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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Monday, September 29, 2008

GOP Tries to Have it Both Ways

A few minutes ago, the House of Representatives voted down the bailout plan. Democrats delivered 60% of their members, but Republicans delivered less than a third of theirs. Republicans plainly wanted the bill to pass on Democratic votes, so they could get the advantage of it succeeding, but also run against the bailout it in the elections. Pelosi and Reid have said nuts to that. Both sides must be on board, along with Obama and McCain, so that everyone takes the political heat for this equally. Nobody gets to "free ride" on the bailout. That is only fair.

If the stock market drops another 1000 points, the GOP might come running back to vote for a bailout. It is very obviously their fault it failed, with 2/3 of them voting against it. Amazingly, Boehner and others are saying that it would have passed but for a very partisan speech given at the last minute by Pelosi. I assume nobody is buying that. What, they won't vote for legislation because someone called them names?


The Law Talking Guy said...

Sorry, Dr.S., your post was not up when I began to write mine.

Dr. Strangelove said...

No worries. That'll teach me to take too long writing my post ;-)

Boehner is blaming Pelosi? She delivered! That's rich. Blame Bush for having no political capital to cash in anymore.

Speaking of political capital... Aren't we glad the Democrats did not roll over and privatize Social Security in to the stock market, like the Republicans wanted? I'd like to hear Obama nail McCain on that one!

USWest said...

Dr. S, that makes two of us. We all posted so quickly.

The Law Talking Guy said...

It's agony to be so right. Fox News is even reporting the following quote from a Republican Congresscritter:
""We're all worried about losing our jobs," said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before the vote. "Most of us say, 'I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.'"

Raised By Republicans said...

God Damn John McCain.

USWest said...

Yeah, that guy really is in hot water. After rushing to DC to "broker a deal" and then doing a photo op, his party screwed him. That and conservative columnis Kathleen Park wrote in the National Review that Palin is "out of her league" and should resign her candidacy.

Not a good week for McCain. Can't wait until Thursday.