McCain: Obama Has “Done Well” as President

2009 June 21
by bc3b

AP: Sen. John McCain says his opponent in last year’s presidential campaign, Barack Obama, has “done well” in his first five months in the White House.

The Arizona Republican says that using a legislative scorecard to judge the presidency so far, Obama has achieved all his legislative goals.

John McCain, the gift that keeps on giving – to Democrats.

Hat tip: aureliusx

He’s back!

49 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 June 21 9:50 am
    JustMary permalink

    My friend, SHUT UP ALREADY!

  2. 2009 June 21 10:04 am
    justrand permalink

    if there was EVER a more “useful idiot” than McCain I have not heard or him or her.

    the media just pulls his string…he spouts some crap…and then they cut & paste it as PROOF of “Bi-Partisan” worship support of Obama!

  3. 2009 June 21 10:05 am
    Brandon permalink

    Gallup today:

    Approve 57%(-1, lowest ever)
    Disapprove 35%(+2, highest ever)

  4. 2009 June 21 10:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    Brandon –

    Saw a Palin ’12 bumper sticker in Stone Harbor this morning, so it appears that intelligent life forms exist here.

  5. 2009 June 21 10:16 am
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, or they are on the receiving end of that new pipeline. I like it either way!

  6. 2009 June 21 10:22 am
    Brandon permalink

    Believe it or not, McCain got within 3 points of Obama in NJ after the Palin pick.

  7. 2009 June 21 11:12 am
    chekote permalink


    that was before people realized how unprepared she was. After the Hillary candidacy many women were enamored with the idea of a woman at the top stop. Many feminists, Democrat women were thrilled when Mac picked a woman. Why didn’t he pick someone ready for prime time? A Kay Bailey Hutchinson? What a wasted opportunity.

  8. 2009 June 21 11:13 am
    chekote permalink


    If I were you, I would wait for Palin’s verdict before ragging on Mac. Remember, they both are “maverick”.

  9. 2009 June 21 11:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    Chekote –
    It’s obvious you have a short (and very selective) attention span. Palin has been attacking Obama on domestic policies (bailouts, spending, increased government control of the people, energy, etc.) as well as defense (particularly missle cutbacks) ever since the Alaska legislative session ended.

    You really should get your news from places other than Andrew Sullivan, Daily Kos and the Huffington Post. You’d get a more balanced view.

    Missed me the last couple of days, didn’t you?

  10. 2009 June 21 11:23 am
    chekote permalink

    Mac has been just as critical, if not more, of Obama’s spending. He proposed and alternative stimulus package half the cost of Obama’s mostly centered around tax cuts. Palin going around repeating a couple of talking points about “big government” is not what we need. We need leadership.

  11. 2009 June 21 11:28 am
    reggie1971 permalink

    Imagine John McCain and the elite beltway media, running toward each other on a beach.

    Now play the song “Reunited and it feels so good” in your head.

    I think that about sums it up.

  12. 2009 June 21 11:36 am
    bc3b permalink

    Yesterday, from (Gov.) Perry reminded me he has been endorsed by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whom he described as a “close personal friend” who “knows my heart.” He also noted that, “If there’s a bigger endorsement in the Republican universe, I don’t know who it is than Sarah.”

    Perry is in a tight race with Kay Barely Republican. Watch him use Palin early and often. And, I think Sarah would like nothing better than to kick Kay’s arthritic butt.

  13. 2009 June 21 11:48 am
    MFG permalink

    Why does everything get changed into an attack on Palin…???

    She’s a Governor, for Christ’s sakes

    Jindal hasn’t commented on it either, he’s too busy being an executive, running a state

    Where does this Palin Derangement Syndrome come from…???

  14. 2009 June 21 11:49 am
    janzam permalink

    I was never in the loop on any animosity between Palin and Kay Hutchinson.

    Does it seem like there is more in-fighting among republicans than democrats?

