Posted by Curt on 21 January, 2009 at 8:06 am. 12 comments already!

First day as President and my, how the stories do change.

Last September Sen. McCain had this to say about our economy:

“The fundalmentals of our economy are strong”

Obama and his campaign then puts out this ad:

And attacked even further:

…”Senator McCain, what economy are you talking about?” Democratic candidate Obama said after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy sent fear across the globe and spooked investors, wiping 500 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.


Later, in his second event of the day, in Orlando, McCain stuck by his “fundamentals” argument, but said he was talking about the contribution US workers made to turn the American economy into a global powerhouse.

“Our workers are the most innovative, the hardest working, the best skilled, most productive, most competitive in the world. My opponents may disagree, but those fundamentals of America are strong.”

But Obama lacerated McCain’s economic strategy, and once again sought to portray him as out of touch and committed to a carbon copy of unpopular President George W. Bush’s economic policy.

“What’s more fundamental than the ability to find a job that can pay the bills and that can raise a family?

“What’s more fundamental than knowing your life savings are secure … and that you’ll have a roof over your head at the end of the day?

“It’s the same philosophy we’ve had for the last eight years — one that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.”

But what did Obama say in his speech yesterday?

Yeah, that’s right: (via Patterico Pontifications)

We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished.

In other words . . . the fundamentals of our economy are strong

Amazing how that happens eh?

McCain was mocked and torn apart for saying the same thing as Obama but now that he is office the truth comes out.

All campaign rhetoric you see….

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