After McCain spends time complaining about the process, a petulant Obama alludes to “talking points” (everything Repubs say is a “talking point”), and tells him “We’re not campaigning anymore – the election is over”… Obama comes in at 4:30:
Jim Geraghty writes at The Campaign Spot:
I’m sure Obama wanted to paint McCain as bitter about his defeat, but in a way, it just underlines one of my favorite points about Obama: Everything he says sooner or later reaches its expiration date and gets forgotten when it becomes inconvenient.
His response really didn’t have anything substantive about McCain’s legitimate complaints about the process; he just said that he wanted to move on to the policy.
What else can he say?
He’s reduced to refuting Republican points by calling them “talking points”, “stagecraft”, “props”, “campaigning”. Alinsky would be proud.
Pretty good moment. After mentioning the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback, McCain noted, to Obama’s grimacing face, the deal with Phrma, in which Phrma agreed to cut costs $80 billion and run $150 million in ads supporting ObamaCare in exchange for an agreement to limit competition on prices in Medicare and opposition to drug re-importation from Canada.
Obama’s answer? “We’re not in campaign mode anymore.”
He doesn’t answer the charges. He just claims that to talk about how corrupt the process is would be unhelpful.
Unhelpful for him, he means.
True. And McCain was way too gracious about it.
Click on the link to see Gabe’s list of rules, Obama has enacted for the Republicans.
Mike at Cold Fury is a little peeved…Arrogant, obnoxious swine: STRONG MESSAGE FOLLOWS