McCain and His Campaign Blame Obama and Democrats for Bailout Bill’s Death, McCain Says Now Is Not the Time to Affix Blame

By Natalie Gewargis

Sep 29, 2008 5:53pm

In Des Moines, Iowa, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the following: "Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process. Now is not the time to affix the blame. It’s time to fix the problem. "

Um…isn’t that affixing blame?

And less than two hours before those McCain remarks, senior policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin issued this statement:

“From the minute John McCain suspended his campaign and arrived in Washington to address this crisis, he was attacked by the Democratic leadership: Senators Obama and Reid, Speaker Pelosi and others," Holtz-Eakin said. "Their partisan attacks were an effort to gain political advantage during a national economic crisis. By doing so, they put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families.  Barack Obama failed to lead, phoned it in, attacked John McCain, and refused to even say if he supported the final bill. Just before the vote, when the outcome was still in doubt, Speaker Pelosi gave a strongly worded partisan speech and poisoned the outcome.  This bill failed because Barack Obama and the Democrats put politics ahead of country.” 

As long as we’re not affixing blame!

- jpt

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