Thanks to simuvac
Remember when the "bailout" was first being discussed, and Rep. Brad Sherman said, "the one thing that’s been proven is the absolute fear-mongering that’s being used to drive us is false." [...] "I’ve seen members turn to each other and say if we don’t pass this bill, we’re going to have martial law in the United States."
The other aspect of the fear mongering had to do with comparing the situation to 9/11. Over, and over again. Here are several examples:
McCain Calls for Regulation and A 9/11-Type Commission
"McCain also called for a commission like the one set up after 9/11 that would examine the mess on Wall Street." - [, 9/16/2008]
Comparing Economic Crisis to 9/11, McCain Wants Friday's Debate Delayed; Obama Rejects Pushing Off Debate