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View Diary: Don't Laugh. Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) Urges GOP To Declare War On Ted Cruz. Stop Laughing. (284 comments)

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  •  In the old days, Sen like Cruz could be punished (3+ / 0-)
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    rubyr, Catte Nappe, Jay C

    pretty severely. Back in the days of LBJ, before the rules were changed, if you crossed the wrong people in the Senate Or the House, you could wind up with your office in a tiny windowless basement room with no AC next to the men's room. Oh, and as for pork barrel goodies to impress the folks back home? Choice committee assignments? (A very big deal.) Forget it. Unfortunately, the Dems passed rule changes in the 70s-80s so junior screwups dont generally wind up nailed to a wall with their nuts in a vise anymore. Really too too bad.

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