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Why did the Dems lose congress under Clinton?

Was reading this:
And in there, it speculates that if congress does not pass some sort of healthcare reform they will lose their majority in 2010, because that's what happened under Clinton. Really?
I can think of 2 reasons why they lost under Clinton - 1) they tried to pass UHC. 2) people realized that having one party control everything is dangerous and stupid. Never once would I think that their failure to pass UHC is what got the pubs back in control.
Does anyone really think that if/when the Dems lose their majority next year it will be because they don't pass healthcare?


Asked by NotPanicking at 7:13 AM on Aug. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (8)
  • I think, maybe, because if they don't push their weight around to get their way now - the republicans will have the upper hand in influencing votes. Any time a victory is either achieved or perceived - it strengthens the resolve, attitude and influence of the "winning" team.

    A lop-sided congress rarely, if ever, does more good than harm. Bipartisanship is the way it should be.

    Answer by PaceMyself at 8:01 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • LOL Either way the Dems are screwed in 2010

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:35 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Dem's are out next year...its time for some balance.


    Answer by tyme4me2day at 8:45 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • People really seem to have really short term memories.

    There was control of the Republicans for 6 years under Bush. They pushed through some really crappy legislation during that time (like the tax cuts for the rich, continuing to give Bush a blank check on everything he wanted, etc.) There was significantly less spending the last 2 years of Bush's Presidency than there was in the first 6 years. And it will be that way when the dems lose control this time.

    There really needs to be a balance of power.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • They lost control of Congress because of the Clintons and specifically Hillary. Bill was sworn in and she suddenly started talking. She was now Hillary Rodham-Clinton,(during the campaign she was just Hillary Clinton), she had the problem with her "losing" papers crucial to her law firm's real estate fraud case(which mysteriously showed up on a hall table in the WH residence - a maid took them!), she immediately called herself "co-president", and she began telling us that our health care was bad and needed reform and she began pushing her health care bill (except it had be fine until co-president Hillary took office). The American people realized they had to shut her up so they made sure the republicans were the majority in the Congress.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:05 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • A combination of 40 yr of democrat corruption and Hillary care.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:06 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • I agree right now we really don't have checks and balances so hopefully in 2010 we will achieve that kind of balance in Washington.

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 10:57 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • Oh no, I'm ready for the Republicans to be back in power so we can stomp those corrupt Dems every chance we can. Tired of being known as the nice guys always reaching across the isle and being slapped back

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:14 AM on Aug. 23, 2009