08 December, 2008

Hilzoy Schools Right-Wing Fucktard, Leaves Smack-o-Matic in Awe

This is a thing of beauty:

I know I said, after the election, that I wasn't going to pay attention to conservatives being silly. What can I say: I'm weak -- too weak, at any rate, to resist when something so deliciously surreal swims into my ken. Here (h/t) is Pejman Yousefzadeh at RedState, in a post called 'Poseurs':

"Jon Henke (...) points out that even Paul Krugman -- no right-winger, he! -- has stated that monetary policy, not Keynesian spending sprees, will be the tool with which the economy can best get out of its slump.

I look forward, of course, to members of the "reality-based community" condemning Krugman as a dumb or unpatriotic conservative. They won't, of course. Instead, they will just ignore evidence and statements that go against their cherished, preconceived notions.

That's the intellectually lazy way to deal with inconvenient arguments. And the "reality-based community" has intellectual laziness down to a (dismal) science."

If someone were intellectually lazy, he might write a post like this without bothering to check Krugman's actual views, which are, as it happens, pretty easy to find, since the NYT has helpfully provided a link to all his columns.

From there, Hilzoy delivers a thorough paddling that will leave you crying tears of joy. Go read the whole thing. And keep in mind, this smackdown was written by a woman who just had surgery on Monday.

1 comment:

Woozle said...

Q: What's the difference between a really compelling conservative argument and a really compelling liberal argument?
A: The truth.

(I hesitate to use the words "conservative" and "liberal" to describe the respective positions, but if I used more accurate words like "neocon asshole" and "rational human", the joke would get somewhat lost.)