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Author: Islander Date: Sep 11, 2008 22:26
We have been hearing a lot about who has crossed over to vote with the
opposition, McCain or Obama. Even Stephanouplos raised this question
with Obama last Sunday.
Fair is fair, right? Crossing over to support positions of the other
party seems as if it would be an indication of open mindedness. People
are tired of the rancor in Congress, so isn't it important to understand
which candidate has the better record of voting with the opposition?
For six years, the Bush administration had control of Congress and
pushed legislation through without regard to the consequences to the
country. If the argument is that Obama should have been more agreeable
in supporting the disaster that the Bush administration inflicted on us
with the full support of the Republican Congress (and support by McCain
90%% of the time), then I'm not buying it!
It would have been dishonest for Obama to have supported Republican
legislation simply to demonstrate that he can work across the isle. The
policies were wrong and Obama has every right to stand up for opposing
them. That isle works both ways and we have seen damned little effort
on the part of most Republicans including McCain to reach across it.