  15. 2009 June 21 11:51 am
    MFG permalink

    Reading Andrew Sullivan, I guess

    I’d read three novels by JokeLeaf before I’d subject my eyeballs to the dementia puked out by Andrew Sullivan

  16. 2009 June 21 11:53 am
    janzam permalink


    I totally agree about the PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome). For some reason she brings up the diametrically opposed emotions of either “love” or “hate,” with very few of the “inbetween” saner feelings.

    Is it because she is a woman? a pretty woman, at that? Or, something else?

  17. 2009 June 21 11:56 am
    MFG permalink

    What is it, Jan?

    She’s allegedly unqualified??

    What was Edwards in 2004? An unqualified ambulance chasing shyster non entity. No one got bothered by the fact that John Edwards was a laughing stock as a candidate

    I’ve had it with this Palin hate and I don’t even support her for President…

  18. 2009 June 21 11:59 am
    MFG permalink

    Bottom line:

    Because she lives her pro life ideals she’s a deadly threat to the pro-abortion crowd

    They are terrified she’ll get into office and change people’s hearts and minds about abortion because of her decision to have and love her “defective” child

    “Choice” is fine to this crowd as long as the “correct” choice is made: ie the one that leads to a dead baby…

  19. 2009 June 21 12:00 pm
    MFG permalink

    As always, liberals aren’t honest enough to admit the above…

  20. 2009 June 21 12:09 pm
    janzam permalink

    It’s difficult to say who is going to be a frontrunner in ’12. Events are evolving so fast. It could be a whole new world, come 2012!

    In the meantime, the Palin-discrediting is something I am very tired of as well. She has her flaws like anyone else. It is the public who puts such large expectations in front of her, making it almost impossible for her not to fail in someone’s eyes.

    I continue to see her,though, as an honorable, interesting and straight-forward woman who dared go into government as an avocation. She is still young, and is beig tested at every turn. What she makes of her place in this era remains to be seen.

  21. 2009 June 21 12:12 pm
    janzam permalink

    So, MFG, you see a big piece of Palin being so controversial is her pro-choice stance? Maybe….

  22. 2009 June 21 12:14 pm
    janzam permalink

    Did I say pro-choice stance?…meant to say pro-life!

  23. 2009 June 21 12:20 pm
    MFG permalink

    I think that’s 80% of it

    The rest is her accent, she’s a normal person, she’s HAPPY in her marriage (a mortal sin to lunatic feminists) and she didn’t go to an Ivy League school

    Her whole life reveals feminism to be a joke, as well

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such vitriol heaped on a person; it’s worse than what was done to W

  24. 2009 June 21 12:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MFG –

    Ever notice Chekote never brings up Sarah Palin’s record as governor? Cleaned up corruption, cut budgets, is getting a pipline built that no one had been able to for 30 years, outfoxed ExxonMobil, gave rebates to taxpayers (“They have a better idea how the money should be spent that the legislature.”)

    Chekote –

    Another Real Republican (as opposed to RINO) for you to get on your radar screen and get ready to hate – Congresswoman Mary Fallin from Oklahoma. It appears that Mary is planning to run for governor. She has all the ingredients that will cause you to hate her. She’s a staunch conservative, extremely pro-life, pro-gun, happily married, attended a second-tier college (Oklahoma State) and is quite attractive for a woman in her mid-50s.

    I know you’re truly happy when you’re misserable and full of hatred. You should thank God for women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Mary Fallin. They must keep you in a state of euphoria.

  25. 2009 June 21 12:27 pm
    janzam permalink

    When Palin first came on the scene I never expected the rough reception that she got, especially from professional women.

    It floored me, the animus projected onto her!

    Like you said, MFG, having the credentials of a compatible marriage, good family life, making courageous choices, and being honest and outspoken about her beliefs… why all the anger over her candidacy???

    Your statement about her whole life reveals feminism to be a joke, may be the real issue here.

  26. 2009 June 21 12:32 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    bc3b– nice McCain pic. Evokes him being shocked, shocked at media treatment!

