Thursday, July 10, 2008

Phil Gramm...once a dink, always a dink

Phil Gramm was in Congress (and already out of touch) when I was still living in Texas. I couldn't stand him then, and I can't stand him now.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today responding to comments made in an interview in yesterday's Washington Times by Phil Gramm, a McCain advisor, on the state of the economy:

“Phil Gramm, John McCain’s top economic advisor and a former Republican Senator, did us all a favor yesterday: He gave us a candid glimpse of Republicans’ economic mindset. ‘You’ve heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession,’ he told the Washington Times. ‘We have sort of become a nation of whiners.’

“Some, like former Senator Gramm, may be fully insulated from the effects of $4.11 gallons of gas; of unemployment that affects 8.5 million Americans; or of a rash of foreclosures that have made this housing market the worst since the Great Depression. But for millions of American families, those facts add up to a very real recession - not a mental one. They are scraping to make ends meet - not whining. And to suggest otherwise demonstrates just how out of touch John McCain and the Republican Party – which has backed this President’s failed policies – are.”


Damn skippy.And here is the rest of it.

5 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Being a dink is an illness now. He needs to go on SSDI, Medicare, attend DA meetings. "My name is Phil Gramm and I am a dink." McCain picks 'em like Bush does...isn't that a surprize? NOT

Oregonian37 said...

LMAO "Dinks Anonymous"
On a more serious note. I know that there are some really good and even progressive folks in Texas but DAMN I wish they would go on ahead and overtake the old guard.

brenda said...

I dont like Phil Gramm either, just as I dont like Representatives in Okla. like Tom Coburn, and Jim Inhofe. To call American people "whiners" is a very bad insult considering a lot of people are losing homes, and their jobs. But those guys dont have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, and will always have a nice comfy bed to sleep in. Theres a big difference between being fed up with the B/S and being a whiner.

bridgeout said...

AMEN!!! And DUH!!! Are the two things I would say to that article! I sure hope America wakes up and makes some changes in the election.

bridgeout said...

Hey Debra, just a side comment here. :)
I felt the exact same way about how the little "face" automatically generated for me [called "gravatars"] at others' blogs looked also. It was like weird looking!
Here is how you can fix that! Go to this site:
http://en.gravatar.com/
Then "sign up" and then you can upload any little ditty of your own that will appear IN PLACE OF the auto generated gravatar!
Sweet! :-D
Wendy