“Both Sides Are The Same” by (Various) More Pasta

Being a collection of things that should illustrate how one side is decidedly worse than the other. Sourced primarily from a Reddit post and a few other places.

COVID

Putin and Russia

“Over the two-year period from 2014 to 2016, the net favorability of Republicans toward Putin increased by 56 points. Data are from the YouGov/Economist poll, 10-13 December 2016; graphs are by Will Jordan.” (Source)


Support for Syrian Air Strikes

Democrats Republicans
Under Obama 38% 22%
Under Trump 37% 86%

Source


Christianity and Morals

Conservative Christians (evangelicals in particular) found a new, higher tolerance for immoral conduct in their elected leaders in 2016, after Trump became the nominee.

Compared to 2011, Americans today are more likely to say elected officials can still perform their public duties in an ethical manner even if they have committed immoral personal acts. More than six in ten (61%) Americans say immoral personal behavior does not preclude public officials from carrying out their public or professional duties with honesty and integrity; only 29 percent of the public disagree.

[…] No group has shifted their position more dramatically than white evangelical Protestants. More than seven in ten (72%) white evangelical Protestants say an elected official can behave ethically even if they have committed transgressions in their personal life—a 42-point jump from 2011, when only 30 % of white evangelical Protestants said the same.

Backing Trump, White Evangelicals Flip Flop on Importance of Candidate Character, PRRI/Brookings Survey


Education

10% fewer Republicans believed the wealthy weren’t paying enough in taxes once a billionaire became their president. Democrats remain fairly consistent. Source Data and Article for Context

Wisconsin Republicans felt the economy improve by 85 approval points the day Trump was sworn in. Source Data and Article for Context

Republicans started to think college education is a bad thing once Trump entered the primary. Democrats remain consistent. Data: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/07/20/republicans-skeptical-of-colleges-impact-on-u-s-but-most-see-benefits-for-workforce-preparation/

https://np.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/787fdh/after_gold_star_widow_breaks_silence_trump/dornc4n/


Senate Vote for Net Neutrality

Party For Against
Republicans 0
Democrats 52 0

House Vote for Net Neutrality

Party For Against
Republicans 2 **
Democrats 177 6

#Money in Elections and Voting

Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements

Party For Against
Rep 0 39
Dem 59 0

DISCLOSE Act

Party For Against
Rep 0 45
Dem 53 0

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

Party For Against
Rep 8 38
Dem 51 3

(Reverse Citizens United) Sets reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by electoral candidates to influence elections

Party For Against
Rep 0 42
Dem 54 0

#Environment

Stop “the War on Coal” Act of 2012

Party For Against
Rep 214 13
Dem 19 162

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

Party For Against
Rep 225 1
Dem 4 190

Prohibit the Social Cost of Carbon in Agency Determinations

Party For Against
Rep 218 2
Dem 4 186

#Family Planning

Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment

Party For Against
Rep 4 50
Dem 44 1

Family Planning and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Party For Against
Rep 3 51
Dem 44 1

Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act The ‘anti-Hobby Lobby’ bill.

Party For Against
Rep 3 42
Dem 53 1

#Civil Rights

Same Sex Marriage Resolution 2006

Party For Against
Rep 6 47
Dem 42 2

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

Party For Against
Rep 1 41
Dem 54 0

Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Party For Against
Rep 41 3
Dem 2 52

#“War on Terror”

Time Between Troop Deployments

Party For Against
Rep 6 43
Dem 50 1

Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States

Party For Against
Rep 5 42
Dem 50 0

Habeas Review Amendment

Party For Against
Rep 3 50
Dem 45 1

Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial

Party For Against
Rep 5 42
Dem 39 12

Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime

Party For Against
Rep 38 2
Dem 9 49

Repeal Indefinite Military Detention

Party For Against
Rep 15 214
Dem 176 16

House Vote to Close the Guantanamo Prison

Party For Against
Rep 2 228
Dem 172 21

Senate Vote to Close the Guantanamo Prison

Party For Against
Rep 3 32
Dem 52 3

Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo

Party For Against
Rep 44 0
Dem 9 41

Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention

Party For Against
Rep 1 52
Dem 45 1

#Misc

Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Party For Against
Rep 45 0
Dem 0 52

Allow employers to penalize employees that don’t submit genetic testing for health insurance (Committee vote)

Party For Against
Rep 22 0
Dem 0 17

https://np.reddit.com/r/news/comments/6brytw/justice_department_appoints_special_prosecutor/dhp6bkr

#Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man

In contrast, Clinton supporters seemed relatively unmoved by racial cues.

