US Senate Party Stength 1900-2010

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US Senate Party Stength
Years 1900 to 2010
YearDemocratsRepublicansOther
190026538
190131554
190231554
190333570
190433570
190533570
190633570
190731610
190831610
190932610
191032610
191141510
191241510
191351441
191451441
191556400
191656400
191754420
191854420
191947490
192047490
192137590
192237590
192343512
192443512
192539561
192639561
192746491
192846491
192939561
193039561
193147481
193248471
193359361
193460351
193569252
193669252
193776164
193876164
193969234
194069234
194166282
194266282
194358371
194458371
194556381
194656381
194745510
194845510
194954420
195054420
195149470
195249470
195347481
195447481
195548471
195648471
195749470
195849470
195964340
196064340
196165350
196265350
196367330
196467330
196568320
196668320
196764360
196864360
196957430
197057430
197154442
197254442
197356422
197456422
197560372
197660372
197761381
197861381
197958411
198058411
198146531
198246531
198346540
198446540
198547530
198647530
198755450
198855450
198955450
199055450
199156440
199256440
199357430
199457430
199547530
199647530
199745550
199845550
199945541
200045541
200150500
200250491
200348511
200448511
200544551
200644551
200749492
200849492
200957412
201057412

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1929-1939: “A Decade that will live — in stupidity.”

Why Stuck on Stupid?

Seventy years ago the leaders of both US political parties turned away from the policies that had created an economic powerhouse we call the Roaring Twenties. For ten long years Americans suffered through wrenching economic dislocations: deflation, inflation, a four-year economic contraction, endless unemployment, mindless political experiments, and ruthless attacks on businessmen for political gain as their leaders stayed Stuck on Stupid.

Today, after a twenty-five year economic boom, Americans are once more faced with a political elite that wants to monkey with success. It wants to raise tax rates. It wants to restrict trade. It wants to increase government power.

It’s time to look back and remind ourselves how it came to be, starting in 1929, that America got itself Stuck on Stupid. Otherwise it could happen again.

 — Christopher Chantrill

 

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