Yesterday an old-style reporter asked Robert Gibbs about John McCain’s the White House’s new stance that, “the fundamentals of the economy are strong sound.”
Gibbs tried out his Obama-impression, but fell flat in the semantics game, when he insisted “strong” and “sound” are fundamentally different.
Someday, a wise-ass reporter might ask if Obama inherited a sound economy.
Recall, McCain was ahead of Obama at the time of the Lehman Brothers collapse and his untimely comments were used by smear merchants in the corporate media to show him as, “out of touch.”
How many houses does that guy have anyways?
This, along with his hasty support for the bailout (TARP), when Obama was merely, “there if we need him” proved to be the most pivotal moment of the campaign.
By the way, Obama is now fear-mongering on behalf of bailouts, and McCain’s pathetic ass is against them.
And shocker…BO’s numbers are stinking up the joint.
“Did somebody say joint?”
Flashback vids are here to bring you there.
Chris Matthews lampooned McCain for saying “the fundamentals of the economy are strong” 22 times.
The epitome of a politician, Barack Obama, ridiculed McCain for the statement and made this campaign ad during his adorable class warfare faze.
Flip to 57 seconds of MSNBC’s McCain bash to see Obama on 9/15/08 say, “we just woke up to financial disaster and this morning he (McCain) said, ‘the fundamentals of the economy are strong.’ Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?” Then, liar-in-chief says, “you all remember Phil Gramm, he’s the guy who said, ‘we’re just going through a mental recession’ and called the United States of America, a ‘nation of whiners.’ You can’t make this stuff up. It’s like a Saturday Night Live routine”
I always get a kick out of the crowd whining when Obama tells them they’ve been called whiners but hey, at least Gramm didn’t call us a “nation of cowards.”
Here’s Glenn Beck with a round-up.
Tigerhawk compliments Instapundit.
Glenn Reynolds makes a nifty, if somewhat lawyerly, point: If the economy is still fundamentally strong, what are the actual problems inherited by the Obama administration? That said, I much prefer the president talking it up than talking it down, and if it takes a little hypocrisy to make that happen I’m all for giving him a pass. The outrage, of course, is that so many in the media credulously parroted the Obama campaign’s talking points last fall. But even that is only the “usual” outrage.
Thanks Tigerhawk, back to Adam at OutOfTheBlu,
“Hawaiian born or not, this guy is a freaking fraud and the people who haven’t figured that out, are even worse.”