Who called Krugman a 'political rookie,' a hysterical 'fanatic' and an 'idealogue'? Obama for America (OFA) New Mexico State Director Ray Sandoval. Given his position, it's improbable Obama doesn't agree with this sentiment, as it was written, not spoken extemporaneously. As Brad De Long recently called for the elimination of the Republican party (ruh-roh!), I think liberal economists are demonstrating they aren't handling their frustrations well, making even their allies hate them. All those inferior students growing up and making policy is driving them crazy.
I too think our politicians are inadequate, but I don't want them to listen to me, rather, I would like them to be less important. That would take people actually voting for people who aren't promising to increase government, however, and I sense I'm not in the majority on that, and may never be. It's not optimal, but it's not horrible.