In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn into office. His Democratic victory was shared with many as the composition of the US Senate changed from 49 Democrats to 57. In the US House of Representatives, the composition changed from 233 Democrats to 256. The Democratic Party not only took control of the White House, but also gained control of the Senate and House, all riding on the coattails and promises of Barack Obama and his promises of hope and change.
In 2011, the composition of the Senate and House both changed. Democrats retained control of the Senate, but lost 6 seats to Republicans, giving the Democrats a 51-47 advantage. In the House, Democrats lost 59 seats and control to Republicans. The GOP controlled by a wide margin of 242-193 over the Democrats.
In 2015, the American people were fed up with Obama and his Democratic minions. Republicans won 9 seats in the Senate to take a 54-44 lead over the Democrats. In the House, Republicans won 12 more seats to increase their lead to 246-188.