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Angry Republicans Act Out Against Americans - Schwarzenegger style

Thanks to a angry Republicans in the House, angered over remarks made by Nancy Pelosi, the stock market tanked today big time - down 777 points, and that drop represents $1.2 Trillion in reduced stock value.

The GOP leadership line is that a speech by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) prior to the vote was overly partisan and persuaded enough Republican members to vote no that it effectively killed the bill. "I do believe that we could have gotten there today had it not been for this partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House," said Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) after the failed vote on the bailout package. His leadership colleagues endorsed the opinion.

Americans holding stock, and that includes millions of Americans who hold stocks in their 401Ks and other retirement plans, saw the value of their nest eggs shrink dramatically in just one day today -- as Republicans in Washington expressed their anger over Democrat's remarks.

On top of angry House Republicans voting no on today's bailout bill, and doing a number on Americans "Terminator-style," we have another sign of Republicans acting out in anger against everyday Americans -- the Master terminator California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill to protect your right to voter information because of the protracted California state budget negotiations with Democrats over the last two months pissed him off.

Reliable information may remain hard to come by for decline-to-state voters in California presidential primary elections.

A bill that sought to ease the confusion experienced by poll workers and independent voters during February's presidential primary was vetoed over the weekend by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It would have required poll workers to notify independents in writing of their right to a ballot from any party that allows decline-to-state voters. The Republican Party does not allow independents to vote in presidential primaries, while Democrats do.

Secretary of State Debra Bowen said many decline-to-state voters were mistakenly told they could not vote a Democratic ballot during the Feb. 5 presidential primary.

Schwarzenegger says the voter bill isn't a high priority because he has so many other bills to review after this year's long budget delay.

The next California primary is two years away, but Arnold chooses to veto this bill now?

Shame on those Democrats for trying to protect funding for California schools and for trying to take away the yacht tax loophole... Arnold will show them, he'll piss all over their right to accurate voter information, and veto a bill that would protect all Californians.

Just another sign that the Republican "Contract on America" is alive and well, and at stake in the November election.

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Comments (4)

I think the Democrats had enough votes to pass this without even one Republican vote. Add in that several Republicans voted for this, you have to either blame this one Democrats who switched, or the fact that it was a bad bill.

Hanging this on the Republicans alone is just childish.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

McCain promised the votes.

He didn't deliver.

Yesterday morning, immediately before the bill failed, John McCain was taking credit for bringing in the votes needed to pass the bill.

Obama delivered 60% of the Democrats in the House.

McCain delivered a crappy 33%.

Pathetic -- fail to deliver then blame the Democrats who did deliver.


Excuse me, Lee Ward, McCain like Obama thought it would pass. He never "took credit" for anything other than trying to be proactive.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I've got several posts detailing McCain's pathetic attempt to take credit, but don't take my word for it:

Politico. com - "McCain takes credit for bill before it loses":

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his top aides took credit for building a winning bailout coalition - hours before the vote failed and stocks tanked.

CNN.com: "McCain takes credit for bailout":

"In this video clip, McCain takes credit for the success of the bailout, and disparages Obama for staying on the sidelines.

McCain has become a caricature. He's the war hero riding to our rescue... only problem is he didn't deliver what he promised -- and took credit for - but for McCain it's huff and puff, no accomplishments.

The kicker is what McCain says at 4:50 in on the CNN video clip:

"My friends, we need a President that will always tell Americans the truth"

McCain's lying campaign ads show his hypocrisy here....


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