In his last blog entry, Paul Krugman is trying to ridicule the  House progressive opponents of HCR by using a South Park reference:  the  planning deficient  underpants gnomes

This is their plan

1. Collect underpants.
2. ?????
3. Profit!

and this is selectively applied only to progressive reps

1. Reject the only bill that can be enacted any time soon.
2. ?????
3. Universal coverage!

My first question: How comes Stupak and his 10 blue dogs who hold out for their anti-choice demands are not gnomes??

still think there’s at least 10 to 12 [Democratic] members [who had voted for the bill in November] who have indicated to me that they would not vote for the bill unless it had the Stupak language [on abortion].”

Why put pressure only on the progressives?

There are many excellent comments to this

. But this is the best:

And isn’t this your plan, Paul?

1. Force voters to sign up for health insurance from greed driven corporations while implementing nothing that has any real hope of bringing down costs
2. ????
3. Affordable health care for all!

And as I commented to the article – by only pressuring the liberals in Congress to cave in is how we got a bill so bad, former Obama voters went GOP in Massachusetts. 82% of the switchers wanted single payer, silly gnomes.

Where did the “do it right or not at all” Krugman go?