McCain distances himself from Bush on...

McCain distances himself from Bush on "Meet the Press"

There are 18 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 27, 2008, titled McCain distances himself from Bush on "Meet the Press". In it, Newsday reports that:

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Sen. John McCain said yesterday he and President George W. Bush share a "common philosophy" but insisted that he is his own man in his first appearance on NBC 's "Meet the Press" in more ...

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Georges Ostiguy

Saint-jérôme, Canada

#1 Oct 27, 2008
"Do we share a common philosophy of the Republican party? Of course.
That is the problem for the last 8 years. Nothing will change with McCain. Vote Obama this year
Steve

Westtown, NY

#2 Oct 27, 2008
Obama Bans TV Station over Biden Questions
Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:52 AM
By: Phil Brennan Article Font Size
Angry over a hard-nosed interview during which Barbara West of Orlando's WFTV peppered Sen. Joe Biden with the kind of probing questions the pro-Obama mainstream media refuses to ask, the Obama campaign has completely banned the television station from future access and interviews.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Biden was so disturbed by West's searching questions that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.
"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best, for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.
McGinnis said the Jill Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."
During the interview, West asked Biden: "Aren't you embarrassed by the blatant attempts to register phony voters by ACORN, an organization that Barack Obama has been tied to in the past?"
Biden appeared flustered by the question, but quickly gained his composure and denied that Obama had been close to ACORN.
Biden claimed that the campaign had not paid ACORN any money to register voters.
West did not challenge Obama on this point, though during the Democratic primary in Ohio, the Obama campaign had, in fact, paid more than $800,000 to an ACORN-backed group. West did note that Obama has worked with this group in the past.
West again stung Biden, asking him about Obama's statement to Joe the plumber that he planned to "spread the wealth around."
West queried: "A Gallup poll showed 84 percent of Americans prefer the government focus on improving economic conditions and creating more jobs in the U.S., as opposed to taking steps that distribute wealth. Isn't Senator Obama's comment a potentially crushing political blunder?"
Dodging the question, Biden attacked the Bush economic and tax policies and Sen. John McCain's tax program.
West bored in, quoting Karl Marx's "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," and asked Biden, "How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?"
Biden appeared stunned and asked, "Are you joking? Is this a joke?"
He then insisted that despite Obama's declaration that he would spread the wealth around, Obama "is not spreading the wealth around."
West then asked Biden about his now-famous statement that Obama would be tested and would not be able to stand up to the challenge without help.
"Are you forewarning Americans that nothing will be done and that America's days as the world's leading power are over?" West asked.
An obviously annoyed Biden responded by asking West who was writing her questions. West is a veteran TV news journalist who had worked as Peter Jennings' producer at ABC News.
West returned to the "spreading the wealth" question, asking Biden what he'd "say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a socialist country much like Sweden?"
Biden again ducked the question, saying only that he didn't know anybody who thinks that, "except the far-right wing of the Republican Party."
WFTV news director Bob Jordan told the Sentinel: "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."
"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions. "
WELL....I GUESS BIDEN ANSWERED THE QUESTION. THOSE ARE THE ACTIONS OF A FASCIST.
Simon

Tampa, FL

#3 Oct 27, 2008
the only distance McSame has accumulated from Bush was moving his lips from the his hole to his buttcheeks!
VOR

Bronx, NY

#4 Oct 27, 2008
This stuff is just hogwash. First Obama starts this change campaign based on the Iraq war. Then the surge goes well, and his change is based on the energy policy because gas soars to $4.40 a gallon.

Then the bottom falls out of the GLOBAL economy, and the incendiary device is the subprime mortgage market. Obama ties this to Bush, and his supporters refuse to recognize that it was Democrats who voted against controls being put in place to make sure loans went to qualified buyers and were not high risk. The person who sponsored that bill in 2005 - John McCain. His accompanying, public record speech, accurately forecast the possible pending doom to financial markets.

Now, gas has gone down below $3 a gallon, and the focus is still on the economy, and rightfully so.

