The Republican quad-fecta
Today, the Democrats managed a quad-fecta (I just made that word up) by creating a space for Republicans to vote against the bail out which allowed them to simultaneously be,
- Anti-Bush and make it popular for Republicans to run against Bush economic policies
- Appear on the side of the people and seem more populist than Democrats
- Republicans can remain stalwarts of the free-market, less regulation ideology that got us in this mess in the first place
- Republicans can run against Wall St. which is something I would never see in my lifetime.
I don’t like this bill and the lack of protections for homeowners but if Pelosi felt that she had to do it, why didn’t she tell Bush that she wouldn’t put it up for vote until she secured a certain number of votes from Republicans? And why in the world is the media not hounding McCain for claiming that his presence helped seal the deal when we don’t have a deal!! That is not the type of leadership America needs. Make sure you get out and vote.
Stay up fam,