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Vote on reasons the Democrats leadership lost the House of Representatives. There is a lot of reasons over the last 4 years that the Democrats had majorities in the House and Senate, the House Speakership, Senate Majority office, and Chairmanship of all of the committees.  And for the last 2 years they even held the Presidency.  They have accomplished a lot, averted a financial disaster, but certainly didn't get credit for it.  Actually, they bailed out the GOP's failures in economic policies, but it cost them the house.  They cleaned up the GOP's messes, but didn't enact all that they would like to have enacted.


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This is just a quick poll. I don't want to rehash my disappointment on the past two years of clear path to obtaining vastly needed things, some of which was accomplished, some wasn't even attempted.  EFCA, repeal DADT, etc... I certainly don't think that Speaker Boehner will try any bipartisan work with the president.

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Originally posted to Churchill on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 10:04 PM PDT.


Why did Democrats lose the House Majority?

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