For the good of the U.S. economy, our House of Representatives needed to reach a bipartisan agreement to bail out Wall Street. We are in dire circumstances and the petty bickering needs to stop, or at least be put on hold so we can find a way to minimize the risk of another Depression.
Republicans and Democrats alike will need to make compromises. Nobody will get everything they want in the deal. They knew this going in, and announced yesterday that they had come to an agreement. But when it came time to vote, Republicans didn’t keep their end of the deal.
Why? Because Nancy Pelosi hurt their wittle feelings:
Republican house leader John Boehner said: “We could have gotten there today had it not been for the partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House”.
The speaker’s words, he said, “poisoned our conference, caused a number of members that we thought we could get, to go south”.
So, Mr. Boehner, you were all committed to doing what’s right for the economy, for your constituents, for America and the world, until mean old Nancy Pelosi offended you?
Grow the hell up, you bunch of sniveling cry babies! We’re facing the possibility of a depression at the moment, and you’re behaving like spoiled brats, throwing a hissy fit and
holding your breath withholding your (promised) votes because Nancy Pelosi said something you didn’t want to hear.
Go home and pout all you want, but don’t take it out on us.
I’m beginning to seriously wonder if Republicans are trying to throw this election.
Update: U.S. House Republican Leader, John Boehner’s reaction to the vote:
At the end of the day this is not about the Democrats or Republicans – it’s about our economy and what’s best for the American people. And regardless of what happened today we’ve no choice in my view but to work together to try to find a solution to make sure that we save our economy and we save our constituents.
Well, John, this doesn’t exactly line up with your sniveling about what a big meany Nancy Pelosi is. In fact, it confirms that you understand the magnitude of the situation, but rather than do the right thing, you and your party decided to stick your bottom lips out and whine: No fair! Nancy’s a big meany pants and we don’t wanna play with her anymore! Hmph!