Obama As Goldilocks: Now, About That Debt Ceiling . . .

Admit it. It’s OK today finally in polite circles. Because Paul Krugman woke up the other night.

And Lo! Verily. So cameth this divine vision down unto his Nobel winning noggin that truly, he who dost caveth before all hath no spine. ‘Why hast thou forsaken your flock?’, he cried. ‘Have we not offered Chenin Blanc and Brouilly both avec Camembert de Normandie‘?

What have they done with President Obama? What happened to the inspirational figure his supporters thought they elected? Who is this bland, timid guy who doesn’t seem to stand for anything in particular? (April 10, 2011)

Thus did Krugman hear the reply as if carried on the wind borne by a twin DR-103 stack. But without mid or presence controls and five pre-amp ECC83 and four EL-34 output tubes per head. For the reply did packeth punch without cascading gain sizzle:


And it was good. Around the dried and empty barrels of Kool Aid and blogs, there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Down unto his Twitter followers’ great-great-grandchildren.


  1. Doofus` says

    Silly me. The way I read it was that Obama rolled Boehner. And he’s gonna do it again on the debt ceiling.

  2. Comment says

    When we 1st heard Obama used the phrase “win the future,” we cringed thinking it was a cheesball-type Newt/Luntz phrase that O himself would have laughed at a few years back – Then we found out that Newt actually had a book named by the phrase. So guess its best to stick with it and then accuse Newt of plagerism just for fun.

  3. Dr Leo Strauss says

    This latter part was the most interesting portion of Obama’s speech. He expressed moral outrage in a way I’ve never heard him do before, and in a way I didn’t think he was capable of. After his spokesmen have feebly pawed at Ryan’s plan for lacking “balance,” it was jolting to hear Obama lambaste Ryan with language like this:

    I will not allow Medicare to become a voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry, with a shrinking benefit to pay for rising costs. I will not tell families with children who have disabilities that they have to fend for themselves.

    Jonathan Chait (April 2011)

    (emphasis added for the funny)

  4. DrLeoStrauss says

    When will people learn to watch what Obama does (or avoids doing) rather than hang on his words? If what he said mattered, would we be in this situation? (That’s rhetorical of course).

  5. sglover says

    In similar circumstances in the good old days there’d be Dems chomping at the bit to make a primary run of their own. But Obama probably really **is** the best they’ve got. Somebody please euthanize the Donk, for its own sake.

    euskatel — the only thing I don’t understand about your article is that the call is to withhold donations IF he does so and so. By now, I would expect something more like, don’t give the Dems a nickel, period. I know that’s my 2012 donation strategy…..

  6. Redhand says

    He really has collapsed like a house of cards, hasn’t he? Pathetic is the kindest thing I can say about him.

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