72.5% of House Republican's voted for the compromise bill. Less than 1/3rd voted against it.
50% of voting House Democrats voted in favor of the compromise bill (5 democrats didn't vote). Half voted against it.
Nearly 50% more of the Republican's voted in favor than the Democrats did.
The House GOP appears to have overwhelmingly approved while that's not the case of the Democrats in the House.
Sounds like the compromise wasn't very balanced at all... based on proportions of each party in favor.
With Democrats having the majority in the Senate, and holding the executive branch, it strikes me as bizarre that the far right of the minority party (holding only one house in congress) can dictate the terms of the compromise at all. This even the more bizarre to me since the 14th Amendment gives the executive the power to ignore the congressional "debt ceiling" law, so from where I sit, the biggest stick of all is held by the executive. So why cave to the demands of the minority at all? Furthermore, it's also been and remains clear that the majority of the house (and senate) GOP members aren't going to let their benefactors on Wall Street bite the financial dust with a U.S. default on its debt, so everything says the Democrats held the lion's tail r... so did they decide to let the lion eat them? Its all very baffeling to me... something objective thought isn't giving me any insight to... yet. I'm sure something that explains the baffelization will become public sooner or later (like a lot, lot later)... and you can bet your bottom bippy it will be something that implicates Obama in a threat against him (politically) of some kind) or some disclosure of something he's loath to have disclosed. Or just maybe he's been promised the funding and votes to get him re-elected in 2012 by the same benefactors that the GOP is beholden too.
Of course, I asked the same thing about the Health Care compromise and the elimination of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. Something doesn't make sense here, or perhaps I'm just more willing to play hard-ball when the opposition is playing even harder hard-ball.