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  1. #1 Lets put this in perspective 
    Ancient Fire Breather Retread's Avatar
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    So the GOP lost the house, mostly due to their own actions regarding committee chairmanships and a large number of resignations.
    But..... Check out this list to see it ain't that bad. I also call your attention to the only other president in the list who gained a senate seat - Ronnie!

    Year President Party House Senate Total

    1938 Franklin D. Roosevelt D -71 -6 -77
    2010 Barack Obama D -63 -6 -69
    1942 Franklin D. Roosevelt D -55 -9 -64
    1994 William J. Clinton D -52 -8 -60
    1958 Dwight D. Eisenhower R -48 -13 -61
    1974 Gerald R. Ford R -48 -5 -63
    1966 Lyndon B. Johnson D -47 -4 -51
    1946 Harry S. Truman D -45 -12 -57
    2006 George W. Bush R -30 -6 -36
    1950 Harry S. Truman D -29 -6 -35
    1982 Ronald Reagan R -26 1 -25
    2018 Donald Trump R -26 2 -24


    Now here are the rest since FDR. Look at how many were in their second term.

    1954 Dwight D. Eisenhower R -18 -1 -19
    1978 Jimmy Carter D -15 -3 -18
    2014 Barack Obama D -13 -9 -21
    1970 Richard Nixon R -12 2 -10
    1990 George Bush R -8 -1 -9
    1986 Ronald Reagan R -5 -8 -13
    1962 John F. Kennedy D -4 3 -1
    1998 William J. Clinton D 5 0 5
    2002 George W. Bush R 8 2 10
    1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt D 9 9 18


    W gained 8 house seats and 2 in the senate.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/historical...esults-4087704
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    It could have been a heck of a lot worse, just think we have the most important numbers, and the round in the chamber the President and his special veto bullets.
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