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    In order to ram his view through the PArty and to protect his power.

    Gorbachev was rather stupid of course, as Kotkin points out.

    YELTSIN insisted on democracy - not appointed Presidency for Gorbachev.

    It's right there if you can understand it.

    Maybe you are unfamiliar with the issue.

    The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

    by Armando on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:16:05 PM PST

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      Gorbachev had all the power he needed, why would he ditch the Party and place all his power in a democratically-elected Congress?  Do you even understand the basics?

      Democrats are the party of those who are working, those who have finished working, and those who want to work. -- Elizabeth Edwards

      by philgoblue on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:28:24 PM PST

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