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  •  did you read it all? It's the political #trinity (0+ / 0-)

    Oval Office
    US Senate Majority Leader (Party holds majority of seats)
    US House Speaker (Party holds majority of seats)

    That's what the Democrats had during those 7 short weeks. Legal, political control of 2 entire Branches of Government.

    The Democratic Speaker of the House determined which Bills were allowed to come to the Floor for consideration, and the Democratic Majority Leader did likewise in the US Senate.

    Democrats sat in the majority of Committee Chair seats in both Houses.

    They had the POWER to pass ANYTHING and have the Democratic President sign it into law.

    That was Barack Obama, who was in the Office at that time. Why in the world do you think the Right Wing went clearly and identifiably insane right around then? They got a wiff of what it would be like if it went on for months or years at a time.

    The END of conservatism as policy of the US Federal Government became possible, right before their very eyes.

    They all, collectively, had a psychotic break. The #BirtherMovement was born. The racists came crawling out the woodwork and back onto television screens and radio airwaves.

    Because the Liberals had control of all the goodies for a whole seven weeks. Oh, and not even all of that time, either, because according to the record, Congress spent about a third of that time in Recess. So it was actually only about four and a half weeks.

    US SENATE 2009 In Session/Recess Schedule
    (.pdf link)

    In Session dates
    JULY:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
    AUGUST: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

    Recess dates
    JULY: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
    AUGUST: 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 02:01:13 PM PDT

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