Monday, September 15, 2008

Looks Like "It's the Economy, Stupid" Once Again

Nothing like a little banking crisis to make people put away their lipstick and start acting like adults again, and Obama and Biden are wasting little time going on the offensive over McCain's various out-of-touch comments during the campaign:

“We just woke up to news of financial disaster, and this morning he said that the fundamentals of the economy are still strong,” Obama told an estimated crowd of 5,800 at the Cross Orchards Historic Site in Grand Junction, Colo. “Sen. McCain –- what economy are you talking about?

“What’s more fundamental than the ability to find a job that pays the bills and can raise a family?” Obama asked, his voice rising. “What’s more fundamental than knowing that your life savings is secure, and that you can retire with dignity? What’s more fundamental than knowing that you’ll have a roof over your head at the end of the day?”

At a rally at South Lake High School in St. Claire Shores, Mich., Biden chimed in, as well, saying, “just as George Herbert Walker Bush was nicknamed ‘Bush 41’ and his son is known as ‘Bush 43,’ John McCain could easily become known as ‘Bush 44.’” Hammering McCain’s remarks in Jacksonville, Biden said, “Friends, I could walk from here to Lansing, and I wouldn’t run into a single person who thought our economy was doing well, unless I ran into John McCain.”

This is another thing Obama really needs to do. Because while McCain personally isn't responsible for this mess, he's in bed with people who are.

I haven't seen any mention yet of Phil Gramm -- he of the infamous "Americans are whiners" comment -- who has been criticized for his anti-regulatory stance, and who was being talked about as a possible Secretary of the Treasury appointment by McCain. He needs to be gone after as well.

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