Obama attacks... Krugman?
by souvarine, Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 01:00:17 PM EST
Barack Obama's campaign has released an oppo document on Paul Krugman (h/t Ezra Kline). Apparently stung by Krugman's criticism of Obama's health care plan the campaign has decided to attack one of the few progressives with a national column. The attack is doubly odd because it attempts to contrast Krugman's sympathetic overview of Obama's plan with his critique of the plan's details. Apparently that is what you get for promoting Obama, a smack-down if you deviate from praise.
Krugman is no saint, I don't agree with everything he has to say, but a Democrat who has an issue with his columns ought to at least address the substance. This kind of cheap juxtaposition in an attempt to smear is typical of how Obama treats fellow Democrats. Given Obama's series of actions on Social Security, gay rights, health care, his history of religious pandering and now attacking Democratic allies it is very hard for me to discern in what way he is a progressive or liberal Democrat. Obama's desperation to please media elites, his openness to Republican policies and undermining of Democrats tells me why he found Joe Lieberman such a compelling mentor.
See also atrios.