Monday, September 29, 2008

Holy Crapballs, Bailoutman

I'm in disbelief that the bailout didn't pass. And the vote had essentially nothing to do with party lines. The vote was 228 to 205, with 133 Republicans and 95 Democrats in opposition. Then 140 Democrats and 65 Republicans were in favor. It's fucking chaos. At least 90% of these gies are trying to politicize the issue and it seems likely that there won't be any real resolution until after the election.

I guess everyone can blame this on everyone else, but from my biased perspective it seems like this might be something that would push undecideds or independents away from Republicans in all the races, not just the presidential race. Maybe the Republican gies are voting against this in an effort to save their jobs in their districts.

Really at this point I have no idea what's happening. In fairness, I don't think anyone in Washington or on Wall Street seems to know what's going on either. I just don't know what to think at this point. I'm not sure this is an issue that's going to hold its breath until November.

1 comment:

LJT's sister said...

Though the vote had nothing to do with party lines, it does have to do with whether or not they are up for election, according to Chuck Todd's numbers:

So while the "no" voters have tried to portray themselves as the courageous ones (and maybe they'll ultimately be proven right), it's interesting that some 90% of the members of Congress who are worried about the election hides -- either this November or in a GOP primary next cycle -- voted no. By our count, there appear to be, maybe, five potential profiles in courage (casting an unpopular vote with their constituents) with two members worth pointing out by name: Republican Jon Porter of Nevada, who is locked in an intense battle in Nevada's 3rd CD, and Democrat Jim Marshall, who never has an easy time at re-election in Georgia's 8th District.

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