Did you expect me to say “terrorists?” Sorry. We are way too elitist for that!
The republican senator and his former democratic rival for president met Monday (November 17/2008) to discuss “bipartisanship” at Obama’s transition headquarters in Chicago.
Obama’s incoming White House chief of staff, Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel and South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close McCain friend, helped arrange the meeting.
Politics indeed makes for some strange bedfellows! I think I have all the makings of being a great politician. Except for one thing: The Love Your Enemies and forget their crap part!
Chris Wallace (Fox News) interviewed Lindsey Graham after the first presidential debate (held September 26) at The University of Mississippi.
During the debate, Obama challenged McCain’s tax proposals, arguing that McCain would give a tax cut of 300-billion-dollars in tax cuts to some of the wealthiest corporations and individuals in the U.S. and for the first time in history, would tax health benefits.
Graham said Obama was playing the “Class Warfare” game.
And when Obama called McCain by his first name during the debate? Graham said Obama was trying to suggest that he, Obama, was equal to McCain. Gasp!
A clip of the Graham interview (as seen in this YouTube video) appears below. In it Graham says McCain should have told Obama:
“Senator Obama, you don’t understand, you’re not just naive, my friend, you’re dangerous. Senator Obama, you’re not ready to be President.
Check it out:
So here we have Obama, Emanuel, McCain and Graham sitting together and pledging to work together. Now how many antacids did Mr. Graham have to take before he could bring himself to cross to the naive side of town to sit with the new president-elect, who is/was? not his/their? equal…and also dangerous and unprepared?
Obama and McCain will hopefully be working together to address a number of issues that they held similar views on during the campaign: Guantanamo Bay, climate change, immigration, corporate welfare and energy independence.
Now to another politician, with a leading role in the “I was Blind, But now I See” makeover. Enter Joe Lieberman: Stage Left.
Democrats wanted his head, but his carotid artery remains firmly attached, for now. Lieberman apparently drove himself to the political guillotine and willing lay down, face up! Thanks to Obama, The Connecticut republican, I mean “Independent” gets to keep his powerful slot as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and lives to campaign for Sarah Palin in 2012!
Lieberman now says: “Some of the statements, some of the things that people have said I said about Senator Obama, are simply not true. There are other statements that I made that I wish I had made more clearly, and there are some that I made that I wish I had not made at all. And obviously in the heat of campaigns, that happens to all of us, but I regret that and now it’s time to move on.” O-K.
Hey, that’s politics! As usual…
I just find it ironic that during the campaign, Lieberman, during one of his many attacks on Obama, said:
I believe he’s naïve to think that people like Iran’s president will somehow become America’s friends by talking to them — a warm embrace and a cup of tea. It’s not going to work that way.
As Palin would say: Well darn it, Senator Lieberman, Obama just used that same tactic on you.
CHECK and MATE!