172 Democrats in favour and 63 against. A majority of Republicans still opposed the bill - 91 voted for it and 108 against.Yes, it's the right thing.
Yes, it's the grown-up thing.
Yes, the GOP has effectively joined bin Laden's "destroy America" campaign.
There's only one problem ...
Gordon's Notes: The GOP's game of chicken - let's crashIf McCain wins, the next wreck will be even worse.
....We've seen this game before. It usually involves a financial crisis of one sort or another.
In past episodes the grown-ups turn the car aside. The crisis is averted. The GOP then savages the grown-ups.
That would be fine, except for what happens next.
It works. The GOP win, and once they win they create more crises. For the grown-ups to solve. In the long run, being grown-up only makes things worse.
Being grown-up doesn't work when a large chunk of the electorate is clueless.
Better to crash and burn now, because if the GOP isn't reformed we'll only crash harder next time.