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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 08:30 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.


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.

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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  -Democrats are supporting Bush? The record shows otherwise. "Bush Success Rating at Historic Low" TwilightZone  Sep-04-07 08:27 AM   #0 
  - Against Bush when it doesn't matter 76% of the time. It's the 14% that sucks.  Atman   Sep-04-07 08:31 AM   #1 
  - Waiting for the damn Rockies to save us!  lonestarnot   Sep-04-07 08:33 AM   #4 
  - 100% - 14% = 86%  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 09:57 AM   #28 
     - DEFLECT! DEFLECT!  Atman   Sep-04-07 10:04 AM   #32 
        - Interesting how you don't get that Congress isn't an airplane.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:06 AM   #35 
        - I'm not asking for 100% opposition, only you are claiming that everyone is  Atman   Sep-04-07 10:15 AM   #41 
           - Just because you make an analogy, that doesn't make it smart.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:24 AM   #44 
              - You could stop fucking with people and be honest, for a start  Atman   Sep-04-07 10:45 AM   #55 
                 - You could start by not dancing around my question.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:51 AM   #59 
                    - Here's why I won't answer it: because I already have, a hundred times.  Atman   Sep-04-07 11:00 AM   #63 
        - The airplane analogy is ridiculous.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 10:25 AM   #45 
           - BWHAHA!  Atman   Sep-04-07 10:41 AM   #52 
              - You responded to me, not Vash.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 10:47 AM   #57 
                 - No kidding.  Atman   Sep-04-07 10:51 AM   #60 
                    - Consistently?  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 10:55 AM   #61 
                    - Tit  Atman   Sep-04-07 11:01 AM   #65 
                       - How thoughtful.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 11:05 AM   #68 
                    - Are the people who agree with you YOUR cheerleaders?  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 11:00 AM   #64 
                       - No, they're just smarter than you.  Atman   Sep-04-07 11:02 AM   #66 
                          - Now THAT'S comedy!  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 11:04 AM   #67 
  - Ah, but it's what gets through that counts  Greeby   Sep-04-07 08:31 AM   #2 
  - Yep. We stop a bridge in Alaska, but let warrentless wiretapping,  NCevilDUer   Sep-04-07 10:21 AM   #43 
     - Did most dems vote for the awful 6 month FISA bill?  cali   Sep-04-07 10:29 AM   #47 
        - Enough dems voted for the FISA to let it get through.  NCevilDUer   Sep-04-07 10:31 AM   #48 
           - there is legislation  cali   Sep-04-07 10:35 AM   #51 
  - we criticize our own no less stringently than we do the opposition  Generic Other   Sep-04-07 08:31 AM   #3 
  - If it weren't that 9% that was most important, it'd be another 9%.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 09:11 AM   #19 
  - I think we criticize them more stringently a lot of the time.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 09:52 AM   #21 
  - that means nothing to a 100% purity mentality  wyldwolf   Sep-04-07 08:35 AM   #5 
  - 100% purity vs. 0% conviction -- hmm.... if I'm going to err, let me see which side I'll err on....  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 08:44 AM   #7 
     - your reply is just a lengthy version of what I wrote.  wyldwolf   Sep-04-07 08:48 AM   #9 
     - That's fucking laughable.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 09:02 AM   #13 
  - Doesn't mean much if they're not there when it matters.  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 08:37 AM   #6 
  - That's funny - blind followers don't usually have statistics to back them.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 09:03 AM   #14 
  - Back them with what? That 76% of the time it doesn't matter?  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 09:52 AM   #22 
  - And who made YOU the sole arbiter of "when it is really critical"?  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 09:54 AM   #25 
  - I'm not the sole arbiter. I have a pretty broad base of agreement  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 03:28 PM   #80 
  - 100% - 14% = 86%  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 09:55 AM   #27 
  - You know what's really funny?  cali   Sep-04-07 10:06 AM   #34 
     - It's my job to track what Congress does.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:07 AM   #36 
  - Ah, you know what they say  MadHound   Sep-04-07 09:52 AM   #23 
     - So you've analyzed all those votes?  cali   Sep-04-07 10:08 AM   #37 
