Monday, October 13, 2008

More crybaby conservatives!

Via Newshoggers we find Jules Crittenden in meltdown mode over Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize.

I wouldn’t want to suggest Krugman excuses terrorism or hates America. It is likely, however, that his extensive Bush-bashing, Saddam-dismissing, GWOT-mocking absurdism was a heavy thumb on the Nobel scale. Curious that an economist whose work on patterns and locations is Nobel-worthy couldn’t do the math to figure out that a sociopathic mass-murdering megalomaniac with a pattern of supporting terrorism, seeking WMD and invading neighbors, located on some of the most strategically important real estate on Earth, with whom much of Europe was eager to trade again, is someone who could no longer be tolerated....

Memo to Bushitler regime: Is there a reason Krugman is not yet locked up in the hated Crusader gulag of al-Guantanomiyah with the traitors Moore and Cronkite?

Say, isn't Jules Crittenden the same whiner who published John Cole's home address when Cole became a Democrat? Why yes, I believe he was! Cole, meanwhile, reminds everyone that needs to be reminding that the wingers were as wrong about Krugman as they were about, well, everything else.

Glenn "Faux Libertarian" Reynolds is somewhat more resigned: "FIRST AL GORE, NOW THIS."

Meanwhile, Donald Luskin, who advertises NRO's "Krugman Truth Squad" goodies on his site, is more reisgned:

With today's award to Paul Krugman, the Nobel as gone to an economist who died a decade ago. The person alive to receive the award is merely a public intellectual, a person operating in the same domain as Oprah Winfrey. And even as a public intellectual, the prize is inappropriate, because never before has a scientist operating in the capacity of a public intellectual so abused and debased the science he purports to represent. Krugman's New York Times column drawing on economics is the equivalent of 2006's Nobelists in Physics, astromers Mather and Smoot, doing a column on astrology -- and then, in that column, telling lies about astronomy.

Thus far, Michelle Malkin has not expressed her opinion on Krugman's Nobel Prize, because she's too busy trying to claim that liberals are horrible, evil people who all hate Bush and Palin. Her book Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild bombed, so she's resorted to ranting about it via her blog.

While Malkin tries to gather her bearings, TigerHawk promptly registers his disgust:

The Swedes have given Paul Krugman the Nobel Prize for Economics. If you have only read his columns in the New York Times, you would be right to think this was a decision of Arafatesque idiocy.

In other right-wing blogs and comment boards, they're desperately trying to downgrade the Nobels, suggesting that that somehow politics is involved in giving out these awards. Er, but Milton Friedman, icon of the libertarian right, also received a Nobel, didn't he?

Hopefully, nobody will remind them of Jimmy Carter's Nobel Peace Prize. Wouldn't want so many attacks of the vapors over in Wingerland.