Remember when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress?

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    Remember when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress? How many departments were abolished when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress?

    The conservative movement and the GOP rant and rave about cutting budgets, lowering deficits, and shrinking government. They both accuse President Obama and the Democrats of being Socialists. So: reality check:

    If we are to judge people by their intentions and words while neglecting a close look at their deeds, we have to believe the conservatives and the GOP are principled in their opposition to the President and the Democrats...but the reality checks carries the weight:

    In an article posted/printed in 2006: What Republican Revolution? by Laurence M. Vance

    Enter Jim Jeffords: The Republican controlled 107th Congress (2001—2003) had a weak link: the Senate. Jeffords was a Republican senator from Vermont. Early in Bush's first term, Senator Jeffords switched from Republican to Independent, changing the 50/50 balance of power in the Senate. Although the House remained in Republican hands, those hands were tied, so we were told, because the Republicans no longer controlled the Senate. The Republicans always seem to have an excuse. Big government, intrusive government — it is always the fault of those evil Democrats.

    But then, finally, no more excuses. The midterm elections of 2002 gave us a new Congress (the 108th, 2003—2005) that was once again solidly Republican. This gave the Republicans an absolute majority for the last two years of Bush's first term. This scenario was confirmed by Bush's reelection and the further increase of the Republican majority in the 109th Congress. Republicans could no longer blame everything on the Democrats like they did for so long before they gained their absolute majority.

    So, now that the Republicans have controlled the House since 1995, now that the Republicans have controlled the Senate for the same period except for about a year and a half, now that a Republican president has been elected and reelected, and now that we have had several years of an absolute Republican majority, a simple question needs to be asked: What Republican revolution?
     
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    Meanwhile the dems claimed with 59 Senators they did not control the Senate. Using that logic the republicans never controlled the Senate since in 2003 to 2005 it was a bare minimum of 51 Republican Senators.

    So if we are to believe the Dems the Republicans never controlled Congress. Or is it a different standard when Dems are the Majority?
     
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    Busted!:clap2:
     
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    you obviously do not read and/or comprehend posts you reply to.

    reality check: the linked article is written by a conservative.

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    you too, obviously do not read and/or comprehend posts you reply to. you even thank a member for posting gibberish. :eusa_whistle:

    When the GOP and conservatives were in control, they betrayed the principles they supposedly support. They did it with Democratic help .. D'Oh!! The idiotic post you thanked is ignorant of the fact that some votes and procedures require a majority vote and others the super majority vote .. in the US Senate.

    While you choose to ignore the pathetic selling out by the GOP and conservatives in the Executive, and Legislative branches combined, your pain shows. You pathetic attempt to save face is surpassed only by your utter ignorance.
     
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