Average Democratic Senate support for Bush: 45.5 percent. Average Democratic House support for Bush: 36.8 percent. Average combined Democratic support for Bush: 41.1 percent. Average Republican Senate support for Obama: 8.8 percent. Average Republican House support for Obama: 2.7 percent. Average combined Republican support for Obama: 5.75 percent.
It’s fairly clear that the “both sides do it” trope is nonsense. And to my eyes, knowing the kind of centrist and right wing policies the president has proposed, it shows just how radical the Republicans have become.
They will roll about in ashes;
They will shave themselves completely
bald because of you.
Gird themselves with sackcloth,
And weep for you
With bitterness for you
They will take up a lamentation,
And lament for you:
'What city is like Tyre,
Destroyed in the midst of the sea?'