Obama talks about providing free healthcare, but I am fairly certain he has not studied healthcare to the extent of what Newt Gingrich has done. It's a nice buzzword - free is good, healthcare is good. If you have ever seen what hospitals look like in the UK or Canada, its like 1950 dingy wards in the US' worst places. This is not a novel idea. The Clinton administration tried and failed. Carter promised universal healthcare in 1976. We are stretched to the limit financially now as a nation and it won't happen in Obama's administration.

It's time for government to spend less, not more, as Barney Frank tells it. The bailout, was bipartisan, and unfortunatley a necessity to fend off massive selloffs.

I would rather McCain be another Bush - strong military in the light of the still present terrorist threat - and finish the job of crippling Al Qaeda, and be McCain when it comes to cutting wasteful government spending. If you don't have it, you don't cut taxes for some and raise it for others. It's a cheap Obama ploy that won't work. He also proposes a bevy of other taxes that will dig deeper into the pockets of many Americans.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I just don't get the idea that Obama loves America, do you?
Georges Ostiguy wrote:
"Do we share a common philosophy of the Republican party? Of course.
That is the problem for the last 8 years. Nothing will change with McCain. Vote Obama this year
Joe

Westtown, NY

#5 Oct 27, 2008
Steve wrote:
Obama Bans TV Station over Biden Questions
Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:52 AM
By: Phil Brennan Article Font Size
Angry over a hard-nosed interview during which Barbara West of Orlando's WFTV peppered Sen. Joe Biden with the kind of probing questions the pro-Obama mainstream media refuses to ask, the Obama campaign has completely banned the television station from future access and interviews.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Biden was so disturbed by West's searching questions that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.
"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best, for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.
McGinnis said the Jill Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."
During the interview, West asked Biden: "Aren't you embarrassed by the blatant attempts to register phony voters by ACORN, an organization that Barack Obama has been tied to in the past?"
Biden appeared flustered by the question, but quickly gained his composure and denied that Obama had been close to ACORN.
Biden claimed that the campaign had not paid ACORN any money to register voters.
West did not challenge Obama on this point, though during the Democratic primary in Ohio, the Obama campaign had, in fact, paid more than $800,000 to an ACORN-backed group. West did note that Obama has worked with this group in the past.
West again stung Biden, asking him about Obama's statement to Joe the plumber that he planned to "spread the wealth around."
West queried: "A Gallup poll showed 84 percent of Americans prefer the government focus on improving economic conditions and creating more jobs in the U.S., as opposed to taking steps that distribute wealth. Isn't Senator Obama's comment a potentially crushing political blunder?"
Dodging the question, Biden attacked the Bush economic and tax policies and Sen. John McCain's tax program.
West bored in, quoting Karl Marx's "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs," and asked Biden, "How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?"
Biden appeared stunned and asked, "Are you joking? Is this a joke?"
He then insisted that despite Obama's declaration that he would spread the wealth around, Obama "is not spreading the wealth around."
West then asked Biden about his now-famous statement that Obama would be tested and would not be able to stand up to the challenge without help.
"Are you forewarning Americans that nothing will be done and that America's days as the world's leading power are over?" West asked.
An obviously annoyed Biden responded by asking West who was writing her questions. West is a veteran TV news journalist who had worked as Peter Jennings' producer at ABC News.
West returned to the "spreading the wealth" question, asking Biden what he'd "say to the people who are concerned that Barack Obama will want to turn America into a socialist country much like Sweden?"
Biden again ducked the question, saying only that he didn't know anybody who thinks that, "except the far-right wing of the Republican Party."
WFTV news director Bob Jordan told the Sentinel: "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."
"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions. "
WELL....I GUESS BIDEN ANSWERED THE QUESTION. THOSE ARE THE ACTIONS OF A FASCIST.
That's some scary stuff. Tells alot about what an Obama Administration would be like. Filtered ans muzzled press.

