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McCain: Obama administration has been more partisan than Clinton White House (wants bipartisanship)
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-12-20

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."

(snip)

"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."

(snip)

"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."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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"At least under 'Hillarycare' they tried seriously to negotiate with Republicans," McCain said.


1 posted on 12/20/2009 8:15:59 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

He needs to be gagged.


2 posted on 12/20/2009 8:16:43 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


3 posted on 12/20/2009 8:17:32 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: screaminsunshine

Boy, you can sure see where Megan gets her brilliance from.


4 posted on 12/20/2009 8:18:41 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: rabscuttle385

McLame = Clueless


5 posted on 12/20/2009 8:20:32 AM PST by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: screaminsunshine
The man's into the terminal phases of severe dementia. Won't be long.

Now, about those "reach arounds", they don't work McCain. Tell your little buddy in SC about it ~ no satisfaction at all.

6 posted on 12/20/2009 8:22:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; DoughtyOne; AuntB; TigersEye; cripplecreek; lmarie373; ...

Hillary Clinton, McCain Held Vodka-Drinking Contest

"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


7 posted on 12/20/2009 8:22:24 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

I.D.I.O.T.


8 posted on 12/20/2009 8:22:46 AM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: rabscuttle385
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9 posted on 12/20/2009 8:23:09 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2009 8:24:57 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: rabscuttle385

He will never learn. These RAT’s want his liver to eat.


11 posted on 12/20/2009 8:27:10 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: mmanager
These RAT’s want his liver to eat.

And he will gladly offer it to them, along with your liver too.

12 posted on 12/20/2009 8:28:08 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: screaminsunshine

I hope JD kicks the sh$# out of him next year.


13 posted on 12/20/2009 8:28:32 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: rabscuttle385
Conservatives need to take back the GOP.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/politicolive/1209/Sen_John_McCain_on_the_Issues.html

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.”

14 posted on 12/20/2009 8:29:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: rabscuttle385
Go home,John. Go home.
Cindy,can you please come and get this guy and take him home???? PLEASE????
15 posted on 12/20/2009 8:31:31 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bipartisanship always works...


16 posted on 12/20/2009 8:35:05 AM PST by The Right Way 1776
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To: maggief
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.”

Even though it is 90% of the way to losing the WAR.

Guy is still crazy as a sh*thouse rat, I see.

17 posted on 12/20/2009 8:35:29 AM PST by Gorzaloon ("Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow!")
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To: screaminsunshine

McCain is dumber than a rock and not near as useful.


18 posted on 12/20/2009 8:37:01 AM PST by mulligan
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To: rabscuttle385

He sickens me. His pal Graham-nesty is for cap and trade. McCain is worse than the Democrats.


19 posted on 12/20/2009 8:41:06 AM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"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..."

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.

20 posted on 12/20/2009 8:41:41 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy (AD)
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To: rabscuttle385

The POS already had his chance. He failed.


21 posted on 12/20/2009 8:42:38 AM PST by boycott
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To: rabscuttle385

Please keep posting those quotes and links rabscuttle385. We need to always remember the mess this RINO helped create.


22 posted on 12/20/2009 8:46:31 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy (AD)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
Please keep posting those quotes and links rabscuttle385. We need to always remember the mess this RINO helped create.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2404100/posts

23 posted on 12/20/2009 8:49:25 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yes he needs to be gagged. I wonder if he thinks he can get the Republican nomination in 2012?


24 posted on 12/20/2009 8:49:55 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: rabscuttle385

Go Away John McCain!


25 posted on 12/20/2009 8:51:03 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


26 posted on 12/20/2009 8:58:28 AM PST by eekitsagreek (I want Amy Grant and Sarah Palin (wearing only a Blackhawks sweater) under my Christmas tree PLEASE!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Is he serious?He`s a integral part of the problem,screw him.


27 posted on 12/20/2009 9:07:31 AM PST by nomad
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


28 posted on 12/20/2009 9:07:31 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Brilliant
The rats own this mess and rightfully so. What Republican in his right mind would want to sign on to something as egregious as this. This goes way beyond compromise. If McLame wants to pick up the crumbs that fall his way from our benevolent leader well fine. I'd rather be the one distributing the bread.
29 posted on 12/20/2009 9:12:37 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: 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

________________________________

And with THAT, he lost the election.

.


30 posted on 12/20/2009 9:14:29 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rabscuttle385

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?!


31 posted on 12/20/2009 9:38:25 AM PST by GOP_Resurrected
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To: rabscuttle385

I thought this douchebag told us we had nothing to fear from Hussein.


32 posted on 12/20/2009 9:39:12 AM PST by montag813
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To: screaminsunshine

He needs to be gagged~~~~~~amen


33 posted on 12/20/2009 9:42:25 AM PST by FreeperFlirt
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To: screaminsunshine

He needs to go back to Mexico, or wherever he came from.


34 posted on 12/20/2009 9:42:54 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: The Right Way 1776

He means Bi-Partisan Socialist Marxist Big Government. Purge the RINOS.


35 posted on 12/20/2009 9:42:59 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
RETIRE you POS, MCLOSER!
36 posted on 12/20/2009 9:43:39 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


37 posted on 12/20/2009 9:46:46 AM PST by pallis
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To: VastRWCon

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.


38 posted on 12/20/2009 9:48:09 AM PST by dools007
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


39 posted on 12/20/2009 9:57:15 AM PST by Bluebird Singing (sto)
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To: rabscuttle385

this man gave all he had to his tormentors in ‘Nam...he has not spirit left.

Ironically, he has become a danger to freedom.


40 posted on 12/20/2009 10:03:52 AM PST by eleni121 (For Jesus did not give us a timid spirit , but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline)
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To: rabscuttle385

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!


41 posted on 12/20/2009 10:08:44 AM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Translation: Please help me to sell out my party again.


42 posted on 12/20/2009 10:21:21 AM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: mmanager

>I believe we are truly living in the end times.

Walker Percy was prophetic, eh?

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Ruins-Walker-Percy/dp/0312243111


43 posted on 12/20/2009 10:34:41 AM PST by oblomov
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


44 posted on 12/20/2009 10:41:21 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: VastRWCon

He’s Charlie Brown and the rats are Lucy - continually yanking the football away.


45 posted on 12/20/2009 11:11:17 AM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: rabscuttle385

“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.


46 posted on 12/20/2009 12:47:35 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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