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As If We Needed Any More Proof...

...That John S. McCain is an out of touch RINO, we have these two stories:

McCain says a 'much more centrist' Obama 'much' easier to work with
By Daniel Strauss - 02/03/11 02:42 PM ET

The president has become more centrist, which makes him easier to work with, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday.

Speaking with Bloomberg Television a day after a private meeting with President Obama, McCain said he could picture working with Obama on several issues going forward.

"I think there's a number of issues we could work on together, and I think it's pretty clear that the president has really pivoted to a much more centrist position, which I think makes it much more for us easier to work with him," McCain said.



Which is perfectly offset by this poll from Gallup:

Obama's Approval Ratings More Polarized in Year 2 Than Year 1
Ranks as fourth-most-polarized year for a president since 1953
by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama's job approval ratings were even more polarized during his second year in office than during his first, when he registered the most polarized ratings for a first-year president. An average of 81% of Democrats and 13% of Republicans approved of the job Obama was doing as president during his second year. That 68-point gap in party ratings is up from 65 points in his first year and is easily the most polarized second year for a president since Dwight Eisenhower.

We thank you for your service, John McCain, and wish you the very best in your retirement from public life which should have started last month.
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Comments (19)

I still maintain that McCai... (Below threshold)
Clay:

I still maintain that McCain would have made a far worse president than Obama. For so, so many reasons.

Nope.Even John "Th... (Below threshold)
Rodney G. Graves:

Nope.

Even John "The RINO" McCain would be a better President of these United States than the current community organizer in chief liberally dusted with Marxist pocket lint.

I believe a McCain Presiden... (Below threshold)
denisej:

I believe a McCain Presidency would have been worse only because it would have been touted as bi-partisan. The spending would be the same. The gridlock might have slowed it a bit though.

More proof that a senility ... (Below threshold)
914:

More proof that a senility test is needed to hold office after age 70. (Sheets Byrd RIP).

The elephant in the room John! NOVEMBER maybe?

Barry is as centrist as you are conservative = Only for appearances when necessary to win re-election.

Yeah John. In your dreams.... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yeah John. In your dreams.

Can you believe it's John M... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

Can you believe it's John McCain who gets the 3 a.m. phone call after all the blather ..... and THE CALL IS PLACED BY OBAMA!

(I must be drunk ... better lay off the Hot Rum Toddies.)

So if high polarization is... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

So if high polarization is bad, low polarization is good.

Yes, then I take it Rodney must be pleased that Jimmy Carter was the least polarized president of any, since 1953.

[email protected] throws the red ... (Below threshold)
Rodney G. Graves:

[email protected] throws the red herring:

So if high polarization is bad, low polarization is good.

I made no commentary whatsoever as to the merits of polarization. I was pointing out that John "The RINO" McCain's evaluation of Barack "Commisar" Obama as '...much more centrist..." is at odds both with demonstrable reality and public perception.

As to his:

Yes, then I take it Rodney must be pleased that Jimmy Carter was the least polarized president of any, since 1953.

I have no doubts that towards the end of his fourth year in office Obama will enjoy the equally low approval of both sides of the aisle that Carter earned for himself and his administration.

He would not be speaking ou... (Below threshold)
Ernie:

He would not be speaking out of his butt if he' s head wasn't so far up it. What was Arizonians thinking when they re-elected him?

[email protected],Ayup.... (Below threshold)
Rodney G. Graves:
The old gray rino just ain'... (Below threshold)
914:

The old gray rino just ain't what he used to be

sung to the tune of 'the old gray rino'

The only way Obama has been... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

The only way Obama has been a better President than McCain is that he helped show the nation how fart to the left the mainstream Democratic party has become. Without him, I don't think Pelosi and Reid could have ridden the Crazy Train nearly as far and fast as they did. And that ride resulted in the HUGE losses in the House and Senate and has certainly weakened the Oval Office leading into 2012.
With McCain, the dems may have kept the House AND had a handy republican scape goat for all of their failed policies and the handful of disasters he may have prevented. Disasters the dems would have touted as the magic bullets the President wouldn't allow them to load.

At least Bob Dole had the d... (Below threshold)
jim m:

At least Bob Dole had the decency to STFU and disappear off the scene after embarrasing himself and his party in 1996.

And of course Jimmy Carter was the least polarizing president. Everyone hated him.

On behalf of a large number... (Below threshold)
Olsoljer:

On behalf of a large number of us here in Arizona, I apologize for sending McCain back to DC. We feverently hope that the rest of the Rep Senators will lock him in the cloak room for the rest of his term, while we search for a real conservative to replace him. He gives a new meaning to the phrase "flip flop". Kinda like putting a Mexican jumping bean in a frying pan.

IIRC, there's an age limita... (Below threshold)
Jay:

IIRC, there's an age limitation for commercial airline pilots. Is being a member of Congress less threatening to the public welfare than an overage pilot?

I'm appalled we re-elected ... (Below threshold)
stu:

I'm appalled we re-elected the RINO. I tell you if Sheriff Joe had run he would have won. But if Iron Mike Ditka had run in Chicago, for the seat Obama won, you'd never have heard of Barry Big Ears.

John McCain is out of touch... (Below threshold)
TaterSalad:

John McCain is out of touch....period. Please retire. However, we have someone who can lead this country as the sooner the better:

Allen West needs your support and we need his knowledge because Congressman West will become our next President of the United States:

http://allenwest2012.ning.com/

So, it's now come to light ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

So, it's now come to light that "John S. McCain is an out of touch". News Flash… John S. McCain has been out of touch for a decade or more. The only explanation as to how McCain became the Republican presidential candidate for 2008 is that Democrats have figured out how to game the primary system. Look for the same in 2012.

Mac [email protected],My he... (Below threshold)
Rodney G. Graves:

Mac [email protected],

My headline reads "As If We Needed Any More Proof...That John S. McCain is an out of touch RINO" which suggests (to those with reasonable levels of reading comprehension) that the conclusion that John S. McCain was "an out of touch RINO" had been (or should have been) reached well before this point.




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