Monday, October 06, 2008

Economist poll makes the case for Obama

The economy is the number one issue in elections on both sides of the border this year, but particularly stateside, where taxpayers are being forced at metaphorical gunpoint to fork over $700 billion to Wall Street's rotten extortionist thugs. There's no getting away from the economy as an election issue -- the only thing left to do is spin, baby, spin.

Case in point: the wingnuts at ProWomanProLife say "Look over here! Bright shiny thing!" and point to a negative book about Obama that was recently reviewed by the Economist Magazine. From the review:
"If Mr Obama really were the miracle-working, aisle-jumping, consensus-seeking new breed of politician his spin-doctors make him out to be, you would expect to see the evidence in these eight years. But there isn’t very much. Instead, as Mr Freddoso rather depressingly finds, Mr Obama spent the whole period without any visible sign of rocking the Democratic boat."
Ohmygodwhatthefuck!!! The Economist + Obama + bad = Sarah Palin John McCain for preznit!!!

However, that was a book review, not an editorial. But it's a fair question: where do the Economist Magazine and economists in general stand on the candidates and their ability to right the financial ship of state? A full frontal boot to the GOP nads is delivered by their poll of economists:

What's that? Did I hear an "OOF!"?? You betcha I did!! Bumdiggity! *WINK*

Wingnuts will be quick to point out the last category, wherein over 40% of the respondents are self-identified Democrats. But almost as many said they identified with "neither" party, which means they're disillusioned former GOPers... a group that grows larger by the day.

UPDATE: While we're on the subject of Economics, and who isn't these days, how about a little Keating Economics?