When a delicate snowflake is suddenly faced with a perceived reality so devastating as to be an existential crisis, the mind's reaction to dealing with this cognitive dissonance can be disabling for some. Certainly for The New York Times' flip-flopping, hate-mongering, fact-twisting, Keynesian poster-boy Paul Krugman it appears coping with "no" is not going well and his tirade last night in Twitter has us gravely concerned for his mental stability, which is ironic given how he began yesterday...
Trump may be corrupt, but he's also mentally unstable. Thanks, Comey https://t.co/gs451Ixlvc— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
But that was followed quickly by a six-tweet-rant nothing short of what we would expect from a dejected five-year-old who just got denied another scoop of ice cream...
Why won't Team Trump even *pretend* to stand up to Putin? The obsequiousness had people wondering even before the dossier pic.twitter.com/b10uhQfrTX— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
So much to worry about right now; so let me add to the pile. I suspect that we'll soon see massive rage on the part of Trump supporters 1/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
Why? I don't see many saying this, but anti-intellectualism was a big part of the movement: you smug liberals think we're stupid? Hah! 2/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
Now imagine the reaction when it becomes clear that they were snookered. Not only did they vote to strip themselves of health care 3/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
because they believed the assurances of an obvious fraudster, but Mr. Make America Great Again is a witting or unwitting foreign agent 4/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
I guess some will say "Gosh, I made a big mistake". But many will lash out even harder at those know-it-alls who, um, were actually right 5/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 13, 2017
Krugman once again blames the ignorance of the deplorable masses (who just don't get what a "fraudster" Trump is) in shunning him and his "know-it-alls", but he has been heading down this hill of manic-depressive lashing out for weeks now having recently suggested Trump will unleash a 9/11-style attack to legitimize his presidency.
Is he hoping to maintain a groundswell of "well, if he is not hitler... he must be worse" thoughts among those so easily led? Still, coming from a man who has prognosticated alien invasions as a global economic growth engine, we are not sure if he is mental situation is improving or deteriorating. We wish him well.