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Tuesday, 27 March 2012


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Another possible advantage for Obama is that he would be able to say - "look, I tried to get healthcare for all, but the judges wouldn't let me" - thus reaping some of the political gains without having to pay the price. Richard Nixon was a past master of this tactic - e.g. his administration simultaneously oversaw the rapid desegregation of the schools whilst opposing desegregation in the courts. Politically quite effective too.

Yes, good point, 'H'.

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