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Yeah this is too bad well -- -- -- her desire to change so called entitlement programs Medicaid just one government program but what about.
Well I'm doing Obama care the financial regulations conservatives are hoping Tuesday will be their chance to change the liberal agenda.
Over the last couple of years but will anything really change on the Republican leaders.
Willing to listen to -- how about those Tea Party candidate to get elected on Tuesday.
History has some answers and guess who's here to talk about a Major Garrett from the National Journal he's written about what is happened in the past.
And he joins is now in majors good to see you tonight -- first of all how's everything in the in the in the pencil and paper world.
It's just as great as I remembered -- I was separate reportable seventeen years before I got on television about ten years ago.
It's always what I've enjoyed most in life have enjoyed most reporting reporting deeply getting a little bit more analytical national -- a fantastic place to do that.
Both in the magazine and -- -- -- very attractive super fast.
And information heavy website National Journal dot com thank you very much for that there you -- -- the little electronic version of the -- they're the blood so but you wrote about.
You're talking about history of this kind of possible change in power in the mid term election I thought it was more frequent but you said.
It's been only three times in a hundred years.
Well three times a hundred years the following has happened.
In the first term of -- presidency congress changes power meaning the party that came in with the president is suddenly thrown out of power.
That happened in -- true when it happened to Dwight Eisenhower happen to Bill Clinton and what happened off three times.
That president who was rebuked in that mid term election -- first term and thought to be almost an endangered species running for reelection.
Won reelection each and every time Truman Eisenhower and Bill Clinton.
And the reason this is all relevant is because Mitch McConnell the senate Republican leader as the last three or four months actually been studying this phenomenon why did this in each case.
It was Republicans.
It was the case Harry Truman and Bill Clinton was Democrats.
Taking back control room for Republicans and Eisenhower's first term why did things crossed back over.
And a couple of things came to him from reading the history one over promising and under delivering.
And so Mitch McConnell and his number two Jon Kyl of Arizona.
Are not going to be about over promising they admire -- said a lot of things about minimizing and lowering expectations.
And I think that's maybe something that those Tea Party inspired.
Senators who will be arriving in Washington do not want to hear them less they're capable and willing to look at this as a two step process sleep foundation in this congress.
And then take the message the country -- the 2012 presidential election.
When far more senate Democrats will be up for reelection and Republicans Republicans might make -- to its two stage process.
Of taking over even bigger games.
Aren't you you follow the crowd you follow -- of them that campaigns.
Is is there something different this time than the three examples you gave with Truman Eisenhower and Clinton.
Well there there is something actually I think most -- parable.
Which happened to Harry Truman.
That was win Harry Truman was trying to extend.
And add to the new deal and that was tremendous new deal fatigue and there was a sense there was tremendous labor strife there was specializing in certain industries or at least attempts to do that.
There -- price controls there was a sense in the country that the government was exerting far too much control of the free market system.
-- would say if you look at the polling data now that exact same fear exists in many congressional seats and in many senatorial races.
And if there's a snap back.
Then what is the congress going to do with that snap back is -- -- ideologically challenge and limit the ability of the existing president.
To expand government even further that's exactly what happened to Harry Truman.
Though Republicans were successfully -- rolling back price controls in the labor strife issues that Harry Truman tried to impose.
Harry Truman still won reelection it was not a do nothing congress -- Harry Truman called within 48 when he ran for reelection.
Not a fact that Republican congress had done many things to stop Harry Truman.
But the economic benefits of that had not manifest themselves the country gave Harry Truman another chance.
Elected a democratic congress and Republicans having served for only two years or back out on their backs Mitch McConnell wants to avoid that exact.
-- -- -- -- -- All right so Mitch McConnell I believe you also wrote about the fact that he is very interested in this kind of setting the table to make it.
More probable for Republican whoever will be running against -- a -- in two years to be able to.
Be successful but that brings up the question major about the fact if that is his number one objective is to make sure that Obama doesn't get reelected in two years.
How does he answer to all those new people that may be showing up on Wednesday which is well actually in January but.
Right the new the new Tea Party candidates to get elected how does he respond to them and they're looking more jobs that's what they wanted the Washington work -- Exactly Mitch McConnell and Jon Kyl is number two in the senate Republican leadership both said the same thing -- got to sit down these people -- -- how to phrase for those in need to be he said some preaching.
And some teaching.
And what they're gonna say and I'm not sure of the Tea Party inspired senate Republicans were going to be elected are gonna subscribe to this but this -- going to be the initial conversation.
The presence -- the veto pen.
Anything we try to do in the senate has to get sixty votes and even if we passed with sixty -- the president doesn't like it.
Then we need 67 votes to get an -- those votes simply don't exist so we can.
Try to throw these hail Mary passes and -- all -- confrontational stuff and fall flat on our face if we over promise like that we run the risk of losing in 2012.
Mitch McConnell and John Kyle -- look at.
If you really want to change the country have to change the presidency so we have to do things in congress.
That are going to be harmonious with what ever the Republican nominee whoever it is is gonna -- 2012 and I would say.
This is that.
Distinct difference from the 1995.
Republican congress that came in in the 1994 weighed against Bill Clinton.
Because there was absolutely no cohesion between what those Republicans in congress did and what Bob Dole eventually ran on in 1996 is the Republican nominees -- fact.
Oftentimes they were at odds.
The big difference this time it's worth remembering Mitch McConnell doesn't wanna be present and I states and John Boehner becomes becomes speaker of the house kids wanna be president -- states are creatures of congress.
And they're gonna try to use congress to elevate an overall national message Republicans.
That sympathizes with and his harmonious with whatever the nominee says and if they do that they believe.
They can make President Obama one term president that's their strategic insight and it's a strategic goal -- will happen well as I was saying politics have to wait.
Yup we sure will -- and I'll tell you that the conservative callers call my radio show they are I don't care they've under sold expectations.
They're expecting a lot -- they -- they -- -- some major changes so -- major Garret always great to see you thanks so much from the national jurors get a weekend thank you.
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