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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    super

    any other fantasies of yours you'd care to share?

    the republicans are the party of loyal, principled opposition

    when we see the president try to reform one sixth of our society by massively expanding medicare and medicaid, which we've all come to depend on, which are commonly known to be broke, with millions and millions of new enrollees while simultaneously cutting its funding half a tril...

    when we see him declare that he can pay for two thirds of all this fata morgana by recovering monies lost thru waste, fraud and abuse...

    when we see him replace the public option with a mandate on individuals---in the middle of a depression---to go out and buy a private product that can cost as much as some (subprimed) mortgage payments...

    when we see him criminalize those who won't or can't conform...

    when we see him attempt to impose drastic taxes on ENERGY, both production and consumption---in the middle of a depression...

    when we see him ESCALATE the war in afghanistan just because he made it the centerpiece of his campaign's foreign policy, when the enemy we seek, al qaeda, are really in pakistan...

    when we see him trying to reach out to holocaust denying haters in iran while they openly spit in his face...

    when we see him played like a kabuki puppet by that master choreographer in china...

    when we see him bail out every bogus bungler and badguy, every bagman, bankrupt and bum, with billions and billions of bankroll and obscene bonuses...

    when we see him socialize the losses of the megacorps while privatizing their gains...

    while doing squat for the little guy...

    when we see him spend trillions of dollars that don't exist, hundreds of billions in squandered stimulus which he can't account for, which he can't explain to the american people and taxpayers...

    when we see unemployment top ten percent and, the week after health care's passed, instead of exhibiting leadership on the only issue that matters most to mom and dad, the economy, he's instead out there STILL TRYING TO SELL his irrational raison d'etre, his own white whale, his health care, health care, health care...

    when we see him promise to cut the deficit in half then propose a 2011 budget that borrows more than 10% of gdp...

    when we see him mirandize a mutallab and attempt to try ksm before the likes of lance ito in downtown manhattan...

    when we watch him, for crass and extremist political purposes, attempt to prosecute the career agents of the cia who flipped ksm and abu zubaydah...

    etc

    then, yes, when we see our president take actions so inimical to the interests of the american people and so contrary to their concerns, indeed, we must decisively, affirmatively and unambiguously sign on the dotted line of opposition

    we simply can't in good principle condone such wrong minded policies

    when america has had enough and is ready for a change, we are ready to assume leadership

    it's pretty simple

    why whine?

    why fantasize?

    lead, president obama, it's up to you to make opposition irrelevant

    and don't forget, sir---fix this economy or you're done

    pronto

    you're already at least 6 months late

    tick tock...
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    fyi Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I suspect he's just covering his butt here in regards to immigration reform, which is next on Congress's agenda.


    But all this tallk of him "not doing his job" and "not representing his state" is stupid. He's up for re-election and will almost certainly win, and this statement probably won't have hurt him at all. Believe it or not, Congressmen don't have to vote "yes" on everything, and are completely allowed to vote "no" on everything if they want to. If their constitutents don't want that, they can vote that Congressman out. In McCain's case, they won't, probably because Arizona voters are just as disgusted with the Democrats after the whole health care shenanigans as McCain claims to be.


    EDIT: He may be covering his butt on cap and trade as well, which he also supports.
    As an Arizona conservative, I can tell you that people are aware of McCains record and his tendancy to "go liberal" after election. I am looking closely at JD Hayworth as a more conservative option in the republican primary.
    It might be premature to say that McCain is going to be reelected.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Neither party is good at this point and neither serve as a check on the other. It's a broken system. The Republicans just have to sit on their asses and bitch right now and just wait till they get majority power back. At which point the Democrats can sit on their asses and bitch and just wait till they get majority power back....
    Hard to be voted back in when all you do is sit on the sidelines and pout. The Dems, at least, got something done.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by cholla View Post
    As an Arizona conservative, I can tell you that people are aware of McCains record and his tendancy to "go liberal" after election. I am looking closely at JD Hayworth as a more conservative option in the republican primary.
    It might be premature to say that McCain is going to be reelected.
    McCain is being foolish here. He is never going to win the hearts and minds of the far right. His best hope is to stay a maverick and show he still can cross the aisle and wield his influence. I think the electorate will go with someone that can actually make things happen. The only thing McCain is making happen with his current strategy is his retirement.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree 100%. The Democrats could learn something from the Republicans and grow a spine. Standing in opposition is good. However, when it is on every single issue you lose credibility and simply become the party of NO.

    The Republicans would garner a little more respect if they would pick and choose their battles rather than simply opposing everything.


    Be more likley to happen if most everything proposed by the Dems didn't involve spending boatloads of money.

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by cholla View Post
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    Be more likley to happen if most everything proposed by the Dems didn't involve spending boatloads of money.
    Dems worked with the Repubs when the Repubs wanted to spend boat loads of money....

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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Dems worked with the Repubs when the Repubs wanted to spend boat loads of money....
    yea...its funny. Those crying the loudest about Obama....sat on their asses while GWB drove this country to the brink of bankruptcy. Somehow their newly found "concern" seems a little disengenous.
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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    yea...its funny. Those crying the loudest about Obama....sat on their asses while GWB drove this country to the brink of bankruptcy. Somehow their newly found "concern" seems a little disengenous.
    More likely learned their lesson. Democrats are historically the big spenders of our money.


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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    More likely learned their lesson. Democrats are historically the big spenders of our money.
    Rather "conveniently".....I don't buy it....sorry....just being honest.
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    Re: McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    More likely learned their lesson. Democrats are historically the big spenders of our money.
    Seriously doubt they have learned their lessons. They are getting schooled right now and don't get it.

    BTW, it is interesting that the economy and stock market have historically done better under Democratic presidents.

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