So a few days ago the McCain campaign said that Obama was acting arrogantly like he was already president because he told supporters that he has a good chance of winning!! There is a big difference between confidence and arrogance. What is he supposed to say? No we don't have a chance and you shouldn't give me anymore money because I'm dropping out of the race??? Keep dreaming McStain. He's leading the race, what else is he going to say? It's such a silly charge that it nearly doesn't deserve space on this blog except that there are many who might believe this bullshit. So I'm posting about this in hopes of showing at least on person the absurdity and desperate nature of this kind of snipping.
Now today this quote emerges from Obama:
From CBS News' Steve Chaggaris:
A quote in today's Washington Post has Barack Obama's opponents salivating at the prospect of using it against him while Democrats are insisting it's taken completely out of context.TPJ: Even if he did only say that he has become the, "symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions" it wouldn't bother me. Because every presidential candidate becomes the representative of their supporters hopes and dreams and in Obama's case it's hope that he'll return America to its greatness and respected position in the world that existed before Bush.
While speaking to a closed door meeting with House Democrats yesterday, the Post quoted him as saying, "This is the moment . . . that the world is waiting for... I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."
The Republican National Committee sent around the quote first thing this morning as part of its "Audacity Watch," where they've been hitting Obama for acting presidential before he's even elected.
A House Democratic staffer, however, tells CBS News that this quote is taken way out of context.
"The Post left out the important first half of the sentence," the staffer said, adding that the quote was more like, "It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol...”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., who was in the room, pointed out to Fox News that the line was taken completely out of context.
"It was not about him," Clyburn said.
McCain Flips on Social Security taxes and McCain camp contradicts their own candidate:
But in an interview with The National Review McCain was quite forceful in opposing tax increases:
National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru: If you could get the Democrats to agree, or at least to come to the table on entitlements or on tax simplification, are those circumstances under which you'd be willing to accept a tax increase?
Sen. McCain: No; no.
Ponnuru: No circumstances?
Sen. McCain: No. None. None.
And few days ago though he said that social security taxes are a disgrace:
"No," McCain answered. "And that's one of the big differences between myself and Senator Obama, as you know."
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