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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:21 PM

14. Yes, but only some one who can do THE TREATMENT.

Is there is an actual other Senator that can accomplish what he can't? We need an LBJ who will put a fist into McConnell's face to get business done it seems. I'm not a condoner of violence or dirty tricks, but right now, it's beginning to seem that this is what we need.


In leading a narrow majority, Johnson relied on his power of persuasion to keep the Democratic Conference united and round up additional votes among Republican senators. Reporters Rowland Evans and Robert Novak described the "Johnson Treatment" in their book Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power (1966):

Its tone could be supplication, accusation, cajolery, exuberance, scorn, tears, complaint, the hint of threat. It was all of these together. It ran the gamut of human emotions. Its velocity was breathtaking, and it was all in one direction. Interjections from the target were rare. Johnson anticipated them before they could be spoken. He moved in close, his face a scant millimeter from his target, his eyes widening and narrowing, his eyebrows rising and falling. From his pockets poured clippings, memos, statistics. Mimicry, humor, and genius of analogy made The Treatment an almost hypnotic experience and rendered the target stunned and helpless.

Who will be our Lyndon B. Johnson?

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