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Obama votes 'Present' on new economic rescue plan for now (the empty-suit has no ideas)
la times ^ | 9/19/2008 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 09/19/2008 8:29:52 PM PDT by tobyhill

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Sen. Barack Obama today met with some of his many economic advisors and made an announcement that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans.

Obama did suggest a bipartisan effort to deal with the financial crisis wreaking havoc on Wall Street, always a good idea for any candidate after the primaries because it sounds good and costs nothing.

But Obama did not present any detailed proposal of his own for how to resolve the monetary situation that has roiled world markets in recent days.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 110th; economicpolicy; economy; electionpresident; obamabiden; obamarecord

1 posted on 09/19/2008 8:29:53 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

You can’t blame him. They haven’t had the time to load his “plan” into the teleprompter!


2 posted on 09/19/2008 8:31:21 PM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: tobyhill
"...Obama did not present any detailed proposal of his own"

And thank God for that!

3 posted on 09/19/2008 8:32:03 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: RocketMan1
It's kind of hard to come up with solutions when the problem is the adviser.
4 posted on 09/19/2008 8:34:15 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

Jay Leno in his opening monologue tonight on “The Tonight Show” to pointS out an essential presidential campaign unfairness, that Obama has criticized McCain’s economic plan but the Republican can’t respond because “nobody knows what it is yet.”


5 posted on 09/19/2008 8:34:59 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: tobyhill

Yeah Osama, I have an economic rescue plan: Call up Doc Brown go back into time and keep you far FAR away from Fannie Mae.


6 posted on 09/19/2008 8:35:25 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: tobyhill
Obama needs to consult with his 300 economic advisers before he can bring up a plan.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

7 posted on 09/19/2008 8:36:56 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tobyhill

He can’t present what he ain’t got.........The dog ate my crisis plan.........


8 posted on 09/19/2008 8:40:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: tobyhill

Obama’s opinion on Russia invading George? Present??

Obama’s opinion on AIG rescue loan? Present??

Holding a press conference to announce that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans? Ridiculous.


9 posted on 09/19/2008 8:40:46 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: goldstategop

He’s planning on getting a plan.........


10 posted on 09/19/2008 8:41:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: goldstategop

Do you all see ZERO’s press conference today regarding Wall Sreet? This embarrassing “speech” needs to get out to the masses. It was horrible. This could be the leader of the free World. Wake up people!!


11 posted on 09/19/2008 8:42:04 PM PDT by CycloneGOP
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To: igoramus08

Like having a meeting to discuss having a meeting.........


12 posted on 09/19/2008 8:42:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: tobyhill
Oh yeah -- we can all sleep tight with THIS clown in the Oval Office!

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13 posted on 09/19/2008 8:44:51 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Red Badger

Obama is sometimes able to vote “present” but most of the time he is just AWOL, which, in his case, is probably a good thing.


14 posted on 09/19/2008 8:45:48 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: goldstategop

“Obama needs to consult with his 300 economic advisers before he can bring up a plan. “

That will be interesting........ since 100 or so of his ‘advisors’ caused the whole mortgage meltdown and made off like bandits! /sarcasm

They are scared of this folks! We need to hammer it home and the McCain Campaign needs to be shouting it from the rooftops!

Remember:

THE ONLY TIME DEMOCRATS WANT BIPARTISANSHIP IS WHEN THEY ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE!!


15 posted on 09/19/2008 8:48:22 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Red Badger

He’s certainly planning on forming a plan, but at present the plan does not include a planned planning session to plan a plan. When the plan does include a planned planning session, he certainly plans to attend.


16 posted on 09/19/2008 8:48:57 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: tobyhill

The One doesn’t need a plan. Not if his election marks the date when the earth and the markets begin to heal.


17 posted on 09/19/2008 8:49:17 PM PDT by Loyalist (Tory! Tory! Tory!)
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To: igoramus08

LOL!


18 posted on 09/19/2008 8:49:45 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: tobyhill
"...made an announcement that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans."

Worthy of Scrappleface. lol

19 posted on 09/19/2008 8:50:36 PM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: eclecticEel

He needs to plan on getting a clue!......


20 posted on 09/19/2008 8:50:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: tobyhill

Boy if it wasn’t in the LA Times I would think this article was satire just from the first sentence.


