The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is out with its report card for the First Legislative Session of the 112th Congress (2011) civil rights voting, and no member of Congress is safe. The score was based on 20 congressional votes, which ranged from “education to labor, economic development to health care, and collective bargaining to criminal justice and voting rights initiatives.” Pat Toomey received a 0 percent. Bob Casey got a 100 percent, as did Reps. Bob Brady and Chaka Fattah. Rep. Allyson Schwartz received an 85. We’ll assume Toomey’s proud of his score.
Remember back in 2010 when most political reporters were presenting Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey as equally extreme? Me too.