If McCain wants to show that only he speaks for himself when it comes to the economy and his policy ideas then he needs to ditch Gramm. I don't think saying that Gramm doesn't speak for him is going far enough. The larger issue here is that it adds to the narrative that John McCain is clueless in regards to the economy and underlines the criticism that he's out of touch with average Americans.
To make matters worse, Gramm is refusing to apologize for his remarks which just underlines his arrogance and disrespect for middle class workers who have been the backbone of the American economy for ages. He has either forgotten or doesn't give a shit that average Americans are the ones who do the grunt work in these mega-corporations run by people like Gramm.
If it wasn't for us worker bees, greedy rich bastards like Gramm wouldn't have the money that they do. Gramm calls us whiners after being one of the people putting us in this position with his UBS policies. Gramm pushed through a historic banking deregulation bill that decimated Depression-era firewalls between commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, and securities firms." The financial maneuvers enabled by Gramm's legislative measures would become "the heart of the subprime meltdown." More recently, it was revealed that Gramm was "being paid by a Swiss bank to lobby Congress about the U.S. mortgage crisis at the same time he was advising McCain about his economic policy.
He's biting the hand that feeds him and we're tired of being talked down too while we continue to line their pockets. I'm ready to bite back. We're not whining Phil, we're screaming out in anger and fury.
Gramm is trying to say that his remarks about whiners were meant for the politicians but he clearly said a nation of whiners which is clearly includes all of us Americans, especially us lowly serfs. Meanwhile today the Dow Jones is down 200-250 points but I guess that's a figment of my imagniation eh Phil? I guess I need to up my meds so that I'm dumb, drooling and stupid so that you can keep stealing from us and then blame us for being whiners when we call you on your bullshit.
In poll news, Barack is leading McCain 48% to McCain's 40%. In addition, the McCain campaign Obama is actually ahead of McCain in his home state of Arizona by three points. And while the 3 points is within the margin of error, McCain should be way ahead in his own backyard. His state shouldn't even be in play.
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