It’s usually considered bad form to kick a man when he’s down. Personally, I’ve done my fair share of celebrating what is most likely the biggest electoral upset (non-Presidential) in the past half century or so.

Turns out, I don’t have to throw any rocks at The One. He’s in personally uncharted waters when it comes to being on the receiving end of an electoral smackdown. One thing he’ll soon learn is that not all of fire he’s receiving comes from his political adversaries. Take this quote for example:

I’m pretty close to giving up on Mr. Obama, who seems determined to confirm every doubt I and others ever had about whether he was ready to fight for what his supporters believed in.

Conventional wisdom would dictate that such a quote came from somebody at National Review, maybe an Op-Ed at the Washington Times. No, dear reader. The usual suspects aren’t in the line-up this time. Take your best guess – no Googling allowed.

Give up? Ok, here’s the culprit:

Paul Krugman of none other than that conservative Obama-bashing rag commonly known as the New York Times.

Hope and change, Barry. Hope and change.