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    "....Say you were an idiot,Say you were a member of congress but I repeat myself."-Attributed to Mark Twain

    “Lincoln” is a case study in presidential lobbying. To pass the 13th Amendment, the president needs to flip at least 20 Democratic votes in the House — to win over, as Secretary of State William Seward colorfully put it, the “same gang of talentless hicks and hacks who rejected the amendment” months earlier. Sound familiar?

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 02:00:01 PM PDT

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    •  more Mark Twain quotes about Congress: priceless. (1+ / 0-)
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      Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can. - What Is Man?

      ...the smallest minds and the selfishest souls and the cowardliest hearts that God makes. - Letter fragment, 1891

      Congressman is the trivialist distinction for a full grown man. - Notebook #14, Nov. 1877 - July 1878

      All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity. - Mark Twain's Autobiography; also in Mark Twain in Eruption

      It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. - Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

      It is the foreign element that commits our crimes. There is no native criminal class except Congress. - More Maxims of Mark, compiled by Johnson, 1927

      Whiskey is carried into committee rooms in demijohns and carried out in demagogues. - Notebook, 1868

      ...I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman. - "Foster's Case," New York Tribune, 10 March 1873

      Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain, a Biography

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