During the 2008 primary, both Rush Limbaugh and Paul Krugman wanted to see Hillary Clinton defeat Barack Obama. And since Obama has become president, Limbaugh and Krugman have both been in a pissy public funk about it. They remind me of William Blake’s Urizen (in Blake’s poetry, Urizen is a binder and restrainer of energies). I think, therefore, that Obama’s dynamic right-left Urizen opposition tag team deserves a name mash up: Limpaul Krugbaugh.
And here’s Blake’s “Ancient of Days,” a classic Urizen-like restrainer image: