Sunday, February 8, 2009

Maverick McCain

Over the course of the last two years we heard the word "maverick" used by John McCain to describe his personality. He characterized himself as the revolutionary. The one to buck his party's partisan ways and reach across the aisle to Democrats in order to make government work. He promised to be the leader that could work with Democrats to pass important legislation and bring the country together. So...what happened?

John McCain has become the partisan Republican leader, blocking Democrats at every turn, while three others of his party are the "mavericks," trying to work with the other side of the aisle to do pass legislation to get the country's economy working again. McCain, in the meantime joins with his mean spirited comrades, such as "Smiley" Boehner and complains that the man who also promised to work with opposition hasn't done enough to be bi-partisan. Of course, as we all know, there was absolutely no bi-partisan spirit during the last eight years.

The current President has met with Republicans and asked for their help on more than one occasion since taking office. Yet, led by McCain, the Republicans have done little to show that they are willing to be bi-partisan. The spirit on their side of the aisle seems to be more in the vein of "we hope that they fail" or worse, "we pray that they fail" and we will do everything in our power to try to ensure that result.

Obama is right to say forget the Republicans. Let them continue to dig themselves into a hole. I can't forget McCain's comment a few months ago, "the economy is basically sound." Remember that gem? He is acting as if there is nothing wrong that he couldn't have fixed if the voters had just given him chance. His party's policies of the last eight years helped to bring about this crisis. Just as their forebears sat and fiddled in the late 1920's while the economy tanked, McCain and his partners in crime are rosining their bows and tightening the strings.

Note what Steele says in this clip from this morning's news program. They just don't get it.


Doug B said...

Does McCain not appear evermore the typical sore loser?

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