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Thanks for the (bad) memories

I have a quiz for you. What are some nicknames we might give to an economy which has been solid and robust for the past seven years? The Dems and the MSM have had many… the Greenspan economy… the housing boom economy… the inherited Clinton economy… even the just plain dumb luck economy.

Now, what do we call an economy that starts to sputter in a major election year? Why the BUSH economy, of course.

And part of Barack Obama’s campaign strategy has been to blame the President for our our recent troubling economic news while suggesting that a vote for John McCain will mean more of the same — birds of a feather and all that good stuff.

Now McCain is returning the compliment. In an interview with Brian Williams on ABC’s Nightly News last night, the presumptive Republican nominee took a dig back at his rival with a little unsavory comparison of his own:

Williams: Is it going to be tough to run with an incumbent party for the White House, given this economic backdrop?

McCain: I– I think it’s– it’s tough. But I think the American didn’t, people didn’t get to know me yesterday. They know me. They know that I have fought for restraining spending, which Senator Obama has been a big part of, with earmarking (UNINTEL) projects. They know that I have been a strong fiscal conservative, and they know I understand the challenges that they face.

They need a little break from– from their gasoline taxes, and they — and they know that — we’ve got to get spending under control. And we’ve got to become independent of foreign oil. Sen. Obama says that I’m running for a Bush’s third terms. It seems to me he’s running for Jimmy Carter’s second. (LAUGHTER)

Ouch… now THAT’s hitting below the belt, Johnny. Barack might just demand an apology for that one.

You might also need to apologize to the American people for reminding them about the fiscal and foreign policy train wreck that was the Carter administration. We had almost blotted that out of our memories…

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