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The author would like to thank George Mason University for granting an academic study leave in the spring of 1997 and the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution for providing a congenial atmosphere, stimulating colleagues, and a home to carry out this research . Several colleagues provided helpful comments on this research whom I would like to thank: Sarah Binder, George Edwards, Chris Foreman, Jacob Hacker, Steve Hess, John Kingdon, Eric Lawrence, Tom Mann, Pietro Nivola, Bruce Oppenheimer, John Owens, Steven Shull, Barbara Sinclair, Kent Weaver, Margaret Weir, and Joe White

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For a more thorough analysis of these developments see James P. Pfiffner, "President Clinton and the 104th Congress: Losing Battles but Winning the War," Working Paper of The Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University (October 1997).

 

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In January 1995 after the Republican sweep of the midterm elections Bill Clinton was in a world of hurting. The Republicans had just won a historic victory, giving them control of both houses of Congress for the first time in forty years. Republicans gained fifty-two seats in the House and eight in the senate in a clear electoral rejection of President Clinton and the Democrats. Not one Republican incumbent lost his or her seat. President Clinton's approval ratings had dropped to the low forties, and if he had been up for reelection in 1994, it is likely that he would have been defeated. Newt Gingrich, considered the architect of the House takeover, was seen as the agenda setter for the government, and he was orchestrating a 100 day drive to legislate the Contract with America. In April of 1995 President Clinton was reduced to asserting that the president was still "relevant" to the policy process.

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Part of the problem of the Republican's miscalculations can be attributed to Newt Gingrich's personality. Just as Newt Gingrich must be given credit for leading the Republican minority in the House and orchestrating the victory of 1994, so must he be blamed for some of the negative incidents that undermined the ability of the Republicans, once in control of Congress, to accomplish all of their goals. David Maraniss and Michael Weisskopf argue that the problem stemmed from the inability of Gingrich to change his personal style once he became the Speaker of the House and leader of the majority party in Congress. In the minority, Gingrich used disruptive tactics to harass and badger the majority Democrats. He used hyperbole and insult to attack the Democrats, and he made exaggerated claims about the historical significance of his quest.


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From Fenno's perspective, the ability of the Republicans to push the Contract through the House was impressive, but short sighted. It was, "...a short-run, narrowly focussed, inward-looking legislative performance." In Fenno's judgement the Republicans, "...had not understood the difference between passing the Contract and governing the country, but what was worse, they had mistaken one for the other." The Republicans might have realized that the Constitution established a system that is not easy to change in the short run. For institutional and political reasons the Senate might have been expected to slow the Contract and modify its contents. More fundamentally, the President has the authority to veto legislation, and short of the two thirds majority in both houses to override, must be persuaded to sign a bill before it can become a law. Fenno quotes one conservative senator as observing, "I'd feel a lot more confident about the outcome of the revolution if I were convinced all of these guys had taken high school civics." In addition to misjudging President Clinton's willingness to stand firm against them through two government shutdowns, the Republicans failed to recognize the practical significance of the Framers' anti-majoritarian device, the president's veto power.

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The lack of governing experience was aggravated by the overbearing behavior of the Democrats over part of the 40 years they were in control. There was a tendency to deny the Republicans staffing and other resources proportional to their numbers and to use parliamentary tactics to keep the minority from achieving many of their goals, such as forcing votes on amendments they offered. As the disruptive tactics of the Gingrich-led Republicans increased in the late 1980s, Democratic use of special rules to thwart the Republican intensified the negative cycle.

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Richard Fenno proposes another explanation for the overreaching of the Republicans in 1995 and their failure to realize when to stop and accept half a loaf. He argues that the root cause of the Republicans' actions was their lack of experience in governing. He points out that the none of the Republicans in the House had ever served with a Republican majority and that only seven of the 73 freshman had any governing experience. Republican congressional veterans had spent their careers in the minority, and many had become convinced by Newt Gingrich that the best way to win majority status was a confrontational approach that included attacking the House as an institution. The tactics of the "bomb throwers" in the House were not easily transferable to building governing coalitions. Republicans in the Senate did not have the same problems, since they had been in the majority from 1981 to 1987.