The new CQ study gives Obama a higher mark than any other president since it began scoring presidential success rates in Congress more than five decades ago. And that was in a year where Obama tackled how to deal with Afghanistan, Iraq, an expanding terrorist threat, the economic crisis and battles over health care.
I’m sure in the bizarro world of Republic Party land, this is not a good thing. For the party that wants to destroy the government and make it completely dysfunctional, this is like throwing salt in their wounds. Since the Republic Party’s goal is to stop everything this president does, whether they actually agree with it or not, this has to drive them nuts.
“His success was 96.7 percent on all the votes where we said he had a clear position in both the House and the Senate. That’s an extraordinary number,” Cranford says.
The previous high scores were held by Lyndon Johnson in 1965, with 93 percent, and Dwight Eisenhower, who scored 89 percent in 1953. Cranford notes that George W. Bush’s score hit the high 80s in 2001, the year of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. But Obama surpassed them all, Cranford says.
This of course goes against the media narrative too, you know, that librul bunch who have been on the president’s side all along. (cough) I’ll be observing how widespread this story goes today, if it were a bad number, you can bet that Morning Joe, Huffington Post, Firedoglake and all the other haters would be touting this ad nauseum.