10 Jan

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Obama to honor McCain with pre-inaugural dinner
The Hill

President-elect Obama plans to honor Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), his general election opponent, at a dinner on the eve of his inauguration.
Read more.

It’s a very gracious thing to do.

Well, why not?  Few people did more to help Barack Obama get elected than John McCain.

Face it, John McCain talked a good game. Sometimes. He gave a rousing speech at the convention.  Once. Then he proceeded to do everything he could to convince us why we didn’t want to vote for him in the first place.

I hope that the Republican Party learns from this.  And I hope the selection of a new RNC chair is the beginning of the process.

But I’m not holding my breath.

There’s very little Republican leadership in Washington anymore.  Not merely because they’ve been losing elections left and right.  But because they’ve lost their way.

Most of those with an “R” following their name couldn’t tell you what the party stands for.  Or stood for.

Now we have a President-elect telling us that only the government can fix our economic woes.

If that doesn’t frighten you, you’re not paying attention.

I hope the dinner is worth it Senator McCain.


6 Responses to “Dinner”

  1. Shaun Kenney January 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    Well, why not? Few people did more to help Barack Obama get elected than John McCain.

    Now that’s funny!

  2. Tom Sanchez Prunier January 11, 2009 at 6:53 am #

    Yes, that’s funny… but I believe george w. bush did more to get Barack Obama elected President than anyone else.

  3. Alex January 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Shaun and Tom are a bit extreme. While McCain and Bush helped, Sarah Palin – who repelled more people then she brought in – was key to Obama’s victory. Here’s to hoping she runs again and becomes the face of the No-Nothings…. I mean GOP…

  4. Michael January 11, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    You’re delusional Alex if you thought Sarah Palin was a drag on the ticket. Sure she was for the Democrats who are afraid of her stand on the issues and who are afraid of her popularity. But she’s the only reason hundreds of thousands (millions?) voted for the McCain-Palin ticket.

    You’re also really quite bitter for someone whose party cleaned up in November.

  5. Alex January 11, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    Micheal, you are quite welcome to live your life of superstition. No one in this country will deny you that. I have no desire to live under a theocracy as in Iran nor the one that you desire here.

  6. Michael January 12, 2009 at 6:14 am #

    Honestly Alex, where do you get this stuff?

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