Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs
I thought Obama was in the majority Democratic Government that won both the Senate and the House in 06 and were fully entrenched in power when the economy caved in? Did I miss the 2006 election?
Republicans controlled the speakership from 1995-2007 (12 years, thats more than a decade) George W. Bush had the House of Representatives for 6 of 8 years of his presidency and the Senate for 4 of 8 years. George W. Bush and the Republicans controlled the White House, the House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate from 2003-2007. Economy started to sputter in 2006, but crashed in November of 2008.