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  •  That's why you dont ask, you extort. It worked (1+ / 0-)
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    for LBJ and it's obviously working for the right.

    "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican every time" Harry S. Truman

    by opticnerver on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 06:14:07 PM PST

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    •  The right has an organized infrastructure that (1+ / 0-)
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      gives them money and talking points.  The dem's are lucky if they can agree on what time to take bathroom breaks.

      "New TSA slogan: can't see London, can't see France, unless we see your underpants."

      by lakehillsliberal on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 06:31:21 PM PST

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      •  erm, thats why you EXTORT them. LBJ had an (0+ / 0-)

        uncooperative congress. He called them in one by one and made them sweat. THAT'S how shit gets done.

        "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican every time" Harry S. Truman

        by opticnerver on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 08:23:16 PM PST

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        •  They had been in a submissive relationship to LBJ (0+ / 0-)

          for a decade or more, and he knew all their faults and how to play the heritage of a domination of them all that O doesn't have because he has not been a majority leader of these particular critters for a decade, and Reid is no more dominant.

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