The bailout failed. Democrats pulled together more than half of their number (they needed 120 and got 140 votes) to push the bailout through. Republicans were supposed to deliver 100 votes and only delivered 65. Remember, this is why McStunt suspended his campaign for
a day two hours on Friday, so he could swoop in and get his folks in line.
Republicans didn’t deliver, but HERE’S the insane part, who does McCain and the buck passing Republican leadership blame? Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Why? Because she delivered a speech right before the vote was taken stating her disappointment that the bill couldn’t be better, and it evidently hurt the Republicans’ feelings.
House Republican Leader John Boehner said, “I do believe that we could have gotten there today, had it not been for this partisan speech that the Speaker gave on the floor of the House. I mean, we were — we put everything we had into getting the votes to get there today, but the Speaker had to give a partisan voice that poisoned our conference, caused a number of members who we thought we could get to go south.”
So, Boehner, you’re telling me that a bunch of thin-skinned Republican jackholes put their petty irritations with Pelosi ABOVE the needs of the ENTIRE COUNTRY? They would rather punish Pelosi for a toothless speech rather than keep the stock market from falling apart? Really? That oughta play well on Main Street.
Well, McCain, Boehner, good luck talking the voters into believing it was Pelosi’s fault. Oh, and when this doesn’t work, stand by for McCain to blame Obama in 3, 2, 1…HERE you go.
(Update: Below is Barney Frank (D-MA) spanking the Republican cry babies. Hilarious.)