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)

Coinciding with the rise of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in national and state-level polls, his strong 2nd place finish in Iowa and his wins in New Hampshire and Nevada, there has been a clear effort underway in Democratic circles to mask who Sanders really is politically.

Leading the way in the disinformation campaign on behalf of Sanders has been liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who after President Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton infamously (and erroneously) predicted a “global recession, with no end in sight.”

Just two days after Sanders was victorious in New Hampshire, Krugman actually declared that the Vermont Senator was not a socialist. He said this even though Sanders himself is an admitted socialist and even though another admitted socialist (AOC) enthusiastically endorsed his campaign in October.

And now, with the momentum clearly favoring Sanders, Krugman continues to run interference for his campaign. In the aftermath of Sanders’ clear victory Saturday in Nevada, Krugman logged on to the Twitter machine to make a few more absurd statements about who Sanders is and what kind of president he might be in a multi-tweet rant:

“Not a wannabe authoritarian”? LOL. “Center-left policy wonks like me”? Hilarious. “But this is no time for self-indulgence and ego trips”? Krugman’s entire rant was part self-indulgence and part ego trip.

You really can’t make stuff like this up.

Twitter users who aren’t blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome were more than willing to counter Krugman’s fable-telling with a much-needed reality check:

Yep, and he proved that on Sunday by defending his past praise of murderous Cuban dictator Fidel Castro during an interview on “60 Minutes.”

In summary, Sanders is an admitted socialist who routinely demonstrates his authoritarian tendencies by way of his policy proposals and every time he praises dictators like Castro. Krugman’s continuous and deliberate attempts at whitewashing Sanders’ record because Orange Man Bad can’t and won’t change those inconvenient facts about the Democratic frontrunner.

Sister Toldjah
North Carolina-based Sister Toldjah, a former liberal, has been writing about media bias, social issues, and the culture wars since 2003. Follow her on Parler here.
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