August 6th, 2009
09:33 PM ET
13 years ago

CNN National Report Card: Republican leadership

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/17/art.boehner0517.cnn.jpg caption="House Minority Leader John Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership got low marks on the CNN National Report Card."]Decimated by the 2008 elections, the Republican Party has had to find a way to contend with minority status in both houses of Congress. The GOP's biggest challenge: to defy a far more popular president's broad an ambitious agenda without seeming obstructionist. Republicans have presented a near-united front against the president's stimulus package and health care reform proposal – but nine GOP senators voted to confirm Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

You graded the performance of Republican leadership a D on the CNN National Report Card.

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