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Old 09-05-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years


Democrats had a 60 seat majority from September 24, 2009 thru February 4, 2010. 4 months; not 2 years

Democrats lost their 60 seat majority when Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was sworn into office in February of 2010.

This does not account for the number of days Congress was not in session during that time. If one subtracts the number of days Congress was out, the time that President Obama had a Democratic majority in Congress is further reduced by more than 30 days, or another full month.

Of a possible 94 legislative days during that period, the Senate was only in session for 67 days, while the House labored for 54.

See Congressional calendar spanning the time frame

Interesting.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years


Democrats had a 60 seat majority from September 24, 2009 thru February 4, 2010. 4 months; not 2 years

Democrats lost their 60 seat majority when Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was sworn into office in February of 2010.

This does not account for the number of days Congress was not in session during that time. If one subtracts the number of days Congress was out, the time that President Obama had a Democratic majority in Congress is further reduced by more than 30 days, or another full month.

Of a possible 94 legislative days during that period, the Senate was only in session for 67 days, while the House labored for 54.

See Congressional calendar spanning the time frame

Interesting.

They will still insist differently. The Fact Free Twilight Zone.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Oh, there you've gone and done it.

Conservatives despite all their so-called business acumen can't figure out when the economy bottomed out now you want them to understand calendar days?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Default lol...

I know it's confusing, but it's important to have a reference point.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: FL
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They don't go by facts because it doesn't fit in with their thinking.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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strawman

who ever said anything about congress, the majority they held in the house is the point taken issue with. But go ahead blow steam and rant over imaginary bogeymen, it is what liberals do
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Uh, you geniuses do realize that Congress consists of the House AND the Senate, right?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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strawman

who ever said anything about congress, the majority they held in the house is the point taken issue with. But go ahead blow steam and rant, it is what liberals do
Especially considering they deemed bills "passed", without the needed votes.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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Originally Posted by walidm View Post
President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years


Democrats had a 60 seat majority from September 24, 2009 thru February 4, 2010. 4 months; not 2 years

Democrats lost their 60 seat majority when Republican Scott Brown of Massachusetts was sworn into office in February of 2010.

This does not account for the number of days Congress was not in session during that time. If one subtracts the number of days Congress was out, the time that President Obama had a Democratic majority in Congress is further reduced by more than 30 days, or another full month.

Of a possible 94 legislative days during that period, the Senate was only in session for 67 days, while the House labored for 54.

See Congressional calendar spanning the time frame

Interesting.

uhm the democrats took the house and the senate in 2006 (jan 2007) and had both houses until jan 2010.....FACT


FACT democrats had control for 4 years....

you cant dispute it
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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Exactly and Brown was a Senator so they lost their maj in the Senate only. If you cant get one GOP member in one branch of the legislature on you side that says something about your ability to compromise
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