Well the stimulus passed with NO republican votes and missing 10 democrats as well.
Obama and the Democrats now own it.
There is, in my opinion, a million to one shot that it works. And if it does then the Democrats will deserve all the credit and rightly so.
However if it falls flat on his face it will be totally owned by the Democrats and congress is going to absolutely LOVE it in 2010.
Round up: (Will be updated as I find stuff)
Hotair: Either way, for good or ill, this is entirely the Democrats’ baby now.
Brutally Honest: I remind each of you… when you hear hope and change…Think smoke and mirrors. The hard left agenda is being enacted. We may never recover.
Michelle Malkin: Dems who voted NAY: Griffith, Peterson, Boyd, Bright, Kanjorski, Kratovil, Cooper, Taylor, Ellsworth, Minnick, and Shuler. Now, that’s bipartisanship we can believe in!
The Corner: Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.): “I am glad that this vote demonstrated bipartisan opposition to the bill, instead of bipartisan support.”
Neoavatara: Clearly, Mr. Obama isn’t responsible for what happens in the economy tomorrow, or the next month, or even the next six months. But he has now firmly taken the helm of the sinking ship. And once taking command, the captain either sails off into the sunset, or goes down with the ship.
Gay Conservative: Republicans in the House appear to be heading in the right direction. I seriously hope this continues.
Gateway Pundit: Pelosi and democrats celebrate historic trillion dollar spending binge before the votes were even counted.
The Other McCain: Kazart! Republicans grow a pair!
Three steps Forward: I have come to firmly believe that the Republican Party is trying to ruin the country.
World News of Interest: Welcome to the New Deal 2.0 – and let’s wish all of us the same success the first one brought us. Without that FDR’s bold approach, we’d be a much weaker nation even today.
The Irascible Chef: So, why are the current solutions to the current financial disaster any different? If we don’t act now, the end of the world will be thrust upon us! And then after the appeasement happens… I want more!
Talk Left: The House just passed the stimulus bill by a vote of 244-188. I think 2 NO Republicans voted for the bill.
Sister Toldjah: Show of hands how many think McCain will provide much resistance on this bill?
Moderate in the Middle: if you believe in the program and have enough votes in your party, pass it without the GOP, take the political hit….and hey dont beee saaaaddd cause two out of three ain’t baaaaddddd….
Joint Effort: Not One Vote!
America’s Watchtower: President Obama is poised to pull off the greatest and most expensive fraud ever perpetrated on the American people. This fraud will even dwarf the global warming swindle legislation that he will also try to pass.
Powerline: Congratulations to the House Republicans: all 177 voted against the Democrats’ pork-fest bill. Eleven Democrats joined the Republicans in rejecting Nancy Pelosi’s fiscal insanity, which, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed yesterday, would actually cost $1.1 trillion.
A Time for Change: Republicans have suddenly come to Jesus and think of themselves as fiscally conservative after they have spent like wildfire for 8 years. Now when we need spending most, and a lot of it, they decide to conserve, which is the last thing that we need.
Wizbang: The House has passed Obama’s Stimulus Package, and you won’t believe some of the dead weight thrown in which has nothing to do with “stimulating” anything, least of all the economy.
Flopping Aces: When you consider that all federal spending for budget year 2008 was less than $3 trillion you quickly realize that we are embarking on the most massive big government spending spree of all time
Oliver Willis: No Republicans on board, but as we know… elections have consequences. The party of no can party along as the rest of us do work.
Ann Althouse: “[S]ome news organizations have been less than diligent in telling you that other respectable economists are deeply skeptical of the idea, flatly oppose it or favor competing proposals such as additional tax relief. The University of Chicago’s Gary Becker, another Nobel laureate, warns that ‘the true value of these government programs may be limited because they will be put together hastily, and are likely to contain a lot of political pork and other inefficiencies.'”
Talking Points Memo: Guess that dinner at the White House didn’t go so well.
Gay Patriot: Let’s hope that the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can hold his caucus together to filibuster the stimulus. The longer it takes Democrats to pass the “stimulus,” the more time people will have to see that it contains billions of dollars for to Democratic constituencies and interest groups. They’ll ask their representatives whey we are increasing government spending when the federal government is running record deficits.
Matthew Mundy: if Obama was going to get nothing from the GOP in return for including their ideologically charged, economically inefficient stimulus suggestions, he shouldn’t have included them in the first place.
Spreading the Word: After the President listened and tweaked, not one Republican voted for the stimulus in the House. Not one. The measure of their impotence, though, is that it passed anyway.
Nathan Hale’s Ghost: Not even one caved to the Democrats. I’m actually impressed. They need at least two of them to cave in the Senate to get this passed. We will wait and see.
Confederate Yankee: Congratulations, Mr. President. But also keep in mind that your leadership also saddles you with executive responsibility for the very first time in your life, and history will not likely be kind to the memory of an arrogant neophyte that attempted to spend his way out of debt.
Toby Harnden: Obama said yesterday he did not feel he had ownership of the bill. Be that as it may, if it goes through the Senate in similar fashion and is signed into law then – the efforts of Pelosio and Senator Harry Reid notwithstanding – it will be his and his alone.
Some pre- passing commentary:
The Anchoress: The package does not seem to create many jobs at all – but it does keep shoveling money at the people who waste it while producing nothing and creating few jobs.
Reason: Even as President Obama promises that the federal government will spend the $1 trillion or so contemplated in the stimulus legislation in a utterly open, totally transparent, and absolutely accountable way, he demands that members of Congress vote for the 647-page monstrosity before they can possibly have time to read and digest it.
The Bivouac youtube’s Dennis Kucinich on the bill.
Jane Q. Republican: “It’s official: the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that the congressional Democrats’ legislation is the trillion dollar spending bill that we all feared it would be.”