Ever since Matt Taibbi coined the ‘vampire squid’ to describe Goldman Sachs I think there has been a race to find the best metaphor to fit the stupidity and/or evil of the right. Really not much to say on this but there is a spat between Paul Krugman and Rand Paul (talk about picking on someone your own size), which at one point it led Krugman to writing this. Naturally Rand Paul, the doctor who isn’t a doctor, was offended.
The part of this I liked, was not actually a claim of eating brains, but:
Almost surely it’s a case of a zombie lie that has gone unchallenged in the hermetic world of movement conservatism, so that people like Paul know, just know, something that ain’t so.
The original article that led me to Krugman’s post, of course (check the name in URL) defends Paul and defies Krugman. Of course an Lasik guy knows more economics than a Nobel winner (businessinsider would certainly defend Nobel laureates if they were Chicago school). Their whopper is:
Regardless of where you fall on the Keynesian spectrum, it’s pretty clear Paul is not simply spouting Republican “zombie” talking points
Oh wow, the only way I can agree with this is that Rand Paul is more extreme than the rest of the Repugs, at least some of whom are living in the 21st century instead of 1880.
But a couple of the comments were even more fun:
“You’re a nice Republican but if the zombies chase us, I’m tripping you”
Its very confusing. Ayn Rand….Rand Paul….Paul Ryan…how are they all related? headache.
So I’ll give some credit where credit is due. Supposedly Rand Paul said this.
“I can tell you this about Paul Krugman — he’s a lot nicer in person than he is on Twitter,” Paul said, smiling.
He can smile, well, that’s an improvement! Now that the Repugs prevented Ron Paul from using his shock troops at the Repug convention to engineer rule changes that would have us looking at Rand Paul in ’16 maybe Rand Paul will go back to Kentucky and eye jobs.