WASHINGTON (CNN) - You can't call John McCain a sore loser.
Seven months after Barack Obama defeated him in the U.S. presidential election, the Republican senator from Arizona said Sunday he thinks his former Senate colleague is making things happen in the White House.
"I think he's done well," McCain said on the CBS program "Face the Nation."
"He has achieved literally every one of his legislative accomplishments," McCain noted in reference to the economic stimulus package and other measures passed by Congress in recent months.
However, McCain said, the same partisan divisions remain in Congress despite Obama's campaign pledges of seeking bipartisan solutions.
"Unfortunately, it's by picking off a couple of Republicans" to support his measures instead of gaining real consensus, McCain said. "It's not been bipartisan."
On foreign policy, McCain offered Obama a grade of "incomplete," noting the North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats.
I guess the Republicans are happy with much of what Obama is doing. Of late I don't see much difference between the two parties.
See what a mess we would be in, had McCain won? He may be a good egg, but with a small crack .
So true John Mc Cain...i may not like the republicans but John Mc Cain is a good man....and above all a man of principles...most of which he upheld in the Presidential Campaign
The Republicans have nothing of substance to add, so they need to just shut up! Where were they when Bush and Cheney got this economy in this mess? They are zeroes and need to stand ion the corner for eight more years!
President Obama has tried to be bipartisan, but has been and is still being met with rejection.
Senator McCain knows this; he just wants to keep his name "out there."
If the Senator is really concerned about bipartisanship, he should meet and speak with the President and discuss what he feels, not address it in the media.
The Headline should read... "McCain feels obama gets an INCOMPLETE on foreign policy.
In true fashion... CNN does EVERYTHING in their power to bolster the democratic party.
Mr. McCain, get real. No one President can repair the foreign policy, "divide, command and control by establishing editorships in places of democratically elected governments." blunders of half century e.g. KMT China, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, Chile. Zionism in Palistinian land. Obama has taken the first step by acknowledge the blunder
perhaps President Obama has seen the light and has stopped trying to extend his hand to the GOP when all he gets in return is a closed fist. We all know tha bi-partisan to the Republicans means agreeing to do it THEIR way all the time. Since President Obama won't play the way they want him to they choose to take their ball and go home.
How does McCain expect bipartisanship while he is on the opposite side of almost every Major issue proposed by Obama. Just because he is against it doesn't mean the PRESIDENT should just sit back and DO NOTHING. All in all it good to know that he AT-LEAST realizes that Obama has been DOING BIG THINGS and MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. So Long John. Stay tuned.
Please John , go away , and take Palin with you .
i wonder why Tehran didn't try to tell America how to run their election when Gore got ousted ???
Ah yes, I watched Mr. McShame during a committee meeting on CSPAN and he was definitely not trying to be bipartisan at all. Just another one of his rantings because they lost.
This is the man who thought Palin was a good choice to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. I can't imagine taking him seriously on anything now.
McCain is just showing his true colors along with Powell, the both are RINO. It would be nice to see some intelligence come out of Washington instead of the same old rhetoric.
This sounds more like the McCain I respected before the Presidential elections. The bipartisan squabbling is getting old, the old way of business has failed, it's time to try something new, so listen to our President, this one can actually think.
It's funny that some of the same Democrats think that the office of President is beyond reproach whilst they had no problem calling Bush a terrorist when in office. The comments about President Obama trying to push for bipartisanship are laughable. I would venture to guess he has spent more time pandering for cameras and smoking Marlboros than pushing for bipartisanship.... lots more.
Why even have a 'repugnican' party? Are it's adherents relevant any more? Mr. Obama has extended his dignified, statesmanlike hand to them and has been met with pouts and whines, nothing else. So, Mr. Obama doesn't really need them. They are drag and a disgrace to America... ALL of them! WE don't need them!
McSenile, do yourself and the country a favor and shut up!
McCain should be in a nursinghome,between his saying Obama should be more forceful in the Iran problem to saying hes doing a great job on the Hill
He's showing his old flip-flop act he and his sidekick Sarah perfected way back when!No more from the Peanut gallery,HEIR MC CAIN!
can you share with Tehran how the election was stolen from Gore ?
To champly. Return to afghanistan or iraq or whichever hole you crawled out of...you are definitely not American.
I think Obama's addressed Republican stated principles, he just hasn't, so to speak, agreed to do what the Congressional Republicans want on the face of it. If they want to play ball, you gotta come on the field, guys.
Hey John, did you notice that President Obama has tried to be bipartisan, but that your party was totally uncooperative. No wonder the GOP came to be called the "Party of NO!" Thanks however, for noticing the great job that the President is doing so far.
Is it time CNN has realized John Mccain lost the election?
CNN: the mouthpiece for Republican criticism of Obama (you know, the guy with a 60 plus approval rating, more than his last two predecessors at the same time in their presidencies.) Every time I go on this site, there is another spicy headline of a conservative talking head lambasting Obama.
Honestly, why give them such a voice, so often? America spoke, and the vast majority of the electorate wanted them to hit the bench, and let another team take over the game. They LOST, McCain LOST. Why? Because they screwed our nation up with their policies.
There's nothing wrong with critical analysis, so long as it is substantive, and balanced with an opposing view. Too often, CNN seems determined to woo Fox News viewers, propping up the minority party and its archaic ideology.