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Asininity Threat Level: High

While carrying water on the latest — and longstanding — talking point: Fox News evil, vast right wing conspiracy, blah blah blah, Krugman has a jaw-droppingly idiotic first sentence.

A note to Tea Party activists: This is not the movie you think it is. You probably imagine that you’re starring in “The Birth of a Nation,” but you’re actually just extras in a remake of “Citizen Kane.”

I’m sure he thinks this is extremely clever and I’m sure he and Mrs. Krugman high-fived after one of them wrote it, but I’m growing weary of Krugman’s relentless, smirking,  insinuations that his ideological opponents are racists. The clear meaning of this sentence, and the column,  is “Har, har you stupid mouth-breathing Republican dupes, you thought you were mounting a racial revival for the white man but instead you’re simply pawns of the ruling class.”

The rest is the usual fill-in-the-blank stuff he could have cribbed from a David Brock email.

Oh, and just for the record, “Birth of A Nation” was liberal Democratic icon Woodrow Wilson’s favorite movie, which he screened in the White House for congressmen and justices. But that’s neither here nor there.

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