Monday, September 29, 2008

Democrats, not Republicans, made big difference

While many political pundits want to concentrate on House Republicans for defeating the bailout of Wall Street fatcats, I believe 94 Democratic House members of integrity made the difference today for the people of this nation.

They voted against their party's leadership and against believing the Bush administration's manufacturing of another falsehood. These members will pay a political price enforced by the leadership. But they still stood for the people.

The best quote of the day -- as distributed by AP -- came from an Indiana congressman:

"We are now in the golden age of thieves. And where I come from we put thieves in jail, we don't bail them out." — Rep. Pete Visclosky, Democrat.

Well said. Bobby Kennedy would be proud. That's the Democratic Party I once loved.

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