Kennedy was able to parlay his political capital into programs he wanted.Kennedy had a House which was 70% Democratic, and a Senate which was 60%. I'm not sure how much "political capital" he needed to move things along.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Presidents_and_co...LBJ had about 68% and 65%, respectively. He also had the spectre of Kennedy's assassination, which made the hard Right quiescent for a time when it came to Kennedy's (and LBJ's) signature legislative proposals, notably on Civil Rights.Neither of them had to deal with the kind of hyperpartisanship that Obama faces.At some point, I have to give Obama some of the blame.Please. You have Republicans shouting "You Lie" during a State of the Union speech, unprecedented in political history. You have Republicans willing to take the country into default rather than negotiate a debt-ceiling increase, the very thing they did six times during the George W. Bush administration. You have Republicans proposing to run the country off a fiscal cliff of their own design rather than accept the overwhelming desires of the populace, and you conclude that this is somehow "Obama's fault"?Seriously? I guess you give "some of the blame" to Stalin because his country was invaded in 1941?
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