Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout Snark Roundup

Berkley economist Brad DeLong has an idea:

This Republican Party needs to be burned, razed to the ground, and the furrows sown with salt...

Commenter Steve Jones reminds us:

...and don't forget to urinate on the ashes.

Princeton economist and NTY columnist Paul Krugman predicted today's failure on Friday:

And after the way the Bushies and their allies double-crossed the Democrats again and again in the aftermath of 9/11 — demand national unity, then accuse you of being soft on terrorists anyway — there's no way Pelosi and Reid will do the responsible but unpopular thing unless the Republicans agree to share ownership.

So what we now have is non-functional government in the face of a major crisis, because Congress includes a quorum of crazies and nobody trusts the White House an inch.

As a friend said last night, we've become a banana republic with nukes.

And finally, Barney Frank calls the repug whiny-ass titty babies out for the whiny-ass titty babies they are:

Cross-posted at Blue in the Bluegrass.