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September 29, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: McCAIN CANNOT FIX BLAME ON DEMOCRATS OR DEMAND AN END TO CRA UNTIL THE BILL ACTUALLY PASSES

INSIDERS SAY TO DO OTHERWISE WOULD ENCOURAGE DEMOCRATS TO VOTE AGAINST IT, THE SAME WAY PELOSI'S "UNPATRIOTIC" SPEECH CAUSED REPUBLICANS TO VOTE AGAINST IT

Is that breaking news? Or just obvious?

Obvious, I think. But I figured I had to trick people into reading the headline. Nothing else seems to work.

This hobbyhorse must be put aside. A lot of people are saying Nancy Pelosi tanked the bill due to her hyperpartisan speech attempting to claim this was the fault of Republicans..

Our claim? That's putting partisanship above country and the national interest. Of course a fragile alliance for an unpopular bill is going to be undone by that bullshit.

So I'm afraid I don't quite grok those who say they don't mind the rescue, necessarily, so long as McCain and the Republicans aren't putting the blame (rightly) on Chris Dodd and Barney Frank and attacking the Democrats' favorite bit of socialism, the CRA.

I just saw someone saying this yet again at Hot Air.

I don't get it.

Pelosi's to blame for indulging in partisanship before the vote, but oh, we should have some partisanship on our side too before the vote. Our partisanship is cool.

Well, our partisan attacks will actually be accurate, and may actually move votes, but making them now precludes any chance of a rescue.

The Democrats are already cutting their throats by signing this -- you think their constituents are pro giving money to Wall Street?

We can finish cutting necks later.

So, please. A bit of plausibility and realism here would be nice.

If you want the partisan attacks and CRA deauthorization now, fine, but don't say you're in favor of a rescue if you can have those things first. You can't have them first.






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