It must be depressing to be John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff


Nobel Prize? According to those geniuses at Powerline, it’s not that big of a deal:

In the case of the Nobel Prize, the money must be welcome. But as honors go, a Nobel Prize in anything relating to public policy is not much more meaningful than praise from the Daily Kos.

There you have it in a nutshell, boys and girls: in case the moral, intellectual, and historical evidence against these right-wing twerps wasn’t already legion, we now have it in writing from them that the Nobel Prize is no big deal. How many more moorings to reality need they sever from reality before we completely discount these idiocy-peddlers’ ability to engage in coherent arguments? Surely Ayers, Wright, ACORN, Soros, Rezko must also be members of the Swedish Royal Academy? God only knows what pitched jungle fever would have gripped the wingnutosphere had someone like Sowell won it.

It even more funny how Powerline still doesn’t have the intellectual honesty to address this now doubly infamous post:

It must be depressing to be Paul Krugman. No matter how well the economy performs, Krugman’s bitter vendetta against the Bush administration requires him to hunt for the black lining in a sky full of silvery clouds. With the economy now booming, what can Krugman possibly have to complain about? In today’s column, titled That Hissing Sound, Krugman says there is a housing bubble, and it’s about to burst… Well, if we believed anything Krugman writes, we’d be worried all the time… Krugman will have to come up with something much better, I think, to cause many others to share his pessimism.

With Krugman now vindicated in the very schaudenfreude-est manner, what can Hinderaker, Johnson, and Mirengoff possibly have left to convincingly spin? Ineed, if we ever believed anything these clowns wrote, by now they would be trumpeting “four legs good, two legs better.” These three GOP mouseketeers will have to come up with an ideology and worldview actually grounded in reality to escape being consigned to the trash heap of punditocric history. Rather, we can only hope that the ideological malignancy that is the modern GOP becomes irrelevant as quickly as the blowhards who parroted and embodied it are about to be.


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