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Houses The Same As Ties In Republican Eyes

You have to love the line "Celebrities don't have to worry about family budgets, but we sure do." Oh really, Mr. $100 Million Man? Most family budge

You have to love the line "Celebrities don't have to worry about family budgets, but we sure do." Oh really, Mr. $100 Million Man? Most family budgets don't include $273,000 for servants. In fact, the average American house is only worth $218,000, significantly less than you pay for butlers.

Just when you thought the wingnut spin on McCain's home ownership amnesia couldn't get any worse, we are presented with this from Powerline:

The latest campaign kerfuffle is Obama's effort to make hay out of John McCain's inability to tell a reporter how many houses he owns. McCain mumbled something about condos and said the reporter should talk to his wife. Predictably, Obama is trying to spin this exchange as showing that McCain is "out of touch." (emphasis added)

First let's refresh everyone's memory with a little audio from McCain's now infamous comments of yesterday. The audio is still here, in which McCain clearly states (the opposite of mumbling) that he would have to have his staff get back to the reporter. No wife and no mumbling.

But this is only the tip of the iceberg from wingnut spintopia. The second paragraph is even more telling:

I can relate, though. For example, if a reporter asked me how many ties I own, there's no way I could answer. Just like McCain, I'd tell him he has to ask my wife. Likewise if someone wants to know how many Wii games my kids have.

Let's overlook the sexist overtone given in that statement; I don't think many wives out there would consider themselves the keeper of inventory for their husbands. Instead let's look at this very poor comparison being made. I couldn't tell you how many socks I own, yet I can sure answer how many houses I own. I believe this is something a vast majority of Americans could claim. Instead, for the Republicans, ties are now the equivalent of homes, which begs the most important question - how many ties are in foreclosure?

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