Saturday, June 11, 2016

Paul Krugman Owns the Best Paragraphs of The Day

Paul Krugman gets where this year's election will be shaped. And it ain't pretty.

Krugman took a lot of heat by pointing out Bernie was no match for Hillary
in the primaries. Being right ain't easy among the ideologues.

Speaking truth about the coming battle:

So now comes the general election. I wish I could say that it will be a battle of ideas. But it mostly won’t, and not just because Mr. Trump doesn’t have any coherent policy ideas.

No, this is going to be mostly an election about identity. The Republican nominee represents little more than the rage of white men over a changing nation. And he’ll be facing a woman — yes, gender is another important dimension in this story — who owes her nomination to the very groups his base hates and fears.
The odds are that Mrs. Clinton will prevail, because the country has already moved a long way in her direction. But one thing is for sure: It’s going to be ugly.

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