Misunderestimating Crazy As A Fox Republicans

Abby Zimet

Given pretty much everything they do and say – think Michael Steele, Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal, tea parties – it's tough to argue with economist Paul Krugman that "Republicans have become embarrassing to watch." While he offers a compassionate caveat – "It doesn’t feel right to make fun of crazy people " – he also issues a warning. Republicans, in fact, seem not much more crazy than they ever have, which didn't stop them, not long ago, from getting alot of power and wreaking alot of havoc. Most telling in Krugman's look backward: the term 'liberal' was once insult enough; these days it's 'socialist.' Is this what you call progress?

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