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“its only been 2 years”

Similar to the “sky is falling” argument that I’ve seen a number of times, I’m also seeing a number of people express their surprise at how the American people voted Republicans back into power after just 2 years.  But that ignores an important fact.  Democrats trounced Republicans in the 2006 Congressional races.  In the House of Representatives,  the demographics went from being 229 Republicans, 201 Democrats and 1 Independent, to being 233 Democrats and 202 Republicans.  Dems also came out with a 51-49 seat edge in the Senate.

Translation:  Democrats have had 4 years to make things happen (Bush did NOT do a lot of vetoing).  Not the 2 years most are saying.  So maybe people don’t really have such short memories after all.


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