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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:26 PM
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Obama made McBush look like a fool. Statement no-show McCain released before the FISA vote

McCain Hits Obama On FISA -- Vote Set For This Morning

By Greg Sargent - July 9, 2008, 10:48AM

With the Senate vote on the FISA cave-in bill set to take place later this morning, the McCain camp moved to take charge of the FISA news cycle, blasting Obama as a flip-flopper and an opportunist in a new statement...

"A few short months ago, Barack Obama outwardly opposed terrorist surveillance legislation, saying that he would filibuster any bill that includes immunity for American telecommunications companies that had been asked by the government to participate in the program. Today, the U.S. Senate will approve legislation providing the immunity Barack Obama supposedly opposed, and despite his promise, he will not support a filibuster. What Barack Obama will do is show that he's willing to change positions, break campaign commitments and undermine his own words in his quest for higher office."

The vote is set to take place at 11:15. We'll bring you Obama's response if and when it comes.


McCain didn't show up for the vote.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:29 PM
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1. McBush is one lazy, lying mofo.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:31 PM
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2. "McCain didn't show up for the vote"
That should be the lead story on the news networks,it certainly would be if it were Obama and he'd be called a coward for it. I won't hold my breath.
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NattPang Donating Member (993 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:32 PM
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3. McCain is attacking before the Vote?
Geeze.

and McCain isn't even voting?
Oh my!
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:34 PM
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4. Pitiful.....
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seasat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:35 PM
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5. I'll give Obama credit on being there, he could have taken the easy way out.
While I disagree with the FISA bill, I level most of the blame on our congressional leaders instead of Obama. Obama could have done something similar by saying that he opposed parts of the bill and not shown up to vote on it. He could have spun it into a support/nonsupport depending on which group he was appealing to. However, he is willing to go on record with his votes. Though I disagree with his vote, I respect him not ducking it. McCain doesn't have that kind of courage.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:36 PM
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6. Did Lindsey or Joe show up?
They all seem to travel in a pack.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 12:52 PM
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7. I know Lieberman did
Voted No on all three amendments.
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