• on a comment on Why Isn't McCain Debating Again? over 5 years ago

    It think that they (Wall St.) want it in days to beat the Sept. 30th end of quarter reporting.  If the legislation isn't passed, a lot of quarterly statements are going to look very, very  bad.  

    Pass legislation prior to Oct 1st & two things happen 1) everyone delays their quarterly announcements while they are calculating the numbers to 'accurately' reflect legislation. 2) What would have been a disastrous quarter can now be painted rosier as a result of the legislation (Lipstick-on-Pig theorem).

  • on a comment on Why Isn't McCain Debating Again? over 5 years ago

    My hypothesis is: The Crisis is Real.  It is perpetrated by the past 30 years of Regan model Supply Side Economics.  

    Bush is trying to have the outcome break in his favor.

    It is now Time for the Economic Model to Change.  A bottom-up model if you would.  (really need to fine a new catchy name for it...)

  • on a comment on Why Isn't McCain Debating Again? over 5 years ago

    Agree.  What can I say? I think McCain likes the dramatic approach.

    Does it work?  It distracts from the issue.  

    Remember, if the campaign is about issues Obama Wins, if it is about something else, McCain wins.  Right now the Country is focused on One Issue (bailout).

  • on a comment on A few days about over 5 years ago

    yup, but this just puckered up things up a lot.  China just froze the banks home equity lines, so to speak.

  • comment on a post A few days about over 5 years ago

    Chinese regulators have told domestic banks to stop interbank lending to U.S. financial institutions to prevent possible losses during the financial crisis, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.

    This is very bad news, our credit from China just got cut off.  They are our biggest place to find friendly money (AKA:
    bank to borrow from).  

  • comment on a post Why Isn't McCain Debating Again? over 5 years ago

    also posted at Daily Kos.

    Advanced by Chuck Todd at MSNBC: McCain is the de-facto leader of the Republican Party.  He needed to signal to His party that they had ZERO chance of getting anything (like elected) if his buddies killed this bailout.

    The R's were not getting on board, and unless this bailout is structured to make both parties blameless or equally culpable, nothing will happen.  McCain had to get his guys in line.  What better way to wake them up than threaten to quit the campaign?

    Make no Mistake, this bailout will MUST happen. Either as a complete package or a stopgap measure with the heavy lifting left to the next administration.  The alternative at this point is worldwide economic collapse.

    Moving forward, this whole debacle shows the fallacy of Reaganomics, and the need to re-structure the economic system to re-distribute the wealth from its current concentration in the top of the economic pyramid toward the bottom.  Supply Side Economics must die now.

    We are witnessing the first step.  Paulson's bailout plan is predicated by Our Money being tossed at the Banks (supply side).  It is being countered by Dems and conservatives in Congress who want to look at the Consumer's Side (consumer side - note: need better name for this) and address the root of the problem.  Unfair terms for mortgages and credit cards, executive compensation, ownership stake for advancing the money, and prior lack of infrastructure investment for advancement.  

    We sit at a unique opportunity to re-structure the economic world for the better. Create a new economic model or recast an older one based on support of the grassroots and infrastructure.  Sustained growth at a reasonable rate, with good government regulation avoiding the creation of conditions that create economic bubbles (Hi-tech or housing).  

    We can help create it by being vocal to our elected representatives now and after the election.

  • comment on a post Pelosi Still Afraid to Take On Bush On the Economy over 5 years ago

    You're at the cliff, do you take a step back or just keep pressing your advantage while walking over it?

    The alternative we are facing here is complete, total economic meltdown.  The kind of stuff our grandparents lived through, another Great Depression.  

    The real tightrope here is for them to pass legislation that alleviates the problem in the near term, but not solve the symptoms of the problem. It should keep the general populace jittery about the economy and clamoring for a solution by the election.  That will be the job of the next Congress, whomever is in charge of the administration.  That's when the symptoms of the problem must be attacked viciously.

  • comment on a post He Rules Their World over 5 years ago

    Would that make Drudge the gun?

    Doesn't it make Drudge the willing tool of the Right Wing Noise Machine?

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    It's not opposed to the Lakoff model. By attacking the strength Kerry became your traitorous liar rather than a war hero.  The frame was changed by Rove.  That opened it up to re-framing Kerry as weak on Security (remember the wolves in the forest commercial).  Wouldn't have worked nearly as well against a war hero.

    Example; Attack McCain's strength, he got shot down in flames, he lost the battle.  Then re-frame as: McCain's a looser, a poor decision maker.  Ignore the POW hero stuff.  You've changed the frame.  

    The campaign won't can't touch it, 527's might, if we had some...

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    See Today's polls on the front page? Obama 268EV, McCain 270EV

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    Nice Example, may try it if I get the chance. It connects on the gut level much better than 'they'll raise my taxes'.

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    The real problem that I ran into was that the Campaign has not 'framed' any talking points to show a way to make him decide.  

    I gotta use information that the campaign has used (and he is/may be aware of) to sway him.  New information on my part will be discounted, as a member of the opposing team I have no credibility until I can point to a third party item (campaign ad or statement) to make him afraid of his candidate.

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    Trust me, He ain't leaving his Party, He will continue to donate LOTS to His party.  He just needs a reason to sit this one out (or go for our guy in the privacy of the voting booth).

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    The trend lines are saying different.  That's why we're worried.  Jerome was correct to bring up this line of discussion, it's been forgotten for far too long.

    We know the Campaigns are reading the Blogs, we just don't know how much they are taking from it.  

    As a long time Obama supporter, I think your last sentence makes you sound like a kool aid drinker. Forgive and move on, remember.  

  • on a comment on How easy we forget over 5 years ago

    Rove's record IS successful Framing.  Mostly We just don't realize it, and just hate Rove for being successful.

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