I ran across Brooks at Economist Mom, http://economistmom.com/2010/02/why-paygo-isnt-enough-but-why-well-take-it/#comments , and started to get into a debate about Paul Krugman's writing. That's not the place for a debate, but we can continue it here.
Unfortunately, I did not click through on Brooks' initial comment or I would have seen that most of my points had already been covered here by knocienz.
March 2003, http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/11/opinion/11KRUG.html , just before the second round of Bush tax cuts and before the Iraq war started, in an op-ed Krugman compared the administration's fiscal policies to a train wreck.
August 2009, http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/28/the-burden-of-debt/ , when it looked like health care reform was soon to be passed, Krugman indicates in his blog that the size of the debt is not the scary part.
February 2010, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/opinion/05krugman.html?ref=opinion , Krugman says in an op-ed that "the long-run budget outlook is problematic, but short-term deficits aren’t".
Brooks says these articles taken together are inconsistant and are proof that Krugman is a hypocrit. I am not inside Krugmans' head to determine whether he is a hypocrit, but I say that since they are not really about the same subject, they are not evidence of such.