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Absolute Control: GOP Only? Absolutely!

I cannot be hearing republicans like Newt Gingrich clearly.

Are they/is he really saying that Americans would not, could not, SHOULD not…NOT…let Democrats control The House, Senate and White House? I’m sure that isn’t what Newt is preaching. Because I checked some election results for the House and Senate:

1992
SENATE: REPUBLICANS — 44; DEMOCRATS — 56
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS — 176; DEMOCRATS — 258
WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN: GEORGE H. W. BUSH

1994
SENATE: REPUBLICANS – 52: Democrats — 48
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS — 230 (LED BY NEWT GINGRICH); Democrats — 204
WHITE HOUSE: DEMOCRAT: BILL CLINTON

1996
SENATE: REPUBLICANS — 55, DEMOCRATS — 45
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS — 228 (LED BY NEWT GINGRICH); Democrats — 206
WHITE HOUSE: DEMOCRAT: BILL CLINTON

1998
SENATE: REPUBLICANS — 55; DEMOCRATS — 45 seats.
(Jeffords Independent New Hampshire, sides with Democrats).
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS — 223 (LED BY NEWT GINGRICH), DEMOCRATS — 211
WHITE HOUSE: DEMOCRAT: BILL CLINTON

2000
SENATE: TIE. REPUBLICANS/DEMOCRATS: 50/50. (In mid-2001, New Hampshire Senator Jim Jeffords chose to caucus with the Democrats as an independent.)
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS — 221, Democrats — 212
WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN – GEORGE H. W. BUSH.

2002
SENATE: REPUBLICANS– 51, DEMOCRATS — 48
HOUSE REPUBLICANS – 229, DEMOCRATS — 204
WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN – GEORGE W.BUSH


2004

SENATE: REPUBLICANS — 55; DEMOCRATS – 44
HOUSE: REPUBLICANS – 232; DEMOCRATS — 202
WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN; GEORGE W. BUSH

• 2006
SENATE: TIE: 49/49. (Two independents caucus with Democrats – (1) Bernie Sanders replaces Jeffords in New Hampshire and (2) Joe Lieberman in Connecticut.)
HOUSE: DEMOCRATS – 233; REPUBLICANS – 202
WHITE HOUSE: REPUBLICAN; GEORGE W. BUSH

Somebody needs to remind Newt Gingrich of his party’s history…

When Newt comes up for air, please take him back in time, gently, and reassure him that we need NOT go back millions of years, to when giant lizards actually ruled the Earth…or the Ark, or whatever! 2002 will do!

Republicans controlled THE WHITE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES not once, but twice IN A ROW! In 2002 and 2004, back when G.W. was brimming with Social Capital…and banks actually HAD capital!

Did you hear Newt decrying, back then, how lamentable that was? Not him! But today! Here he is bombarding us with “elitist” thinking. (By their own definition!) The thinking that HE/THEY/REPUBLICANS can; and you, them, DEMOCRATS…can’t? Thinking they’re better than us? Elitist to their very core!

So of course Newt has to go around moaning that it would really be just too, too unbearable a burden…unthinkable, preposterous even! that Democrats could end up controlling the White House and both houses of Congress!

Gingrich spent nearly 6-years as House Speaker. Republicans controlled BOTH houses of Congress, but a Democratic President, Bill Clinton, managed to get things done. Clinton left a surplus…NOT a financial meltdown!

However, today, Gingrich now wants us to believe that Americans, armed with nothing but ballot papers, are going to singlehandedly destroy the republic!

Back then, (2002) as The New York Times put it:

Republicans Regain the Senate and Increase House Majority

The Republicans last night seized full control of Congress by retaking the Senate…the Republicans now have control of the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives..

The outcome is a break with historic patterns, in which the party that controls the White House almost invariably loses seats in midterm Congressional elections.

Bush mounted a very aggressive campaign in the final days, traveling to 15 states since Thursday, and raising by one count $142 million for his party since the campaign season began

ANOTHER HEADLINE:

Republicans swept to victory in the United States Senate last night, assuring Republican control of the White House and Congress for the next two years, and thrusting President Bush into a commanding position for his legislative agenda..

The Republican Party also maintained — and possibly solidified — its hold on the House, in an election that amounted to a major drubbing for the Democratic Party.

The results mean that a single party, the Republicans, will once again control both houses of Congress and the White House

According to the N. Y. Times, Democrats: “held periodic news conferences…complaining about episodes of voting irregularities”.

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