Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Expanding Paul Krugman's Imagination

Remember this quote from Paul Krugman after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting?

Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. It’s hard to imagine a Democratic member of Congress urging constituents to be “armed and dangerous” without being ostracized

Via Instapundit, we now have a Democratic member of Congress urging his constituents with what can only be described as toxic rhetoric:

A Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts is raising the stakes in the nation’s fight over the future of public employee unions, saying emails aren’t enough to show support and that it is time to “get a little bloody.”

“I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in solidarity for Wisconsin union members.

Given that Capuano will most certainly not be ostracized, will Krugman expand his imagination now?

Most certainly not, of course. There is no room for reality to creep into Krugman's imagination when it interferes with the narrative.

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