New Axiom: As Nancy Pelosi Votes, So Votes John Boehner
You know how Democrats are attacked in ads for "rubber-stamping" Pelosi and/or Obama?
Boehner has voted with the Democratic leadership 52 percent of the time in 2010. So has Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), chairman of the Republican conference and former head of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.), the House Republican whip, and Rep. Pete Sessions (Tex.), head of the GOP’s House campaign committee, are even cozier with Pelosi. They’ve voted with her 57 percent of the time.
And Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), the conservative firebrand who has compared the Democratic agenda to socialism? She’s with Pelosi on 58 percent of House votes.
As The Hill points out, this is because much of what Congress votes on is meaningless crap one can't really oppose, like congratulating sports teams on winning their sports things, and isn't a mark of bipartisanship.
But doesn't that just show that Congress should only vote on meaningless crap? That's some limited government for you! Everyone would get along and Democrats wouldn't have to vote on things somebody could oppose them on, which has been a VERY SCARY thing for them. [The Hill]