Skip to comments.McCain: Obama administration has been more partisan than Clinton White House (wants bipartisanship)
Posted on 12/20/2009 8:15:58 AM PST by rabscuttle385
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gave his challenger in the 2008 presidential election a stiff review Sunday as President Barack Obama nears completion of his first year in office.
"[Obama] said there would be a change in the climate in Washington," McCain said. "There's been a change. It's more partisan. It's more bitterly divided than it's been."
"At least under 'Hillarycare' they tried seriously to negotiate with Republicans," McCain said.
"There's been -- there has been no effort that I know of that -- serious across-the-table negotiations, such as I have engaged in with Democrats and with other administrations. And that was the commitment that the president made."
"Well, I would still give him an incomplete, because I still think we can win overtime on this healthcare issue," McCain said. "I think he has found out in Copenhagen in some rather bizarre scenarios that maybe it's more important to be respected than to be loved."
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He needs to be gagged.
Bipartisanship is a dead end, McCain. It’s not an end to itself. If you haven’t figured that out by now, then you’re hopeless.
Boy, you can sure see where Megan gets her brilliance from.
McLame = Clueless
Now, about those "reach arounds", they don't work McCain. Tell your little buddy in SC about it ~ no satisfaction at all.
"I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008
"I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have
no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy."
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 APR. 2004
Hard to believe ANYBODY can be that stupid. It almost has to be an act, put on to elicit “nice guy” points from the NY Times. Limp-wrists and sell-outs like McCain are one of the reasons only 40 republicans sit in the senate.
He will never learn. These RAT’s want his liver to eat.
And he will gladly offer it to them, along with your liver too.
I hope JD kicks the sh$# out of him next year.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says that Republicans will “probably not” be able to stop the passage of health care this week, but that his party will continue to “win the battle of American public opinion.”
Bipartisanship always works...
Even though it is 90% of the way to losing the WAR.
Guy is still crazy as a sh*thouse rat, I see.
McCain is dumber than a rock and not near as useful.
He sickens me. His pal Graham-nesty is for cap and trade. McCain is worse than the Democrats.
Mclame hasn't figured out yet the DemonRats only considered him useful idiot. Now they are done with him and he is discarded like a used Kleenex.
Thanks for choosing SP as your running mate John. And thank you for your service to our nation in Vietnam. Now please either get with the program or just go away.
What you never understood Johnny is we do not want to get along with the Rats. We want them destroyed - politically. We want their political remains thrown on the trash heap of history. We want victory, not bipartisanship.
The POS already had his chance. He failed.
Please keep posting those quotes and links rabscuttle385. We need to always remember the mess this RINO helped create.
Yes he needs to be gagged. I wonder if he thinks he can get the Republican nomination in 2012?
Go Away John McCain!
McCain said we had nothing to fear with Obama in the White House.
Oops on that one.
I hope if push comes to shove, the SCOTUS can stop this stupid health care bill. If not, here comes Amnesty and Cap and Trade.
Is he serious?He`s a integral part of the problem,screw him.
We’ve come to defining bipartisanship as some kind of prostitution. It is a good idea to listen to all sides and then logically strike out in the direction that makes the most sense. Fact is there are strong ideological differences not just between parties but between us individuals as well. This is not a wound to be healed but rather a fact to be recognized.
We have very few real leaders these days. The most outspoken are generally gonna have to scrounge for bucks to stay in some position of influence.
Bipartisanship does not mean that you abandon core principals. If a person cannot debate and defend core beliefs, it becomes clear that they are simple tools of their local group grope.
There is a fundamental problem when half the legislative branch is completely cut out of the process. But that is due to the core belief of some democrats that the repubs are to be squashed like bugs. Fine, OK, like my dad said long ago - they’ll get their’s in the end. It is immature and symtomatic of the current administration on several levels.
Regardless of administration, it is appropriate to vet the nutballs. God knows we are watching a bunch now but there have been fair numbers in repub groups as well. Baring the nutcases, most rational people can come to terms and accomodate somewhat diverse viewpoints.
