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Barack Obama, Reaching Across the Aisle 4 Percent of the Time

If we don’t hear a lot about this in St. Paul, then the Republicans have dropped the ball: Over at Ace’s place, they note that Obama, allegedly the post-partisan healer of divisions, voted with the Democrats 96 percent of the time.

Biden votes with his party 96.6 percent of the time. Kerry’s 95.6 percent.
McCain votes with his party 88.3 percent. Throughout this convention, we’ve heard the Democrats endlessly accusing McCain of marching in lockstep with President Bush, either 90 percent or 95 percent of the time, depending on which speaker is demagoguing speaking at any given moment.
In other words, McCain breaks with Bush more than Obama breaks with Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy.
Which guy is really trying to overcome partisan divisions?


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