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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:40 PM
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1995 all over again
1994: Republicans win control of the House, and a narrow majority in the Senate, during midterm election in President Clinton's first term. Heralded as an epochal election that would forever change the face of Congress.
Late 1995-early 1996: House Republicans, demanding deeper budget cuts, shut down the federal government.

2010: Republicans win control of the House, but not the Senate, during midterm election in President Obama's first term. Heralded as an epochal election that would forever change the face of Congress.
Early 2010: House Republicans, demanding deeper budget cuts, shut down the federal government.

Almost exactly the same circumstances, the same game of chicken.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:43 PM
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1. I hate to remember what happens next /nt
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 PM
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2. Obama gets a blowjob? /nt
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:51 PM
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5. LOL!
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:37 AM
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9. Pretty much, yeah! /nt
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:46 PM
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3. 1995 was a good year for me.
96-99 weren't too shabby either.

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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:05 AM
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11. It's not whether it was a good year for you
but that here it is, 15 years on, and they are trying the exact same tactic, and they expect no one to notice, and expect no one to notice that most of the folks who are now intent on reducing the size of government were perfectly fine with increasing it from 2001-2008.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:49 PM
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4. So by that timetable...
Obama wins in 2012, more divided government in Washington, and Republicans will steal the 2016 election.
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:08 AM
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12. Not trying to generalize it that far
It is interesting, though, how the GOP congressfolks become so deeply committed when they have a majority in the house and a Dem in the White House. The last time folks voted in a Republican House in the first term of a Democratic president, they tried the same thing. Now they are doing it again and expecting no one to notice.
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:51 PM
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6. I don't remember it being that bad
when the pukes shut it down in 1996. What I did like was Newtie got the blame, this time it's on Boner.
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sadbear Donating Member (799 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:15 PM
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7. And I don't think Boner will last as long as Newt did.
Newt made it another 3 years. I see Boner gone by next year.
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:04 AM
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10. The point isn't that it was bad for you
But that the political circumstances are very much the same and they are doing the same thing. I wonder if they expect different results?
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:17 PM
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8. I wonder if Boner will cry that he didn't get to sit up front
on Air Force One like Newt did in 95?
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