    Poor John. Obama is opposed to every single conservative ideal and is actively destroying the country you fought for, and you still manage to be manipulated into helping him. Your traingulation time is done, John. You are not mavericking, you are not positioning, you are not setting up for anything. Just sit down and shut up.

    Or defend America, if you still have it in you. With every breath, with every word.

  27. 2009 June 21 12:33 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Janzam –

    If you recall, after Palin’s acceptance speech, she was extremely popular. In fact, McCain took the lead for about 10 days (the only time between when Obama secured the nomination and the election.

    The media saw her as a threat to Obama and did everything in its power to marginalize her. They are still trying to do so. They said she was “unqualified” and many unsophisticated voters parrot that line without taking a look at her background or career as governor.

  28. 2009 June 21 12:33 pm
    aureliusx permalink

    and thanks for the h/t

  29. 2009 June 21 12:34 pm
    MFG permalink

    Look, I support Jindal for president, and I don’t think Palin is quite ready, but the vitriol is absolutely disgraceful

    Have consistent standards

    If you’re going to blast Palin for being unqualified, blast Edwards twice as much, because he was an utter joke as the 2004 VP nominee

  30. 2009 June 21 12:34 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I’d like to find a photo of McCain and Lugar together – dumb and dumber and old and older.

  31. 2009 June 21 12:40 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Gas in NJ is relatively cheap ($2.60/gal.). I took toll roads in four states (Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania). Indiana recently sold its toll road to an Australian company. Gas on the Indiana tollway was $3.09 for regular (30 cents above the going rate). The other states are only about 4 cents higher on the toll roads.

  32. 2009 June 21 12:46 pm
    Brandon permalink

    Bc3b, if you get away from the shore it’s even cheaper, around $2.45 near me. You don’t pump your own gas either, that’s always a plus. 🙂

  33. 2009 June 21 12:48 pm
    janzam permalink

    On Twitter they have a new “hash number,” called #Obamafail

    People generally seem angry at Obama, on this feed, that he seems so nonchalant and uncommitted to the Iranian people’s plight.

    bgiguy: RT @samishamieh: For the courageous Iranians dying in streets, remember, Obama loves rum raisin Ice Cream. #IranElection #tcot #Obamafail
    1 minute ago from Seesmic Desktop · Reply · View Tweet

  34. 2009 June 21 12:54 pm
    janzam permalink

    Other clever “tweets” regarding Obama and Iran”

    “Iran is 8.5 hours ahead of Washington DC//And Obama is 8 days behind Iran.”

    “Liberals will probably think this is a compliment, but they’ve transcended common sense.”

  35. 2009 June 21 1:21 pm
    reggie1971 permalink

    Why the deranged and irrational hatred for Sarah Palin?

    I think it’s a number of things.

    1. She’s a Republican (a real one…not a Colin Powell type charlatan).

    2. She’s a traditionalist (she goes to church on Sunday. She’s pro-life)

    3. She’s a non-elitist (she didn’t graduated from an ivy league school. She is plain spoken)

    4. She’s a woman who is all of the above.

    5. She’s, well, hot.

  36. 2009 June 21 2:29 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    Well said Reggie.

    What is this not qualified crap about Sarah Palin. She has had more administrative experience than the man sitting in the White House. She had more than McCain or Biden has had.

    She may not be that well spoken on foreign affairs, but please tell me one President that was both good at domestic issues and foreign affairs. Presidents have been good one or the other but seldom both.

  37. 2009 June 21 2:56 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Sarah is not out front leading, which is worrisome, but what GOPer is? No one is. The vaccuum at the top is amazing. Sarah could run off with the GOP, but she doesn’t.

    Nevertheless to treat her like an enemy is insane, which the GOP establishment types are doing…

    Now, McCain is more an enemy than a friend, as this post shows…..

  38. 2009 June 21 4:03 pm
    Colorado KnightOwl permalink

    John McVain and Chekote… there is a surprise….

