If you came home from school waving your latest test in your hand, do you think your Mom and Pop would be glad to see a Big Fat Zero on it?
Yeah, be neither. But that's what 48 House Republicans got on the League of Conservation Voters Scorecard for 2013 (PDF) released today.
In the Senate, 17 Republicans scored "Below 10."
Now 10 might sound pretty high, right?
Not when you're scoring out of 100.
By contrast, 72 House Democrats scored "Above 95", which is a A+ in my book.
Three Democratic lawmakers -- California Reps. Linda Sánchez, Scott Peters and Jared Huffman -- received perfect scores.
In the Senate, 30 Democrats---natch---received scores of 100. From Greenwire (sub):
This scorecard is a disturbing reflection of the extent to which the Republican leadership continues to cater to tea party climate change deniers," LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld said in a press call today.
LCV officials noted that the average GOP score dropped to a "staggering low" of 5 percent in 2013, down from 10 percent in 2012 and 17 percent in 2008. The average score for all House lawmakers in 2013 was just 43 percent.
According to a Greenwire review of the environmental group's report -- which grades House lawmakers on 28 bills and senators on 13 measures that came up in 2013 -- half of House lawmakers, all of them Republicans, failed to score higher than 11 percent on the assessment.On that note, please Vote in the Poll: