April 29th, 2009
10:48 PM ET
14 years ago

McCain aide: There's outreach - but no compromise

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As part of his answer to whether he would reach out to Sen. John McCain as part of a renewed effort on immigration reform, the president said "we reach out to - to Senator McCain on a whole host of issues."

CNN asked McCain's spokeswoman if that's still true. She responded that the senator is actually going to the White House tomorrow with other Armed Services Commitee leaders to talk about procurement reform - a longtime issue for McCain.

However, McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan also said that the White House mostly reaches out to the senator on issues where they have clear agreement, and she underscored a theme he brought up on the Senate floor just today - that he believes President Obama and Democrats don't really want to compromise on big, controversial issues.

"Reaching out and bringing ideas to the table with a real interest in compromise are two different things," Buchanan said.

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  1. Fitz in Texas

    Emily in Michigan April 29th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

    Given how little your support matters Old Guy, and given how your racist inbred supporters practically lynched the entire Obama family during the campaign, perhaps you should color yourself grateful that he is civil to you at all.
    "racist inbred supporters"..............You should be very careful what words you choose. Words like these have started wars. I have always found that people that throw the "racist" word out so freely know first hand what it takes to be a racist because they are a first hand racist.

    April 29, 2009 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    The Party of No shoulod all retire with .

    April 29, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
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