angry white males” who were showing up at Democratic town hall events and venting their rage (it was often described as rage) at their elected representatives. One progressive commentator who was particularly outraged by this behavior was the NY Times’ Paul Krugman.

Not that I care one way or the other if people want to protest at town hall events, but the difference is that today those people are “exercising their first amendment rights” and doing “grassroots activism.”  In 2009 & 2010, they were astroturfed mobs and most likely racists.

And those two opinions wouldn’t be so interesting in their opposition if they didn’t come out of the same mouth, but then again Krugman is not known for being consistent in his beliefs or opinions.

Source: What happened to Paul Krugman’s concern about town hall civility? – Hot Air Hot Air

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