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Bernie isn't lefty enough for NYT???

Paul Krugman's latest masterpiece ("Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist. But he plays one on TV. That’s a problem.") is the boy telling the stepfather, you're not my real father.

Krugman wrote, "Bernie Sanders isn’t actually a socialist in any normal sense of the term. He doesn’t want to nationalize our major industries and replace markets with central planning; he has expressed admiration, not for Venezuela, but for Denmark. He’s basically what Europeans would call a social democrat — and social democracies like Denmark are, in fact, quite nice places to live, with societies that are, if anything, freer than our own."

If Denmark were so nice and free, Krugman would live there. He's rich, and any university would hire him at the drop of a hat.

He greatly amuses me. He is the 21st century's Professor Irwin Corey, who billed himself as "The World’s Foremost Authority." Corey was a comic. Krugman is an economist. He has a Nobel Prize to prove it. But to me, he is a bigger laugh than Corey, whom Lenny Bruce called "one of the most brilliant comedians of all time."

Upon the election of President Donald John Trump, Krugman wrote, "It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?

"Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear.

"Still, I guess people want an answer: If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 60% since then.

In this column, he wrote, "Why does Sanders call himself a socialist? I’d say that it’s mainly about personal branding, with a dash of glee at shocking the bourgeoisie. And this self-indulgence did no harm as long as he was just a senator from a very liberal state."

Sanders calls himself a socialist because communist is a real political career killer. He belonged to a Kibbutz in Israel, and later married an honeymooned in Moscow back when it was the capital of the USSR and in good standing with American liberals.

Nevertheless, Krugman attacked Sanders for not being socialist while at the same time complaining that running a socialist will re-elect President Donald John Trump.

Krugman wrote, "But if Sanders becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, his misleading self-description will be a gift to the Trump campaign. So will his policy proposals. Single-payer health care is (a) a good idea in principle and (b) very unlikely to happen in practice, but by making Medicare for All the centerpiece of his campaign, Sanders would take the focus off the Trump administration’s determination to take away the social safety net we already have."

It was an interesting piece in which Krugman said Medicare isn't socialized medicine but that Medicare for All is. It is also interesting that he believes Medicare for All is a deal killer among voters but cutting back social program is a deal maker.

That inadvertently informs readers of the truth. America really will never be the socialist state that Krugman and the New York Times, for which he writes, want. By calling Sanders a phony, Krugman and the Times seek to undercut his support in the hope of nominating a candidate who will be more subtle about fundamentally transforming the united States of America into something we do not want to be.

Rich Lowry wrote today, "A Bernie Sanders win spells the end of America's center-left, which is already a global trend." He said what is deep in the heart of Krugman because the childish rant at the stepfather comes from the pain in knowing you cannot have your real father.

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