Palin Tries to Rescue McCain on the Economy

ImageSarah Palin ran to rescue of John McCain and his comments about the economy during part one of her interview with Sean Hannity which will air tonight. She said that Democrats are unfairly attacking McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong.

“It was an unfair attack on the verbiage that Senator McCain chose to use…He means our workforce. He means the ingenuity of the American people and of course that is strong and that is the foundation of our economy,” Palin said. You know, this defense might have a shred of credibility if McCain would have followed up his fundamentals comment any of the five times that he has made it by actually talking about workers.

According to Investopedia, fundamentals are defined as, “The qualitative and quantitative information that contributes to the economic well-being and the subsequent financial valuation of a company, security or currency. Analysts and investors analyze these fundamentals to develop an estimate as to whether the underlying asset is considered a worthwhile investment.” I don’t see workers mentioned in that definition, do you?

Everyone who has taken Econ 101 knows that the term economic fundamentals do not refer to workers. Before yesterday, McCain himself rarely referred to workers, but you know McCain loves the workers, and this is why he is going to tax their health insurance, that is if they still have health insurance after he eliminates the employer deduction. His love of workers is why he opposes equal pay for women, and targets most of his tax cuts towards corporations. His love of workers is why McCain’s voting record is full of support for union busting, and he consistently votes against minimum wage increases.

Besides the fact that the McCain camp has invented a new definition for the term economic fundamentals, McCain’s record shows not friendship for, or even concern, about workers. I guess it hard for McCain to be concerned about the struggles of working people when he has no idea what their lives are like. Not even, Mrs. Alaska hockey mom can save McCain on this one, because she knows even less about the economy than her running mate does.

We can expect Palin to offer nothing more than a robotic repetition of the campaign’s talking points. It is starting to look like McCain would have been better served to select a running mate who could have helped him out of this mess. Palin isn’t equipped for that kind of duty.

Having a Rob Portman or a Mitt Romney on the ticket would come in handy right now. The Republican ticket is like the blind leading the blind. Neither candidate has the slightest clue what they are talking about when it comes to the economy. The McCain campaign better come up with another distraction quickly, or they are in big trouble.

10 Replies to “Palin Tries to Rescue McCain on the Economy”

  1. Sarah Pelin either does not know her Economics 101 any better than John McCain, who himself had so admitted previously, or she is just as dishonest and dishonorable in covering up the plain truth and distorting the simple facts. By what stretch of the imagination or logic whatsoever could a clear and unambiguous statement that the “fundamentals of the American economy are strong,” be even remotely interpreted or deemed to mean that the American work force is strong? To begin with, is the “American economy” one and the same thing as the “American workers.”?

    Pelin now comes in and claims that when McCain was caught red handed committing a grievous error by stating that the “fundamentals of the [American]economy is strong,” that McCain really “means our workforce. He means the ingenuity of the American people and of course that is strong and that is the foundation of our economy.”

    What an amazing logic and wild stretch of the truth! That’s precisely the same kind of stretch of the truth by which the McCain-Pelin group called Obama’s plain analogy about putting a lipstick on a pig and calling it new or different, a purported reference to or “attack” on Sarah Pelin. It did not take long for most of the news media and the American people to catch on to that lie and to call them on it for what it is – a naked lie and fiction. And so, also, will they soon call this one.

    Who do McCain and Pelin think they are fooling or messing with? The American people? Pretty soon, the American people and the electorate will universally know and dismiss the McCain-Pelin group for what they really are – good, old political opportunists who are fast and loose with the simple truth, who will say and do anything to steal an election, and who will shed the truth and try to cover the facts just so they can get into office. NO, not this time. The American electorate are NOT going to be fooled. NOT THIS TIME!

  2. Words cannot describe the disaster – cataclysm – that is the McCain Palin ticket.
    What I had found extremely disturbing is that BOTH are so gently treated by the media and the public. Palin is clueless. The man – or whoever put her on the ticket – must have been desparate, cynical, or thoughtless – or all of the above.

