Posts Tagged ‘scare tactics’

Obama is a Quick Learner

January 8, 2009

Taking a cue from the outgoing Bush Administration, Barack Obama today decided that scare tactics and fear mongering were needed to get his stimulus package to pass through Congress.

Here’s what he said today at a press conference (the whole article is here):

“I don’t believe it’s too late to change course, but it will be if we don’t take dramatic action as soon as possible,” Mr. Obama said. “If nothing is done, this recession could linger for years. The unemployment rate could reach double digits.”

This ranks right up there with Hank Paulson’s “abyss” speech.

Looks like Obama’s “change” is just more of the same.  He can give a great speech, but when it comes down to it, he’s just your normal politician.