The Nays Have It
The $700 million bailout was voted down today. Apparently, Nancy Pelosi made a “partisan speech” that ticked off the republicans. She apparently had the gall to point out that:
“Democrats insisted that legislation responding to this crisis must protect the American people and Main Street from the meltdown on Wall Street.”
Boo! Hiss! How dare she suggest the people who created the financial crisis in the first place be required to actually act responsibly with the taxpayer’s money that they’re begging for in order to alleviate their own fuckup? Not content with that outrage, Pelosi also callously mentioned
“the costs of the Bush Administration’s failed economic policies – policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system.”
Darn liberals. Don’t they know this is Clinton’s fault? Either way, it makes me ask:
1) Who’s surprised? This smells like a set-up. McCain’s been looking more and more ridiculous every week. The GOP obviously needs something to blame on liberals, because they don’t actually have anything else to offer. Rest assured we’ll be hearing about how the democrats sold out the American people over DIRTY POLITICS 24/7 during the next five weeks.
2) How exactly has the GOP managed to portray themselves as the “strong” party over the years? They sound like bitchy, whiny kids. Honestly: If you can’t deal with a pretty innocuous remark from the speaker of the house, how are you supposed to deal with terrorists? By invading New Zealand this time?
3) Why the outrage on W’s behalf? The GOP ops have been doing their damndest to keep him out of the picture this whole election, due to him being such a spectacular fuckup that even hardcore republicans are embarrassed. Is it really a good strategy to embrace him now?
Anyway, I shouldn’t pretend to really understand any of this, because I don’t. But I’m sure this will be a net positive for McCain either way.