Sunday, February 15, 2009
"It was a bad beginning."
Sen. John McCain did some truth-telling today:
Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama failed to include Republicans in writing the big economic stimulus bill.
The Arizona Republican says the $787 billion measure will create what he calls "generational theft" — huge federal deficits for years to come.
McCain, who lost the presidential race to Obama, says the president is backtracking on promises of bipartisanship. McCain is not happy with the process that led to passage of the stimulus bill. He calls it a bad beginning to Obama's presidency.
"It was a bad beginning," McCain said of the legislative process that led to the stimulus bill. "It was a bad beginning because it wasn’t what we promised the American people, what President Obama promised the American people – that we would sit down together."
McCain offers this advice: "Let's start over now and sit down together."
I agree that President Obama should sit down with Congressional Republicans ... somewhere other than a White House Super Bowl boozefest. However, I just don't see him doin' it.
I mean, if Obama lent an ear to the GOP it would upset Moveon.org, the AFL-CIO, DailyKos, the Congressional Black Caucus, and George Soros. And B. Hussein Obama ain't gonna do nothing that could potentially upset Moveon.org, the AFL-CIO, DailyKos, the Congressional Black Caucus, and George Soros.