Item 1: Listen to Dr. Doom. Yes, the original one, who used to scare people back in the 70s. He still tries to sound kind of scary (“(this is the) worst recession in the post-World War II period.”) but at the end, he sounds much more like John McCain than Mr. Savior Obama:
Despite those concerns, he says there is room for optimism.
“There are very strong fundamentals, so to speak, underpinning this country,” says Kaufman, whose Jewish family fled Nazi Germany when he was a child. “Perhaps I recognize that more than others, having come here at 10 years old and still having the vestiges of a different kind of environment in my background.”
He says the United States is a strong democracy, and that this country “adapts to change far more easily than most other countries around the world. We do have a big middle class. We still have the best higher educational facilities around the world. We are a country that accepts immigrants one way or the other. We still have a very strong technology sector.
“The fundamentals in the U.S. as a society — as a system — are terrific,” Kaufman says. “It’s just that we get in trouble from time to time, and we have to make sure that we don’t create a society politically or economically that is going to hurt that big middle class.”
So I ask again: Are these people now following Democrat principles or is Obama a Republican in new clothes?
Item 3: The fact that LIBOR rates were going up showed up in the news constantly since the mess started some weeks ago. Now magically, all of that stopped. The reason why, of course, is that the Libor is nearing Pre-Lehman Levels. No fun.
Item 4: Now this is more on the funny side, but still, makes one pause.
Howard Stern interviews Obama supporters and finds out that, heck, they do love the Iraq war, Palin and didn’t seem to care much about stem cell research or the right to choose.
I liked the one who said McCain is “uneducated”. Yeah… Go figure.