Skip to comments.Snowe to McCain: Bipartisan this! [RINO fight]
Posted on 02/09/2009 3:38:48 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Not bipartisan? Try telling that to Sen. Olympia Snowe.
On CBSs Face the Nation Sunday, Sen. John McCain scoffed at the notion that the support President Barack Obamas stimulus proposal has received from Snowe, Sen. Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, constituted bipartisanship.
[T]his agreement is not bipartisan, McCain told moderator Bob Schieffer. I've been in bipartisan agreements, many. This is three Republican senators. Every Republican congressman voted against it in the House, plus Democrats. And all but three Republicans stayed together on this. That's not bipartisanship. That's just picking off a couple of senators.
On Monday, Snowe took issue with that view.
In a statement to Politico, she said the package represents a compromise that was established through true consensus building. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I worked with leadership and the Obama Administration to include key job-igniting provisions in the package, such as small business expensing and a boost in the New Markets Tax Credit.
I can attest that this was certainly a give-and-take process. Our country is facing the worst economic conditions since World War II and we must not squander this opportunity to develop and enact a stimulus plan that will create jobs and help the displaced.
By focusing on the work that led to the stimulus deal, Snowe seemed to adopt the process-oriented definition of bipartisanship William Safire provides in the latest version of his political dictionary.
Bipartisanship, Safire says, is when politicians set aside differences to work together on political matters.
But can a bill be called bipartisan regardless of the process by which it came about if only three members of the opposing party support it?
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
From left to right: U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe (RINO-Maine), Susan Collins (RINO-Maine), and Arlen Specter (RINO-Penna.).
These three have made a deal with the devil.
Johnny just got out-reached arounded.
You mean Obama, right?
I haven’t been too kind to McCain lately, but at least he is right on this one.
When McCain says it is not bipartisan, it is NOT bipartisan
Throw them overboard what good are they?
Better to have the complete caucus vote against, than to stick with a few nut-jobs who vote for the crap. Then the Donks own it all.
He is right for opposing the Obama stimulus.
He is dead wrong for offering up an alternativea mini-porkulusthat was just as bad.
Isn't that the truth? Snowe has met her match with McCain. Wish we had seen this McCain during the general election.
Where was this McCain during the election?????????
It bears noting that there were more Democrats who opposed it than Republicans who voted for it.
Worshiping "The One" at the Temple of Obama.
See I didn’t even know about the McCain mini-porkulus proposal. Thanks. It figures. He never fails to disappoint.
They’re each going to have a special place.
Good grief - all we have now is a clumsy, stupider Jimmie Carter and with hard work, zero can turn a modest recession instead a Jimmie Carter economy.
No, just safely politically positioned... for now. Voting NO doesn't automatically make one right on this issue. Motive should always be a primary concern, especially with McCain.
It is time for the Republican party to become as ruthless as the demoncraps.
Being fair, nice, or wishywashy sure has not helped the country nor has it made the demoncraps any better.
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