Originally Posted by FloorJack
What happened was that the media, in tank for The Big O, tried to embarrass McCain by announcing a deal before McCain arrived in DC. But The Deal was all a media fabrication.
I so fucking sick of this meme "media in the tank for Obama", fuck this. Maybe the reason the media can accept the fact that he hasn't acted like and old befuddled moron or has a bimbo choice for vice president. But wait, we wouldn't have known this
unless the media invited them onto their television shows and they continue to ACT
that way. McCain and Palin are toxic when exposed to the media. They are shown as what they really are.
So shut up. Please.
On a side note, Obama did look like an ass at that "meeting". I don't think he really wanted to go because he knew two things, it would only cater to McCain's need for a photo op and that the meeting was bogus. Yeah, being "in the tank" does have it's disadvantages.UPDATE:
I was wrong...CNN: Obama Tried to Rescue Meeting, McCain Was Silent
Fourty years of republican misrule has brought us to this. Financial ruin at every level. But CNN reported on what happened inside the meeting at the White House today. Its failure seems to have caused the failure of this deal, and this meeting would not have occured if McCain hadn't demanded it. He took another huge gamble, and lost.
After the cameras left, Boehner started ranting about the right wing "plan" (deregulation, capital gains tax cuts, and an insurance plan that Paulson said won't work). Bush was silent, and McCain said nothing. It seems as though Obama was the only one who tried to lead the meeting to some productive conclusion. CNN said that Obama first tried to reason with Boehner, and ask him to detail what his plan was. After he did this, Obama calmly asked Paulson if it would work, and Paulson said that it definately would not work (which was why house republicans didn't ask him about this at the meeting yesterday). Obama continued with his attempts to salvage the mess that McCain created and refused to correct, but was unable. Again we see how much we need Obama and his leadership, and how disastrous McCain would be.
See? Never piss off the media while running for President.New York Times Link
if Kos makes you wretch.