Krugman Admits He Is Clueless

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Submitted by Michael Shedlock via,

In Thoughts for the Horrified Paul Krugman takes an unusual step of admitting he is clueless.

Let’s take a look.

So what do we do now? By “we” I mean all those left, center and even right who saw Donald Trump as the worst man ever to run for president and assumed that a strong majority of our fellow citizens would agree.


I’m not talking about rethinking political strategy. There will be a time for that — God knows it’s clear that almost everyone on the center-left, myself included, was clueless about what actually works in persuading voters.


Tuesday’s fallout will last for decades, maybe generations.


I particularly worry about climate change. We were at a crucial point, having just reached a global agreement on emissions and having a clear policy path toward moving America to a much greater reliance on renewable energy. Now it will probably fall apart, and the damage may well be irreversible.

Vacation in the Head

Krugman went on to say “I myself spent a large part of the Day After avoiding the news, doing personal things, basically taking a vacation in my own head.”

After taking a vacation in the head, he came back with the wrong answer.

Caroline Baum commented this way.

Krugman Remains Clueless

The left in general is clueless, but at least one person on the left understands why Hillary lost.

Note: This video is very profane.


Response to Baum

Climate Change

Not only is Krugman clueless about what happened and why in the election, he is also clueless about one of his top priorities: global warming.

Climate change has been taking place in both directions over hundreds of millions of years. We have had numerous ice ages and massive warm-ups lasting tens of thousands or even millions of years.

Now, people suddenly believe the the last 100 years are significant. The last 10,000 years may not be significant. And of course the data was manipulated to get the desired result.

Yet, for the sake of argument, let’s assume the theory is correct. History shows that when governments set out to do something, undesired results happen. Affordable health care, affordable housing, and the war on poverty are all prime examples.

The war on drugs turned out to be a war for drugs, and prisons as well.

If there is a problem, the free markets will take care of it. We are already seeing the rise in Uber, solar energy, and electric cars.

The amazing thing about this is the EU protests China’s dumping of solar panels at prices allegedly too cheap. If the EU or US was worried enough they would welcome free solar panels if China offered them.

Uber provides rides on demand. It is an efficient system. Governments everywhere have been fighting Uber. Huge protests and stoppages have occurred in France. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting Uber.

What a bunch of freaking hypocrites!

Al Gore wants to Spend $90 Trillion To Ban Cars From Every Major City In The World.

$90 trillion! What an idiot. How about spending nothing and simply letting the free market compete with driverless, electric powered Uber cars at a cost of $0?!


By the way, the Hill reports Trump Considering Ways to Quickly Exit Paris Climate Agreement.

It will not matter. Whatever the problem, government is not the solution.

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VonPumperDic's picture




I just love her breasts........

jcaz's picture

LOL @ Shedlock's comment- nailed it!!!

toady's picture

Please continue to pray for President-Elect Trump and his transition team. There is now growing concern that he is “modifying” his positions and “seeking common ground”. Most troubling is that he is now planning on keeping Obamacare (and just “fixing” it), and that he has backed away from his stated goal of eliminating the EPA. Please pray that Mr. Trump keeps his campaign promises for LESS government! – JWR

rmopf2010's picture

This socialist on sold, his tape speach only repeats more taxes, NIRP/ZIRP, and more Ctrl+P QE

wee-weed up's picture



Yeah, and he's going to try to be more HONEST in the future...

Just like the New York Slimes...


Doña K's picture

He also needs some etiquette lessons on holding a champagne glass, as long stem glasses are for cold wines and are supposed to be held by the stem. 

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Doña K Nov 13, 2016 3:20 PM

"...I mean all those left, center and even right who saw Donald Trump as the worst man ever to run for president..."

I though Hillary Clinton was the worst MAN ever to run for President!!!


Stuck on Zero's picture

The Krugmans, Summers, Al Gores, and other shining examples of academic glory would not survive for an instant in a free market economy.  They are simply spokesmouths for the Socialist state.

dunce's picture

If he was a real man he would be drinking from a long necked beer bottle instead of some long stemed glass of pert yet saucy vintage. Anal sex and drugs have addled his mind.

Joe Davola's picture

When he labeled himself 'left of center' that was the clincher that he is clueless. Maybe in the circles he travels.

knukles's picture

Krugman's an asshole

I mean what the?!?!?!  They missed how to persuade voters?
This isn't a fucking sales contests to make us feel like we're participating and That, You Fucking Assholes is what the Vote Was About.
In the best of the Buddhist paths, I understand you people are distraught.  And the way through is to feel the emotions and let them out.
Please do so now.
Get mad. 
Real Mad
Have an Aneurysm Mad.

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Just had to login to say "Fuck You Krugman!" Hopefully the self-examination and self-hatred coming from the Left will go on forever.

Feeling better now, thanks.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

When I saw the headline, I expected a long series of comments repeating that sentiment.  Thank you for not disappointing me.  And let me add:


Fuck you, Krugman!

texas sandman's picture

Whenever a liberal says they need to do a better job of selling, or messaging, they're actually saying "the morons don't get it, and we need better lies".  

Mark Urbo's picture

Fuck Krugman


The man who is a Keynesian jackass !

Yeah, spend $10t to get out debt and end up $20t in debt...

..honestly, what fucking school did he study economics at ???

Mark Urbo's picture

Fuck Krugman

..again !


roadhazard's picture

Please pray that Trump will not make the voters bait eaters.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) jcaz Nov 13, 2016 12:23 PM


Van Jones (the outside Obama) said that Donald Trump talked about putting Muslims in INTERNMENT CAMPS!

