For the first time in many years, five Democrats earned a 100% rating in the recently published Christian Coalition of America's Congressional Scorecard. One of the possible reasons for this is that Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a plethora of Democrat votes to play with whenever a key piece of legislation came up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and she did not need their votes.
One would prefer to think that these Democrats acted out of principle and would have voted the way they did even if one of the Speaker's key pieces of legislation would go down to defeat without their votes. The five Democrats who earned a 100% rating in the 2010 Congressional Scorecard this year are: Congressmen Bobby Bright, 2nd district, Alabama; Travis Childers,1st district, Mississippi; Gene Taylor, 4th district, Mississippi; Dan Boren, 2nd district, Oklahoma; and Lincoln Davis, 4th district, Tennessee. Whatever the reasons for their perfect voting record, Christian Coalition of America commends each of them.
What is also astounding is the fact that there were so many 100% scores and 0% scores in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives revealing a highly partisan Congress. For example, in the Senate, there were 34 Republicans (out of 40 Republicans) with 100% scores (no Democrat Senator earned a score of 100%) and there were 48 Democrats (out of 57 Democrats) who received scores of 0% (no Republican Senator received a score of 0%.)