Saturday, July 19, 2008

Poor Phil Gramm

In response to Sarah's question below, one of my favorite Republicans has to be Phil Gramm. Just because he is so consistently an idiot. I couldn't believe that Mr. Magoo was tapped to be McCain's chief economic advisor. It ended just about like you'd expect, with Gramm stepping down after staying lots of stupid things.

It is clear to me that Democrats want to attack me rather than debate
Senator McCain on important economic issues facing the country," Mr. Gramm said
in a statement issued by the campaign. "That kind of distraction hurts not only
Senator McCain’s ability to present concrete programs to deal with the country’s
problems, it hurts the country."

Mr. Gramm, a multimillionaire banker, has been under fire since last
week, when he dismissed concerns about the troubled economy by referring to "a
mental recession." He also said the United States had become "a nation of
whiners," a remark providing fodder for Democrats to portray Republicans as out
of touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans.

Whether it's Gramm or someone else, the McCain economic plan is going to favor the rich over the poor and will find itself completely unable to deal with the financial problems average Americans face.

And like the war in Iraq, the economy, climate change, the Patriots not winning the Super Bowl last year, and W choking on potato chips, of course it's all the Democrats fault.