Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet
Congratulations, you know even less about politics than Skippy Goohead the 3rd and that's saying something.
(D) had a Congressional majority until January 2011. Kennedy's seat was still held by (D), under appointment by a (D) governor until Brown won his special election 1/10 and was sworn in on February 4, 2010.
Brown's swearing in after winning the election only gave the GOP a 41 vote Senate filibuster capability intended to halt PPACA; due to procedural manoeuvering it passed with ZERO (R) votes anyway
the loss of the House soon followed.
Yeah, I obv meant super majority which is all that's relevant when the GOP is filibustering every single thing he tries to get passed.
Depending upon which metric is used, Democrats had a super majority for roughly six months which includes the seven weeks between Frankenís swearing-in on July 8 to Ted Kennedyís death on August 25 and the four months and nine days between Paul Kirkís swearing-in on September 25, 2009 to his replacement by Scott Brown on February 4, 2010. This was just barely enough time to pass the biggest and most difficult health care legislation in generations; an event that would likely never have happened under any other circumstances. This also happened under the onslaught of every procedural obstruction the Republicans could put in its path.
Nice try though