Posted tagged ‘Economic Policy’

Obama: I Won’t Throw The First Punch, But I Will Throw the Last One

October 7, 2008

As McCain lobs discredited and gaseous Ayre’s accusations, Obama strikes back with the truth about how McCain ended up getting such a bad reputation on economic policy.

In the ’80s, McCain was wined and dined by savings and loan owner Charles Keating. Actually, it wasn’t just dinner. Keating sent McCain and his entire (already wealthy) family and their babysitter off on vacation to the Bahamas and gave them other perks, too. THAT is what I call “palling around.”

But why would Keating want to spend so much time and money on McCain? Keating wanted to know he could count on McCain’s support and power to push for looser bank regulation that ultimately cleared the way for Keating’s millions of dollars in bank fraud.

Unlike McCain’s baseless accusation, Obama fights back by tying McCain’s poor economic judgment and decision making skills to the current economy. Timely and smart.

Worth a look.

Long story short. Obama is clean and has been accused of nothing. McCain was formally accused and reprimanded for his questionable actions as a result of his associations with Keating. Keating is a convicted criminal who, until he got caught, was grateful for the cover that McCain’s unethical use of power provided.

Barack Obama Stumping in Colorado

September 17, 2008

Obama’s speech in Pueblo, Colorado on Black Monday (9/15/08). My favorite line was about the seven lobbyists working on McCain’s campaign:

“If you think those lobbyists are working day and night for John McCain just to put themselves out of business, well then I’ve got a bridge to sell you up in Alaska.”

If you’ve never heard a full Obama speech, you owe it to yourself to watch.

McCain and Palin have turned into pretty good fundraisers for Obama. Every time McCain tells me the economy is fine or every time I hear Palin spout off that bridge lie for the umpteenth time, I just reach over and tap that $5.00 donate button for Obama’s campaign. I don’t need another eight years of impenitent liars.

If you need to feel a little better, you can donate HERE.

Time to Talk Issues – Obama on the Economy

June 10, 2008

Okay, I know not everyone who reads this blog is a political junkie, but I just love how readily available information about Obama’s economic policy is. It’s nice to finally see a rich, grass roots campaign. If you want to be informed or know where Obama stands on things, this will be a good place to come.

Here is a link to Obama’s position on the Economy.

Obama just launched a two week tour in which he’ll outline his positions in more detail. This is the first round of info. and it sets up future talks, which I’ll link to as well.

Below is a video of the speech. (33 minutes)