Immediately following the election results on Tuesday, Paul Krugman had this to say:
OK, somewhat more seriously: one big thing that just happened was that the real America trumped the “real America”. And it’s also the election that lets us ask, finally, “Who cares what’s the matter with Kansas?”
Well, Mr. Krugman had better become concerned about Kansas. Apparently he has forgotten that Kansas, along with the rest of the "land of non-urban white people" that he despises, is part of the United States.
And a necessary part, too.
I would expect an economist like Mr. Krugman to realize that many of those "non-urban white people" are supplying his treasured coastal cities with fruits and vegetables, wheat and dairy products for their tables, coal, oil and gas to heat their homes and power their computers and cars, and soldiers to protect their cities.
It's particularly shocking that he doesn't realize this even as he watches the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey struggle to go without food and power. And very soon those places may need soldiers to combat looting.
With these remarks Mr. Krugman has caused me to question his intelligence and emotional maturity. I thought he was supposed to be smart.
That was a very stupid thing to say. And ugly, too.