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Paul Krugman: Don't applaud Trump's critics in the GOP, they're just as terrifying as he is

A President Rubio or Cruz would be just as likely as Trump to "bring back the Spanish Inquisition"


Scott Eric Kaufman
March 4, 2016 5:18PM (UTC)

In his Friday New York Times column, Paul Krugman argued that as refreshing as it sounds to hear Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his ilk attack Donald Trump for being a con artist, it's important to remember that they're barely better than the real estate mogul when it comes to, well, any issue.

Rubio, for example, "has promised to enact giant tax cuts, undertake a huge military buildup and balance the budget without any cuts in benefits to Americans over 55," while Texas Senator Ted Cruz is so enamored of death that he frequently speaks of "carpet bombing" actual populated cities in order to kill hypothetical terrorists.

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Krugman added that,

Just to be clear, I find the prospect of a Trump administration terrifying, and so should you. But you should also be terrified by the prospect of a President Rubio, sitting in the White House with his circle of warmongers, or a President Cruz, whom one suspects would love to bring back the Spanish Inquisition...

Read the rest at the New York Times...


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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