Pendulums by nature swing both ways.
“I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States.”
U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008
And with THAT, he lost the election.
If McCain were Charlie Brown, he’d have died by the age of 10 from the concussions by continuing to fall for Lucy and the football.
When is this guy going to realize that the definition of “bipartisanship” to the Rats is HIM playing the useful idiot in agreeing with THEM, so THEY can claim the cloak of being “bipartisan” in implementing THEIR agenda.
And what did all that complicity buy you, Senator? Having the VERY SAME Senators you played kissy-face with the most say, “He’s not the John McCain I knew?” Being called a doddering old fool who was “confused” about the key issues of being President? Of being joined at the hip with your party’s President you spent much of his tenure trying to undermine?
When the hell is McCain going to realize these people aren’t INTERESTED in being bipartisan, they’re the ENEMY?!
I thought this douchebag told us we had nothing to fear from Hussein.
He needs to be gagged~~~~~~amen
He needs to go back to Mexico, or wherever he came from.
He means Bi-Partisan Socialist Marxist Big Government. Purge the RINOS.
McCain is a one note nut, and that note grates the nerves. He is sitting at the campfire singing Kumbuyah by himself, or maybe Meghan is howling in the background. How does an honest person act in bipartisanship with the radical left that has taken over the Democratic Party? Don’t look now Juan, but our government is a criminal enterprise, an autocracy of crooks. Conservatives will not hold hands with them.
The vacuousnous of so-called bi-partisanship is breathtaking.
It assumes that everything can be compromised to meet some mythical common ground. McCain and his ilk apparently have no core principles that they feel are worth fighting for. And please spare McCain’s Viet Nam era soldiering. I thank him for that, at least. But that was then and now is now.
Bipartisanship assumes that there are not vast differences of opinion regarding America’s future. It also assumes that the demrats have only the best interests of this country at heart. Anyone with a brain can see that just isn’t so. For McCain to pretend otherwise is living the same kind of lie the Marxists do.
And the whine that Pubbies can’t stop Onadacare is pathetic. Maybe, in the end, we can’t. But we can sure make it hard as hell for the Marxists to succeed. And if Onadacare is held off for two more hours, days, weeks, months or years who knows what happen to finally destroy it.
Mr. McCain is one of my main reasons I will never again vote for a RINO Pubbie just “to keep a demrat out of office”.
And just where in heck did Bush’s “New Tone” get him? No where. In fact, I blame him personally for the Usurping Marxist that now occupies the Oval Office.
Oh would he please SHUT UP. Maybe he should try being partisan on our behalf and forget about reaching across the aisle to his friends.
Mr. McCain - STOP NEGOTIATING AND DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO STOP THE STUPID BILL.
John McCain showed he was not a serious candidate the day he declared we have nothing to fear of an obama presidency. He didn’t want to win. What foolishness. What betrayal of the American people.
this man gave all he had to his tormentors in ‘Nam...he has not spirit left.
Ironically, he has become a danger to freedom.
My God, what is happening to our country?
I never in my life thought that I would take up arms against our republic. I am at at breaking point that this administration is out to destroy our country with an agenda pointed to do just that.
I believe we are truley living in the end times.
God save America!
Translation: Please help me to sell out my party again.
>I believe we are truly living in the end times.
Walker Percy was prophetic, eh?
He has no one to blame but himself. I loathe McCain. I have always loathed him. Swore I would never vote for him.
Times and circumstances change. I voted for him because I favored a jackass such as McCain to a man who thought “....shift in constitutional thinking from a rights-based discourse to one that centered [on] responsibility and duties ... would be a good thing,....”
(source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/11257.html )
Why the hell would someone not prepared to fight run for President? Regardless of what he was in the past, he is a pussy now, hiding behind “can’t we all get along?” (Sorry about the language, it is the ony word that fits)
Anything he says means nothing. No one gives a damn.
He’s Charlie Brown and the rats are Lucy - continually yanking the football away.
“Moderates” are killing this country.
You were a big part of the “moderate” movement John. Now that you’ve gotten your way you don’t like it.