Then CNN edited the original statement out.

here is the original video

Things that go bump's picture

I don't actually have a problem with warehouseing non-citizens in such a fashion, but they must be deported as soon as possible. Otherwise, they're hardly going to show up at the appointed time. Line up the planes and send them back plane load, after plane load, after plane load around the clock until they're gone, along with all the Indian H1bs. The Mexican Illegals can be bused, but they must go too. I would not support such a thing for any length of time, however or for any other purpose, but American jobs must be for Americans, and benefits paid for with American taxes must be for Americans. 

Crisismode's picture


Fuck the white Millenials

Make them pick the crops in the CA Central Valley

in 105 degree heat

with no water and no restrooms and no showers and no healthcare.

Fuck them,

let them learn to work the jobs that no REAL AMERICAN wants to do.

Let them crawl out of their parent's basement and




glenlloyd's picture

The video and the comments are spot on.

When are we going to stop paying attention to Zandi, Krugman et al and just go with the people who use common sense?

Enough with these self-appointed elites...get the guillotines out!!

johngaltfla's picture

He was worse on TV this morning with him and old George on ABC looking like they were about to cry. It's all part of their implosion:

The Democrats are in Full Self-Destruct Mode
texas sandman's picture

Didn't watch it.  Did George give any timetable on his impending move to Oz?  Methinks a GoFundMe drive can hasten the situation. 

zeronetwork's picture

America is great again because they elected trump.


francis_the_wonder_hamster's picture

Jonathan Pie is also correct.  The Left does not want to engage in an adult conversation about climate change.  They'd lose.

auricle's picture

Johnathan Pie: 'I'd personally vote for Lucifer over Donald Trump.' This is the real problem. He is locked into his beliefs so much that it is impossible for him to break out of it. That is the exact reason why they don't debate, why they name call or label racist/bigot or denegrate those with different views. They make it impossible for themselves to view life differently, so when life does change, they are terrified. The symptoms of their psychosis are very similar to those that suffer from Stockholm Syndrome

DjangoCat's picture

From what we are seeing in the "spirit cooking" reveal, it looks to me like black magic having its influence on people.  Never though it worked, but so many people are literally blinded against the obvious.  Why is that?

shovelhead's picture

Because they choose to be fucking stupid, that's why.

Save Satan for the movies. He does nice work with Pistachio ice cream.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Yeah, Pie is only halfway to sanity.  He realized that the liberal concensus and media portrayal of Clinton, the state of America, and Trump's supporters was ludicrously false. 

But he still won't stick his head out to say the portrayal of Trump was ludicrously false. 

Perhaps he does that to make his message more palatable to the liberals he is addressing, and eventually (like Scott Adams) will drop the final truth bomb. 

Encroaching Darkness's picture

All Hillary's voters MADE that choice - they voted for LUCIFER over Donald Trump! And then Satan and Beelzebub came out of hiding and gave a press conference to launch Soros' (Asmodeus') purple revolution!


On another note, the Fox show "Lucifer" is one of the best things on broadcast TV these days. Hire good writers and actors, make good shows! Why is Jimmy Fallon even on TV, and when is Lena Dunham moving to Canada? Oh that's right, she isn't, she LIED - just like every other Marxist. Every time she opens her mouth all those nearby should chant, "Why are you still here?" in copyrighted leftist fashion.

Atomizer's picture

Judge is intelligent and a beautiful woman. DNC will go apeshit because we like a Afro-American judge. Fuck them. 

Keep up the good work Jeanine. I want you in SCOTUS position. ;)

shovelhead's picture


Lebanon is not in Africa.

Mark Urbo's picture

Krugman deserves to hang...

..and hang his cats next to him !

Keynesian asshole

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Paul, you've been vacationing in your own head so long you're not vacationing there, you have established residency.

zeronetwork's picture

They have a vrey good clue but they again and again think people are stupid. They have not learnt this lesson in 2000 years.

American Psycho's picture

I did not know ole Kruggy trained legs?

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) American Psycho Nov 13, 2016 12:54 PM

Yeah man... He squats it out! ~ lol

nmewn's picture

I just love "collective" meltdowns, the only real concern I have right now is that they might get back on their lying meds making my schadenboner go away before I'm ready for the sheet ripping climax.

Must think baseball. Must think baseball ;-)

Hulk's picture

The collective meltdown is truly the ninth wonder of the World !!!

+1 for sheet ripping climax !

Its mine now !!!

StychoKiller's picture

Me see what Hulk do with clothes -- sheets?  no problem! :>D

knukles's picture

William, that is just so wrong in so many ways.
Who might think that he was exchanging pics of himself with Andy "Sausages" Wiener?

CuttingEdge's picture

@Jonathon Pie.

You may be a fucktard liberal leftie comedian who swallowed all the MSM bullshit, but your honesty means massive cred from the other side of the divide.

You see, the right believe in and respect Voltairean values, which begs the question: Jon? What the fuck are you doing with the insidious cunts like Soros dictating Democrat policy?

Theta_Burn's picture

^ Agreed

What an awsome rant..

FreedomGuy's picture

Her brain is actually pretty attractive, too. Totally hotty.

sgt_doom's picture

Yup, but her voice is killer, though --- is she transgendered?

The Alarmist's picture

"I just love her breasts........"

Yeah, but they don't seem to be offered up in evidence here.

Sorry, didn't watch enough of the roll-in.