21 posted on 09/19/2008 8:54:28 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: mathurine

The Obama Plan........

22 posted on 09/19/2008 8:55:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (I'm gonna use "Sarah!" from NOW ON since Hillary uses "Hillary!"......)
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To: tobyhill
"If you choose not to decide,

You still have made a choice"

-Geddy Lee/Rush
"Free Will"

23 posted on 09/19/2008 9:00:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RocketMan1
They haven’t had the time to load his “plan” into the teleprompter!

And Biden hasn't had time to plagiarize any.

24 posted on 09/19/2008 9:05:27 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Joe 6-pack
So let me get this straight. According to Obama the Bush administration's failed policies lead to the financial crisis so the Obama plan is to wait until the Bush administration announces its plan before he formulates his plan.

He is either waiting to see if his best play is to agree or criticize the admin's plan or his is a total loser. Of course he could be both waiting and a loser /sarcasm

25 posted on 09/19/2008 9:07:07 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: All

That campaign has successfully, through no doing of their own, gotten the public’s attention onto the economy. If it stays there we will lose.

The attention has to be on women’s equality and the war on terror, and Iraq. The economy is not a winning issue for McCain. The focus groups make this clear.

The sooner the markets are off the front page, the better.


26 posted on 09/19/2008 9:11:13 PM PDT by Owen
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To: Owen

Well we are in a world of hurt then, because this is not going of the front pages for a long time.


27 posted on 09/19/2008 9:34:31 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
should have been is not going off the front pages anytime soon
28 posted on 09/19/2008 9:36:13 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Owen
I disagree, partly. A month ago that would have been an absolute truth, Dems always win on kitchen table issues because they are the party of promises and giveaways. I think the dynamics have changed.

What the last several days have shown to the world is the leadership of McCain. While Obama and Biden have continued to gripe about Bush's failed policies, tax cuts leading to recession, and the patriotism of paying higher taxes McCain's campaign has rightfully put forth his prior opposition to Gramm-Leach-Bliley and his 2005 call for a change in the regulation of markets and his recognition of the pending failures of both Fannie and Freddie.

Obama and his fellow Dems are up to their neck in the Freddie and Fannie mess, supported Carter's CRA and the Clinton bastardization of it into a political boobdoggle. Throw in Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and this is an early Christmas gift to McCain if it is presenteed to the voters.

29 posted on 09/19/2008 9:36:28 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: JrsyJack

Sorry, guy. The polls have reversed. We’re down a few percent because Wall Street is on the front page. As long as that remains so, instead of Iraq and national security, we lose.


30 posted on 09/19/2008 9:44:48 PM PDT by Owen
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To: Owen
Neither presidential candidate has convinced a majority of voters that they know how to handle the country's growing economic crisis, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 24% say it’s Very Likely that Barack Obama will bring the kind of change that is needed to Wall Street. Another 29% say he is Somewhat Likely to accomplish that goal while 42% say he is not likely to do so. For McCain, the numbers are similar. Just 25% say he is Very Likely to bring about the needed Wall Street reforms if elected. Another 25% say he is Somewhat Likely to do so while 44% say such accomplishments are not likely in a McCain administration. (Rasmussen 9/18)

We can agree to disagree for now but I am remaining optimistic.

31 posted on 09/19/2008 9:56:09 PM PDT by JrsyJack
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To: verity

I LOVE that line. Can’t believe it comes from the LAT!


32 posted on 09/19/2008 10:04:12 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Joe 6-pack
"If you choose not to decide,
You still have made a choice"

Yup. I end my lectures on decision-making with that quote. I think some of the young 'uns are surprised the ole prof knows about Rush.

33 posted on 09/19/2008 10:12:32 PM PDT by radiohead (The hypocritcal Left - attacking a woman for being what they said women should be.)
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To: radiohead

Obama:”I have a plan, but you have to elect me first before I can give it to you.”


34 posted on 09/19/2008 10:21:25 PM PDT by FreeFromLiberalizm
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To: tobyhill
>>>...[Obama]... made an announcement that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans.<<

This is hilarious!!! Coming from the LA Times, its a pretty deep dig! Is LeftAngeles waking up?

35 posted on 09/19/2008 10:27:55 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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