Tuesday, September 16, 2008
McCain - Goofier By The Day
John McCain has turned into the guy who fell out of the Stupid Tree and hit every branch on the way down.
For weeks and weeks McCain has insisted that the fundamentals of the American economy are strong, strong enough in fact to make permanent the Bush tax cuts for the rich despite the government's debt crisis.
Now that Fannie and Freddy have been nationalized, Merril Lynch snapped up and Lehman Brothers tossed into the latrine the Old Fool is dancing around trying to squirm out of it. From Salon.com:
On NBC's "Today" show, Matt Lauer, from the floor of the New "bloodbath" and asked Mr. McCain how he could say that "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" while his campaign released an ad saying that the economy is in crisis. "Clarify this for me," Mr. Lauer said. "It doesn't seem as if both things can be true."
Mr. McCain replied by saying that when he spoke about the fundamentals of the economy, he was referring to the workers -- which is different from how he has described the term before.
"Well it's obviously true that the workers of America are the fundamentals of our economy, and our strength and our future," he said. "And I believe in the American worker, and someone who disagrees with that -- it's fine. We are in crisis. We all know that. The excess, the greed and the corruption of Wall Street have caused us to have a situation which is going to affect every American. We are in a total crisis."
It's hilarious to see McCain rise up against the greed and corruption of Wall Street given that the late, great Merrill Lynch has been his Numero Uno campaign contributor. McCain is up to his Jockey shorts in Wall Street.
And just what has the crusty old bugger been smoking to make him believe that the workers of America are doing all that well? Their government has every American household in hock to the tune of $440,000 (read my earlier post "Right Wing Meltdown"). Savings are at all time lows, debt at all time highs, folks are losing their homes in foreclosures and their jobs to outsourcing.
John McCain is saying whatever comes out of his backside without even trying to reconcile the persistent contradictions. Jeebus, I sure hope the American people aren't dumb enough to put their country's future in the hands of this guy. He's like Dan Quayle minus the intellect.