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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:24 PM
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Can someone remind me how the government shut-down ended in 1994?
I can't remember the upshot, but I do remember that it didn't help the GOP, as Clinton was re-elected in 1996.

Do you think Clinton is advising the President through this? I think so...
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:26 PM
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1. The whole Contract With America grandstanding was discredited,
along with Gingrich and the Repub's in Congress. :hi:
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former9thward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:10 PM
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10. Except they kept the House in '96, 98, 00.
So the discrediting such as it was did not really help much.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:50 PM
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2. I sure hope Clinton is advising.....
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:38 PM
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3. Republcian gained 2 seats in the Senate and lost 9 in the House in 1996
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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:59 PM
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4. Which was considered disasterous for the GOP, since much greater gains were expected.

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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:58 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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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:21 PM
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8. Way back when this was still theoretical, I remember a Faux news guest rethug was saying...
"It would work better for us this time than it did in 1996."

Every time a rethug loses (a war, an election, a fight) expect them to try again as soon as they are able just to prove that they could do it.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:28 PM
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5. Skynet became self-aware at 2:14am EDT August 29, 1997
After that it was all downhill.
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Pholus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:24 PM
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9. Skynet is a teabagger: "It doesnt feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop,

until you are dead"

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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:38 PM
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6. It was late 95 -early 96 and it ended when Bob Dole got sick of it
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