        - Oh, so then the Dems have defunded the war? Wow, what an absurd question.  MadHound   Sep-04-07 10:15 AM   #40 
           - Yes, I frequently peruse  cali   Sep-04-07 10:19 AM   #42 
              - Apparently you're not reading the Constitution very carefully however  MadHound   Sep-04-07 10:27 AM   #46 
                 - Yes, I'm aware that they could potentially hold  cali   Sep-04-07 10:32 AM   #49 
                    - Ummm, actually the committee chair can hold up the bill  MadHound   Sep-04-07 10:45 AM   #56 
                       - Show me a poll. that 48% support defunding  cali   Sep-04-07 10:49 AM   #58 
                          - I've got one that says 18% support defunding.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:56 AM   #62 
                          - Umm, no, go back and reread that  MadHound   Sep-04-07 11:29 AM   #71 
                          - First, I told you how to find the poll, I'm not going to spoon feed you  MadHound   Sep-04-07 11:26 AM   #70 
  - Blind apologist?  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 09:44 AM   #20 
     - That's not "name calling" - that's exactly what it is.  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 09:53 AM   #24 
        - Show me where I categorically rejected anything. Quite the opposite, actually.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 09:58 AM   #29 
        - Ugh.  cali   Sep-04-07 10:11 AM   #38 
  - They still are bush dogs and not blue dogs.  Bitwit1234   Sep-04-07 08:45 AM   #8 
  - Now there's a meaningful comment! n/t  cali   Sep-04-07 08:52 AM   #10 
  - Only the "Democrats"in Congre$$,  dbt   Sep-04-07 08:53 AM   #11 
  - Far more important than the #'s of Congress, is what the #'s...  rasputin1952   Sep-04-07 09:01 AM   #12 
     - Ya know, I keep hearing that statement, but I sure can't say it's ever  napi21   Sep-04-07 10:13 AM   #39 
        - is a pretty good source for comparisons.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 11:09 AM   #69 
        - I guess it depends on who they survey...or maybe I'm just an oddball! n/t  napi21   Sep-04-07 11:44 AM   #73 
           - No, you're right.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 11:54 AM   #74 
        - here's the thing, people who vote for their Reps, are the ones  rasputin1952   Sep-04-07 01:01 PM   #76 
           - The Fortenberry result was surprising.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 02:36 PM   #77 
              - The changes here in NE are amazing...slow, but amazing.  rasputin1952   Sep-04-07 03:09 PM   #78 
                 - I love your Fortenberry story  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 03:26 PM   #79 
                    - That idiot from AZ who got popped out last year, the one  rasputin1952   Sep-04-07 07:48 PM   #83 
                       - I think you're my hero.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 08:16 PM   #84 
                          - J.D. Hayworth was the moron I was thinking of...  rasputin1952   Sep-04-07 09:28 PM   #85 
                             - True...Hayworth was a piece of work.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 11:30 PM   #86 
                                - From what I understand, Austin is one of the bastions of  rasputin1952   Sep-05-07 06:08 AM   #87 
                                   - I've only been here for a few months...  TwilightZone   Sep-05-07 08:33 AM   #88 
                                      - Well...I had my fill of TX, but I don't disparage the place, it's  rasputin1952   Sep-05-07 08:56 PM   #89 
  - K&R. DUers need to see this.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 09:05 AM   #15 
  - Too late. They're here. n/t  dbt   Sep-04-07 09:06 AM   #16 
  - DUers just like ripping Democrats....  BlooInBloo   Sep-04-07 09:06 AM   #17 
  - Yep. and then some Congress Critter will say or  cali   Sep-04-07 09:09 AM   #18 
  - Yeah.... there's absolutely no justification whatsoever for being critical  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 09:55 AM   #26 
     - IF ONLY individual posts could be Recommended!  dbt   Sep-04-07 10:01 AM   #30 
     - Sure there is. 14% of the time, apparently.  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 10:02 AM   #31 
     - Then justify it.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 10:05 AM   #33 
     - Still waiting on that justification Exiled.  Vash the Stampede   Sep-04-07 11:30 AM   #72 
        - Sorry - I've been getting my master's degree all day.  Exiled in America   Sep-04-07 03:39 PM   #81 
  - Two cheerleading threads about Congressional Dems.  stimbox   Sep-04-07 10:33 AM   #50 
  - Wow, two people posting a thread about the same thing. Unprecendented!  TwilightZone   Sep-04-07 10:41 AM   #53 
  - nothing like nice little mindless adhoms  cali   Sep-04-07 10:42 AM   #54 
  - War. More War. Warrantless Wiretaps. What Subpoena? nt.  endarkenment   Sep-04-07 12:02 PM   #75 
     - QED.  Orsino   Sep-04-07 04:32 PM   #82 

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