Democrats are running around blaming Republicans for the failure of bailout bill (though we look at is as the success of the failure to pass it) by calling them unpatriotic before the deal was even struck.
The simple fact of the matter is that Democrats DO NOT NEED Republican support to pass this bill, they are the majority right now. If Speaker Pelosi truly wants to blame someone it should be her failed leadership, and that of the Senate leader Harry Reid, their nominees Barack Obama and Joe Biden. All they had to do was pick up the phone. The vote was 12 short and 95 Democrats voted against it. If they can’t convince 12 Democrats out of 95 that something they support is what’s best for the country, well, draw your own conclusions about their ability to lead on anything.