Paul Krugman doesn’t think much of Bernie Sanders. Krugman being Krugman, that means he’s been flooding the zone with anti-Bernie columns and blog posts. This hasn’t gone over well with many of his erstwhile fans:
judging by my own behavior, sometimes i wonder whether @paulkrugman isn’t a stealth fundraiser for @BernieSanders.
— Steve Randy Waldman (@interfluidity) April 8, 2016
Krugman 2009: Nationalize & restructure the banks! https://t.co/I1iyCHIR0a
Krugman 2016: Breaking up banks is DUMB! pic.twitter.com/8ISzlIA8Ky
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) April 8, 2016
this is the worst Krugman column I’ve ever read https://t.co/rljqSvyrYH truly bad
— Ryan Chittum (@ryanchittum) April 8, 2016
And Krugman is starting to sound like every other antiquated neoliberal pundit in the known universe… https://t.co/qbph9BuknX
— Billmon (@billmon1) April 8, 2016
We’ve now moved to accusing Krugman of deliberate, willful dishonesty, apparently
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) April 8, 2016
Greg Sargent gets this right. These days, nobody is allowed to be anti-Bernie or anti-Hillary simply because they disagree with them. There has to be some hidden, crypto-conservative agenda involved. In reality, though, this is just Krugman being his usual self. It’s what he does. Lefties are now learning why conservatives find him so annoying.