Paul Krugman: I miss Bush’s ‘honesty’
The “radicalized” GOP has gone so far off the deep end, according to Paul Krugman, that it has the New York Times columnist wishing for the days of George W. Bush.
Only one side’s to blame for our “nightmarishly dysfunctional political situation,” he tells Business Insider.
“It’s entirely one-sided,” Krugman said. “That’s one of those things, you know, the centrists — you want to be a centrist, and you want to blame both sides, and it’s one of those almost hilarious things because you see it again and again, the pundits who say, ‘Here’s what President Obama should do, he should reach out across the divide and propose some short-term stimulus but long-term spending cuts to balance the budget, and you say, ‘He’s actually proposed that.’”
“We have a radicalized, off-the-deep end Republican Party,” the Nobel Prize–winning economist added.
Krugman puts the GOP’s latest presidential candidate in that category.
“I find myself now, watching Mitt Romney campaign, I find myself wishing for the honesty of George W. Bush,” he said
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