Paul "Hang Joe Lieberman in Effigy" Krugman Blames Tucson Shooting on Rise of "Eliminationist Rhetoric"
9:21 AM, Jan 10, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Paul Krugman writes on the Arizona shooting in his New York Times column today:
Yes, this is the same Paul Krugman who "joked" in his New York Times column:
What makes that "eliminationist rhetoric" even better is the fact that effigies of political figures were burned at Krugman's election night party in 2008, as the New Yorker reported. Talk about a "climate of hate."
"If Arizona promotes some real soul-searching, it could prove a turning point," Krugman concludes his column today. "If it doesn’t, Saturday’s atrocity will be just the beginning."
Krugman provides no evidence that "toxic" rhetoric played a role in Saturday's shooting, but if it's soul-searching Krugman demands, perhaps he should start with his own soul.