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  •  Talking points - like that Obama is the only one (6+ / 0-)
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    Sharoney, DianeNYS, RenMin, JVolvo, Samer, BoiseBlue

    who has appointed "czars". My god that pisses me off. If I'm not mistaken, it was a Republican president who introduced the term in the first place in reference to Republican appointments. both Bushs had czars, Reagan had czars. But not only is Obama not allowed to have czars, they pretend like no gooper ever had czars. It's sur-fucking-real.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 08:06:55 AM PST

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    •  Nixon had czars, too, iirc (2+ / 0-)
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      in my dim memory, that's when the term originated, but I'm too apathetic to go look it up...

      ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~

      by sillia on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 08:38:14 AM PST

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      •  I think you're right, he originated it. (1+ / 0-)
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        Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

        by JTinDC on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 08:49:41 AM PST

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