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Ah well, if your proposal is that he "could have" acted like a revolutionary leader of a mass uprising, I suppose I must concede. He could have also tried to impose Sharia law - with equal probability and similar results.
by rootless2 on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 03:13:49 PM EST
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No, my proposal is that he pushes his authority to the very limit and with a clear idea about who his enemies are and what he should do to destroy them.

Is the FBI on his side? Yes or no. If yes, deal with Wall Street the same way Lyndon B. Johnson deal with the Ku Klux Klan a generation ago. If not, deal with Wall Street the same way Benjamin Franklin dealt with the British three hundred years ago.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 03:27:31 PM EST
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under johnson, the fbi spent far more time attempting to destroy the civil rights movement than the kkk. and yet, lbj helped pass the civil rights laws.
by rootless2 on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 04:52:23 PM EST
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