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Obama Must Take a Page from LBJ’s Leadership Book

Guess who wrote this:

“This Congress has gone further than any other within memory to replace debate and decision by delay and stultification.

“This is one of those moments when there is reason to wonder whether the Congressional system as it now operates is not a grave danger to the Republic.”

The Passage of Power
Master of the Senate
conservative coalition
spent little time

“What you see too often in Washington … is a system of government that seems incapable of action. You see a Congress twisted and pulled in every direction by hundreds of well-financed and powerful special interests. You see every extreme position defended to the last vote, almost to the last breath, by one unyielding group or another. … Often, you see paralysis and stagnation and drift.”

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