Politics

McCain redefines the ‘fundamentals’ of the economy as the ‘American worker.’

During a campaign stop today in Orlando, FL, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) attempted to defend his repeated claims that the “fundamentals of our economy are strong” by redefining those fundamentals as “workers and small businesses.” “The American worker and their innovation and their entrepreneurship, the small business, those are the fundamentals of America and I think they’re strong,” he said. Watch it:

As Atrios writes, McCain is now arguing that “if you suggest something is wrong with the economy, you’re insulting workers. This follows the Bush strategy of saying that criticizing his Iraq policies is insulting the troops.”

UPDATE

The Jed Report recalls McCain offering this analysis of the American worker:

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