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  •  I'm not so sure. (3+ / 0-)
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    valadon, TKLTKL94, kwt3200

    1964-era Robert Byrd led the filibuster against the Civil Rights Act.

    And 1978-era Robert Byrd wrote the damn filibuster rule that the GOP has been using to obstruct everything under the son.

    We need 1954-era LBJ (with 1964-era LBJ in the White House) to get things done.

    Or, better still, seriously reform the Senate.

    Stop Obama's Wars Now! Bring the Troops Home!

    by GreenSooner on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 09:42:54 AM PST

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    •  He wrote the rules... (0+ / 0-)

      ..and knew how to use them.  Abuse them.  Think about how many times the Democrats got Ronald Reagan to sign legislation he would've rather not signed.  Including for instance cutting aid to the contra rebels in Nicuragua.  Something that was near and dear to his heart.

      And of course he filibustered himself.  Against civil rights legislation and against environmental legislation.  And more than a few of those times he unfortunately won.

      But it's not his politics I want to see.  It's his moxy.

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