The Congress has been controlled by the Democrats since January 2007. This constant refrain from the left that somehow the Republicans are blocking legislation is ridiculous. Since January 2009 the Democrats have had as many as 265 Democrats in the House and as many as 60 votes in the Senate. Yet we keep getting told by brain dead morons that Republicans have somehow blocked some legislation. Let me do the math for you, shall I? It takes 218 votes in the House to pass a bill, There are 257 Democrats currently in the House. Leaving 178 Republicans. Even if EVERY Republican votes against a bill it still requires that 40 Democrats ALSO vote against the bil in order for it to fail. Republicans have NO power in the House at all. It takes 51 votes in the Senate to pass a Bill. Even if every Republican voted against the bill it would require that 9 democrats vote against the bill. The only power Republicans have is filibuster and until a week ago they did not even have that as the Democrats had 60 votes. And there are several Liberal Republicans in the Senate. Filibuster will not work on everything. Even after Brown was elected the Democrats had the votes to pass Health Care. The Republicans could not stop them. Republicans have not blocked ANYTHING, they have not OBSTRUCTED any legislation. That is solely on the Democrats.