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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-04-07 09:27 AM
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Democrats are supporting Bush? The record shows otherwise. "Bush Success Rating at Historic Low"
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Edited on Tue Sep-04-07 09:30 AM by TwilightZone
I have seen many claims on DU and elsewhere that Congressional Democrats are just rubber-stamping Bush's agenda. According to the following article, this claim couldn't be farther from the truth, at least where the House is concerned.

President Bushs success rating in the Democratic-controlled House has fallen this year to a half-century low, and he prevailed on only 14 percent of the 76 roll call votes on which he took a clear position.

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A separate analysis of so-called party unity votes, in which a majority of one party votes against a majority of the other, showed the possibility of another historic first for House Democrats. So far this year, Democrats have backed the majority position of their caucus 91 percent of the time on average on such votes. That marks the highest Democratic unity score in 51 years.

http://public.cq.com/docs/cqt/news110-000002576765.html

House votes are at a 50-year low in terms of supporting the presidential agenda, and Democratic party unity in the House is at a half-century high.

Sounds like the "opposition party" to me.
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