Let's say you're a republican congressperson. Why would you support the economic stimulus package proposed by the Democrats and President Obama?
I mean, really?
Let's pretend for a minute that you think it does have some good things in it, and you know the economy needs something. You know damn well it's going to pass, so why not support it, knowing there's not a damn thing you can do to stop it?
And that's exactly why none of them supported it. Even those that would've otherwise voted for it in a truly bipartisan effort, their votes were simply not needed, and rather than support the President, the Republicans suddenly decided to tow the party line.
The fact is, their votes were irrelevant, and supporting the measure would only embolden the Democrats and President Obama.
F'ing politicians, all of them.
To his credit, I think Obama did do what he could to get bipartisan support. But it's a lot harder to get the support of people whose votes are irrelevant, as the republicans votes were in this case.
At least Obama had them take out the millions of dollars for condoms.
God I f'ing hate Nancy Pelosi. Can't Obama tell the dems in congress to make someone else speaker of the house? Yes, I know he can't. But c'mon. Get her outta here and put someone sane in charge.