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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:58 PM
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7. I'd be interested in seeing support for the view that the Congressional results were "disastrous"
The repubs had picked up 54 House seats two years earlier. They had a terrible presidential candidate. The shutdown severely damaged Gingrich's reputation and standing both with the public and with his own caucus and that had the effect of damaging the "contract with America." But the shutdown had de minimis impact on the 1996 elections. Clinton won, which would have been the case even without the shutdown. And the repubs still added to their Senate majority and suffered only small losses in the House. It would be another decade before the Democrats could recapture the House, which tells you something about how little impact the shutdown really had on the 1996 and subsequent elections.
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  -Can someone remind me how the government shut-down ended in 1994? PlanetBev  Apr-07-11 01:24 PM   #0 
  - The whole Contract With America grandstanding was discredited,  pinto   Apr-07-11 01:26 PM   #1 
  - Except they kept the House in '96, 98, 00.  former9thward   Apr-07-11 08:10 PM   #10 
  - I sure hope Clinton is advising.....  Tippy   Apr-07-11 01:50 PM   #2 
  - Republcian gained 2 seats in the Senate and lost 9 in the House in 1996  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-07-11 02:38 PM   #3 
  - Which was considered disasterous for the GOP, since much greater gains were expected.  Pholus   Apr-07-11 02:59 PM   #4 
     - I'd be interested in seeing support for the view that the Congressional results were "disastrous"  onenote   Apr-07-11 03:58 PM   #7 
        - Way back when this was still theoretical, I remember a Faux news guest rethug was saying...  Pholus   Apr-07-11 06:21 PM   #8 
  - Skynet became self-aware at 2:14am EDT August 29, 1997  slackmaster   Apr-07-11 03:28 PM   #5 
  - Skynet is a teabagger: "It doesnt feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop,  Pholus   Apr-07-11 06:24 PM   #9 
  - It was late 95 -early 96 and it ended when Bob Dole got sick of it  CreekDog   Apr-07-11 03:38 PM   #6 
 

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