McCain blames Obama for bailout defeat

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    Shortly after the bailout vote, a statement from the campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blamed the loss on "the Democratic leadership: Senators [Barack] Obama and [Harry] Reid, Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and others.

    "Their partisan attacks were an effort to gain political advantage during a national economic crisis. By doing so, they put at risk the homes, livelihoods and savings of millions of American families," said the statement, released in the name of senior policy adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

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    WTF did Obama do? He wasn't even present enough to vote present.
     
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    So McCain thinks the Republicans voted out of spite for hurt feelings as well.

    This is all very interesting.
     
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    If it was such a great bill the dems should be ahppy to own it 100%.
     
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    94 Democrats voted against the bill.

    Several dozens Republicans who were not for the bill were set to vote for it in a show of bi-partisianship out of respect to their party leaders. Pelosi then kicked them in the teeth.

    And don't forget that Reid and others have been kicking McCain in the teeth since last week.

    Leave it to Democrats to find yet another way to blow a landslide election.
     
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    I'm sure he did after running his mouth that he worked to get it thru congress, what a dumbass, this is going to backfire on Mccain worse than anything we have seen so far, he's digging his own grave.
     
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    I don't hear Pelosi blaming the Republicans for how some Dems voted.

    It's very clear to me that McCain and Boner are saying the Republicans that voted against this did so out of spite.
     
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    2/3 of the Dems voted for the bill and that was exactly how many they expected to support it. I dont see why the bill would have been brought to the floor and denied if there wasnt some republicans pulling out at the last minute. I think the Dems and Republicans in congress are fricken stupid to not make sure this thing was going to pass before it hit the floor. The fricken market is crashing and there is too much politics involved and it will be us that feels the pain.
     
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    If Obama defeated the bailout bill.....

    Good job, Obama!
     
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    dumb, just plain DUMB
    he should have kept his mouth shut
    or if he opened it, he should have been saying how the repubs listened to the near 80% of the public that are against this bailout
     

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