TPM reports that Chris Wallace stated on air that President Obama had a 60 vote Senate majority for two years — so if he didn’t get anything done it’s his fault. This is another favorite fictional meme of the GOP:
“For the first 2 years he had a filibuster proof majority in the Senate,” Wallace told LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, making the case that Obama has only himself to blame for his poor economic record.
“In fact, Democrats had a 60-vote majority for less than 5 months between Sept. 24, 2009 and Feb. 4, 2010. Before and after, Republicans had enough seats to mount filibusters, which they often did.”
Let’s give Pres. Obama a Congress he can work with.