Crooks and Liars, John McCain's Top 10 Out-of-Touch Moments
2. “Great progress economically” during the Bush years. If Americans’ financial woes are all in their heads, John McCain’s assessment of George W. Bush’s economic leadership is pure hallucination. Asked by Bloomberg’s Peter Cook on April 17 if Americans would say they are better off today “than before George Bush took office more than seven years ago,” McCain replied:
“I think if you look at the overall record and millions of jobs have been created, et cetera, et cetera, you could make an argument that there’s been great progress economically over that period of time.”
Mugged by reality, McCain’s firm response to the classic Ronald Reagan question (”are you better off now?”) lasted exactly 24 hours. The next day on April 18, the so-called maverick acknowledged Americans are “hurting badly” and concluded, “Americans are not better off than they were eight years ago.”
Bonus bash: Arizona Republic, n tight Senate votes, McCain not a maverick: When it matters the most, he seldom bucks his own party
And this one really deserves weekly posts of its own: We’ll ‘never’ see the McCains’ tax returns?