While Barack Obama continues to blame the current economic crisis on George Bush and the Republicans, three things are becoming increasingly obvious:
- Obama has no plan. Telling Americans we'll get through this while offering no solutions is not a plan (translation; if you vote for Obama you're stupid beyond reason).
- As I have documented on this blog, it is in fact corrupt Congressional Democrats that are responsible for this crisis, while John McCain and Congressional Republicans tried to take action to avert it. It is incontrovertible. It is recorded in the Congressional Record. No one can deny it. Period.
- Barack Obama has benefitted directly from the corrupt relationship between Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the Democratic Party.
A senior McCain advisor acknowledged in the New York Times that it was Senator Clinton's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that has inspired McCain's mortgage buyback and readjustment plan. It is the only proposal that has been issued by either candidate regarding the current crisis, and, if done correctly, will be effective.
While John McCain is showing some leadership, willingly putting forward a proposal that many members of his party will label as "socialist," in order to directly help struggling Americans, Pampers is demonstrating that he is wholly and totally unfit, and unwilling to lead this country; especially in the difficult economic times we are in now. The Democratic nominee has already condemned the plan, saying it would only help financial institutions. So either:
- Obama doesn't understand the plan being proposed, or
- He does understand it but, since he has no plan of his own, he is attacking McCain's by lying about it so that everyone will continue riding the Hope and Change express straight to economic hell. After all, Obama has absolutely no interest in helping you. He only cares about winning.
Pampers offers no hope. He offers no change. He only offers further criticism so that nothing will get done, the economy will continue to flounder, hoping the electorate will be stupid enough to think that he will then right the ship as President. That is not how one leads in a time of crisis and hardship.
A leader is bold. A leader offers solutions. A leader embraces proposals that will effect immediate change in the lives of Americans who are struggling. I applaud Senator McCain for giving credit where credit is due; to Senator Clinton. All the more reason why this year I will not be supporting the Democratic nominee, and find more confidence in the Republican Senator from Arizona.
In embracing Senator Clinton's proposal John McCain has proven three things:
- He will stand up to his party to do what is best for the American people.
- He is ready to lead this country, and extend his hand to those who offer real solutions.
- Most importantly, Senator Clinton's knowledge and expertise in the areas of finance and economics is going to be vital to the process of righting our nation's economic ship.
Though neither candidate has proven they possess Senator Clinton's competency to lead this nation, one has at least recognized her knowledge, and has dared to put forward a policy that will make a huge difference in the lives of individual Americans, the American economy, and world economic markets. Thank you Senator McCain for offering a real solution, real hope, and something resembling leadership in this crisis. I urge you to extend your hand to Senator Clinton to push this proposal through so that we can keep Americans in their homes, and hopefully stop the abuses of the system that people like Senator Obama have embraced.
For a look at how a President leads in economic crisis I urge you to read the following post from Heidi Li's Potpourri. We have no Roosevelt running this year. The candidate that was got kicked to the curb by the fascists at the DNC. We are going to need her leadership in 2009, and a President willing to embrace her. Only one candidate has demonstrated that he is willing to do so. Think about that on November 4th.