John McCain: GOP Needs New 'Contract With America'
Dems are just 'flailing around'
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2010 1:09 PM CDT
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, listens during a markup hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – As the Democrats were rallying the troops today, the GOP was busily trying to drive a stake in their hearts. John McCain led the charge, telling Fox News Sunday that Dems "are just flailing around" on the economy and "the first thing we need to do is extend" the Bush tax cuts. Allowing them to expire, he said derisively, is simply "the old class warfare—let's attack the rich." The GOP's showing in November could be "seismic," McCain said, and both he and Lindsey Graham called for a new "Contract With America."

The pair swiped at President Obama, with Graham labeling him "tone-deaf" on terrorism, the mosque debate, and the economy, while calling for him to come "back to the middle." McCain, meanwhile, knocked White House handling of border policy. "I'd love for the president to come and visit the border; unfortunately he hasn't seemed to have time to do so," McCain said. "We've got to get our border secured."

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myflap.blow
Sep 6, 2010 1:57 PM CDT
FUCK THE BUSH TAX CUTS ALREADY The greedy rich "job creators" only cut jobs and took home even more money yet, unbalancing the economy further. Seems their solution to everything is "well, just make us richer and all will be fine"
DontLikeYou___
Sep 6, 2010 9:52 AM CDT
It will be announced just weeks before the election, leaving democrats further off-kilter and leading to their crushing defeat at the ballot box. A well deserved defeat, might I add. :)
tomodachi
Sep 6, 2010 2:29 AM CDT
McCain is an idiot... How stupid is the voting public of Arizona to not realize that his words do nothing more than protect him and his other filthy rich buddies from paying their fair share of taxes. If they don't feel patriotic enough to pay their taxes during the worst economic downturn since Herbert Hoover... then when would they? and let's never forget McCain was one of the Dirty Thirty republican Senators that voted for legalized rape. Question: Who would vote to put this sleazy scumbag back into a Senate seat for another term? Answer: Only the most ignorant of the Arizona voting public.