Speaker of the House, Pelosi (D) was playing a political game in the vote for the bailout bill yesterday.
From “The American Spectator”:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered her Majority Whip, Jim Clyburn, to essentially not do his job in the runup to the vote on Monday for the negotiated Wall Street bailout plan, according to House Democrat leadership aides.
“Clyburn was not whipping the votes you would have expected him to, in part because he was uncomfortable doing it, in part because we didn’t want the push for votes to be successful,” says one leadership aide. “All we needed was enough to potentially get us over the finish line, but we wanted the Republicans to be the ones to do it. This was not going to be a Democrat-passed bill if the Speaker had anything to say about it.”
In other words, the Democratic leadership wanted the bill passed, but they did not want to be seen as the party that passed it, because it was so massively unpopular. It was a setup to trap the Republicans into doing their dirty work for them, but the Republicans balked. The Democrat’s game backfired.
I am really, really tired of the political games these people are playing.
And guess what? In spite of not passing this bill that ‘had to be passed right now’ – the markets dived, but now they’ve rebounded 500 points.
Do we really need this fix at all? What are the options?
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