Monday, September 29, 2008
Nothing to Like Here
If there's anything worse than an economic crisis, it is when leadership stops leading.
Hate him or love him, I felt reassured by President Bush in the days after 9/11.
Though bank failures, the fact that millions of American economic futures are in question, and our crashing stock market are not the same as the kind of crisis when our country is under attack, our economy is very much at risk. All the while our Congressional leaders have continued to goof around like nothing really matters, offering very little of the post-partisan guidance that we so desperately need.
House Republicans blamed Nancy Pelosi for delivering a very partisan speech before today's vote on the bailout measure, saying that she injected politics into a bill that Republicans had been planning to vote for. Some Dems defended Pelosi, however, saying that the Republicans had been posturing politically as well.........so what. The Democrats are the majority party and it is their responsibility to bring the minority side into the picture and get important bills moved through Congress.
Terrible leadership from Congressional Democrats.