Monday, September 15, 2008

Inspiration or Irritation?

More on the Pop Quiz theme. With Wall Street tanking today and more big banks in trouble, I looked for a side by side comparison of what Obama and McCain talked about. Just to be fair, I even used the New York Times as my source.

So how do our candidates fare? Not surprisingly, Suit goes negative. McCain is the continuation of Bush, votes for tax breaks for corporations, votes against the minimum wage. But not a peep about what he would do and not a single word of encouragement.

McCain is now the "happy warrior" with the "sunshine on his face." He says today's crisis is not the fault of American workers, and touts their skills and ability to compete in the global economy. He calls for reform on Wall Street, which only seems sensible at this juncture.

Over on Obama's web site, which I refuse to link, (you can find it on your own) Obama twists McCain's words. Here is McCain's actual quote:

My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals of the American worker, their innovation and entrepreneurship, the innovation of small businesses, those are the fundamentals of America, and I think they are strong.

Obama slanders McCain by claiming he said the economy's fundamentals themselves are strong, when that is clearly not the case. You stay classy Suit. Speaking of class, the reason I won't link his site is that you can't enter it without turning down his request for a donation, as if he's some wino, defending his turf over the subway grate.

Bottom line, with huge economic uncertainty facing the nation and a potential banking crisis looming, Obama seeks to scare, but only irritates, and McCain seeks to inspire. This is all you need to know about these candidates.


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