#Far-right groups are responsible for 12 times as many fatalities, 36 times as many injuries as far-left groups

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-alt-left-fact-check.html


#Money in Elections and Voting

Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 39
Demos | 59 | 0

DISCLOSE Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 45
Demos | 53 | 0

Backup Paper Ballots - Voting Record

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 170
Demos | 228 | 0

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 8 | 38
Demos | 51 | 3

Reverse Citizens United

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 42
Demos | 54 | 0

#“War on Terror”

Time Between Troop Deployments

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 6 | 43
Demos | 50 | 1

Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 5 | 42
Demos | 50 | 0

Habeas Review Amendment

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 3 | 50
Demos | 45 | 1

Prohibits Detention of U.S. Citizens Without Trial

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 5 | 42
Demos | 39 | 12

Authorizes Further Detention After Trial During Wartime

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 38 | 2
Demos | 9 | 49

Prohibits Prosecution of Enemy Combatants in Civilian Courts

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 46 | 2
Demos | 1 | 49

Repeal Indefinite Military Detention

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 15 | 214
Demos | 176 | 16

Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention Amendment

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 52
Demos | 45 | 1

Patriot Act Reauthorization

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 196 | 31
Demos | 54 | 122

FISA Act Reauthorization of 2008

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 188 | 1
Demos | 105 | 128

FISA Reauthorization of 2012

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 227 | 7
Demos | 74 | 111

House Vote to Close the Guantanamo Prison

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 2 | 228
Demos | 172 | 21

Senate Vote to Close the Guantanamo Prison

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 3 | 32
Demos | 52 | 3

Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 44 | 0
Demos | 9 | 41

Oversight of CIA Interrogation and Detention

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 52
Demos | 45 | 1

#Civil Rights

Same Sex Marriage Resolution 2006

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 47
Demos | 42 | 2

Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 41
Demos | 54 | 0

Exempts Religiously Affiliated Employers from the Prohibition on Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 41 | 3
Demos | 2 | 52

#Family Planning

Teen Pregnancy Education Amendment

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 4 | 50
Demos | 44 | 1

Family Planning and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 3 | 51
Demos | 44 | 1

Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 3 | 42
Demos | 53 | 1

#The Economy/Jobs

Limits Interest Rates for Certain Federal Student Loans

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 46
Demos | 46 | 6

Student Loan Affordability Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 51
Demos | 45 | 1

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding Amendment

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 41
Demos | 54 | 0

End the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 39 | 1
Demos | 1 | 54

Kill Credit Default Swap Regulations

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 38 | 2
Demos | 18 | 36

Revokes tax credits for businesses that move jobs overseas

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 10 | 32
Demos | 53 | 1

Disapproval of President’s Authority to Raise the Debt Limit

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 233 | 1
Demos | 6 | 175

Disapproval of President’s Authority to Raise the Debt Limit

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 42 | 1
Demos | 2 | 51

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 3 | 173
Demos | 247 | 4

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 4 | 36
Demos | 57 | 0

Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Bureau Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 4 | 39
Demos | 55 | 2

American Jobs Act of 2011 - $50 billion for infrastructure projects

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 48
Demos | 50 | 2

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 44
Demos | 54 | 1

Reduces Funding for Food Stamps

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 33 | 13
Demos | 0 | 52

Minimum Wage Fairness Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 1 | 41
Demos | 53 | 1

Paycheck Fairness Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 40
Demos | 58 | 1

Repeal Dodd Frank

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 233 | 11
Demos | 0 | 185

#Environment

Stop “the War on Coal” Act of 2012

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 214 | 13
Demos | 19 | 162

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 225 | 1
Demos | 4 | 190

Prohibit the Social Cost of Carbon in Agency Determinations

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 218 | 2
Demos | 4 | 186

#Misc

Prohibit the Use of Funds to Carry Out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 45 | 0
Demos | 0 | 52

Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 228 | 7
Demos | 0 | 185

Allow employers to penalize employees that don’t submit genetic testing for health insurance (Committee vote)

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 22 | 0
Demos | 0 | 17

House Vote for Net Neutrality

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 2 | 234
Demos | 177 | 6

Senate Vote for Net Neutrality

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 0 | 46
Demos | 52 | 0

House Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 217 | 20
Demos | 0 | 193

Senate Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act

| For | Against
—|—|----
Reps | 45 | 5
Demos | 0 | 50

South Park Republican: “Both sides are the same.”