Krugman: ‘Obama Isn’t FDR-y Enough For Me’
January 21, 2013 - 5:47 pm
Well, it’s sort of what he said.
On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, an exuberant Vice President Biden famously pronounced the reform a “big something deal” — except that he didn’t use the word “something.” And he was right.
In fact, I’d suggest using this phrase to describe the Obama administration as a whole. F.D.R. had his New Deal; well, Mr. Obama has his Big Deal. He hasn’t delivered everything his supporters wanted, and at times the survival of his achievements seemed very much in doubt. But if progressives look at where we are as the second term begins, they’ll find grounds for a lot of (qualified) satisfaction.
Anyone familiar with the writings of the man who is #2 on the Least Deserved Nobel Prizes list knows that it’s never enough as far as he’s concerned. The government is never spending enough money or intervening in other ways to his satisfaction. Here’s just a small sample of just how out of touch he is:
And there’s another contrast: the Big Deal agenda is, in fact, fairly popular — and will become more popular once Obamacare goes into effect and people see both its real benefits and the fact that it won’t send Grandma to the death panels.
I don’t even think he’s being disingenuous here, he really is that far removed from reality. The Obama agenda is popular in the insular world that Krugman and most of the MSM occupy.
Tiny world, tiny minds.