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  •  The more they do the the worse it becomes (2+ / 0-)
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    The votes that will follow this CR, assuming it loses: a clean continuing appropriations with no supplemental funding that would extend for six weeks, and a second vote that would extend funding for just a week, giving the House time to come back and pass the six-week extension.

    Perpetual Continuing Resolutions.  

    Perpetual opportunities for the Rebups to continue their agenda.

    This is bs Harry, you supposed to govern/run/oversee the Senate.  What, LBJ and Sam Rayburn didn't leave you any instructions?

    Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    by EdMass on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 03:58:06 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, I know (0+ / 0-)

      Rayburn was the House Leader.  But, he was still a tough son-of-a-gun!

      Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

      by EdMass on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 04:01:45 PM PDT

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    •  I'd recommend (2+ / 0-)
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      your reading Robert Caro's Master of the Senate in which you will find, that while LBJ knew how to arm twist, he was not twisting the arms of utterly craven hateful assholes -- except for some Dixiecrats who weren't this bad except for race issues.  Republicans actually had respect for the country back then.

      And he didn't have to deal with an utterly insane House (nor did Rayburn).

      Vi er alle norske " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 04:07:01 PM PDT

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      •  Late 50's, early 60's (0+ / 0-)

        No "craven hateful assholes?"  Giving the Dixiecrats (" except for race issues") a bye are we?

        Insane? The communist witchhunts and hiding under our desks against a nuclear strike?

        As to today, the House is a repub majority, 60 or so tbaggers doesn't constitute an insane asylum.  When situations have been reversed, and the libs were considered beyond the pale things still got done.  It is the vitriol that kills concurrence because it makes those there think more about re-election than doing their f'ng jobs.

        Are you really telling me that you believe that Harry has done a good job?  IMHO ever since he's lost Nancy, he's adrift.  And even when she was there, I'm sure I recall she referenced that the Senate was where all the legislation she moved through the House went to die.

        I really don't think that we are in opposition here?  At least, I don't want to be with you.  

        Peace

        Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

        by EdMass on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 04:27:16 PM PDT

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      •  LBJ also knew everyone who had skeletons burried (0+ / 0-)

        in the closet and where.   It came in handy when he wanted to get something done.  

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