The Debate is ON!

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    McCain will go to debate - Politico Staff - Politico.com

    McCain will go to debate
    By POLITICO STAFF | 9/26/08 11:27 AM EDT Text Size:

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announces: "The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.

    The text of a statement from his camapign at about 11:20 a.m. Eastern:

    John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign was made in the hopes that politics could be set aside to address our economic crisis.

    In response, Americans saw a familiar spectacle in Washington. At a moment of crisis that threatened the economic security of American families, Washington played the blame game rather than work together to find a solution that would avert a collapse of financial markets without squandering hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ money to bailout bankers and brokers who bet their fortunes on unsafe lending practices.

    Both parties in both houses of Congress and the administration needed to come together to find a solution that would deserve the trust of the American people. And while there were attempts to do that, much of yesterday was spent fighting over who would get the credit for a deal and who would get the blame for failure. There was no deal or offer yesterday that had a majority of support in Congress. There was no deal yesterday that included adequate protections for the taxpayers. It is not enough to cut deals behind closed doors and then try to force it on the rest of Congress — especially when it amounts to thousands of dollars for every American family.

    The difference between Barack Obama and John McCain was apparent during the White House meeting yesterday, where Barack Obama’s priority was political posturing in his opening monologue defending the package as it stands. John McCain listened to all sides so he could help focus the debate on finding a bipartisan resolution that is in the interest of taxpayers and homeowners. The Democratic interests stood together in opposition to an agreement that would accommodate additional taxpayer protections.

    Senator McCain has spent the morning talking to members of the administration, members of the Senate, and members of the House. He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations, including Representative Blunt as a designated negotiator for House Republicans. The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.
     
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    Is his campaign kidding??? lol... this part particularly made me laugh.

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    Link no workie for me.
     
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    John McCain is the biggest liar on the planet. He was for Roe vs Wade in 2000, now he is against it. He was against the Bush tax cuts, now he is for them. He said the war in Iraq would be rapped up quickly, then he said he warned that it would take a long time. He was for the bailout of AIG, then he was against it. He said the fundamentals of the economy were strong, then he said the economy was at risk. He was against having a debate, now he wants to have one.

    The man is unprincipled. He will say anything to get elected.
     
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    And, of course, you have to repeat the mantra in every single thread.
     
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    The truth never get old.

    I voted for John McCain in 2000, but he has morphed into something unrecognizable.
     
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    Aren't all politicians like this? LOL
     

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