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no Senate super-majorities in most of our lifetimes, but they used to be common.

after seeing a gooky sounding pumo idiotically compare Trump...
owl dood
  05/01/17
some fun facts: - Gerald Ford and IKe are the only potus ...
owl dood
  05/01/17
GOP was fucked in 1937 ljl
evan39
  05/01/17
GOP was fucked for most of the century.
owl dood
  05/01/17
i spent a lot of time on this guys.
owl dood
  05/01/17
please clap.
owl dood
  01/17/18
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~~(>' ' )>
  01/11/19
*claps
><<(^((*>
  01/11/19
Interesting, ty
"""''""''''
  01/11/19
Obamacare
TheEastside
  01/11/19
the modern gop was established in 1969 lmao at lincoln, tdr,...
The Mastiff Fucker
  01/11/19
Isn't the rule requiring 60 senators a relatively modern cha...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  01/11/19
That quotemo you were responding to was WLMAS. He’s bl...
Henry Aaron
  01/11/19


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Date: May 1st, 2017 10:34 PM
Author: owl dood

after seeing a gooky sounding pumo idiotically compare Trumps 100 days to LBJ's legislative accomplishments (in which he started with 63 Senators), i started wondering how common it is for one party to hold a super-majority.

here's a list of notable super-majorities in the Senate:

1st Congress (1789-1791)(Washington) - 69%

Majority Party: Pro-Administration (18 seats)

Minority Party: Anti-Administration (8 seats)

4th Congress (1795-1797)(Washington) - 65%

Majority Party: Federalist (21 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (11 seats)

Note: The Republican party that emerged in the 1790s is also referred to as the Jeffersonian-Republican party or the Democratic-Republican party, and should not be confused with the modern (GOP) Republican party established in the 1850s.

5th Congress (1797-1799)(Adams) - 68%

Majority Party: Federalist (22 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (10 seats)

6th Congress (1799-1801)(Adams) - 68%

Majority Party: Federalist (22 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (10 seats)

8th Congress (1803-1805)(Jefferson) - 73%

Majority Party: Republican (25 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (9 seats)

9th Congress (1805-1807)(Jefferson) - 79%

Majority Party: Republican (27 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (7 seats)

10th Congress (1807-1809)(Jefferson) - 82%

Majority Party: Republican (28 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (6 seats)

11th Congress (1809-1811)(Madison) - 79%

Majority Party: Republican (27 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (7 seats)

12th Congress (1811-1813)(Madison) - 83%

Majority Party: Republican (30 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (6 seats)

13th Congress (1813-1815)(Madison) - 77%

Majority Party: Republican (28 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (8 seats)

14th Congress (1815-1817)(Madison) - 68%

Majority Party: Republican (26 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (12 seats)

15th Congress (1817-1819)(Monroe) - 71%

Majority Party: Republican (30 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (12 seats)

16th Congress (1819-1821)(Monroe) - 80%

Majority Party: Republican (37 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (9 seats)

17th Congress (1821-1823)(Monroe) - 91%

Majority Party: Republican (44 seats)

Minority Party: Federalist (4 seats)

18th Congress (1823-1825)(Monroe) - 64%

Majority Party: Jackson & Crawford Republicans (31)

Minority Party: Adams-Clay Republicans & Federalists (17)

25th Congress (1837-1839)(Van Buren) - 67%

Majority Party: Democrat (35 seats)

Minority Party: Whig (17 seats)

29th Congress (1845-1847)(Polk) - 60%

Majority Party: Democrat (34 seats)

Minority Party: Whig (22 seats)

30th Congress (1847-1849)(Polk) - 63%

Majority Party: Democrat (38 seats)

Minority Party: Whig (21 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Independent Democrat

33rd Congress (1853-1855)(Pierce) - 61%

Majority Party: Democrat (38 seats)

Minority Party: Whig (22 seats)

Other Parties: 2 Free Soiler

34th Congress (1855-1857)(Pierce) - 62%

Majority Party: Democrat (39 seats)

Minority Party: Opposition (21 seats)

Other Parties: 1 American Party; 1 Republican

35th Congress (1857-1859)(Buchanon) 62%

Majority Party: Democrat (41 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (20 seats)

Other Parties: 5 American Party

37th Congress (1861-1863)(Lincoln) - 62%

Majority Party: Republican (31 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (15 seats)

Other Parties: 3 Unionist

38th Congress (1863-1865)(Lincoln) - 63%

Majority Party: Republican (33 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (10 seats)

Other Parties: 5 Unconditional Unionist; 4 Unionist

39th Congress (1865-1867)(Johnson) - 72%

Majority Party: Republican (39 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (11 seats)

Other Parties: 3 Unconditional Unionist; 1 Unionist

40th Congress (1867-1869)(Johnson) - 83%

Majority Party: Republican (57 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (9 seats)

41st Congress (1869-1871)(Grant) - 83%

Majority Party: Republican (62 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (12 seats)

