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Matthew Yglesias writes a post whose basic premise is that he finds it troubling that President Obama doesn’t know jack shit about economics (which he apparently just figured out), and he doesn’t really want to believe that, so he can think of mental contortions he could perform allowing him not to believe it, but if it’s as true as it seems, it’s troubling.
I understand. The natural assumption was that Barack Obama is an Expert on economics, because he is a tall svelte hip sort-of-black guy with a (D) after his name. THEREFORE, it was only natural to assume he is Smart about economics and, for that matter, about everything else. It must be shocking for a guy like Matthew Yglesias to identify an issue on which Tall Skinny-(D) doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. Who even knew that was possible?
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