John McCain As Bush 44
by Josh Orton, Mon Sep 15, 2008 at 07:43:14 AM EDT
As we watch news of ongoing financial crisis, the Obama campaign wants the Republican party to "own their mistakes," as the Senator put it in Denver.
Joe Biden today in Michigan:
Eight years ago, a man ran for President who claimed he was different, not a typical Republican. He called himself a reformer. He admitted that his Party, the Republican Party, had been wrong about things from time to time. He promised to work with Democrats and said he'd been doing that for a long time.
That candidate was George W. Bush. Remember that? Remember the promise to reach across the aisle? To change the tone? To restore honor and dignity to the White House?
We saw how that story ends. A record number of home foreclosures. Home values, tumbling. And the disturbing news that the crisis you've been facing on Main Street is now hitting Wall Street, taking down Lehman Brothers and threatening other financial institutions.
If we forget this history, we're going to be doomed to repeat it -- with four more just like the last eight, or worse. If you're ready for four more years of George Bush, John McCain is your man.
Just as George Herbert Walker Bush was nicknamed "Bush 41" and his son is known as "Bush 43," John McCain could easily become known as "Bush 44."
And an AP headline today:
Obama blames Wall St. crisis on Republican policy
The implementation of political ideology brings results, either positive or negative; as we're seeing this week, Republican governance brought economic
crisis. John McCain enabled and furthered those policies. He owns it.