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  •  LBJ had a two-thirds majority (10+ / 0-)

    in the Senate and a two-thirds majority in the House after the 1964 elections, which saw a net  gain of two Democratic Senators and 36 Democratic representatives.

    •  A reminder of the Oscar Wilde saying, (2+ / 0-)
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      "The saddest thing in life is not getting one's heart's desire. The second saddest thing is getting it." Had LBJ not had such huge majorities, perhaps his hubris might have been restrained to his lasting benefit.

      For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

      by Anne Elk on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 09:13:02 AM PDT

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