The tinny sound of Barrack Obama belittling Senator McCain summed up nicely his maladroit management of his entire administration thus far.
"So I hope that that would be an argument for us to go through this 2,400-page document, remove all the special deals for the special interests and favored few, and treat all Americans the same under provisions of the law so that they will know that geography does not dictate what kind of health care they would receive. I thank you, Mr. President." offered Mr. McCain.
"Let me just make this point, John, because we're not campaigning anymore -- the election's over." countered the President.
"Well, I -- I'm reminded of that every day."
"Well, I -- yes. So, the -- we can spend the remainder of the time with our respective talking points, going back and forth. We were supposed to be talking about insurance."
What a twit.
Didn't his own party heads Pelosi and Reid start off the proceedings with the typical Democrat play for sympathy with stories of 'real' Americans suffering because the 'law makers' had yet to make enough laws? (Ans: Yes). The fact is if you stood by while that was going on you have no reason to complain about McCain pointing out some of the problems in the bill, however you may view his motives.
The fact is that it is a good idea for all Americans to be treated equally before the law, and that tax exemptions for union members and members of Congress, along with the entire state of Nebraska just doesn't play here. The type of backroom deals the Dems worked out strike all Americans as being ...un-american. The president called for this discussion, so he is going to have to prepare himself for hearing what the other side has to say about the bill. It should be fine for someone like John McCain to point out those obvious deal killers with the American people. Point of fact is those were political blunders of the Democrats who formed this monstrosity, and there is no getting away from that fact.