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    McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Amazing. The Republicans, the party of no and won't, are continually ignoring the American people and doing everything they can to hold up and block Obama. I think it's time we ignore them and move forward. There is no reason to have them on board for health care reform. We don't need them and frankly neither does our country. Go away McCain. Go away Republicans. If you can't come up with better ideas for our country than the same ol same ol, then just quit, go home, become private citizens, and let people who have a vision for the future do their jobs. The republicans have done little to reach across the aisle.

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn’t been bipartisan - Blogs from CNN.com

    You can't call John McCain a sore loser.

    Seven months after Barack Obama defeated him in the U.S. presidential election, the Republican senator from Arizona said Sunday he thinks his former Senate colleague is making things happen in the White House.

    "I think he's done well," McCain said on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

    "He has achieved literally every one of his legislative accomplishments," McCain noted in reference to the economic stimulus package and other measures passed by Congress in recent months.

    However, McCain said, the same partisan divisions remain in Congress despite Obama's campaign pledges of seeking bipartisan solutions.

    "Unfortunately, it's by picking off a couple of Republicans" to support his measures instead of gaining real consensus, McCain said. "It's not been bipartisan."

    On foreign policy, McCain offered Obama a grade of "incomplete," noting the North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Hyperpartisan much?

    I didn't like Bush because he bent over backwards to compromise with the Left far more than I thought there was any call for.

    So far Obama isn't showing anything remotely like that level of "bipartisanship". It's a legitimate complaint. McCain was a lot more polite about it than I would be.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Hyperpartisan much?

    I didn't like Bush because he bent over backwards to compromise with the Left far more than I thought there was any call for.

    So far Obama isn't showing anything remotely like that level of "bipartisanship". It's a legitimate complaint. McCain was a lot more polite about it than I would be.
    Hyperbole much? I say the Republicans have said no far too much and aren't willing to work for the majority of the people. They are gross examples of public servants and should be fired. The fact that any of them got voted in again is beyond commonsense.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Hyperbole much? I say the Republicans have said no far too much and aren't willing to work for the majority of the people. They are gross examples of public servants and should be fired. The fact that any of them got voted in again is beyond commonsense.
    Yup, hyperpartisan.


    Personally I say a plague on both their houses. It's a pipe dream but I'd like to see the Libertarians have a turn in the Big House.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Oh, I don't claim to be bi-partisan. Republicans are ***holes. . I have no clue why people think having a platform and ideology is a problem. I'm a former Republican that cannot stand my former party who dishes out the crap load that McCain just handed out. Obama has done what he can and Republicans have been reactionary as usual.

    Libertarians are Anarchists light. I don't want commoners to have free reign, especially where I live. They would just kill each other and be selfish and practice their stupid ass social darwinism. Sorry, I don't buy it.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Oh, I don't claim to be bi-partisan.
    Yeah, I don't think anyone was worried about that.

    Republicans are ***holes. .
    How dare they have opinions contrary to your own!

    I have no clue why people think having a platform and ideology is a problem.
    The problem is being so binded to that platform and ideology that you pathologically ignore everything that opposes it. You are a perfect example of that.

    I'm a former Republican
    Extremists tend to switch to the other extreme when they switch. The political compass really is sort of a circle.

    that cannot stand my former party who dishes out the crap load that McCain just handed out. Obama has done what he can and Republicans have been reactionary as usual.
    In some respects, Republicans have been not nearly reactionary enough, in my opinion.

    Libertarians are Anarchists light. I don't want commoners to have free reign, especially where I live. They would just kill each other and be selfish and practice their stupid ass social darwinism. Sorry, I don't buy it.
    You really didn't need to prove your elitism here, I had already deduced it....

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    It's silly to blame Obama for non-bipartisanship.

    Congress is the playing field where bi-partisanship is played, not the presidency.

    When Obama starts Vetoing bills that are bi-partisan, THEN I will say he for non-bi-partisanship.

    Otherwise, keep the blame where it should be and that is the congress playground.

    If you want to say congress is non-bi-partisan, knock yourself out, you'll have more of a shot than blaming Obama.
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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's silly to blame Obama for non-bipartisanship.

    Congress is the playing field where bi-partisanship is played, not the presidency.

    When Obama starts Vetoing bills that are bi-partisan, THEN I will say he for non-bi-partisanship.

    Otherwise, keep the blame where it should be and that is the congress playground.

    If you want to say congress is non-bi-partisan, knock yourself out, you'll have more of a shot than blaming Obama.
    So tell me,
    When Bush's propositions turned out to have little to no support among Dems, did you blame the Dems in Congress for the lack of bipartisanship? Just curious is all.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Oh, I don't claim to be bi-partisan. Republicans are ***holes.
    I may be a liberal, but some of my favorite people, and some of my favorite posters on this board are republicans and conservatives. Let's be careful of the name calling please.

    When Bush had the WH and the congress, I did not hear alot of sympathy from the right for the lack of power democrats had. I don't feel bad now when the situation is reversed.

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    re: McCain: Obama has done well, but hasn't been bipartisan [edited]

    I think it is time for a post partisan America. There should be things everyone can agree on if they would just educate themselves on the issues and not look to others for how they should feel about an issue. There is nothing wrong with having a political philosophy but it should never be clung to like a religious faith and those who oppose your philosophy are almost never out to ruin America, no one wants that.
    Too many times it comes down to the argument of what is more important, people or money. That seems to be the unsolvable riddle at the core of all this strife.

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