Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barack Obama, "Call me if you need me" : Tom Coburn "can you hear me now"

Coburn calls Obama, McCain; urges joint statement on bailout

Through his spokesman, Coburn, R-Muskogee, confirmed that he called Obama, an Illinois Democrat, and McCain, an Arizona Republican.

John Hart, Coburn's spokesman, said Coburn "reached out to both Senators McCain and Obama last night to urge them to lead and set aside politics in order to help solve this serious financial crisis.

"His goal was not necessarily to prescribe any course of action but to urge both senators to personally engage in the very difficult legislative negotiations unfolding in Congress. Decisions about how to proceed are up to the respective campaigns and secondary to Dr. Coburn’s concern that Congress may not be able to pass a bill without the personal involvement of both Senators McCain and Obama.”

What is funny about this situation, Obama tries to make it seem as if it was his idea to call McCain about the issue when it clearly wasn't. Even the Washington Post got into the act when it wrote in its article on the matter and left the fact out that Coburn also called McCain:

Later that evening, Obama received a phone message from Sen. Tom Coburn, a conservative Oklahoma Republican with whom he has worked previously on legislation. According to Obama, Coburn suggested that a joint statement outlining these shared principles might be helpful.

At 8:30 a.m. yesterday, Obama called McCain to run the idea by him, but the two did not talk.

About 2:30 p.m., Obama was leaving a rally at a minor league baseball stadium in Dunedin, Fla., when McCain returned his call. In a conversation that lasted about five minutes, Obama said the two discussed the joint statement idea and exchanged contact information so their aides could follow up.

One quote that Obama stated should be an eye-opener to those who are still deciding on Obama.
Here is the quote: "It is going to be part of the president's job to deal with more than one thing at once."

True and it will be the president's job to put in priority the importance of those jobs and it is clear Obama put politics and the campaign above fixing a 700 billion dollar problem.

Now back to Obama's comments on calling him if he is needed; Tom Coburn must of had a bad connection when he asked Obama to help fix the problem.

Proof positive that Obama's reluctance in fixing the problem, speak louder than a phone call from Tom Coburn, asking for Obama's help.

1 comment:

Patricia Beltran said...

TOM.....Te comento lo siguiente; Soy seguidora de tus escritos y me gusta porque siempre muestras la fuente,de tal manera que los hacen veraces... Obama promete demasiado a los latinos indocumentados y lo triste del caso esque algunos creen en sus promesas..Un Pais multifacetico con diferentes razas y cultura,agregando el papel mundial que desarrolla USA lo hace aun mas dificil y compleja la solucion-.......Obama es un joven politico,que puede dar a su Pais mucho...AHORA NO ES TIEMPO PARA OBAMA,necesita experiencia y aprender mas sobre politica.....