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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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