Which combination of government do you thinks works best and why? When Bush the Second was first elected, he had two years of a Republican Congress. Things did not go so well, and the Democrats took control in 2003. Clinton had the same thing and the Republicans took the Congress in 1994. When one party has controlled both, things did not do well. Bush had a Democrat Congress, and the economy crashed in 2008. Of all the choices to date, Clinton with a Republican Congress produced the best results for the economy, thanks mostly to the Congress.