Monday, June 23, 2008

Obama voted NOT to fix the Levees in Iowa

Politico - Attacking on Iowa

“Barack Obama opposed and voted against the bipartisan effort by John McCain, Russ Feingold and Claire McCaskill to assure that lifesaving levees like those that so tragically failed in Iowa and Missouri are given the highest priority and fixed first. It is beyond the pale that Barack Obama would attack John McCain for actually trying to fix the problem and change the way Washington works. Barack Obama’s willingness to continue the status quo pork-barrel politics in Washington, and then engage in political attacks that entirely disregard the facts, once again fundamentally shows that he’s nothing more than a typical politician.”

An example of partisan politics at its best (worst). In a sheer effort to disagree with McCain just because he is McCain - Senator Barack Obama has voted against a Bipartisan effort put forth by McCain (R), Feingold (D), and McCaskill (D) to help repair lifesaving levees in light of the recent tragedy that has struck the Midwest. In a Florida speech yesterday - Obama disregarded the action taken by McCain, expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims, and then proceeded to call McCain out on some economic issues, and then bash the current administration as being "the most fiscally irresponsible administration in modern times". That's great Obama - too bad you aren't running against Bush, so how about you stop criticizing this administration and start going into some detail of how exactly you are "going to do things differently", because the American people have heard that all before - and unless you can actually provide some solid evidence to backup these promises you truly are "nothing more than a typical politician".

McCain is actually taking action with the crisis at hand - yet all of the left can't get away from the "He's a Bush Clone" propaganda, and that is an insult to other forms of semi-reputable propaganda everywhere. You clamored and whined when Bush "didn't do anything" after Katrina. You labeled him a racist, you claimed he didn't care about brown people. And now that McCain is actually doing something about another disaster that has struck the nation, you still can't come past the whole "Bush Clone, 4 more years of the same thing" stigma. Since your savior Obama has done so much to help this situation, I can totally understand.
You would think, with the area that is hurting the most now being so close to Obama's district that he would feel inclined to take action; not only as a politician looking for votes, but as a human being who is almost hit at home with this tragedy (pork barrel legislation anyone?). Instead what does he do? He tries to vote down a course of action that is going to the floor to help the situation. way to help out your fellow countrymen there BHO.

I'm not going to go as far as to say that this is his personal revenge for Bush's "non-action" in New Orleans, but it does make one think.

You all might go back to a previous Bipartisan bill put forth by McCain and Feingold - the McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act, something that went over quite well and is still in practice today.

To close - Obama claims he will help unite the two parties and collaborate many bipartisan efforts - clearly this is not one of them. How can he hope to unite two parties when he is having trouble uniting the Democrats alone?

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