Krugman utterly despises conservatives, remember, so there’s no way he’s intentionally advancing this damning indictment to damage the president he’ll support in the fall.  Perhaps he just assumed that because he was among friends at Netroots Nation (you know, the conference that cheered abortion), he had extra latitude to temporarily abandon his partisan hackery.  I’m not even sure if I’d characterize the current Obama malaise as a “depression,” but the New York Times columnist seems to think the shoe fits.  Be sure to catch his full quip about the state of today’s US economy:

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