Obama Camp Hits McCain for Playing Politics with the Bailout

ImageThe war of words over who is to blame for the House’s failure to pass the $700 billion bailout bill continues between Barack Obama and John McCain. After McCain tried to lay the blame on Obama, an Obama spokesman accused McCain of being hyper partisan and playing politics with the crisis.

In his first statement after he jumped the gun and claimed credit for passing a bailout bill that failed, McCain blamed Obama, “Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process.” McCain must think that no one is paying attention and didn’t notice that he was the one who “suspended” his presidential campaign and called for the debate to be postponed due to the economic crisis, and that it was his party who didn’t deliver their half of the votes needed.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton reacted to a statement by McCain advisor Douglas Holtz-Eakin that blamed Obama for the bill’s failure by saying, This is a moment of national crisis, and today’s inaction in Congress as well as the angry and hyper-partisan statement released by the McCain campaign are exactly why the American people are disgusted with Washington. Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to join together and act in a way that prevents an economic catastrophe. Every American should be outraged that an era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and Washington has led us to this point, but now that we are here, the stability of our entire economy depends on us taking immediate action to ease this crisis.”

McCain made two huge mistakes here. He tried to make it look like he was involved, and he took credit for something that ended up not happening. Obama has been the candidate who has tried to stay out of the negotiations and project a bipartisan attitude. In short, Obama did the correct thing. He showed good judgment. If McCain would have followed the same course as Obama, he would not be open to criticism right now. If the Republican was so eager to take the credit if the bill passed, then he must also take some blame for its failure.

Even if a bill is eventually passed, the damage has already been done to McCain. This attempt to blame Obama actually plays into the Democrat’s hands, because instead of looking like a maverick or a new kind of Republican McCain is playing the blame game, which is politics as usual. I am not willing to suggest that McCain is finished yet, but that today’s events did seriously wound his chances of being elected. John McCain went all in on the bailout deal, and he lost, and he can’t blame Barack Obama for his own strategic blunders and poor judgment.

Bill Burton’s Statement

2 Replies to “Obama Camp Hits McCain for Playing Politics with the Bailout”

  1. that Americans are finally waking up. McCain could be read like an open book since he first stepped up to the Presidential plate. I thought half of Americans were blind. Do Americans really hate the black man that much that they would risk our country by voting for a delusional “war hero?” I certainly hope that America finally throws racism into the pit of hell before America falls into it. God bless Obama and may His will be that Obama rises above all prejudices and becomes the 44th President. I, a white middle-aged professional white woman proudly prays for Obama…and will vote for him, too! I wish I could vote a million times to recoup the disastrous votes given to McCain. This race should never have been. This race should never have been spun as much as it has been by the media or our own electorate. The Republicans offering McCain and then Palin (a ludicrous and insane choice) was and is the largest insult to America I’ve ever seen. Since when is dishonesty and disception honorable traits for a President elect?

  2. So let me get this straight first McBush states that the economy is fundamentally sound then he declares that the country’s economy is the most serious crisis since World War II. He then announces that he will not support a bailout of AIG but then miraculously he decides to support it after all. He then makes the ultimate sacrifice to suspend his campaign as well as the debate to go back to Washington and save the day it was heart warming to watch McBush take credit for being instrumental in passing a bailout bill that NEVER passed, I could go on and on as to the many virtues of McBush. This man flip flops more than a damm dolphin to say that he is disingenuous, calculating and dishonest is an understatement. This man is so desperate to become President that there is nothing he will not do or say to make that happen, Is this the kind of individual that America really wants to lead their country? haven’t you idiots had enough pain already?
    For all of you racists who would rather see your country go down the toilet than vote in the right man for the job based not on the color of his skin but by the content of his character then you deserve what the HELL YOU GET. The fact that McBush was a POW doesn’t make him a war hero it makes him incompetent. I look forward to the McBush/Palin show because every time she opens her mouth you realize that she doesn’t have a clue. On November 3rd when President Barak Obama wins by a landslide only then will McBush and his cronies realize that that never had a chance because the Obama locomotive derailed the McBush express.

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