Yet again, Steve-O omits key facts: in the 90s, the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, and the opposing President was not committed to his power above all else.
Reagan never had both houses (never had the HOR at all, can't remember about Senate), and Const 101 is all spending bills originate in the House (guess Roberts never had Const 101...).
Yes, the Republican controlled both houses and the Presidency in the early 2000s, and to their eternal discredit, squandered the opportunity big time. But that is also partly why we have a Tea Party, contrary to those idiots who think it's because we have an African American President...
Nice try, Steve-O, weak again.