    Right now is the only senior Republican that I will vote for….
    Possibly Jindal, possibly Romney though I would prefer Sarah to either

  39. 2009 June 21 4:04 pm
    Colorado KnightOwl permalink

    Should’ve said Sarah is the only senior Republican that I will vote for….

  40. 2009 June 21 4:39 pm
    reggie1971 permalink

    Thx gnqanq.

    Sarah has accomplished things that dumb people just don’t do.

    And BO? During the campaign his supporters were hard pressed to note any major accomplishment of his at all. We were told that he was the smartest man ever to run for President as if it were a given, something the press couldn’t bring themselves to challenge while in their hypnotized state of reverence. This was despite the fact that he wouldn’t even release his college transcripts from Columbia, and didn’t appear to have written ANYTHING for the Harvard Law Review. Not to mention that he needs a teleprompter to order fries with his Big Mac.

  41. 2009 June 21 5:29 pm
    justrand permalink

    reggie1971, excellent points…which in a sane world would matter! 🙁

    still, the bar has been set at an impossible height for Sara…and laid right on the ground for Barak…and no one seems to notice except us!

  42. 2009 June 21 5:53 pm
    brucefdb permalink

    As I have said before Barry must have the cleanest anus on the planet. On the other hand he might get an STD if he spends too many more nights out with his adoring sycophants.

  43. 2009 June 21 5:58 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Ladies and Gentlemen. What happened last year?

    On the one hand we have a highly decorated Navy Captain, a former POW who served heroecly during his service and was a very well experianced Senator, while on the other hand there was a slick chicago lawyer, who probably was not even born in the U.S., and certainly was not raised in our great country during his formative years, so does not revere our customs and history. And there is a war going on in two fronts plus the latter is known as the most liberal candidate from the Senate with absolutely knowing nothing.

    Take all knowledge of these two people away and consider what was said above.

    You would think it would be a very lopsided election for the conservative Ex Naval Officer. But he was a so called “conservative”.

    There was only one problem: Conservative’s sat at home rather than vote for theRepublican In Name Only McCain at a time when the country most needed a conservative.

    It is time that all conservatives to stand up and call a spade a spade, and stop being nice to the evil liberal democrats.

  44. 2009 June 21 6:27 pm
    bc3b permalink

    RP –

    That’s where the RINO problem comes in. McCain didn’t have the courage to confront Obama on the issues and assured Americans that Obama would make a fine president. Sarah had to do all the heavy lifting.

    Then you had RINOs like Lugar praising Obama because” 1) they don’t want to look bad criticizing a black man and 2) they want to be the Democrats’ buddies after the election.

  45. 2009 June 21 7:43 pm
    chekote permalink

    Because she lives her pro life ideals she’s a deadly threat to the pro-abortion crowd

    Nobody cares how many children Palin chooses to have. Nobody cares how many kids her daughter chooses to have. The operative word is CHOICE. That is all pro-choicers care about. Keeping government out of women’s reproductive choices. Why does anybody think that she is a threat to the pro-choice crowd?

  46. 2009 June 21 7:45 pm
    chekote permalink

    Why does everything get changed into an attack on Palin…???

    Haven’t you heard? She is Reagan in a skirt. At least according to BC and INC. Have you missed the articles they posted.

  47. 2009 June 21 7:48 pm
    chekote permalink

    What was Edwards in 2004?

    So this is what the Republican party has come down to; My candidate is less qualified than you candidate, na, na, na,. Ridiculous. BTW, Jindal has gone on Meet the Press and fielded policy questions. He knows the subject inside out and it shows. Whereas, Sarah can’t go beyond a couple of canned lines.

  48. 2009 June 21 7:50 pm
    chekote permalink

    She has had more administrative experience than the man sitting in the White House.

    The man in the White House zero administrative experience. Ten times zero is what? Zero. Let’s look for viable candidates. And let’s stop this race to the bottom.

  49. 2009 June 21 7:51 pm
    chekote permalink

    I will be you anything that if a reporter asks Palin how Obama is doing, she might mouth a couple of “big government” lines but will not be as forceful as Dick or Liz Cheney.

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