I’m honestly sorry to say this, but when you start your article with “Amanda Marcotte is right,” you’ve pretty much just taken your credibility, shot it in the back of the head, and are now frantically digging a hole to bury the corpse in before somebody comes to investigate the loud noise.
The ironic bit? Absent those Fatal Four Words, Krugman’s column might have been seen as a sign that the fever might be breaking: it can be summed up as Obama is actually… really, really uninterested in doing his job and isn’t any good at it, is he? That would have been great: not so much for Krugman’s sake – well, not for Krugman’s sake at all. It would have been for the sake of all those more salvageable people who shared Krugman’s original delusion that we elected some sort of transcendent man-god in 2008. Alas, this probably isn’t a harbinger of that, after all.