Whether this particular bailout package was a good option or not is a separate issue but of course, the media blame the House Republicans.
Indeed, 133 of the no votes came from the GOP side of the House. However, the reality is that 95 Democrats cast no votes as well. Thus, the instant blaming of the House Republicans doesn't tell the whole story.
As for the blame game for the whole financial mess to begin with, it has landed on the Republican doorstep as well.
Again it is more complicated as both sides wanted more "affordable housing" made available. By loosening lending criteria, the affordable housing problem was "solved" by making the mortgage lending problem which has snowballed into what we have now.
Good intentions, bad consequences.
UPDATE: Check out this item that spreads the blame pretty much everywhere. Excerpt:
So who is to blame? There's plenty of blame to go around, and it doesn…