42nd Congress (1871-1873)(Grant) - 75%

Majority Party: Republican (56 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (17 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Liberal Republican

43rd Congress (1873-1875)(Grant) - 63%

Majority Party: Republican (47 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (19 seats)

Other Parties: 7 Liberal Republican

44th Congress (1875-1877)(Grant) - 60%

Majority Party: Republican (46 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (28 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Independent Republican

57th Congress (1901-1903)(Teddy R.) - 62%

Majority Party: Republican (56 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (32 seats)

Other Parties: 2 Populist

58th Congress (1903-1905)(Teddy R.) - 63%

Majority Party: Republican (57 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (33 seats)

59th Congress (1905-1907)(Teddy R.) - 64%

Majority Party: Republican (58 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (32 seats)

60th Congress (1907-1909)(Teddy R.) - 66%

Majority Party: Republican (61 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (31 seats)

61st Congress (1909-1911)(Taft) - 65%

Majority Party: Republican (60 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (32 seats)

67th Congress (1921-1923)(Harding) - 61%

Majority Party: Republican (59 seats)

Minority Party: Democrat (37 seats)

73rd Congress (1933-1935)(FDR) - 61%

Majority Party: Democrat (59 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (36 seats)

74th Congress (1935-1937)(FDR) - 71%

Majority Party: Democrat (69 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (25 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Farmer-Labor; 1 Progressive

75th Congress (1937-1939)(FDR) - 79%

Majority Party: Democrat (76 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (16 seats)

Other Parties: 2 Farmer-Labor; 1 Progressive; 1 Independent

76th Congress (1939-1941)(FDR) - 71%

Majority Party: Democrat (69 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (23 seats)

Other Parties: 2 Farmer-Labor; 1 Progressive; 1 Independent

77th Congress (1941-1943)(FDR) - 68%

Majority Party: Democrat (66 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (28 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Independent; 1 Progressive

86th Congress (1959-1961)(IKE) - (-)65% opposition

Majority Party: Democrat (65 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (35 seats)

87th Congress (1961-1963)(JFK) - 64%

Majority Party: Democrat (64 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (36 seats)

88th Congress (1963-1965)(LBJ) - 66%

Majority Party: Democrat (66 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (34 seats)

89th Congress (1965-1967)(LBJ) - 68%

Majority Party: Democrat (68 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (32 seats)

90th Congress (1967-1969)(LBJ) - 64%

Majority Party: Democrat (64 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (36 seats)

94th Congress (1975-1977)(Ford) - (-)61% opposition

Majority Party: Democrat (61 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (37 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Conservative (caucused with the Republicans); 1 Independent (caucused with the Democrats)

95th Congress (1977-1979)(Carter) - 61%

Majority Party: Democrat (61 seats)

Minority Party: Republican (38 seats)

Other Parties: 1 Independent (caucused with the Democrats)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#33209153)



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Date: May 1st, 2017 11:04 PM
Author: owl dood

some fun facts:

- Gerald Ford and IKe are the only potus to have a 60% plus majority opposition party.

- There hasn't been a 60% plus majority for 38 years. The next longest streak was between US Grant and Teddy, a mere 24 years.

- There hasn't been a 2/3 majority in 50 years. The next longest streak was 34 years, again between parts of Grant and Teddy's admins.

- James Monroe had 91% of the Senate at start of his second term - that's the all time high.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#33209419)



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Date: May 1st, 2017 10:36 PM
Author: evan39

GOP was fucked in 1937 ljl

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#33209168)



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Date: May 1st, 2017 11:08 PM
Author: owl dood

GOP was fucked for most of the century.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#33209442)



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Date: May 1st, 2017 11:47 PM
Author: owl dood

i spent a lot of time on this guys.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#33209769)



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Date: January 17th, 2018 9:43 PM
Author: owl dood

please clap.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#35180153)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 2:27 AM
Author: ~~(>' ' )> (🐂💨🐴)

👏

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571594)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 2:33 AM
Author: ><<(^((*>

*claps

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571605)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 2:12 AM
Author: """''""''''


Interesting, ty

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571545)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 3:06 AM
Author: TheEastside
Subject: Obamacare

Obamacare passed the Senate With 58 Democratic votes and two independents that caucused with the Democrats. So that was another Congress with a functional Senate super majority.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571661)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 3:40 AM
Author: The Mastiff Fucker

the modern gop was established in 1969 lmao at lincoln, tdr, or ike being associated with the corporate cocksukers, war profiteers and the useful idiot base of the modern gop

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571681)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 7:52 AM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Isn't the rule requiring 60 senators a relatively modern change? Didn't they used to require 2/3 for everything?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571901)



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Date: January 11th, 2019 8:28 AM
Author: Henry Aaron

That quotemo you were responding to was WLMAS. He’s black and dumb as dirt :(

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3601812&forum_id=2#37571970)