Really, Sen. McCain? What tipped you off? UPDATED

by CynthiaYockey on January 8, 2010

OK, when John McCain is finally willing to characterize Obama accurately without worrying about being called a RAAAAACIST!, it looks to me like a watershed moment all-around.

I blame Bush.

Updated, 1/9/10, Sat.:

Patterico had a guest post in 2008 featuring a letter dated February 6, 2006, from Sen. McCain to his new colleague, Obama, showing that McCain actually had Obama’s character sussed out correctly almost as soon as Obama set foot in the Senate. Here’s how it begins — and it gets better as McCain continues, so be sure to read the whole thing:

Dear Senator Obama:

I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.

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  • Too little too late from the camera-chasing, aisle-hopping Senatorial lightweight who cost us the last election.
    .-= Richard McEnroe´s last blog ..This Fool Thinks He’s Accomplished Something… =-.

  • Ace said it all: he’s as annoying as Colin Powell can be. And I did realize that it is easier for people to forgive evildoing than forgiving real stupid behavior. He had his time and place to do this. Now this is plain stupid.
    .-= Dr. sipmac´s last blog ..Bono, llegó tu turno =-.

  • Kelly

    Yes Yes, agreed…I understand the cries that this is too little, too late.
    But I am still SO GLAD to see an elected politician in Washington finally beginning to reveal this fact about Obama and his administration. As much as I hate to say it, I do understand why the republican politicians couldn’t really say this yet (or until recently). Had they begun saying this prematurely, the media would have (and, yes, still will) killed them – mocked, degraded and vilified to no end as not only a crazy right wing extremist, but also one who’s gone certifiably insane (dementia? conspiracy theorist? schizophrenia? stopped taking the meds?), while also risking alienating those who would eventually come to understand that what McCain is now saying is true. Speaking prematurely held great risks, potentially damaging to the cause of saving this country. I can see how McCain thought he had to wait for a large enough of a base of people to come to understand that Obama et al are Cloward & Piven Alinsky-ites trying to destroy this country.

    For months now – once the Tea Partiers gained sufficient steam and we knew there were millions out there who’d been awakened – I have been thinking, Republicans (and alleged Blue Dogs), where’s the strong language? Where’s the fist pounding? Where are the raised voices? Where’s the anger? The passion? The TRUTH?!

    Timing, here, is a bit of a delicate dance.

    So Mr. McCain, yes, it’s time. Get your other republican politicians on board too. We are ready for our elected public officials to pick up the plot lines Rush, Beck, Sowell, etc. have shown us. And while the media will go after you to no end, we’re now wise to the media’s ways and will defend you at every turn, and you will earn our respect and support.

    GET MAD. And spread the truth!

  • “I can see how McCain thought he had to wait for a large enough of a base of people to come to understand that Obama et al are Cloward & Piven Alinsky-ites trying to destroy this country.”

    Proving that John McCain has never ever been a leader in Washington.
    .-= Richard McEnroe´s last blog ..Multicultural Day at School… =-.

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