Originally Posted by cosmo20002
Pat, I know how precise you are about such things, so I'm sure you know that the Ds never had more than 58 members, and most of the time it was 56 or 57. If you want to add in the two Independents, one of which sided with Rs on many issues, there were 60 Ds/Is for a stretch of about a month and then later a stretch of about 4 months which included the end of year recess. I know you like to be accurate.
I have been accurate. For the better part of a year, the GOP didn't even have the votes to filibuster. During the rest of that Congress, they had such a small minority that they had to rally even the most RINO of Republicans to block democrat legislation. Amazingly enough, Harry Reid, his co-conspirator Nancy Pelosi, and their sidekick Barack Obama, periodically generated such odious proposals that even Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins couldn't swallow it.