Skip to comments."McCain joins Obama on offshore drilling"
Posted on 08/03/2008 1:21:15 PM PDT by enduserindy
"WASHINGTON: A day after Senator Barack Obama said he could support broad energy legislation even though it would permit offshore oil drilling, which he has opposed, an aide to Senator John McCain said Sunday that he too might support such a package."
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Drill you two Hypocrites!!! The Commies and the RINO have their finger in the wind and it is blowing up both of their butts.
I guess McCain joined Obama on agreeing that the surge was a good idea, Sheesh.
McCain!!!!! You have Barry by the short hairs on this issue and you wuss out by “joining” him....Why don’t you snuggle and sing Kumbaya. Give me a friggin break.
Could somebody mention to the Trib, that if they had somebody covering the McCain campain, they may have noticed that McCain came out for offshore drilling weeks ago.
McCain joins Obama on offshore drilling?!?!?
What a misleading headline. Shouldn’t that be Obama joins McCain. McCain supported offshore drilling BEFORE Obama did.
McCain needs to start supporting drilling in ANWR and see how long it takes Obama to adopt his position.
That’s the wording it was spun to. Where did McCain say he “joins” Obama!? If anything Obama flip-flopped towards McCain’s position!
Much later in the day now, Obama is coming to that party...but I believe he is doing it purely out of hius onw self interest at this point. it's clear now it will cost hium dearly in the polls and at the ballot box...and that is why he is shofting.
It is entirely possible that McCain, the smarter and more experienced poliitican of the two realized this same thing earlier, but I also believe McCain recognizes and is responding to the national interest on this issue as well.
I don’t see any quotes here. Why believe the way the Left Stream Media is spinning it? McCain has always favored such a package, and the author is trying to make it sound like he is changing his postition to agree with Obmama, when exactly the opposite is true.
Live by the media, die by the media. The media brought McCain to this funeral and they’ll bury him. They’re proving that every day.
Also, I’d be surprised if Barry ever does anything to support offshore drilling. Just words.
This takes the cake... and I thought Pravda and Izvestia were propaganda organs!!
Unbelievable! I don’t know why I continue to be shocked at the media’s blatant Obamessiah worship.....
Nancy Pfotenhauer, a McCain economic adviser, said on CNN on Sunday that "Senator McCain is open to compromise packages" on energy.
Sounds like a more general statement than the headline would imply.
McCain joins Obama... Obama joins McCain...
Anyway it’s stated we’re headed for a train wreck of an election.
OK. He had started to play a bit of hardball and I was concerned that he gotten all nice again. He needs to slam Obammy all that much harder, all the time.
The source of this utterly dishonest reporting is the International Herald Tribune.
The reason for this utterly dishonest reporting is that the International Herald Tribune is owned and directed by the NY Times.
At first I thought this was a gag, a FReeper perpetrating a hoax to exaggerate how the drive-by media would cover this story, if Barack did a total flip-flop on off-shore drilling. Sure, the International Herald Tribune is the international edition of the NYT, but this is really beyond Orwellian "Newspeak". Sure, McCain's "spokeperson" was stupid for falling right in line, but ultimately it was the way that the mention of McCain's prior "opposition" to OCS drilling was inserted after Barack's new found "support" for same that makes this piece something "Dr." Goebbels would have been proud to claim.
Not really, when you consider IHT is owned by NYT.
“The reason for this utterly dishonest reporting is that the International Herald Tribune is owned and directed by the NY Times.”
The same NY Times who endorsed McCain for the Republican Primary.
New York Times endorses Clinton, backs McCain over Giuliani - CNN.com
January 25, 2008
NEW YORK (CNN) — The New York Times endorsed Arizona Sen. John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination over Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the GOP ...
” “Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe,” the paper’s editorial board wrote.
“With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.”
“”Mr. McCain was one of the first prominent Republicans to point out how badly the war in Iraq was being managed.”
O-bam has a new economy frill,
It is based on a three-dollar bill.
Our money, says he, doesnt look much like me,
But when Im elected IT WILL!
The Lincoln on a five-spot is white,
And old Abe just wasnt too bright,
He couldnt foresee, a Messiah like me,
Ill replace him with Reverend Wright!
Then theres the one-dollar vex,
And the slave-master Washington hex,
So, I say no-no to George Washington dough.
Ill mint it with Malcolm X!
Attacking McCain based on MSM spin? Give us a friggin break.
Where’s this reporter (and I use this term loosely) been? For instance:
“Perhaps goaded by the ads, Obama said last week that he was being attacked partly because he had a “funny-sounding name” and did not look like past presidents. The remark from Obama, an Illinois Democrat who seeks to become the first black president, brought a charge from a top McCain aide that Obama was “playing the race card.”
I believe the ads came out after he said these things.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
Note to the IHT: Here's hoping, eh?
You missed my earlier reconsideration of that. But it would not have surprised me greatly if McCain had indeed done that. He needs to be ruthless and on the offensive from now until November, damned the MSM.
I believe that Obama has stated that he would allow a limited amount of off shore drilling where the people want it, even though he personally opposes off shore drilling. In oher words, if the NYBYs oppose the drilling, there will no drilling. This is an echo of McCain’s statement on new taxes. Just a way to have both side of an issue.
As far as I can tell, this will result in a wash for the consumer, since opening drilling will bring down the price whereupon the taxation will bring prices right back up
In the end only the government comes out ahead with increased revenue from taxation.
This is only a reminder that both McCain and Obambi are, after all, government workers - politicians.
You're both in the Senate!
Draft the frickin' legislation while you can.
Next year, one of you will have to rely on your own partyto do it for you.
And yet despite their best efforts McCain keeps going up in the polls. At this point the more the media fawns over Obama, the more it makes him the issue, which helps McCain.
The same NY Slimes that endorsed McCain.
The problem is that McCain was endorsed solely to lose the election. He is showing far more fight and electability than the Slimes anticipated.
Oh, they will probably make a correction in a couple of days. Of course no one will notice it and from now until election it will be general knowledge that B.O. led in this new position.
There is something very strange going on with this gang of ten compromise on drilling. It doesn’t really open up off shore drilling, it simply suggests the possibility, while concentrating on alternative sources, and Lindsey Graham supports it.
Graham is one of those compromised Senators who was given cover on the gay marriage act by going with McCain. My guess is that McCain has not said no to such a compromise, but hasn’t agreed with it either. McCain seems to be playing John Kerry, trying to take both sides of every issue.
A**hat headline, McCain came out for drilling a long time ago, who the hell do these communist think they are fooling? Only other communist!
Indeed - extraordinarly dishonest. And as you can see, even some FReepers fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
HMMM?? A little window pops up for me where you can post your message?
Well....I’ll just give it another try.....maybe it’s not them, but my web keyboard which is evidently on it’s last leg..thanks for letting me know.
More proof that McCain needs to convince liberals and moderates to move to the right with well-defined conservative ideas rather than accepting liberalism in order to get moderate votes.
Good point. I'd rather this bill did not get passed and wait for the real thing later on if need be. Let it fester, because in the mean time, the Democrats will be reeling from the fact that the American people know that they are not for the people's demand to drill.
Come on! McCain was for this way before Obama switchbladed his stance.
Someone needs to call them on what exactly, “limited off shore drilling” means. I think we already have “limited off shore drilling.
You'd think the wording alone would give them a clue.