netprophet - GOP Now Running Against Wall Street Bailout They Voted for – Here’s a List of GOP Reps and Senators Who Voted ‘Aye’
Boehner was the GOP leader in 2008, back when it was the Bush rubberstamp party. In late September 2008, when the United States financial system was in freefall, Boehner took to the well of the House and tearfully begged the Republican caucus to support the Bush bank bailout of Wall Street and the “too big to fail” banks, officially known as the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008?:
REP. JOHN BOEHNER, MINORITY LEADER: Think about what happens if we don’t pass this bill, think about what happens to your friends, your neighbors, your constituents. So, I ask all of you, both sides of the aisle: what’s in the best interest of our country? Not what’s in the best interest of our party, not what’s in the best interest of our own re- election– what’s in the best interest of our country? Vote yes.
Then-presidential candidate John McCain, along with his running mate, Facebook blogger Sarah Palin. A week or so prior to his vote for Bush’s bailout, McCain had humiliated himself by declaring that the “fundamentals of our economy are strong” just hours before word came that the stock market had collapsed and the entire U.S. and world financial systems were in meltdown.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., voted for the bailout, as did his minority whip, Jon Kyl of Arizona, and McCain’s friend Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Scandal figures Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and John Ensign, R-Nev., the C Street Christian center members who are subjects of an investigation into Ensign’s pay-offs to the husband of his mistress, also voted yes.
Right-wing extremist senators Christopher Bond, R-Mo.; Richard Burr, R-N.C., who is up for reelection; Charles Grassley, R-Iowa (who humiliated himself by standing silent after a town-hall meeting tea bagger volunteered to assassinate Pres. Obama); and Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia all voted yes.
Bob Bennett, R-Utah, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska lost their primaries because of tea bagger anger, in part, because they voted for Bush’s bailout Wall Street.
In the House, members of the GOP leadership who voted for the bailout include Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. The GOP’s young financial “expert” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., voted yes. House members then who are running for the Senate now who voted for the bailout include Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Boozman, R-Ark., Mike Castle, R-D.E.; and Mark Kirk, R-Ill.
Former Colorada Rep. Tom Tancredo, who is now running as a third-party candidate for governor; Rep. Joe “You Lie!” Wilson of South Carolina; and Rep. Wally Herger, the Mormon businessman from California who later made national news by telling a tea bagger who referred to himself as a “proud right-wing terrorist” that he was a “great American.”
I see they forgot to teach you all that at Biola??