Monday, September 15, 2008

Economic Meltdown

Today, after news broke that Lehman is going under, and Merrill Lynch has accepted a buyout offer from Bank of America - that's two GIANTS in the financial world that have been toppled.

McCain: You know, that there’s been tremendous turmoil in our financial markets and Wall Street and it is — people are frightened by these events. Our economy, I think, still the fundamentals of our economy are strong. But these are very, very difficult times."
Shorter McCain: Don't worry, be happy...

Obama's campaign: Today of all days, John McCain’s stubborn insistence that the ‘fundamentals of the economy are strong’ shows that he is disturbingly out of touch with what’s going in the lives of ordinary Americans. Even as his own ads try to convince him that the economy is in crisis, apparently his 26 years in Washington have left him incapable of understanding that the policies he supports have created an historic economic crisis,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.
Shorter Obama: Shut the fuck up.

Obama needs to KEEP. HITTING. THIS. HARD. Everday people are swayed by the crap that the cable news networks throws around, all the little things that don't matter. Things like lipstick and $400 haircuts - they create a seemingly immpermeable cloud of innaness around the election. BUT, the economy, that, can cut through it all. You just have to tell them. You tell them that the Republicans have had control for eight years, and what do they have to show for it? Skyrocketing, health, food, and gas prices. Layoffs. Financial giants dying right and left, savings lost, investments in tatters.

Here's a litte easy to understand cartoon I found precisely illustrating what happens under so-called fiscal conservatives and what happens under so-called tax and spend liberals:

Ohhhh, wait. It looks like the Democratic President Clinton resulted in a .... SURPLUS. And and, all the Republican's drove this country straight into the ground. Huh.


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