“They Won’t Agree on Anything!”
The accomplishments and disappointments that occur during a term of office have an impact on future elections. The party in control emphasizes its successes while the minority party calls attention to the majority's policy failures. This Clifford Berryman political cartoon shows Congress adjourning and members returning home to campaigns for reelection. As they exit the Capitol, the Republican elephant and Democratic donkey have differing perspectives on the session. The elephant remembers Republican successes while the donkey remembers the Republican majority's failures; each hopes this leads to their party's victory in the upcoming election.
National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate