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Changing of the Minds

According to House records, the following is the list of Representatives who changed their votes to YES on the bailout package. An (R) denotes members of the Republican party.

Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii

Rodney Alexander (R), Louisiana

Joe Baca, California

J. Gresham Barrett (R), South Carolina

Shelley Berkley, Nevada

Judy Biggert (R), Illinois

Charle Boustany Jr. (R), Louisiana

Bruce Braley, Iowa

Vern Buchanan (R), Florida

Andre Carson, Indiana

Emmanuel Cleaver, Missouri

Howard Coble (R), North Carolina

K. Michael Conaway (R), Texas

Henry Cuellar, Texas

Elijah Cummings, Maryland

Charles W. Dent (R), Pennsylvania

Donna F. Edwards, Maryland

Mary Fallin (R), Oklahoma

Rodney Frelinghuysen (R), New Jersey

Jim Gerlach (R), Pennsylvania

Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona

Al Green, Texas

Gene Green, Texas

Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii

Pete Hoekstra (R), Michigan

Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois

Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas

Carolyn Kilpatrick, Michigan

Joseph Knollenberg (R), Michigan

John R. Kuhl Jr. (R), New York

Barbara Lee, California

John Lewis, Georgia

Harry E. Mitchell, Arizona

Sue Myrick (R), North Carolina

Solomon Ortiz, Texas

Bill Pascrell Jr., New Jersey

Ed Pastor, Arizona

Jim Ramstad (R), Minnesota

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R), Florida

Bobby L. Rush, Illinois

Adam Schiff, California

Jean Schmidt (R), Ohio

David Scott (GA), Georgia

John Shadegg (R), Arizona

Bill Shuster, (R) Pa.

Hilda Solis, California

John Sullivan (R), Oklahoma

Betty Sutton, Ohio

Lee Terry (R), Nebraska

Mike Thompson, California

Mac Thornberry (R), Texas

Pat Tiberi (R), Ohio

John Tierney, Massachusetts

Zach Wamp (R), Tennessee

Diane E. Watson, California

Peter Welch (VT), Vermont

Lynn Woolsey, California

David Wu, Oregon

John A Yarmuth, Kentucky

Jerry Weller (R), Illinois. (Did not vote the first time.)

-- Michael S. Rosenwald and Sara Goo

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  October 3, 2008; 4:21 PM ET
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I think this vote is the worst betrayal of the trust of the American people I have seen in my lifetime. I know there is great rage out there. Personally, I vow not to forget, and I will not vote for anyone who voted yes on this bail out. I wonder, how many others who are angry like me will keep the promise they make today not to vote these gutless wonders back into office.

Posted by: Madeleine | October 3, 1908 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't the Democrats noted with a (D)? I'm genuinely shocked to see that the Washington Post is so callous to fairness to use a "normal" -- no designation for democrats - and only identify Republicans (as "abnormal" or "oddities". You may reply it's for convenience --so is a one party system, which seems to be the implication.

Please adjust your policy to be appropriate.

Posted by: Glad I'm out of Washington | October 3, 1908 4:48 PM | Report abuse

These Reps. sold out their country to Wall Street and Senate Pork -- they should all be voted out of office.

Posted by: Lavrat2000 | October 3, 1908 5:34 PM | Report abuse

This bailout is a travesty - and our representatives are not accountable to us. Their only obligations are to the sources of money that feed them, and it's time we take back our democracy!

We are all to blame for this - our representatives have no obligation to listen to us when we've demonstrated that we will not take action when they violate the law they've sworn to uphold.

If we had moved to impeach the President & Vice President for their illegal actions, our congress would have a reason to listen to us. It is not too late to take back our Democracy - but we need to act NOW!

Please read the impeachment articles, , and begin doing what we should have been doing a year ago.

Posted by: vjillh | October 3, 1908 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I hope you Congressmen who voted for this mess realize that those of us who did not had good reason not to.
A "leading expert" was just on CNN now, saying he had seen no evidence that this bailout package would result in a measurable improvement. Maybe by the end of 2009, if we're lucky, he said.
He also said that in order to be honest with us, Bernanke should have said that this bailout might, or might not work.

Wouldn't it have just been better to swallow the bitter pill now, and let the ringleaders behind it all swallow the pill too.
Then we could REALLY start from scratch and build a decent new system on real Democratic principles within a Democratic government?

But no, I hear you protest:
Bernanke and Paulson and Bush wouldn't like that.
Much too simple.
Much too ethical.
Much too fair.

An amended piece of excrement still smells of excrement.

Posted by: wardropper | October 3, 1908 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to Brian Bilbray. He represents the 50th Congressional District of San Diego, California. Originally, he voted NO. Today, I heard he was leaning YES.

I was kind of disappointed hearing that. So, I explained to him in detail the pros and cons of this Lower Manhattan Bailout Plan for New York. Most importantly, why this is another $700 billion tax-payers rip off plan?

Thank you Brian, you actually listened to a voter in San Diego which is never heard of in Washington. I will forgive you even if you have other motives voting NO on this issue.

Incidentally, 90% of New York delegations voted for this $700 billion worth of "champagne and caveat for lower manhattan folks". Rest of the other states delegates also followed just to suck into chick bones.

Posted by: Thanks To Brian Bilbray, San Diego | October 3, 1908 9:04 PM | Report abuse

I believe every person whom voted yes did so reluctantly. The yes vote was to an obligated pledge. There is an out of control lack of accountabilty in Washington and Bush has done things his way for 8 years, likewise as little children Wall Street carried a sock full of marbles around and behaved badly. It is useless to consider voting such people out of office the vote isn't the cure. There is a lack of back bone in congress, a fear of being ridiculed, and the ever present of division need I say more in which says little is being done for the people. The vote doesn't work, vote this congress out and get more of the same. The vote doesn't work. Even worse when there is a deliberate inaccurate vote count. What a bunch of rats. In God we trust is just a statement to wipe the mud off of ones face.

Posted by: D.Al | October 3, 1908 9:55 PM | Report abuse



Posted by: Shadegg | October 4, 1908 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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