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Sep. 29th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Sing it, sister.
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
*knuckles you in a distinctly terrorist fashion*
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
*sics a 3 week-old on you to disrupt your sleep patterns and torture you*

*hugs* If they could bottle sleep, I'd send you some. (Of course, you'd probably be the one to figure out how to DO that, but....)
Sep. 29th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Curious, have you seen her speech? I'm wondering if I could find a link to it.

Nevermind, found it on the front page here:


Edited at 2008-09-29 09:01 pm (UTC)
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
I did. I never roll my eyes without all the information. ;) Now, I'm not a fan of Pelosi's by any stretch of the imagination, but I do not see what was so offensive about her speech that the outrage it inspired would cause grown men to put their umbrage over the fate of the country's economy. Those would have to be some mighty fighin' words, one would think, no?
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
See, I wouldn't label it as offensive as much as I would bizarre. I mean, for all matters practical, she completely positioned this bailout as yet another really bad idea after a long history of bad ideas- a consequence of many, many, many, bad ideas... but we should do it anyway (like we have the rest of them).

She sold against it. Not that Republicans would have listened to her "pitch" either way but her call, even if it wasn't intentional, was for a response of resistance. Honestly? If she wanted this to happen she would have been more effective at laying on a thinner layer of blame.

It's sad that this is turning into a republican/democrat debate instead of a decision based upon macroeconomic theory. No wonder we're in a bit of a mess.
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
(Beware, I’m running on 2.5 hours of sleep!)

My point is… who gives a shit what Pelosi had to say? You’re voting on a plan, period. If the Republicans that took issue with Pelosi had come from a different place… say, for example, they didn’t agree with the meat of the bill… then I wouldn’t have blinked. Here’s what’s absurd to me:

"I do believe that we could have gotten there today, had it not been for this partisan speech that the Speaker gave on the floor of the House. I mean, we were -- we put everything we had into getting the votes to get there today, but the Speaker had to give a partisan voice that poisoned our conference, caused a number of members who we thought we could get to go south."

Vote something down because it’s a bad bill. Fine. But because you are offended by something someone said? C’mon. How old are these people?
Sep. 29th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm surprised anyone voted for it after she was finished pitching it.
Sep. 29th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Wow. Well. That's special. Goddamn I'm amazed anyone wants to be Republican these days. They're constantly embarrassing the hell out of themselves.
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
It makes me miss the Reagan years. Sick, no?
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
Reagan and Thatcher made for a lot of good punk rawk, at least.
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
wait I'm confused.. are the glad or upset the bail out didn't win?

Or is it just that the Rep. are being huge self important whiners? Because while Barneys bit was amusing, I'm glad the bailout didn't win. It wouldn't have worked, not for the American public, not for the mid class (or lower) or the economy in general.
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
damnit, that anon was me. Sorry.
Sep. 30th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Dood. It's funny you posted this because just a couple hours ago I had a very similar conversation with my conservative father. Yeah, it's all Pelosi's fault. *eyeroll*

Even better? The (liberal) media is nitpicking Palin so much because they are afraid of what she has to offer.


Ha ha ha.

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