When The New York Times can’t think of what to say — which happens frequently — it resorts to increasingly bizarre charges of racism.
A column in today’s Times, “Bigger Than Bush” by Paul Krugman, reflects the paper’s penchant for seeing a racist behind every Bush.
Krugman writes: “Forty years ago the G.O.P. decided, in effect, to make itself the party of racial backlash. And everything that has happened in recent years, from the choice of Mr. Bush as the party’s champion, to the Bush administration’s pervasive incompetence, to the party’s shrinking base, is a consequence of that decision.”
According to Krugman and The Times, the occasional Republican drive for smaller government and lower taxes is — you guessed it — also motivated by racism.
You see, the campaign for smaller government has nothing to do with creating private-sector jobs or fairness (allowing workers to keep more of their earnings). Nope, it’s all a conspiracy — born of racial animus — to keep minorities down, by denying them the state services they supposedly need.
If Big Government is great for blacks, then the community should have thrived under the welfare programs instituted by the Great Society. Instead, these policies destroyed the black family.
How about public education, which The Times worships? Inner-city schools are both the most expensive and the worst in the nation. It comes as no surprise that the Obamas just enrolled their daughters in the private Sidwell Friends School.
The Democrats’ economic policies destroy jobs — including the entry-level positions many black youth depend on as the first step out of poverty.
But, hey, The New York Times understands economics — which is why the paper’s ad revenue fell 16.2 % between October 2007 and October 2008, its stock lost 66.8% of its value, and the paper is planning to take out a $225 million mortgage, against its Manhattan headquarters, to cover a persistent operating deficit.
Perhaps The Times’ financial misfortunes are another racist, Republican conspiracy to undermine a media champion of minorities. That may be the gist of the next Krugman column.