McCain Contrasts Obama, Clinton on Bipartisan Outreach
When push came to shove, Clinton sat down with Republicans, McCain says
Hotline OnCall's Rachelle Douillard-Proulx catches a quote from John McCain, appearing on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" last night. Asserting that "there has never been genuine outreach to try to get things done on a bipartisan basis" by the Obama administration, McCain compares President Obama to the last Democratic president before him:
"Listen, we had some very spirited discussions and disputes with President Clinton. But when the time came, he sat down. ... We did welfare reform. We did a number of other reforms. We had balance budget agreements. We had a number of other agreements that we were able to reach. This administration has decided, again, on financial regulatory reform, just drive it through and see if the Republicans go along. And there has not been real negotiation. I know it when I see it. I have done it. And it's not there with this administration."