Thursday, September 11

McCain's 90% to Obama's 97%

Here is one statement Barack Obama made about John McCain during his acceptance speech:
And next week, we'll also hear about those occasions when he's broken with his party as evidence that he can deliver the change that we need.

But the record's clear: John McCain has voted with George Bush 90 percent of the time.

Senator McCain likes to talk about judgment, but, really, what does it say about your judgment when you think George Bush has been right more than 90 percent of the time?


I don't know about you, but I am not ready to take a 10 percent chance on change. - NY Times

What he did not mention is how often he votes with the liberal wing of his own party. That is after all the part of the Democrat Party that is running both houses of Congress.
He said McCain, far from being a maverick who’s "broken with his party," has voted to support Bush policies 90 percent of the time. True enough, but by the same measure Obama has voted with fellow Democrats in the Senate 97 percent of the time. - Factcheck.Org
Not exactly change, is it? At least not by his definition, and certainly not by any sensible person's definition either.

Obama, a 3 percent chance of change.


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