McCain Proves Yet Again Why He Lost in 2008
“As the senator may know, I came to the floor a couple of days ago and made that comment, and the senator from illinois and I are in agreement, point number one. you can prioritize — I think the senator and every economist I know literally would agree. You can prioritize for awhile where you want what remaining money is left, but the message you send to the world, not just our markets but to the world, that the United States of America is going to default on its debts is a totally unacceptable scenario and beneath a great nation. We are in agreement. Number one: passage through the United States Senate of a balanced budget amendment to the constitution of the United States, as i said before, is not fair to the American people because, because the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of america is not going to allow to us get 20 additional votes from your side, assuming that you get all 47 since it requires 67 votes to pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. so i think it was not only wrong assessment … I think it’s not fair to the american people to say we can pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution through the Senate at this time.”
Like many others, I did not vote for John McCain in 2008 and hope his words will convince the GOP to nix his nomination for the bicameral joint budget committee. Do we really need a boxer or politician on our side who roots for the competition to win? I nominate Senator Pat Toomey to take his place.
H/T: Marooned in Marin