Didn’t McCain Say The Same Thing President Obama?


First day as President and my, how the stories do change.

Last September Sen. McCain had this to say about our economy:

“The fundalmentals of our economy are strong”

Obama and his campaign then puts out this ad:

And attacked even further:

…”Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?” Democratic candidate Obama said after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy sent fear across the globe and spooked investors, wiping 500 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


Later, in his second event of the day, in Orlando, McCain stuck by his “fundamentals” argument, but said he was talking about the contribution US workers made to turn the American economy into a global powerhouse.

“Our workers are the most innovative, the hardest working, the best skilled, most productive, most competitive in the world. My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals of America are strong.”

But Obama lacerated McCain’s economic strategy, and once again sought to portray him as out of touch and committed to a carbon copy of unpopular President George W. Bush’s economic policy.

“What’s more fundamental than the ability to find a job that can pay the bills and that can raise a family?

“What’s more fundamental than knowing your life savings are secure … and that you’ll have a roof over your head at the end of the day?

“It’s the same philosophy we’ve had for the last eight years — one that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.”

But what did Obama say in his speech yesterday?

Yeah, that’s right: (via Patterico Pontifications)

We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished.

In other words . . . the fundamentals of our economy are strong

Amazing how that happens eh?

McCain was mocked and torn apart for saying the same thing as Obama but now that he is office the truth comes out.

All campaign rhetoric you see….

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All in a day’s work of getting elected.

If McCain had said THAT he might not of lost… but he didn’t. What McCain said was more open to interpretation and easliy exploited.

The technical term is he is just “jive talking you”.

Actually if you read the entire speech you will find him speaking of “gathering clouds” and: “Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered.”

he goes on to state: ” But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions – that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America. For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. “

OMG Curt! That’s a HUGE SCORE!

McCain only added that to the second speech, after it was apparent he goofed it up earlier in the day when the world economies were in freefall. It was a unfortunate and deadly mistake. Remember it’s not beanbag.

Sorry Curt… what part of “Our economy is badly weakened” comes anywhere near “the fundamentals of our economy are strong”

As a person who just got his pink slip, I find politicans speaking about the economy a bit repulsive.

Ummmm…. Sidebar, Your Honor…..

If indeed the economy is in such dire straits,
If indeed we, as a people, are on the edge of a deep precipice,
If indeed things are so hopeless, can someone please explain something to me?

How in the hell did 2 million plus people afford to trek dozens, or hundreds, or yea, thousands of miles to see the Immaculate Inauguration of the TelePromTer Jesus?

Finally, if you believe that this country is in the dire straits that you supposedly believe that it is in, then how can you not be outraged that $170 million plus was spent on this celebration?

Sidebar over.

Carry on.

Aye Chihuahua, I’ve ask that question for the past two years. Where do the ‘welfare riders’ get the money to travel thousands of miles per week to attend the Obamamations? No way a working person could afford it. Maybe the same terrorists/terrorist nations that financed the Messiah’s campaign are providing the money. How long before the 10 million person raid on D.C. with pitchforks and axes happens? Given time the Messiah won’t allow anyone to own a gun.