McCain Better Than Bush? He's Kidding - Right?
by alegre, Sun Apr 20, 2008 at 05:06:37 PM EDT
Ok correct me if I'm wrong here - but hasn't Sen. Obama said all along that a McCain presidency would be equal to a third term for George W. Bush?
So why is he suddenly saying that McCain would be a better president than Bush? Sure, he's played up to republicans and independents in the past whenever there was an open primary or caucus coming up (remember those "be a Democrat for a day" flyers in Nevada) but I'm pretty sure he knows that Pennsylvania's primary this Tuesday is closed. We saw report after report of his campaign playing up to independents and republicans in the lead up to the registration deadline on March 24th, urging them to register in time to vote for him on the 22nd of this month.
This doesn't make any sense - it really doesn't.
Ahh well, either way Hillary's came up with a brilliant reply to his latest misstep - take a look...
Hillary Clinton Responds to Sen. Obama's Suggestion that Sen. McCain Would be a Better President than George Bush
Hillary Clinton responded today to a statement made by Sen. Obama suggestion that Sen. McCain would be a better President than George W. Bush.
In Reading , PA , Sen. Obama's said:"You have a real choice in this election. Either Democrat would be better than John McCain...And all three of us would be better than George Bush." Read more.
Hillary Clinton's response from Johnstown, PA (For an actuality of the audio, click here):
"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?
"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?
"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?
"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?
"We need a nominee who will take on John McCain, not cheer on John McCain, and I will be that nominee."
Now I won't speculate as to his reasons for making this insanely stupid claim but I think we can all agree that given the effed up state of our economy, a third term of Bush (ie a McCain presidency) would be far worse than his first two terms.
Bush may have allowed the housing crisis to reach the boiling point - but if McCain got in it would bubble over to cause immeasurable suffering for millions of families.
Bush's greed and cronyism where gas & oil are concerned may have allowed prices to skyrocket to the point where gas will likely reach $4.00 a gallon this summer and food prices are putting a lot of things out of reach for working families, but a McCain presidency (and his lack of attention to this crisis) could send prices through the roof.
A McCain presidency will not only continue those failed policies far into the future, but given the state of the world right now, if he got in things will spiral out of control at an exponential pace.
Bush hasn't even begun to address our health care crisis and McCain thinks the current system is acceptable won't do a damn thing about it. Without a universal health care reform plan we'll see far more than 47 million without access to healthcare.
We have GOT to get a Democrat into the White House this year. No two ways about it. And not just any Democrat - we need someone who'll take on McCain with everything she's got.
Bush's policies need to be reversed and they need reversing now. We can't wait another 4 years to undo the damage so I can't possibly see how any Democrat could claim that McCain would be better than Bush.
We have GOT to get a Democrat into the White House this year. No two ways about it.
And not just any Democrat.
We need someone who'll take on McCain with everything she's got.