Thursday, March 25, 2010

McCain Warns Dems: No More Cooperation

During a radio interview, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) delivered some shocking news for Democrats following the passing of health care reform:

There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year. They have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it.

So the high level of cooperation that Republicans have shown for the stimulus package, health care and other administration priorities suddenly comes to a screeching halt? This pouting and whining comes from the presidential candidate whose slogan was "Country First"?

Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), issued a blunt assessment of McCain's "threat" that the Party of No will suddenly act like...the Party of No:

For someone who campaigned on ‘Country First’ and claims to take great pride in bipartisanship, it’s absolutely bizarre for Senator McCain to tell the American people he is going to take his ball and go home until the next election. He must be living in some parallel universe because the fact is, with very few exceptions, we’ve gotten very little cooperation from Senate Republicans in recent years.

At a time when our economy is suffering and we’re fighting two wars, the American people need Senator McCain and his fellow Republicans to start working with us to confront the challenges facing our country—not reiterating their constant opposition to helping working families when they need it most.

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