I guess he has to be good at something, right? In this case, losing.
Majorities are not lasting long as they used to and as of Saturday night’s elections, Barack Obama has just surpassed Harry S. Truman as the U.S. president who presided over the most midterm election defeats in his own party over two terms. Historically, midterms are usually unkind to the President’s own party and gains tend not to be massive.
Truman’s Democratic Party racked up a total of 74 seats lost during both of his presidential terms, while the Democratic Party lost 75 seats by 2014—63 in 2010 and 12 this year. This number has the potential to grow by one if Republican Martha McSally defeats Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) in an election recount she currently leads by less than 200 votes.
Following the failure of Hillarycare and the passage of the Assault Weapons Ban, President Bill Clinton watched helplessly when Republicans took the House in 1994 after being in the chamber’s minority for four decades. Known as the “Republican Revolution” and led by then-Rep. Newt Gingrich, the GOP won 54 House seats and 8 Senate seats, giving them majorities in both. The GOP would hold these majorities until 2006 when Democrats took back the House and Senate Republicans lost enough seats to be on the edge of losing their majority by the next election cycle.
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