Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Drudge and "Obama's Swedish Model"

Oh, how I love Matt Drudge's ability to "scare" people with his creative banners. Today he really tried by showing everyone this.

He's trying his best to become the Kos, Marshall or Huffington of the Right, but when you're appealing to the loons of the minority, then it just makes you look silly. Especially when the linked article title reads:

"Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans"

And the story goes like this.

Long regarded in the US as a folly of Europeans, nationalisation is gaining rapid acceptance among Washington opinion-formers – and not just with Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman. Perhaps stranger still, many of those talking about nationalising banks are Republicans. Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator for South Carolina, says that many of his colleagues, including John McCain, the defeated presidential candidate, agree with his view that nationalisation of some banks should be “on the table”.

So, some of the most vocal critics of Obama's supposed socialist leanings are back stepping and appear to be dropping their campaign slogans.

You should not get caught up on a word [nationalisation],” he told the Financial Times in an interview. “I would argue that we cannot be ideologically a little bit pregnant. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but we can’t keep on funding these zombie banks [without gaining public control]. That’s what the Japanese did.

Can't get caught up on a word, huh? Right. These guys are the ones who have been elected on only words for years (abortion, gay marriage, morals, terror, Jesus, gay, guns etc...)