Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'Tis the season of crybaby conservatism

Republicans in Washington have been unusually lachrymose during the past month. And I don't think it's just the public self-immolation of Sarah Palin. Or even the inevitable election losses in November. No, it's mean, awful Nancy Pelosi who said some horrible things that hurt their feelings. In fact, some House Republicans were so hurt that they voted against the bailout.

Oh, boo fucking hoo. If Democrats could suffer through twelve years of GOP fucktards like Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey, Tom DeLay, and Dennis Hastert treating them like subhumans worth only of ridicule, then Republicans should be thick-skinned enough to withstand a few "hurtful" comments by one of those wimpy San Francisco liberals they hate so much. From TAPPED:

Clearly, Boehner couldn't deliver the votes and he's trying to blame someone else for being ineffectual. But his excuse doesn't make the House GOP look better, it makes them look worse. Boehner is saying that his Party isn't even standing on principle, they merely wanted to scuttle the deal out of spite. That's an alibi?

Assorted political scientists and spinmeisters are trying to frame this as a losing situation for Pelosi, but it seems that the failure of the bailout will cost the Republicans on November 4. They tried to play "blame the evil Democrat(ic) Party" again, only this time, it appears to have backfired.

From Progressive Politic Examiner:

Let me get this straight - the Dow just dropped 777 points following the House vote, the single largest one day decline in U.S. history, foreign markets will open later today to unknown, but most likely, similar fates, many thousands of retirement age Americans watched their plans to retire go up in smoke this afternoon, U.S. corporations are wondering whether they will be in a position to borrow funds for needed expansion or have to lay off portions of their workforce, and these 12 Republicans switched their vote at the last minute because their delicate egos were bruised by Pelosi's comments?

I have a feeling we will never know the names of those 12 Republicans. But we should.