Republican Reconciliation?


Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) – In regards to the Budget Reconciliation Process that would allow some budget projects to be passed by a simple majority of 51 votes, Sen. McCain acknowledged that his party set the precedent in a statement to the “I fully recognize that Republicans have in the past engaged in using reconciliation to further the party’s agenda. I wish it had not been done then, and I hope it will not be done now that the groundwork has been laid.”

Well Sen. McCain bravo for you for speaking truth to what remaining power the Republican Party has. I’m sure you will get some blowback from your fellow friends, the Republicans for your honesty. When that happens I will have no problem defending you like I did in 2000 when they attacked your family. My only question for you is why didn’t you simply do this during the campaign and not try to out-Bush everyone in addition to playing to the extremes of the party. Do you realize the level of integrity you lost? Well, to quote Donnie McClurkinWe Fall Down”, but as least you’re trying to get up.

Now in response to the hopes of your statement is that I doubt that many Democrats in Congress are going to be open-minded and consider what you’re suggesting. You’re just one Republican and theirs 40 other Republicans who are not willing to speak such truth and at least 57 Democrats who are not willing to listen.

At least there’s one person willing to unclench their fist and embrace the open hand extended to them. Let’s see who else will join in the bipartisanship?

Sen. McCain perhaps you can talk to your friend Mitch McConnell since he is “disappointed in President Obama’s lack of bipartisanship.” This is a ridiculous statement if you’re honest with yourself.

References & Inspirations
CNN – 03/29/09 “McConnell: I’m Disappointed in Obama’s Lack of Bipartisanship

2 thoughts on “Republican Reconciliation?

  1. “why didn’t you simply do this during the campaign and not try to out-Bush everyone in addition to playing to the extremes of the party”

    That’s the question.

    John McCain. The Jim Marshall of American politics. ( no offense, Jim.)
    All the credentials in the world and can’t seem to find the right end zone.

    McCain’s conduct in the election was disgraceful at best (second only to the Clinton’s). Why is anyone’s guess. Obviously the people (Charlie Black etc) running his campaign were idiots, but I can’t put my finger on why he would listen to the likes of them in the first place.
    I have, after years of analyzing McCain, reached the conclusion that he simply has an inferiority complex and cannot be the big dick on the dog.
    He just knuckles under to stronger personalities. We saw this when he let Keating pressure him into being involved in criminal acts.
    Thank God he wasn’t elected, he’s a born follower.

    It was nice of him to admit to the obvious. Republicans are whining because we are (somewhat) treating them the way they treated us for eight long, painful years.
    At this point I support a take-no-prisoners, kiss-our-ass-and-thank-us-for-it approach where the Republican party is concerned. They are playing obstructionist politics, lying through their teeth, and doing whatever they can to smear the President.
    All that talk of “patriotism” during the Bush Regime and now there’s nary a patriot to be found among them.

    To hell with ’em. That’s the attitude we need to take if anything is going to get done. To hell with the RNC, to hell with Evan Bayh, Joe Lieberman and their coalition of Republican-Lite traitors.
    We have far too much work to do to worry about the monkeys in the barrel.

  2. Washington politics is what it is … party first …. sad to say. I keep thinking about a comment I heard this morning … Congress is like NASCAR – just another wreck ready to happen.

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