Dan McLaughlin calls Krugman out for, well, being Paul Krugman. Krugman cares about “legitimacy” only when it’s the other side doing the questioning. He had no problem stoking the flames against Bush and Trump, but suddenly it’s unprecedented that an election’s legitimacy is being called into question.
At this point I don’t think the term “hack” sufficiently describes Krugman. We need to develop a new term that captures the extra level hackery he displays on a regular basis.
I have lost all patience with people pretending Trump was cheated out of an election. But there’s a ton of people on the left who have absolutely no standing to be complaining.