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  •  And what you're doing is assuming (4+ / 0-)

    that, when saying the President isn't an autonomous actor, OPOL is referring to the Congress and Supreme Court.

    There are many sources of political power in this country other than the federal government: the rich, the media, think tanks, our armies of lobbyists. If you want a "solid and reality-based" understanding of power, start with that.

    "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

    by TealTerror on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 07:58:04 PM PDT

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