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The Maverick Mixes It Up, Calls Obama Out on Financial Crisis

Another nugget of fallout from the financial crisis isn't just the prices on Lehman Brothers swag on eBay — it could be Obama's seemingly gleeful reaction to it, according McCain strategists. Steve Schmidt told reporters today that Obama is "cheerleading the crisis," and using it to his own political advantage, while McCain seeks a bipartisan solution to the money woes.

While Obama is "cheerleading" the financial crisis, Sarah Palin did some McCain cheerleading of her own at a joint town hall in Michigan last night. Jumping in to the proceedings, Palin said:

Okay. May I add something, because sometimes my running mate is a bit too humble. We need to remember who it was who pushed for and supported and risked much for the strategy that is working in Iraq, and that is the surge. He is the one who pushed for it.

Plus, I'm learning so much about culture today! McCain raps! Or R&Bs or something. I don't care what you call it, it's hilarity squared. Just watch. I promise it's worth it to


Somehow I'm wishing this speech had actually been delivered like this. I might be sending the campaign a memo right now. . . "To whom it may concern: More dancing. Also, fur coat. Thank you."

Do you think Obama is "cheerleading" the crisis? How are McCain and Palin getting together on the trail? Does she have staying power, despite what Karl Rove says?


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bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I needed to come in once more and watch the video.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
Thanks Lil. I encourage EVERYONE to educate themselves. Even if in the end they vote for Obama, it's OK, as long as they truly know what they're voting for and not just the rhetoric that the news media is feeding them.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
paste of course :oops:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
lil, maybe if you just copy past all the information into the thread they will read it. :wink:
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
I know a lot of people won't look at it, but I figured it was worth posting, anyway. And I also really wish people would look at both sides. It really seems like you've put a lot of thought into who you're voting for, mykie. I definitely admire that.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
lil, the problem is his naysayers won't even look at it. It's sad, because to educate yourself and really vote smart, you have to read the policies of BOTH sides. I have. I wish everyone would.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
Anytime, GS. It was easy to find; he has all of his plans laid out on his website.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
Thanks for posting that kim. Now some of the untruths posted by other members can be seen for what they are. Especially those saying that he isn't even discussing the economy. :oy:
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
John McCain's detailed economic plan, with specifics, can be found here:
Jillness Jillness 9 years
The video was great! It looked hysterical the way he was tugging on his pants!!!
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 9 years
The video was prime!! :rotfl:
livvylove livvylove 9 years
I wouldn't say he's cheerleading it, but I have heard more than one Obama supporter say this will be good for his campaign which is so, so tacky. I remember when the whole Russia thing was happening just a week ago and everyone was focusing on National Security....I remember McCain "taking advantage" of it and people saying it would be good for his campaign. It's the same situation as the economic crisis. Should Obama not be on point about the economy because he might be "taking advantage" of the situation? This makes no sense to me.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
I loved the video!!! McCain/Estelle '08! :rotfl:
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
:rotfl: That video is hilarious! If that is how McCain plans on giving his State of the Union Addresses, I will totally change my vote. We need more rapping presidents.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I have heard news sources say that in polls, Obama does better on the economy than McCain. I don't see how that is Obama fault, though. I am just blown away by the fact that on Tuesday, Obama gave a speech that very clearly laid out big ideas on changes that need to be made to our financial market regulations, McCain STILL has no specifics on what he wants to do...and yet he is insulting Obama. He should be doing his homework instead. McCain's top economic advisor said the other day, "I don't think it's, at this moment, imperative to write down exactly what the plan has to be. Some standards we just have to aim for and we just haven't met". Ummm...I think the American people deserve specifics! This "crisis" has been like a slow moving hurricane. It has been building for a while, economic experts knew it was on its way, and so for the McCain campaign to act like they are caught off guard is pretty amazing. Obama had a 6 point plan on market reform in MARCH!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I just realized that McCain's statement basically implies that Obama is better than him on the economy.
Vespa Vespa 9 years
I wouldn't say he's cheerleading it, but I have heard more than one Obama supporter say this will be good for his campaign which is so, so tacky.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Okay, I'm home from work and finally got to watch that video, and... :ROTFL:
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
LMAO, I love that video.
felicityporter felicityporter 9 years
PS - I meant to start with the fact that his solution today was to fire the SEC head
azulsky azulsky 9 years
ROFLOL at the video clip especially since Estelle (love her) isn't exactly a fan of (to put it nicely) of McCain, his running mate or policies. I wish you would have included the one with Obama's face photoshopped in also it's funny. As for the McCain camp attempt to once again distract from the issues, no Obama isn't cheerleading. Obama and Biden are actually dealing with the crisis/issues instead talking about getting a commission together to come up with possible solutions to a problem that's obvious. His running mate is neither here nor there imo.
felicityporter felicityporter 9 years
Not that the SEC is blameless (they aren't) but didn't the legislation (that Phil Gramm sponsored)take away the SEC/FTC oversight over certain finiancial investment schemes (credit swaps, subprimes, etc)? That is the deregulation the Republicans wanted and got right after Bush came to office and that is one of the main reasons these giants are in trouble now. McCain supported that bill. Even scarier, Gramm is one of the authors of McCain's economic policy who only stepped down after he called the economic woes a "mental recession" and he is rumored to be a frontrunner for Sec of Treasury if McCain wins. If the SEC has at least one hand tied behind their back how are they wholly responsible for this?
chancleta chancleta 9 years
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 9 years
Ok, I have to say before I read all the comments that I wish McCain would wear a coat like in that video!!! LOL I'm sure Palin has a few he could borrow. Had to get that out.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
And nobody listens, the rhetoric and lies continue. Ima, GOOD FOR YOU. THAT'S what a smart voter does!
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