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  •  The gist: you have to follow LBJ personal style.. (0+ / 0-)

    You have to call each of these people up. You have to get personal, feed their egos and cajole them one by one when their own party leaders fail or when you need to go over the noise. It's something Obama does poorly but it's necessary, otherwise, they'll just stay in their bubble.  It may not yield anything but given the alternative....

    •  Gee, I don't think old fashioned arm twisting (0+ / 0-)

      works very well with zealots. And that's what a sizeable number of the Republican caucus consists of: either genuine zealots, or people pretending to be zealots in order to fend off a Tea Party primary challenge.

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