By Ben Cohen
Krugman goes for the jugular:
Anyone who actually listened to what Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey
were saying in 1994, let alone what passed for thought in the Bush
administration, should have realized long ago that if there ever was an
intellectual basis for modern conservatism, it was long gone.
And the truth is that the Reaganauts were a pretty grotesque bunch
too. Look for the golden age of conservative intellectualism in
America, and you keep going back, and back, and back — and eventually
you run up against William Buckley in the 1950s declaring that blacks
weren’t advanced enough to vote, and that Franco was the savior of
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.