I just can't get my head around any of this. But watching John Boehner blame Nancy Pelosi for the defection of 2/3 of the Republicans of the House, on a bill which he, President Bush AND John McCain were all supporting, is just too weird. After all these years of Republicans essentially calling Democrats every insult under the sun, including "traitors" and "wanting the terrorists to win", Republicans get all bent out of shape when the Speaker of the House refers to the excesses of the Bush presidency that allowed all this to happen? Every Republican really WANTED to vote for this bill, of course, because our financial institutions would "melt down" if it didn't pass, but they just couldn't vote for it because Nancy Pelosi insulted them. Republicans would rather see this melt down than to take an insult (which I found to be not all that insulting) and turn the other cheek, you know, FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY.
I don't normally use swear words on this blog, but all I can come up with at this point is, you have GOT to be shittin' me! Je-sus.
UPDATE: This is why I don’t blog about daily events. Things just change too quickly for this blog to look like it is keeping up with current events. However, here is what happened YESTERDAY. I am sure there will be something new today.
The insincerity and dishonesty of the Republicans in this country are breathtaking. Go read this story at Americablog. Here is a little bit to show you what I am talking about.
We now find out that the Republican party cut ads, and sent them to TV stations around the country, opposing the bailout bill even BEFORE Pelosi spoke before the vote yesterday. The Republican National Committee, the official "party," was planning on the bill passing, and then was going to attack Democrats who voted FOR the bill. Talk about calloused
That’s great. Republicans were hoping that the bill would pass, and then they would try to score more political points against Democrats as being the ones who were “giving away taxpayer money” to fatcats on Wall Street. They even went so far as to make the attack ads before the vote was taken. Yet, there were John McCain’s surrogates, out on all the morning talk shows, actually taking CREDIT for getting all the Republicans in line to vote for the bailout bill, thus showing how presidential he was in saving this country from a financial calamity. And boy, did they end up looking like the asses they are by taking credit for something that never happened. Sort of like a sports star taking credit for winning the big game when, in fact, three hours later, his team LOST the big game.
And, it turns out, several Republican congresspersons came out and publically stated that Pelosi's speech had absolutely nothing to do with the way they voted and that was an insult and a lie to say something like that.
Jeez, these people are so dishonest. I think bashing Democrats and attempting to blame them for every single thing has become so ingrained in the Republican Party that it is now part of their DNA. They absolutely cannot do anything without first blaming the Democrats. McCain tries to blame Obama for playing politics with this crisis, and look at what he has been doing the last few weeks. However, it is very interesting to see the entire Republican party crumbling before our very eyes. It couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.