After Republicans smashed Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections, taking the House of Representatives after four years in the minority, a chastened Barack Obama used his 2011 State of the Union to reach out to the GOP on what appeared to be the party’s major concern. “We are living with a legacy of deficit spending that began almost a decade ago. Now that the worst of the recession is over, we have to confront the fact that our government spends more than it takes in.
The Republicans captured control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, propelled by the birth of the tea party and anger at President Barack Obama. In 2011, Boehner and Obama met secretly in hopes of negotiating a "grand barga...
In 2014 Barack Obama lost another 15 House seats in the midterm election. In 2010 Barack Obama lost 63 House seats in the midterm election. For a grand total of 78 seats. Not since Harry S. Truman in 1950 has … Continue reading ?