Conservatives sometimes dismiss whatever happened or didn’t happen during those two celebrated periods in their history because they didn’t have the whole shebang — Republican control of the House, the Senate, and the presidency. That all changed with the election of George W. Bush in 2000. For more than four years of Bush’s presidency, the Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate and had more self-proclaimed conservatives in Congress than at any time in history. They could have enacted a conservative revolution that overturned much of Johnson’s Great Society. The reality, however, is that the Head Start and food stamp programs continued full speed ahead.
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