    I cringed at one of Joe’s “flubs” (Hilary’s comparative ability), but I dive for cover when I hear McCain or Palin. Their’s are not “flubs,” not off the cuff gaffes. Their’s are deep rooted and born of poverty of intellect, knowledge, or, perhaps, bad memory and faulty thought processes.

    Who knows?

    But I heard the Osgood Files this morning, and McCain’s statement about the NEW Ever increasing economic nightmare included a phrase about himself: “I’m not smart enough…” I recall hearing. To be fair and not a distortionistic liar like McCain’s camp, I must say I don’t recall hearing whether he applied that to a PARTICULAR solution or to an approach to a solution.

    BUT, taking his statement simply and at face value, I think that for once, John was strikingly candid and accurate.

  3. I think Sarah Palin will be great for the economy because she is from the “Working Class” versus the Elitist like Obama.

    Get real people. The Democrats are not afraid of Palin they are afraid of the Lord Jesus Christ whom she stand up for.

  4. As for the Republican ticket…… never trust a man who frantically winks at you as he is trying to grab your hand – or your vote!

    And after 8- miserable years of a “Born Aginner” in the White House what American is foolish enough to put another just one heart-attack away from the Presidency?

  5. Are you kidding me with this Pat? “The Democrats are not afraid of Palin they are afraid of the Lord Jesus Christ whom she stand up for.” What does what she stands up for has anything to do with her (and her running mate’s) inability to understand or explain the current situation of our economy? Do you remember the message of the Election of 1992? “It’s the economy, stupid!” Well, Pat, it’s the economy stupid! Not religion.

  6. If working class means anti-union,anti-minimum wage and anti-health care ,yeah. And I thought “God Fearing” was a positive description. I don’t understand your point Pat. Please clarify.

  7. Pat,it may surprise you,but most democrats are Christians.A lot of people say Sen. Obama supports abortion-no he is giving you the free-will to choose what you want to do just as God did through Moses-“choose ye this day life or death”.God left the tree of knowledge in the middle of the garden and Eve chose to listen to the serpent and eat from it.Is it written anywhere in the Word that God tried to stop her?Reason before voting.In the book of Acts,riches were shared.McCain and Sarah Palin want to tax your health insurance and give more money to the rich.(And just in case you didn’t notice,McCain means son of Cain-remember Cain slew Abel).You want more?…..I am Democrat and Born-again

  8. Sarah Palin’s no expert on the economy by any means. This is from the Wall Street Journal.

    WASILLA, Alaska — The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.

    The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin’s legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

  9. I don’t mean to be rude in anyway…but Palin will not be great for the econmy, you state that she comes from the working class..on what basis? Obama is not an Elitist because he worked hard to get to where he is, so are you saying that if you or one of your children fought up from a single parent household to the top then that is wrong..I don’t think that she represents the working class any better than any other politician the real working class the one that I live in along with more than half of the population don’t have the oppurtunity to sell an airplane on Ebay or give up the family cook…we struggle to maintain our lives because this econmy that the Bush administration has made us poor by making the rich richer…I don’t believe that just because you are a mother of five that it makes you a ready to equip the most powerful country in the world..I am talking about people who don’t live in a bubble..people who are struggling to live the “American Dream” to stay afloat and to make sure that they have enough gas in their car to get to work, or enough food to feed thier children, or a retirement fund, a world that has single mothers and single fathers, a world that is not made up in a fairy tale…and I don’t understand why people think that Democrats or people who don’t support Palin are not followers of Christ..I love the lord with all my heart and i lean on him for everything, but I also know that he is God alone..he doesn’t need our help thru Palin…we as humans need his yes I fear the Lord as I am supposed too, but I also know whats righrt and wrong, and I don’t believe that she is right for this country at this time, she can’t even answer the question without going into a wholw bunch nonsense about Economics 101…to cover up what she knows was wrong…she does not represent me in anyway, she is so far from a representation of who i am as a working class individual that is scares me..but what scares me more is that people don’t look at the reality if situations they only see their lives

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