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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 06:59 AM
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8. Remind me how Lieberman was stripped of his prized chair of Homeland Security and
please also describe how hard Obama fought to get Lieberman to vote for Cloture.

LBJ used to call both Democrats and Republicans in Congress on a regular basis, knowing what made them tick and, more importantly, how to get their votes.

Yes, LBJ had larger majorities in Congress--in theory. However, the split between Southern Democrats and Dixiecrats, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, Democrats from the rest of the nation, made today's split seem non-existent. Despite that, LBJ not only managed to get Great Society legislation passed, he also managed to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed.

Besides, Bush did okay from 2006-2008 and he had a hell of a lot more than one holdout to deal with.

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  -Jerry Brown, Democrats agree on new budget plan alp227  Jun-28-11 02:01 AM   #0 
  - Jerry Brown's legislature has Democratic majorities.  pnwmom   Jun-28-11 02:14 AM   #1 
  - You have a valid point, but  existentialist   Jun-28-11 02:24 AM   #2 
  - He always had the filibuster to deal with because Lieberman  pnwmom   Jun-28-11 02:38 AM   #4 
     - Remind me how Lieberman was stripped of his prized chair of Homeland Security and  No Elephants   Jun-28-11 06:59 AM   #8 
        - Seeing as you are so unhappy now with Obama have you tried borrowing  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 10:36 AM   #11 
  - It's possible Jerry Brown learned from Obama's unsuccessful attempts at bipartisanship.  tclambert   Jun-28-11 05:55 AM   #6 
  - No, Brown does not have to compromise because the  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 10:40 AM   #12 
  - Dems didn't really try to fight filibusters  lark   Jun-28-11 02:03 PM   #20 
  - So cutting K-12 schools, higher education and social services is a good thing? n/t  PoliticAverse   Jun-28-11 02:35 AM   #3 
  - Proposition 13 is destroying that state.  pnwmom   Jun-28-11 02:40 AM   #5 
  - The whole Initiative process  Mz Pip   Jun-28-11 11:01 AM   #14 
     - The California Initiative  xxqqqzme   Jun-28-11 11:58 AM   #15 
        - Like all the Yes on 8 money  Mz Pip   Jun-28-11 12:17 PM   #16 
  - Did you read the entire article? Those are by far not the only things he cut and  No Elephants   Jun-28-11 07:05 AM   #9 
  - Hey, you be nice to the governator or he might time travel  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 10:45 AM   #13 
  - you can put that firmly on the repukes!  shanti   Jun-28-11 01:46 PM   #18 
  - Republicons are determined to mess up America  SpiralHawk   Jun-28-11 06:45 AM   #7 
  - You do realize that  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 10:30 AM   #10 
  - but Republicans can be obstructive in California legislature  alp227   Jun-28-11 06:06 PM   #21 
     - Obama though  cstanleytech   Jun-28-11 10:22 PM   #22 
  - Does everyone here really understand this? There are no increases in taxes in the CA budget.  kelly1mm   Jun-28-11 12:54 PM   #17 
  - Kick and rec before someone tries to change the subject.  Kingofalldems   Jun-28-11 01:47 PM   #19 

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