Sunday, April 12, 2009

Michael Steele Laughs Off Economic Crisis: "The Malls Are Just As Packed"

Listen as Steele laughs about the recession claiming that “The malls are just as packed on Saturday.”

It's typical that a Republican would bring up something as insignificant as how many people are in the malls, as opposed to whether or not they are actually buying anything, as "proof" that the recession might not actually exist.

That's mind numbingly dumb.

From the DNC:

"This callous statement just proves how out of touch the Republican party is. Michael Steele may be worried about his ability to get a reservation at the latest DC restaurant, but there are too many Americans worried about just putting food on their kitchen tables. While the Republican party may think the pain being experienced by families - pain caused by the economic policies they championed - is a laughing matter, what isn't a joke is that they still continue to offer nothing other than those same failed policies," said DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan.
It was the economic crisis as much as anything else which saw the Republicans kicked out of power. That was certainly the moment during the election when Obama's figures surged upwards, which is why Steele's statement is so very odd.

People kicked the Republicans out of office because (a) they held them responsible for the collapse and (b) because they had no faith in McCain to handle an economic crisis when he had spent months telling everyone who would listen that "the fundamentals of the economy were strong."

Steele has obviously learnt nothing from McCain's error as he is simply repeating it. Perhaps the people complaining are simply "whiners"?

How do these people ever be expected to be taken seriously when they are laughing their way through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression? Indeed, when they are denying that a crisis is even taking place?

The US unemployment rate is at a 25 year high and Michael Steele is laughing and questioning whether or not the recession exists? That is moronic.

Hat tip to Crooks and Liars.

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