Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

"Impossible to know" if McCain will be in DC for bailout vote

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:10 PM
Original message
"Impossible to know" if McCain will be in DC for bailout vote
Amie Parnes just reported this jaw-dropper.

John McCain's top economic adviser reiterated his conceptual support for the bailout to reporters -- but a spokesman told Politico he's not sure the Arizona senator will actually be on hand for the vote, which now seems likely to come Wednesday:

On a conference call with reporters on Sunday, Douglas Holtz-Eakin said Sunday that McCain staff members are looking at the proposal.

We have every expectation that the House will be able to move quickly, Holtz-Eakin said. The senators goal all along was to put in place a process that would address the problem and respect the American taxpayers dollars.

Asked if McCain would return to Washington for the vote, Its impossible to know until the vote has been announced, Tucker Bounds, a McCain spokesman, told Politico.
sorry if dupe
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:11 PM
Response to Original message
1. Yeah, what a leader
NOT!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:12 PM
Response to Original message
2. This ass is either more ignorant than W or has a political tin ear
A political tin ear at an unheard of level of audible "tinness". lol
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
msallied Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:12 PM
Response to Original message
3. Not showing up to vote will look worse than a Yes or a No.
But you know what? I don't really think McCain gives much of a shit either way. I think he's stopped caring.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:13 PM
Response to Original message
4. McCoward. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:13 PM
Response to Original message
5. Damn, I was just gonna post this...... what a chicken shit? Don't ya
Think?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:14 PM
Response to Original message
6. So after his grandstanding BS last week, having to rush to DC, 'suspend' his campaign,
and threaten to cancel his debate appearance, he's not even going to show up to vote? Priceless. :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:14 PM
Response to Original message
7. What happened to...
!!Captain!! !!Economy!! to the rescue? What a dick.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:16 PM
Response to Original message
8. He's playing poker, and doesn't want to show his hand.....
again, he's being political.....as he always is.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #8
12. That's all this is with him.
Raising his poll numbers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Frumious B Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:17 PM
Response to Original message
9. There are lots of things that are "impossible to know".
Most of them have to do with the beginning of time, the existence or lack thereof of a supreme entity and things like that. I don't think that the question of whether or not John McCain will be in DC for a vote on a bill qualifies to be among that lofty company.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
10. Why doen't he just suspend his campaign.
:crazy:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
11. Well wait a minute-- I thought he was on the Sunday AM talk shows
trying to take credit for his part in the "leadership"?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:23 PM
Response to Original message
13. That would be a riot, but I cannot see that happening with all the drama he made a bout it /nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rxdem84 Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:25 PM
Response to Original message
14. Oh My God. Why is this man so dramatic? Why does he think
we are on the edge of our seats waiting for his every move? Everything is a game to him. Ugh!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:26 PM
Response to Original message
15. If he doesn't vote, that's better for us than if he votes no
Best of all is if he doesn't vote. Then he can say nothing bad about the Dems about it, and he looks indecisive on top of it.
Next best is that he votes yes.
Worst for us is if he shows up and votes no.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Obama has said if his vote wasn't needed, he'd continue campaign
rather than return to Washington for the vote. McCain is looking to see if he can use whatever Obama does to discredit him. "I couldn't vote for it in that form .. the Democrats screwed it up" or "I accepted my responsibility and went to cast my vote for America while Obama engaged in partisan political activities." AGAIN, this guy is rolling the dice looking to get what he can for himself out of the situation. So much for not inserting partisan politics... Crap-ass old fart.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 06:59 PM
Response to Original message
17. he's a crap shooter, and the most likely number to win is seven
But he's down, so he needs to reap big returns.

He's betting on snake eyes.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-08 07:16 PM
Response to Original message
18. Surely, he's so instrumental in solving the problem we're in that he's already in Washington?
:sarcasm:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Apr 21st 2014, 08:36 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC