Democrats controlled both Chambers

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    For several years starting when Bush was still in office and a couple of years into Obama's term. Why republicans get all the blame is beyond me, not to mention Bush who had to deal with a democratic controlled Congress. So if Obama didn't get much done the two first years, well that is not the fault of republicans.......:)
     
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    Does 2 years count as several? Democrats won both houses in 2006 leaving 6 years when Bush could pass any kind of crazy thing and did.
     
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    can you spell F-I-L-I-B-U-S-T-E-R???

    eh... probably not.
     
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    Democrats have been a huge disappointment for many years. I left the party in 2003. During the last two years of the bush administration, there were always just enough democrats to vote for and pass a bush desired bill. bush had no trouble getting what he wanted. obama has been nothing short of a disappointment...just not for the whacked out reasons republican wingers state.
     
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    Be fair. It was the last two years when things unravelled.
     
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    Maybe you can supply a little cause and effect there?
     
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    The reason republicans get he blame is because their policies are the ones that caused the housing bubble and the banking panic. Furthermore Obama got more done in his first 2 years then probably any president since the 80's
     
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    I guess when you live in the past and don't accept responsibility for your current actions you have nothing left to stand on. As for the financial melt down of the housing industry you had better do some research before you get too carried away.
     
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    In 6 years under George W. Bush and the Republican controlled House and Senate, they totalled $3.4 trillion in debt, and while I am not excusing that, the mere fact that under Obama and the Democrat controlled House and Senate -- in just one year they added $3 trillion to the debt. So, wow, in just one year, the Democrats came $400 billion short of 6 years of Bush and Republicans. Way to go Democrats....you economic geniuses you!!
     
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    well first, the senate under bush never had 60 votes. ( thats for Florida girl) when the reps did have over 50, they did things that they could if they got their 50 together, like a budget for instance.

    The tables turned in jan 2007.

    Jillian, can you please present evidence of the filibusters engaged in/enacted by the rep. party,I would appreciate seeing that. Thank you in advance.
     
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