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 (20012003) 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, 20032005) 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?