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Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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John McCain’s campaign would like to nominate—who else?— John McCain and Sarah Palin as just the ticket to get Americans out of financial crisis, claiming they’ll fight “special interest giveaways” on Wall Street(?!), cut taxes and, of course, drill, baby, drill!

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By DM, September 20, 2008 at 6:18 am Link to this comment

Youch!

Make that “Catman Joe” ... you referred to “rednecks” in your post.

Also, I see you’ve posted a couple of other things.  The one I liked particularly was this (which I’ll repeat here because it deserves it anyway!):

“Lower taxes for the rich = more jobs!

This thing makes me crazy but every redneck at the truck stop will tell you this.

Demand creates jobs. Consumers create demand.

Give every wino $50 and it will be back in the economy before the liquor stores close.

Give a fat cat $500,000 and will he go shopping? Yeah, for overseas investments.

Investments can only create jobs if the demand is there. Money trickles up, BS trickles down.

You don’t need an eight grade education to understand that.”

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By DM, September 20, 2008 at 5:04 am Link to this comment

Redneck Joe ...

You’ve nailed it.  Your post should be made into an advert for the campaign to skewer this BS once and for all.

My one concern is that Obama will owe too much money to those “fat cats” and that a redress of the last 30 years of reverse Robin Hood economics will be too much to ask for.

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By Catman Joe, September 17, 2008 at 10:29 am Link to this comment

Please tell me this is all wrong!

http://airamerica.com/thomhartmannpage/blog/2008/sep/17/why-could-be-worse-republican-great-depression

Thom Hartmann just makes too much sense.

Jose

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By Catman Joe, September 17, 2008 at 9:16 am Link to this comment

Check O’Reilly interview for wimpy. Was that Joe Lieberman he nailed on the Senate floor?

Wimpy he is not, but the impression is there.

The debates, maybe?

Jose

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By sloopman111, September 17, 2008 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

Reagan started the downfall of the country.  If McCain and the neo-cons win, they will finish the downfall.  With the exception of the Clinton Administration, we needed change years ago.  I will vote for Obama and Biden.  McCain and Palin are the least capable of leading, and they are a great threat to our country and the world militarily, politically and economically.

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By blueshift, September 17, 2008 at 8:33 am Link to this comment

Laugh at your peril. As long as Obama continues to issue four-page position papers two days late, he will hand away the election. It’s Obama’s to lose, and he’s finding a way to lose it.

Why? Americans vote for symbols. And the symbolism is this: McCain (and Palin): fighters and doers. Obama (and for sure, Biden): talkers. Given Obabma’s slowness and wimpiness, who do you think will win the votes of the majority of voters who won’t make up their mind until they have a ballot in their hand?

sign me- a sad and increasingly disillusioned Obama supporter.

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By Allan Krueger, September 17, 2008 at 8:15 am Link to this comment

My name is John McPAIN and I approved this message. ROFLMAO!

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By Catman Joe, September 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm Link to this comment

Lower taxes for the rich = more jobs!

This thing makes me crazy but every redneck at the truck stop will tell you this.

Demand creates jobs. Consumers create demand.

Give every wino $50 and it will be back in the economy before the liquor stores close.

Give a fat cat $500,000 and will he go shopping? Yeah, for overseas investments.

Investments can only create jobs if the demand is there. Money trickles up, BS trickles down.

You don’t need an eight grade education to understand that.

Jose

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By Mike, September 16, 2008 at 8:29 am Link to this comment
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Jeffrey Sachs, a renowned economist and special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general, said he blames the Bush administration for “ignoring the economy” and the Fed for increased deregulation.

Sachs said he thinks Obama’s plan is “closer” to being on target, with his calls for regulation. McCain also has started talking about increased regulation, but Sachs said McCain has “reinvented himself in the last 24 hours” with such talk.

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By Pam, September 16, 2008 at 8:05 am Link to this comment
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It’s interesting that Americans would be more willing to turn the country back over to the foxes (Republicans) who engineered this mess!  Phil Grahm while in Congress championed the lifting of oversight and put into place less regulations with his folk.  He advises McCain now!  The Dow is down 504 and we’re still debating which candidate would be better on the economy.  Go figure but take a look at the survey below.

Independent economists, who in a sample are largely from the academic world, lean toward Obama by 46 percent compared to 39 percent for McCain.

Overall, 59 percent of the economists say Obama would be best for the economy long term, with 31 percent picking McCain, and 8 percent saying there would be no difference.

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By Hannah, September 16, 2008 at 8:01 am Link to this comment
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I keep wondering who is running for president; John McCain or sarah palin. The lines seem to be blurred. If sarah should become the pres, god help us all. she just keeps repeating the same words over and over again, “I just said no thank you to the bridge” when she took the money and ran with it. Well I am just saying no to McCain/Palin.

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By wildflower, September 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm Link to this comment

Good grief, . . . I’m so confused. . .  Does he or doesn’t he know something about economics?  If so, what is the truth?

IS THIS THE TRUTH?
“The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” “I’ve got Greenspan’s book.” [McCain December 2007]

OR IS THIS THE HONEST TRUTH?
“I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.” [Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore in 2005]

OR IS THIS THE REAL TRUTH?
“Sen. McCain, you have said repeatedly, quote, ‘I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.’ Is it a problem for your campaign that the economy is now the most important issue, one that by your own acknowledgment you’re not well versed on?” [GOP Presidential Debate, January, Tim Russert, Moderator]

“Actually, I don’t know where you got that quote from. I’m very well versed in economics. I was there at the Reagan revolution. I was there when we enacted the first—or just after we enacted the first tax cuts and the restraints on spending.”  [McCain’s Response]

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/07/02/1179920.aspx

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By Another Hillary, September 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm Link to this comment
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I find it interesting that they abandoned the generic male voice over for a woman’s to talk about the failing economy.

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