McCain Flailin’

Okay, this has to be one of the funniest things I have read so far in this campaign.

For those of you who don’t understand how ingrained whining is in the Republican DNA, you have to check out this, from The New York Times, With Deal’s Collapse, the McCain Camp Attacks ;

So when the deal fell apart on the House floor Monday, in no small measure because most of the chamber’s Republicans balked at voting for it, the McCain campaign worked to contain the potential for damage. The first defense was to go on offense.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a senior McCain adviser, said “partisan attacks” by Senator Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress had caused some Republicans uncertain about the legislation to turn against it and so had “put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families.” The Obama campaign immediately dismissed that response as “angry and hyperpartisan.”

Then, after Mr. Obama had urged Americans and the financial markets to “stay calm” in the wake of the rescue plan’s collapse, while prodding Congress to “get this done,” Mr. McCain hastily called a news conference here in which he, too, seemed to place some blame on Mr. Obama.

“Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process,” Mr. McCain said, before adding in almost the same breath: “Now is not the time to fix the blame. It’s time to fix the problem.”

Okay, so let me get this straight, Sen. McCain.

There is a financial crisis that is so severe that you pretend to suspend your campaign, pretend to "rush" back to Washington to pretend to "address" it, even though you’re not on the committee that is negotiating the bailout, and you aren’t even allowed in the room where negotiations are taking place.

But the reason your Republican colleagues didn’t vote for this crucial bill — the one you pretended to race home to pretend to negotiate — was because some Democrats said something partisan?

Seems to me, as a man running to become leader of the free world, you should at least have had the stones to demand that your colleagues in the House put aside their hurt feelings for a moment, and vote for a bill that is truly "for the good of the country."

Instead, you go out on the stump and blame Barack Obama and whine and cry like a little girl because some Democrats "stole your party’s binky."

Haven’t we had enough of wussies running the government?

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