Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Is Stephen Harper Plagiarizing George Bush's Republicans Too???

How many times has Stephen Harper used the line "The fundamentals of our economy are strong" during this campaign. About a million? So it seems.

Here's George Bush's use of the line:

August 10, 2007

"The American economy is the envy of the world, and we need to keep it that way," Bush said. "The fundamentals of our economy are strong. ... Job creation is strong. Real after-tax wages are on the rise. Inflation is low."

How about Sept. 20, 2007?

President Bush: Fundamentals Of Our Nation's Economy Are Strong." "I say that the fundamentals of our nation's economy are strong. Inflation is down. Job markets are steady and strong. After all, the national unemployment rate is 4.6 percent. Corporate profits appear to be strong. Exports are up. There is no question that there is some unsettling times in the housing market, and credits associated with the housing market.

Then there is the January 28, 2008 McCain Version

Sen. John McCain disputed the suggestion. “I don’t believe we’re headed into a recession,” he said, “I believe the fundamentals of this economy are strong and I believe they will remain strong. This is a rough patch, but I think America’s greatness lies ahead of us.”

And McCain on September 15, 2008

"Our economy, I think, is still -- the fundamentals of our economy are strong, but these are very, very difficult times,''

Of course our friends over at A Creative Revolution were waaaaay ahead on the plagiarism thing. Perhaps more people will take it a little more seriously now and see what a puppet government we have here in Canada.


Allan said...

Cute video... the difference between Harper and the various people in the video is that he is actually right. The fundamentals of the Canadian economy are strong. To me it shows that leaders when faced with uncertain times in the economy use the same rhetoric. Probably used as a means of calming the tensions of the people being addressed. This does not imply that our government or the Conservatives as being puppets of the US. It does show that Liberals lack real issues to attack Harper with and try to play upon anti-Americanism.

James Curran said...


We're not anti American. We anti Bush policy/American deficit financing. Flaherty is the king of deficit financing and we ARE headed for a disaster with this crew on board. Harper and his crew are plagiarists with no original thought in their tiny little heads.

Speaking of on better get back onto the campaign bus now.