Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Rants

D’ya remember those Republicans...?


...the ones who

...threatened to block nearly all other bills pending before the August recess if Democrats refuse to vote with them on expanding offshore drilling.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said bills that do not pertain to energy can wait until after the August recess, with gas prices now surpassing $4 per gallon. McConnell and top Republicans indicated Wednesday they would oppose any procedural votes to take up other legislation, which require 60 votes to succeed. - The Hill
...?

Well, THAT lasted a whole two days:
Congress approved mortgage relief for 400,000 struggling homeowners the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac bailout bill Saturday as part of an election-year housing plan... - AP Report at Yahoo.com [“correction” mine - O.G.]

The Wall Street Journal thinks it has an explanation:
PAC campaign contributions of over $800,000 to date, including:
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - $10,000
• Republican House whip Roy Blunt - $10,000
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer - $8,500
House Minority Leader John Boehner - $7,500
Nearly half of [all] Senators... [with] almost all of the money... directed to incumbents.
The best government money can buy.  Bought with our money.


Previously:  No Expectations

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