Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Did he really say that the fundamentals of the economy are strong?

Hear today's episdoe of Radio or Not by clicking here (runtime 11:10)

Yes, John McCain did say just that. Then he tried to backpedal. But people are not that stupid!

I truly believe that the Neocons live by the old adage, "Say it and they'll believe" (I know, it's not really an old adage, but they seem to live by it nonetheless!). Well, as Barack Obama said, "ENOUGH". Funny, John McCain tried to steal that exclamation, along with trying to steal the idea of change from the Obama campaign.

But you can't claim change when your policies support the status quo that got us into the mess in the first place.

Today's episode of Radio Or Not is a short one. I have some work to do to prepare for a trip I'm taking to NY next week. Actually, we leave Saturday and return Wednesday, and I have a lot of old audio to edit to put together a package to take with me. So, I'm somewhat distracted by that.

I mentioned in today's show an interview that Rachel Maddow did last night with David Sirota, that's certainly worth watching, if only for the fact that he echoed what I said yesterday regarding McCain's involvement in the Savings & Loan scandal and the Keating Five. The Democrats should be talking about that constantly these days, but so far, I've not heard one whisper, except mine, and now this:



And I'm happy that the Obama camp reacted quickly with this new ad:



Hear today's episdoe of Radio or Not by clicking here (runtime 11:10)

5 comments:

John said...

Nicole, You failed to mention the S&L scandal (Yes Keating was a part of it) that was linked to the Bush Family which Neil mostly was targeted but Papa Bush and brother Jeb were also involved. If the unspeakable happens and McCain is elected then look for more of the same.

Here's a couple of links for readers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keating_Five

http://rationalrevolution.net/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htmmiami

MikeEmm said...

Who said that Lehman Brothers didn't have insurance to shelter them from this storm? Seems the idea was sound but didn't quite work out.

http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2007/08/27/jeb-bush-lehmans-secret-weapon/

Anonymous said...

Anyone who believes John McCain is a maverick and reformer needs to seriously take a look at who is advising him and running his campaign. Phil Gramm, originally the co-chair of his presidential campaign and since July 2008 his economic advisor, was the key sponsor/player that in 1999 got the overwhelmingly majority Republican controlled congress to pass the Gramm-Bliley-Leach Act, which in effect gutted the protections laid out by the FDR New Deal Glass-Steagall Banking Act. Then, Phil Gramm, after it being tabled two or three times previously, attached the 262 page Commodity Futures Modernization Act as a last minute amendment to the 11,000 page Appropriations Bill, that was passed, with little debate, in the last hours before the congressional Christmas break during the evening of December 15, 2000. The Gramm-Bliley-Leach Act and the Commodity Futures Modernization Act are leading contributing factors in the loopholes that opened up for the oil speculation and high crude oil prices, and the subprime mortgage/banking collapse. McCain has always been a proponent of deregulation. That has been a fundamental principle of his very deep Republican roots. The Republicans have hated the strong middle class that grew as a result of the New Deal legislation passed during FDR's presidency. Since Nixon's time they have been systematically destroying whatever protections were put in place. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but on Thom Hartmann's show yesterday, he said to google the "1927 housing bubble bust" to inform ourselves as to what happened in the 1920s that led to the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and the Great Depression. No matter what your feelings about who the hypocrites or flip-floppers are - which there's numerous examples to debate that issue - please read the PNAC, Project for New American Century, what their agenda is and who signed on to it -- "Jeb" Bush and George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, et al., and McCain. Between the outright lying taking place by McCain/Palin and their campaign surrogates, and the voter caging/voting systems being rigged, they will do absolutely anything to stay in power to accomplish the PNAC agenda. John McCain is sending out RNC campain literature requesting donations to keep the Republicans in power - even though he's the maverick/reformer. He also self-admittedly has no clue about economics. Sarah Palin's background is revealing the same abuse of power that we've seen by this administration for the past eight years. Please don't kid yourselves about the labels "maverick" and "reformer." It will be four more years of the same Republican Neocon PNAC driven agenda that has led to the mess we are in. D.R. P.S. Nicole, good luck with whatever might be going on in New York.

Anonymous said...

Just realized I mispelled the word "campaign". Sorry. D.R.

Anonymous said...

Along with the video today showing actual clips of McCain regarding his view of the economy, combine that with the video on the Buzzflash.com site, entitled "100 Years In Iraq," and see where a "Reformer" McCain/Palin presidency will lead us. D.R.