Bailout vote seems headed to failure

House Democrats didn’t need a single Republican vote to pass the bailout package on Monday, but by 1 PM Central time, the controversial bill, being sold to the public as a panic measure to stave off a “second Great Depression.”

However, the vote unexpectedly went awry on Monday and was headed toward defeat at 227 against to 206 in favor, when Speaker Pelosi suspended the vote to twist the arms of straying Democrats and try to swing the vote back in favor of passage.

With everything from promises of committee memberships to threats of DNA testing on the table for Pelosi, the failure of the measure with her party in the majority is only the latest humiliation for the Speaker, who has lead the House of Representatives to the lowest-ever approval rating in modern US history, and failed to achieve any accomplishments of note in her two years in power.

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