Appearing on ABC's This Week, Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman slams conservative "Democrats" and the White House for refusing to push a Medicare-like public health insurance option. "They have no intellectual basis to stand on. The argument against the public option is sheer nonsense, we know that, it's nothing except the insurance lobby."
Krugman's comments come the same weekend he penned a devastating column that said President Obama's has repeatedly "punked" Democrats and "wasted months trying to appease people who can’t be appeased," referring to major White House concessions to Republicans who are unwilling to support any health care plan.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP. Earlier this year, President Obama said: "If Paul Krugman has a good idea…then we’re going to do it." Does the President still believe that?