October 1, 2008

"What kind of woman do you think I am?!"

Johah Goldberg, on the Republicans and the Democrats who voted against the "bailout" deal. ..

...Now, the interesting thing here is how different the motives are here, and how they run counter to the liberal conventional wisdom and the prevailing media narrative. The Mike Pence "ideologues" opposed this bill on principle even though we're always told by the Thomas Frank crowd that those laissez-faire Republicans are merely the willing pawns of America's financial ruling class. Their principles are mere window dressing for grasping, evil capitalists. But the financial ruling class supports this bill. They're begging for it in fact. These right-wing ideologues believe there must be a cheaper and better way to protect the American taxpayer that preserves economic liberty.

Now look at the ideologues of the Democratic party. This crowd voted against the bailout because the government simply didn't meet their price. If the bailout proposal came with a $100 million no-strings-attached earmark for every congressional district, does anyone doubt that Jesse Jackson Jr. would hail this "heroic" legislation? Does anyone doubt that Mike Pence would still have voted against it?

In short, we've already established what kind of party the Democrats are, now we're just haggling about their price...
Posted by John Weidner at October 1, 2008 8:01 AM
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