Paul Krugman Knows His Wingnuts

Earlier today Paul Krugman speculated that conservatives would find a way to blame the oil spill on Obama. He came up with some theories he suggested they might promote which didn’t sound all that different from ones we’ve heard before:

Will it be claims that liberals and/or scientific conspirators sabotaged the rig, to undermine good Americans who want to drillheredrillnow? (Michael Crichton already wrote that novel).

Will it be that oil workers, demoralized by the march of socialism, fell into despair and let the accident happen?

Will it be claims that since this didn’t happen under Bush, it obviously shows that Obamanomics is responsible?

I don’t know. But you know something along these lines is coming.

By later in the day Krugman was proven to be correct:

He shoots! He scores! Media Matters: Rush’s conspiracy theory: “Environmentalist whackos” may have blown up oil rig to “head off more oil drilling”

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    Brett Robinson says:

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    Tom says:

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    Terry Amburgey says:

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    Tild Dallelie says:

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    Sally Jo Sorensen says:

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    Fred Overeem says:

    Those comments are reasonable for the unreasonable wing nuts. We may also see others:
    The oil spill is God’s punishment for __________. (You fill in the Blank.)
    The poor want to have another reason to collect welfare.
    There is too much government regulation.
    It is an attempt by the government to take over the oil industry, a socialist plot.

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    Marion Young says:

    Right on target, Krugman.
    Good call, Fred. If they could, the wingnuts would accuse the poor and immigrants for blowing up the rig, but they know these people don’t have the means to do it.

    Predictable. Pathetic. A waste.

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    Tracy says:

    Uh-oh.  I’ve already heard why the left caused it – if we had just let them drill in shallow waters right off the coast, which is much less dangerous, this never would have happened.

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    Judy says:

     Sad, but inevitable, that Paul Krugman was right.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    Someone needs to punch Rush in the throat.. just sayin

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