You're right. I misread what you said.
Several Democrats jumped ship to vote with the opposing Republicans though and several Republicans voted for the bailout. This isn't really a partisan thing but is based on the principle of government controlling or not controlling business and commerce in this country as well as fiscal responsibility.
I don't hate President Bush. He is a fiscal liberal and is acting honorably as he sees it. Like you, I think he is wrong on this.
And the pro-bailout Democrats aren't pushing this because they know if it backfires--and ever bailout attempt so far has done so--they will have to take the blame for it. As it stands now, like Cyclop they can shrug their shoulders and point at the Republicans and say its all their fault.
Well if the Democrats had done their jobs in committee and on the House and Senate floor from the get go, we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place. Or at least in as much of a mess.
There's plenty of blame to pass around and right now it doesn't matter who didn't do what. Time aplenty for post mortems later, but right now we citizens seem to be the only ones with common sense left and we darn sure better dig in our heels and exercise it before it is too late.