McCain: There Is No Change In Bi-Partisanship With Obama Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. John McCain says that Democratic lawmakers putting together an economic stimulus plan are no more open to input from the opposing party than the GOP was during the Bush administration.

The Arizona Republican says that he thought there was going to be a change in the tone of partisanship in Washington when the Obama administration took over, but he adds that he's not seeing it.

McCain says he favors an economic stimulus bill about half the size of the $820 billion package the Democrats favor.

McCain says that Democrats are building up a national debt that is going to hamper the economy in the future and require the next generation to pay it down.

Last year's GOP presidential nominee appeared Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation."


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    How about for the next election we establish a simple rule. You must have absolute proof of citizenship and bring a previous yrs W-2 when you go to vote. Republicans would win by a landslide! Oh and for you ACORN folks out there please..just one vote per person this time.
  • by Tim Location: Vanceboro on Feb 10, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    Ephitet or not there is nothing democratic about the democrat party. Albeit you informing me that a democrat is a member of the "democratic" party is linguistically correct. Democratic, is a form of representing democracy. So if you "democrats" want to be called what you are then try on "socialist" or even "communist" because if you stand whole-heartedly on the platform of the "DEMOCRAT" party, then that is by definition what you are. However, mr blogger, in your defense; if you think the Bush administration was a success then you need to label yourself an "IDIOT". Bush injured this counrty badly and Obama will kill it. And in my, albeit humble, opinion; if you voted for Obama beacause he is black, good for you! It is a much more sensible reason than voting for him based on his experience and his platform. If you voted for him based on his promise of false hope and his rhetoric of change, you may ALSO fit in with the group who thinks Bush was a success! 'Nuff said!
  • by Gator Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 06:28 PM
    Sorry Anonymous, that last statement was posted wrong by WITN
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    Posted by: Gator Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 07:22 PM The only thing that hasn't happen is when the Republicans brought up the subject of the sub prime loans in 2001 or 2002 is what Barney Frank "____" to them. I meant to to say was" what Barney Frank "said" to them.
  • by Gator Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    Monica, I also forgot, the only people that seem to not pay taxes are people that work for President Obama.lol.
  • by Gator Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    First a little history. 9/11/2001, World Trade Center, 2 planes fly into it. Planes are grounded, no one wants to fly in them. Airline industry runs out of money, Government bails out the airline industry to keep them afloat until everything is settled. Chain reaction starts with people and businesses hurt with the fallout. Government gives out a Stimulus check, I believe in 2002. Hurricane Katrina hits Gulf area, gas prices go up to 3 dollars a gallon. Economy still going, people not driving as much. Democrats get both house and senate,gas goes to 4 dollars a gallon, Adjustable rate mortgages start going bad. Everyone starts to panic, media picks up on this and runs with it. The only thing that hasn't happen is when the Republicans brought up the subject of the sub prime loans in 2001 or 2002 is what Barney Frank to them. Guess what that was.
  • by Gator Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    "Monica...All the republicans want are to give tax breaks to people who don't pay them anyway... Sorry Monica, that was the Democratic controlled Congress that gave out tax rebates to people who don't pay them.
  • by Honorable Bloggie Location: NC on Feb 9, 2009 at 03:07 PM
    Tim of Vanceboro, it is actually the Democratic Party. "Democrat Party" is nothing more than a political epithet.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 9, 2009 at 03:04 PM
    Obama Snake Oil Co.; I agree. I still don't know what exactly it is that makes you a Democrat unless your just holding on to a long gone idea of what a Democrat used to be. I remember when they asked Reagan why he left the Democratic party. He said..." I didn't leave the Democratic Party, they left me". Anyway, when I read or hear the drivel you mentioned, I realize that I am dealing with the typical bumper sticker mentality.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 9, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    Barlow; I have said this before, but I will say it again for you. Bush did a good job protecting our nation. His domestic policy was a disaster. He needed to go. McCain was not the answer; however he would have been better than Obama. There are very few true conservative Republicans in office. Our party is in shambles and we are well aware of it. We have a new RNC chairmen (Michael Steele). Hopefully he will be instrumental in repairing the damage. I voted for McCain. Did I actually want him to be President? No! I was voting damage control. I fully understand what Democrat liberal spending and social policies and programs have done and will do to this nation. Obama is about CHANGE. He is about change to total government control over our every move and the very air we breathe. If that is what you wanted, fine..you are going to get it. I don't want that, and I will attempt to educate the Obamanites at every opportunity, because facts and history seem to elude you folks.
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