Why do democrats lie, say and do demonstrably stupid things, yet they still get the 'smart party' label? Frank, Cinton, Pelosi, Obama, Jesse jackson, et al. for one thing spew out so much sewage that by the time you debunk one issue, they have put forth another 20. The public cannot possibly keep up with all that garbage. It's all marketing, as I mentioned before, wheover wins the marketing war win the election. Anyway another big lie is that Bush is like Hoover. The reason you don't want to be like Hoover is that he gets a lot of blame for bumbling in the last depression. So what did Hoover do exactly? If you listen to modern demos you would think he did nothing (like Bush supposedly), but modern demos like Charles Schumer could not care less about intellectual honesty so we can't take their word for it. As traders and grown-ups realize, doing something is often worse than doing nothing, so it is curious in the first place why there are demands to 'do something' so quickly. Bush-Pelosi-Reid are eager to 'do something' just so that they can say they didn't sit around and do nothing, but by doing so, they have probably done more damage with this immoral bailout. ok back to Hoover, and comparisons to Bush and Obama, let's see who is more Hoover-esque. 1) In 1932 Hoover raised the top income tax rate from 25% to 63%. Analogy to Obama, the clear winner there. 2) Smoot-Hawley tariffs, collapsed world trade. Analogy to Obama. Curiously FDR expanded trade. 3) Pressured Exchange Officials to curtail short sellers, and publically scolded the shorts. Pelosi and company, by proxy Obama. 4) Created Reconstruction Finance Corp to help homeowners and home builders. Bush and the democrats in congress, with approval of both candidates. There is one flimsy analogy tied to McCain, Hoover mentioned that he thought the economy was fundamentally sound. Ok, so big deal, that's not a policy. Obama probably doesn't know a rats ass about what is going on, he just delivers his crafted messages in a slick talking manner. What Obama does know is that he is going to get his peeps gov't cash no matter what it does to the economy. In that sense he is far different than Hoover, but that also makes him far more dangerous. It's simple, what kind of moron expands the welfare state at a time like this?