McCain Better Than Bush?

Oy… I’m sorry, but I simply can not believe that Barack Obama went there today:

You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain,” Obama said to cheers from a rowdy crowd in central Pennsylvania. Then he said: “And all three of us would be better than George Bush.”

Way to go Barack, nothing like undermining the efforts of the entire Democratic party:

The comment threatened to undercut Obama’s efforts — and those of the entire Democratic Party — to portray the GOP presidential nominee -in – waiting as nothing more than an extension of Bush’s unpopular tenure. At the very least, it provides fodder Republicans can use to prop up McCain.

Hillary Clinton responded to Obama’s comments saying (with audience participation):

“Sen. Obama said today that John McCain would be better for the country than George Bush. Now, Sen. McCain is a real American patriot who has served our country with distinction, but Sen. McCain would follow the same failed policies that have been so wrong for our country the last seven years.

“Sen. McCain thinks it is okay to keep our troops in Iraq for the next 100 years. Is that better than George Bush?

Audience: No!

“Sen. McCain will continue the failed economic policies of George Bush that have brought us deficit and increasing debt. Is that better than George Bush?

Audience: No!

“Sen. McCain does not have a health care plan that will cover every American. In fact, we will have more and more uninsured Americans. Is that better than George Bush?

Audience: No!

“Sen. McCain has no plans to end the housing foreclosure crisis or cut the cost of gas at the pump. Is that better than George Bush?

Audience: No!

“We need a nominee who will take on John McCain, not cheer on John McCain, and I will be that nominee.”

Come on Obama… This is the guy who you just gave a boost to today: McCain: A Question of Temperament.

What on earth were you thinking… Oh, I know, the spokesmen have been chiming in, with the “he didn’t mean it,” obligatory lines and the Obamabots are making excuses.  

Too late… The damage is done, because while you were busy painting John “I Have A Temper” McCain as “better than George Bush,” he was busy gearing up for taking you on in the general election. You may think you can’t be swift boated… But you know a little over four years ago many of us thought John Kerry couldn’t either. They will try… Yes, they will try. And McCain got in his practice shots today while you were saying he weas “better than George Bush.”

Can someone please pass the Alka Seltzer… I’m with Scan who’s been guest blogging at Taylor Marsh this weekend, Hillary is “The One I’ve Been Waiting For.” Because: “She has a real record. He doesn’t.”
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10 Responses to McCain Better Than Bush?

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    Who do we trust the most to make medical care decisions, doctors, Republican politicians, or insurance industry insiders?

    The Annals of Internal Medicine, in its April first issue, reports the results of a study asking 2000 doctors about their preferences in the area of health care reform. Only 14% prefer the sort of approach that is going to be forced on Utah, while 59% would like to see things move to a government regulated single payer type system. In addition, the experience of other countries who have gone that route show that we could expect a one third reduction in cost compared to what our national health care bill now is.

  2. tas says:

    But, you know, it’s certainly OK for Hillary to imply that McCain has the experience needed to be president, whereas Obama doesn’t. And don’t say that this never happened because it friggen did.

    You Hillary supporters are unf**kingbelievable.

  3. tas

    Do you see here where anyone said that is okay? Please don’t make assumptions.

  4. Ramjal says:

    What can you expect from a candidate tutored ***COMMENT EDITED BY MODERATOR*** Bill Ayers, and incendiary agitator/pastor, Jeremiah Wright, but be a political saboteur to Democratic Party chances in November if he doesn’t get his way? Obama will say, cajole, bamboozle to get the nomination and all of these would end in a total electoral debacle for the party.

    Anybody with common sense would realize that this Obama phenom is just fabricated political game by the very same ” vast right-wing conspiracy” that brought us 8 years of misery. Through the corporate-owned media they promoted Obama in grand charade because they know he could not win. He is their designated loser (DL) in this quadrennial Political All-Star Game. All those with enough intelligence should know this.


  5. John P says:

    where was the outrage when Hillary said the same thing? I believe she said McCain had passed the Commander in Chief test–but even worse said Obama had not. Why the sudden outrage–oh wait i know, because it’s Obama. So silly.

  6. John P

    Oh, gee, John P, I get it, Hillary Clinton supporters should do what Obama supporters do and criticize her. If that’s they way Obama supporters want to play it, then it’s only fair you all should be outraged by what Obama said as well.

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  8. John P says:

    Pamela, if you want people to respect your writings, then you have to be fair. I’m for Obama, which I’ve posted here before, but I actually enjoy reading other people’s opinions which differ from mine. I think it’s healthy to know what others are thinking and consider their views. So I support you 100% in supporting your candidate Hillary.

    But if you are going to be convincing in your arguments, then you might not want to attack Obama for something Hillary has also said. You shouldn’t claim or try to convince us that Obama is “undermining the efforts of the entire Democratic party.” That is just a joke of an argument, and I’m putting you on notice that there are bright readers here who will not fall for that type of argument. We deserve to be challanged, not spoon fed a hypocritical argument.

    On the substance of this item, I actually agree with Obama and Hillary–any of these 3 people running for president would be miles better than Bush. That said, I would never vote for McCain when I am going to have either Obama or Hillary running. But their point is valid–any of these 3 are an improvement over the current. I imagine most people actually would agree with this given Bush’s current approval ratings.

  9. John P

    I think there is a difference to be honest between what Clinton said about McCain a while back – that he had “passed the Commander in Chief test.” She was speaking in terms of experience – if I am not mistaken and making the argument that McCain has more experience than Obama. I agree with that. Obama’s lack of experience concerns me. Will he be better than Bush — absolutely. Will he be better than McCain – you bettcha. But I think CLinton is the strongest candidate we have on the issues and the experience factor – both of which I think are extremely important in this election.

    However, I do not agree that McCain would be better than Bush, not as we see that he is running on Bush policies — As Clinton pointed out yesterday.

    The fact is candidates really have to be cautious when speaking, because it’s easy to make a “gaffe” as we have seen over and over again and then all hell breaks loose.

  10. McCain, after a life of “public service” carries with him nearly no public following (not counting the little lobbyist honey that he seems to have been chasing at least as much as she was chasing him). I’m seeing that the Hanoi Hilton left him with a fundamentally damaged psyche, and it scares the shit out of me to think of him in charge.

    My god, he’s “the ultimate Comander in Chief” and can’t even seperate out the Shia and the Sunni? It’s my sincere belief that if the puppet master pulling his strings was taken away, he wouldn’t have had a chance of being elected to public office. Someone saw the son of career military brass who had been a POW and created a marketable package. I think that he is actually someone that BUSHCO cultivated and then kept waiting in the wings in case they needed someone off of the bench. He never made it to the bigs and his shelf life is almost up so it’s safe to give him a shot in a throw away year.

    There’s John McCain in a nutshell!