|Re: Fair is fair, or is it?
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Author: Jerry Okamura Date: Sep 11, 2008 23:09
"Islander" privacy.net> wrote in message
> 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?
> Not really!
> 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!
That does not make any sense at all. When Obama became a Senator, both
houses of Congress was under the control of democrats.
> 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.
Let me suggest the ultimate proof of the pudding, is how often he DID cross
party lines. And "if" those who rate the voting records of our Seantors are
correct, Obama voted for liberal policies, by an overwhelming large
percentage of the time. "if" he reached across party lines, then it seems
to me, that the data would show that his voting record should be more