On the day that the stock market suffered the second largest loss since 9/11, Senator McCain quoted Herbert Hoover by declaring the fundamentals of our economy are strong. Ignoring the loss of over 600,000 jobs this year, gas prices so high those out of work cannot afford to look for new ones, massive trade deficits, crushing national debt, startling home foreclosure rates, across the board inflation in everything except real wages, I was puzzled at his claim.
He cleared it up by saying he was talking about me. The "fundamentals" John McCain was talking about was the American worker, which is what I am.
That's right, OilFundamentalGuy is the fundamental John McCain was talking about. My puzzlement increased, as no one has ever called me a fundamental before.
Of course this is the same ridiculous Rove/Bush ploy used against opponents of the Iraq war. McCain, clearly in the Phil Gramm mode of seeing all of this as a "mental recession" thinks he can cheerlead massive failures away by saying "Go Team Go!" McCain simply changes the definition of what he said so those who laugh in his face, in the Mcain/Bush/Rove playbook, hate American workers.
McCain was scrambling so hard to hit the right notes to correct his obvious elitism, he was opposed to excessive government regulations on one network interview and in favor of excessive government regulation on another network within one hour.
The bottom line in all of this is these are serious times. We now see the fruits of the labor of the failed economic policies of the Republican Revolution for the past twenty years. No Republican at all should feel safe in this environment.