But we've already been seeing alot of examples of that.
taxpayer

Sea Cliff, NY

#6 Oct 27, 2008
Wow, what a colossal problem, having to distance yourself from the current head of the Party who has the job that you are trying to get. I bet McCain wishes there was a moderate Republican Party today, rather than just the Dems, and the far Christian Right-wing radical GOP that he has to represent now. Too bad. Im a life-long Republican but not this year. The current Admin and the hate spewed by the talk radio chiefs 'against liberals' has completely turned me off. Just those few loud, hate spewing radio jockeys have done so much damage, its amazing. Cant believe they are allowed to broadcast like that. Think of the damage.
Steve

Westtown, NY

#7 Oct 27, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
Wow, what a colossal problem, having to distance yourself from the current head of the Party who has the job that you are trying to get. I bet McCain wishes there was a moderate Republican Party today, rather than just the Dems, and the far Christian Right-wing radical GOP that he has to represent now. Too bad. Im a life-long Republican but not this year. The current Admin and the hate spewed by the talk radio chiefs 'against liberals' has completely turned me off. Just those few loud, hate spewing radio jockeys have done so much damage, its amazing. Cant believe they are allowed to broadcast like that. Think of the damage.
Hate spewing? Sorry...but I haven't heard any "hate". I have, on the other hand, heard constant mockery without substance from the right.

I guess to believe that the post above yours is nothing to worry about then.....

Since: Jul 08

Greensboro, NC

#9 Oct 27, 2008
The McLame camp keeps saying Obama is changing what he stands for all time. My question to all of you then who was that McLame person 8 yrs ago? The McLame of today is NOT the same he changed to fit into the Republican machine and now that it is turning against him he is trying to change again. McLame/Palin can not be trusted.
Vote Obama/Biden '08
taxpayer

Sea Cliff, NY

#10 Oct 27, 2008
This has nothing to do with McCain or Palin, but everything to do with punishing the existing Administration for its unAmerican policies - starting with its election in 2000. You know the rest of the story...
What flavor KoolAid

Port Washington, NY

#11 Oct 27, 2008
Too late, too lame, too McSame.
trnnfrayed

Oceanside, CA

#12 Oct 28, 2008
Not Sarah's bush!
Jesse Hineytown

Bronx, NY

#13 Oct 28, 2008
You are such a moron. Explain why conservatives were not thrilled with McCain. You are a democratic idiot. You have your hand out, and Obama will drive right by you in his Cadillac.
was a NYer wrote:
The McLame camp keeps saying Obama is changing what he stands for all time. My question to all of you then who was that McLame person 8 yrs ago? The McLame of today is NOT the same he changed to fit into the Republican machine and now that it is turning against him he is trying to change again. McLame/Palin can not be trusted.
Vote Obama/Biden '08
Jesse Hineytown

Bronx, NY

#14 Oct 28, 2008
Put yo hands out, Obama's gonan grease yo palm.
What flavor KoolAid wrote:
Too late, too lame, too McSame.
ByeByeMoney

West Nyack, NY

#15 Oct 28, 2008
They want your $$$$$$$$$$

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#16 Oct 28, 2008
McCain: blah blah blah
He mirrors Bush all the way - here soon, he'll be getting much needed rest, just like Bush too!
Hidden Persuader

Far Rockaway, NY

#17 Oct 28, 2008
I give Obama 6 months before America realizes what a huge mistake was made and he is either impeached or killed.

IMHO
Typical repugnigoon

Port Washington, NY

#18 Oct 29, 2008
Hidden Persuader wrote:
I give Obama 6 months before America realizes what a huge mistake was made and he is either impeached or killed.
IMHO
Yet another KKK-hole emerges from the shadows like a cockroach.

Poor skippy. FBI took down your supremacist butt buddies?
Jesse

Bronx, NY

#19 Oct 29, 2008
I give Obama till Tuesday to give up his lead.
Typical repugnigoon wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet another KKK-hole emerges from the shadows like a cockroach.
Poor skippy. FBI took down your supremacist butt buddies?

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