Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Phil Gramm says McCain supporters are not "whiners"

Looks like John McCain's buddy Phil Gramm is still complaining that Americans are a "nation of whiners." Only this time Gramm takes a different tact in continuing his whining by telling the McCain supporters that they are not "whiners." From

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Phil Gramm excluded John McCain supporters from his description of Americans as ``a nation of whiners,'' the characterization that forced his exit from the Republican presidential candidate's campaign in July.

``If you're sitting here today, you're not economically illiterate and you're not a whiner, so I'm not worried about who you're going to vote for,'' the former Texas senator told attendees at a Financial Services Roundtable event in Minneapolis on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention.

Gramm, 66, a vice chairman of UBS Securities LLC, stepped down as a co-chairman of the McCain campaign in July after telling the Washington Times that the U.S. is a ``nation of whiners'' facing a ``mental recession.''

In reaction to today's comments, Democratic nominee Barack Obama's campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor said, ``The man who wrote John McCain's economic plan further insulted struggling Americans by suggesting that if they are not attending the Republican Convention, they are not only whiners, but economically illiterate.''

So I guess the McCain supporters are also not having a "mental recession?" I really don't know what else to say about such incompetence and stupidity within Phil Gramm.

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