But as the former GOP standard-bearer, McCain also spoke out against those who have sought to paint Obama's views as inimical to American ideals.
"I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause," McCain said. "I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals. And I reject accusations that Americans who vigorously oppose his policies are less intelligent, compassionate or just than those who support them."
"Our political discourse should be more civil than it currently is, and we all, myself included, bear some responsibility for it not being so," McCain said.
Answer by older at 5:43 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 5:44 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 5:46 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
I keep hearing the media talk about it, but I don't see it. Just because a whole new group of people decided to get loud doesn't mean that the discourse is any different, IMO. While I can agree with some of what he said, I don't agree with all of it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:48 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 5:50 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:52 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
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