Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Obama was off to "a bad beginning," out of step with the vow of bipartisanship both men made after Obama beat out the Republican presidential nominee for the White House in November.
"It was a bad beginning because it wasn't what we promised the American people, what President Obama promised the American people, that we would sit down together," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union With John King."
Bad start? Really? Out of step?
To quote the Great American President Abraham Lincoln...
Ok, well I'm not sure if that was a direct quote of his, but I'm sure this is what he would think after hearing what John McCain had to say. The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama, has done nothing but go out of his way, to court these republican assholes, to support the passage of this legislature. He fuckin met with them on more than one occasion, and even had some of them come to his crib for cocktails for crying out loud.
I don't know about you, but where I come from, when you invite people to your house for drinks, its considered a nice positive gesture. So how in the hell can this guy say that Obama went back on his campaign promise of bipartisanship is ridiculous. Hell, the majority of republicans on the Hill didn't even support the bill after concessions were made for their votes. But no, these pricks are not happy.
"The fundamentals of our economy are still strong"- John McCain
Remember when he said that last year in the middle of the economic shit storm? Remember when his then campaign chair Phil Gramm said that the American public were a bunch of whiners about the economy? Remember that shit? What I'd like to know, is if John McCain were president, how and what would he propose as the fix to this big mess. Thats what I'd like to know. So far I've heard nothing but a bunch of bullshit ideological same old talk from republicans on this. Hell, even here on this site, its as though they've all crawled out from under a rock to voice their discontent.
What's even more disheartening, is that they themselves can't offer a solution to the problem, but rather identify "problems" as they see it with what they have termed the "Spending Bill". Somebody tell these people that you gotta spend money to make money. Not only that, please tell them to at least offer us solutions rather than criticisms.
I mean, this is a Bill that is designed to jumpstart the economy on the demand side of things while investing in our future -- something that should have been done a long time ago -- but yet they're bitching about not being invited to the party. Hell, where were they when over a trillion dollars was spent in Iraq & Afghanistan? If you wanna talk about spending and fiscal irresponsibility, why don't we talk about the money wasted in Iraq all based on a lie.