Democrat hypocrisy is nothing new. Especially hypocrisy from the liberal media.
But Paul Krugman’s hypocrisy is worth highlighting. The New York Times columnist is accusing Republicans of not accepting the 2020 election results.
A Dec. 7 column titled “Republicans Can’t Handle the Truth” makes a habit of mocking Republicans. Krugman wrote that Trump lost the election “decisively.”
“What some people may not have been fully prepared for is the way Trump’s party as a whole has backed his dangerous delusions,” Krugman wrote.
It starts to get rich when Krugman asks when the last time Republicans accepted a “politically inconvenient fact.”
“It has been clear for years that the modern GOP is a party that can’t handle the truth,” he wrote.
Krugman finished the column by speculating the GOP will “never” accept Biden as the legitimate winner.
Of course, in 2016, Krugman penned a piece titled “How to Rig an Election” on Nov. 7 — one day before the election.
“Whatever happens, however, let’s be clear: this was, in fact, a rigged election.”
The election was rigged, he said, by state governments that did everything they could to prevent nonwhite Americans from voting. He blamed Russian intelligence. He blamed James Comey.
He blamed the FBI. He blamed Fox News and “partisan media.” That one line could provide plenty of material.
Krugman blamed pretty much anyone and anything he could, despite also writing that Clinton “still seems likely to win.”
Krugman also claimed that Democrats never said Trump was illegitimate.
But, on Jan. 16, 2017, Krugman wrote:
“Is it OK, morally and politically, to declare the man about to move into the White House illegitimate?
“Yes, it is. In fact, it’s an act of patriotism.”
So, there’s that.
This sort of hypocrisy is nothing new, but it is telling.
And it is the result of not having any actual principles or standards.