Is today Financial Armageddon?
House leaders held open the vote as they tried to sway reluctant lawmakers to support the plan, which was failing 207-226 after the vote clock expired but arm-twisting continued.
Opponents said part of the reason for the opposition from Republicans was what they termed a partisan speech by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said one GOP source.
“Pelosi’s partisan speech has caused our members to go berserk and may cost us any remaining chance to pass the bill,” the source said.
Pelosi had said that Congress needed to pass the bill, even though it was an outgrowth of the “failed Bush economic policies” of the last eight years.
Wait….remember last week the Democrats didn’t need ANY Republican votes for passage at all.Â What happened, Speaker Of Incompetence?
UPDATE: An astounding 40% of Pelosi’s own Democrats voted AGAINST the bill.Â This was the Democrats’ bill (before the House Republicans helped improve it).Â Â And all she could get was 60% of Democrats???