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  •  He's not great but he's not bad either (0+ / 0-)

    People here seem to think that the majority leader has some sort of near dictatorial powers and a strangle hold over his caucus. That he only needs to be willing to be forceful to achieve ones goals... that's a clear lack of understanding of how the Senate works (civility, blah blah). The leader is merely the primus inter pares (first amongst equals) but has not nearly the near dictatorial powers the Speaker of the House has... The days of Lyndon Baines Johnson are long gone. Why do you think that former Sen. Lott titled his book "Herding Cats"? Because it's a near impossible job.

    I think Harry Reid is a fine majority leader, trapped in the constraints of his job. Not a great one but not a bad one either.

    Obama-Biden in 2012!

    by Frederik on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 02:10:38 PM PST

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    •  Two words: Bill Frist. (1+ / 0-)
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      Funny, when the Republicans are in the majority, they have no problem pushing their agenda.  And when they're in the minority, they have no problem obstructing the majority.

      I'm not saying we need to play their game, but the fact that Reid has led the way on full-fledged capitulation for the past four years tells me that he sucks at his job.

      Hope you enjoyed it, Sarah, 'cause we just kicked your silly winking folksy lipsticked ass back to Alaska. Now shut the fuck up and stay there. Also.

      by Kaili Joy Gray on Wed Nov 26, 2008 at 02:21:13 PM PST

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