Paul Krugman

Economist Paul Krugman poses before a conversation at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

When last we left you, liberal New York Times columnist had made some reluctant admissions about the Trump economy during an interview he did on PBS a little over three years after erroneously predicting Trump’s presidency would lead to “a global recession.”

Before that interview, Krugman was busy fangirling cheering on House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) during the Senate’s impeachment trial. Of Schiff’s performance and “leadership”, Krugman opined that “On this front, at least, the party is doing something right.”

So with his credibility crisis in mind, it should be little surprise to anyone familiar with his dubious track record that he made a declaration this week that was so preposterous even other liberals were calling him out on it.

Two days after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the New Hampshire primary, and in the midst of the liberal freakout over his rise in the polls, Krugman wrote a column in which he tried to prove that Sanders, an admitted Democratic socialist, is not a socialist:

Naturally, there was a lot of pushback on this – from conservatives, first and foremost:

Krugman later pointed out that Bernie Bros were even giving him grief over the column:

But no matter, hilarity ensued not long after he posted the link to Twitter:

And not only has Bernie called himself a socialist and defended the label, other admitted socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have proudly endorsed his campaign and have traveled to different states to speak on his behalf.

That Sanders is a socialist is not in dispute. What is in dispute, however, is whether or not Krugman is a real economist, or just plays one on the Internet.

Sister Toldjah
Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year writer with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars.
Read more by Sister Toldjah