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Calling ALL Republicans!!!

As a staunch Dem and a avid supporter of Obama I have a fairly simple question for GOP supporters esp those who are voting for McCain Palin.

What "change" is McCain going to bring to Washington? What is he going to do that is different from Bush II?

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Asked by StarMommy77 at 3:22 PM on Oct. 30, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Considering that McCain, up until the end of the primaries, was disliked by most conservatives, I don't think he would toe the party line. And up until he was running opposite Obama, McCain was the liberal media's favorite Republican poster boy - they applauded him for going against many conservative Republican programs. They loved that he wrote legislation together with very liberal Democrats, etc. So it is pretty slanted to act as if McCain would carry on conservatie rEpublican agendas. I wish he would ... I LOVE Bush !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:47 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • Waldorfmom said it - he was (and is) hated by many Republicans because he will work with the Democrats and because he will oppose the leadership when he thinks it really matters. Senators know they have to work with their parties if they want to stay in office. Tha's why Obama has voted with his party 97% of the time. Obama will continue to toe the party line once he is elected. McCain probably won't.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:53 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • And I must say, it is fairly obvious that you didn't pay much attention to politics before the election season started or you would know better than to swallow the "McBush" tage line you've been fed. Go to any large newspaper's website and do some searches in their archives on McCain from before 2006 - you'll see favorable coverage from every newspaper, from leaders in both parties and from independents. It wasn't until the election season started that the "McBush" sound bite was heard. It's been effective though, hasn't it?

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:53 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • welp nothing more I can ad here you girls pretty much tied it all up with a pretty red ribbon...Thanks

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:02 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • If McCain were really going to change things, wouldn't he have done it in the 2+ decades he's been in Washington???

    Good question.

    Answer by StarLee at 4:07 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • Good answer StarLee

    Answer by pnwmom at 4:10 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • right because he hasn't changed anything..~laughs~ do some homework girls

    Answer by mamakirs at 4:10 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • Democrats don't do their homework they're too busy blaming other people for why things aren't going their way.

    Answer by Su-Z-Q at 4:17 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • I have to agree with the ladies here. Most conservatives didn't really like McCain much. Probably why he picked a conservative running mate. Smart move.
    Also, I think that if McCain is elected, not much will happen for the next two years. Not until some of the Dems get voted out of the senate or house, then we may actually begin to see some headway.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:37 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • StaraLee, he has changed things. As much as one person at of 100 can. Our system is designed to make it impossible for any ONE person to do much - good or bad. It's a built in safety to prevent wack jobs from taking over too quickly.
    It takes the joint efforts of 51 Senators - regardless of party - to pass a bill in the Senate. It takes the joint effort 218 Represenatives to pass a bill in the House. Only then is the new law sent to the President for approval.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:37 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

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