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      09-24-2015, 12:31 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Fundguy1 View Post
All the above naturally if he or she has control of congress too as Obama did for 2 years and the next president will for at least 2 also.
Quick history refresher my little friend. Obama had true control of congress for 4 *months* not 2 years. First Norm Coleman tied up the Minnesota Senatorial result for 6 months, preventing Al Franken from being seated until July of 2009. Then Ted Kennedy died in August - leaving the Democrats with a filibuster-proof supermajority for 1 month. Then Paul Kirk was appointed his replacement in September, but Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts seat shortly thereafter, and the democrats haven't had enough of a majority to stop a filibuster since.

During their very brief interval of control the senate Democrats managed to pass the ACA and Dodd-Frank. Just think of all the delightful liberal mayhem they might have been able to enact if they really had control for anything close to 2 years.