RENO, Nevada (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama levied more criticism at opponent John McCain Saturday, mocking the Arizona Republican by saying McCain is just "trying to break with his president over the last ten days after having supported him for the last eight years."
"He denounced the President for letting things get completely out of hand–that's what he said," Obama told a crowd in Reno. "In fact, John McCain is so opposed to George Bush's policies, that he voted with him 90 percent of the time for the first eight years. That's right, he decided to really stick it to George Bush – 10 percent of the time."
"So, let's be clear. John McCain attacking George Bush for his out-of-hand economic policy is like Dick Cheney attacking George Bush for his go-it-alone foreign policy. What Joe Biden says – it's like Tonto getting mad at the Lone Ranger."
Though, to be clear, Obama's running mate Joe Biden never actually said that publicly. Biden has, however, made similar references using Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The Illinois senator is spending the day out west. In addition to Reno's event, he's also holding a rally in Las Vegas, as well as one in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I can put up with MCain's ties to President Bush better than I can with Obama's ties to all his anti-American hating friends and famiy members.
I am so sick of Obama trying to tie McCain to Bush, this is childish.. Every single time he gets on the microphone.
Senator Obama we don't want to hear this nonsense. We want to know why you think you economic plan is better than the McCain. We want to know where you stand on Economy, Military, Jobs, Education, and what about Social Security you have not even talked about that.
this is funny stuff but true..
Just voted with my mom.... feeling proud to be an American!
Go Obama and Biden!!!
McCain is doing what many others have done before him when they are in trouble and desparate they turn against their own. Honestly, is this the type of person we want in office?
President Obama is the real deal, calm and collected while McCain is erratic.
If the choice were between McCain and Bush, I would have to vote for Bush. Ugh... I can't believe I said that, but it's true.
McCain is closing fast, he's on fire and really smart.
Well that's peculiar. If Bush was wrong why couldn't McCain tell til now that he's running for POTUS?
If McCain and Palin cannot run a desciplined campaign, how are they going to run the country?
John McCain's last minute attempt to break-away from President Bush is another failed campaign strategy. He lets Bush raise money for him and gets behind closed door advice from him, and now all of a sudden he speaks out about Bush.
John McCain is proving once again that he cannot lead this country.
how can you not link them. their policies are the same worn out policies of the republican past.its time for something new.
Just shows what a Coward John McCain really is. Shakes your hand with one hand and stabs you in the back with the other. Crazy old fool.
mccain has supported over 90% of bushs failed policies including his economic polices, VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN
Wow MCcain stuck it to Bush 10% of the time. You maverick you. Obama 2008!
America open your eyes and do not allow the politics of fear to rule . McCain /palin have run out of ideas ,all the have is bitterness left and it flows every time they speak
I'll vote for OBAMA but damm Michelle Obama is one damm ugly BABOON MONKEY. Please Obama get a new wife
Welcome back Obama! I will continue to pray for your "Toot". The best thing we can do is make you the next president of the United States. That is putting Country First!!
That's the only thing Obama call say. "McCain is same as Bush. bla bla bla.... I think Obama is more like Bush. Taking over $100,000 from fredie mac. McCain is the right man for the job!
Only 10 more days to go future President Obama! Hang in there Toot!
Obama all the time say the same –Bush bush Bush. Come on stop it. McCain is not Bush. If he is Bush, You Osama.
A Vote for John McCain is a Vote for George W. Bush. Where is Bush, Are you Republicans ashame to own him as your leader?
OBAMA SAYS "PROTECT TAXPAYERS NOT CEOS"...
PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY WHETHER OBAMA CAN SOLVE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS WITHOUT GIVING OUT
" ECONOMY PACKAGES " WHICH ARE SUPPOSE TO STRENGTHEN THE MARKETS, WHEN HE GETS ELECTED OR HE WAS JUST SAYING TO GET ELECTED...
Mr. McCain surely thinks that the public is so dim-witted that it cannot see this so called "break" with Bush for what it is: ONE HUGE FACADE – one more desperate attempt to fool us in the ninth innings.
Lets see John, you were a maverick when you opposed the Bush tax cuts for the rich in 2000. In 2006 you voted 90% with Bush and you said you were a maverick. In 2007 you voted 95 percent with Bush and you said you were a maverick. In 2008 you voted 100% with Bush and you say you are a maverick. Then you do a prolonged photo op at the White House when you got the Bush endorsement you coveted. Then you say you suddenly think the Bush tax cuts on the rich are wonderul for the economy and they must stay all the while claiming you are a maverick. So yesterday you come out and say we cannot keep doing things for the next four years the way they were done for the last 8 years and claim to be a maverick. The only person you seem to be a maverick towards is yourself John. If i had to come up with a word to describe you it sure would not be maverick. Perhaps erratic, unstable, aloof, senile. Don't want to be rude but I gotta call em as i see em. For a guy who has lived as long as you it sure seems you have trouble with History because trickle down didnt work under Reagen, Bush Sr, or Bush Jr. The only three Presidents we have had that the debt increased under. Bottom up did work because Bill Clinton balanced the budget and the debt dropped under his control. Common sense John....and Barack is the one who has it.