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Migeru: and rebuked by their own angry base

You mean you think the Democratic party base wants Paulson's bailout plan to go through as is?

Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer. - Charles le Téméraire

by marco on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:26:29 AM EST
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No, I said they would be rebuked if they approve the plan.

Also, McCain will accuse them of inaction if they don't vote for it. Republicans don't have a problem arguing two contradictory positions, as long as it's not at the same time.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 05:28:39 AM EST
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Pelosi is nominally against the plan, but it's not clear what she's going to do about it.

Reid thinks the plan is just perfect.

Obama is speechifying - he can't do much more than that, but we'll see more of the real Obama when he votes.

Which is... when?

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:40:23 AM EST
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Gah

CBS News: Reid Slams Bush Economic Policies, Promises Cooperation On Bailout (September 20, 2008)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) couldn't pass up a chance to slam President Bush's economic policies, but he promised that Senate Democrats would move quickly to take up the $700 billion Treasury bailout plan.

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"It is now self-evident that the Bush Administration's extreme hands-off policies have been disastrous," Reid said in a statement released by his office. "The middle class is suffering from rising prices and declining incomes, and now the world financial system is on the brink. The American people have every right to be outraged that we are at this point."

Reid added: "At the same time, we cannot allow ourselves to be in denial about the threat now facing the world economy. From all indications, that threat is real, and the consequences of inaction could be catastrophic.

How about the consequences of misdirected action, Harry?

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:49:59 AM EST
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So we get Pelosi to finally make something akin to the right noise, and Reid sandbags us.  Nice.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:54:25 AM EST
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By the way, just for this, I propose we change our position on Yucca Mountain.  In fact, forget the mountain.  Let's just dump it all in Vegas and turn whatever mutations come of it into a tourist trap.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 10:03:03 AM EST
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Pelosi will do what she always does: Write a sternly-worded letter.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 at 09:55:21 AM EST
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