Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Fundamentally" Republican?

This is not a political blog (although it may have looked like one lately)--but as a professional historian, I could not let this comparison pass:

"The economy is fundamentally sound."
-- President Herbert Hoover, 1931

"The fundamentals of the economy are strong."
-- Presidential Candidate John McCain, 2008

Are we going from Hooverville to McCainville?

Both brought to you by the party that is wrecking America.


Green Bean said...

Brilliant! And scary. I'm like you - trying not to write about politics when that's all I'm thinking about these days.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Kunstler has it right. Not like the democrats are angels or anything - all politicians are a little evil aren't they?

I guess we can say we live in interesting times, eh?

Carrie K said...

I just hope that we don't have the depression that followed Hoover into office. But with the way spending has been so upside down? I'm worried. In my parents generation, they owned their homes and saved their money. In mine? We owe twice what our houses are worth and have spent every dime on cars, vacations, big weddings and crap.

Donna Lee said...

I've never been so worried about things as I am today. I am basically an optimist and I think things generally work out for the good but life is stretching those beliefs to the breaking point.

And btw, I just read the lyrics to that song and you made me cry. It was so poignant.


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