DEMOCRATS: Turning the Flank

The sharp crack of political rifle fire spanged through Washington again last week as Democrats picked off Democrats up the length of Pennsylvania Avenue. The sniping at Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson and his cautious tactics in Congress had been going on for months, but seasoned observers thought they detected a new note in last week's skirmishing: General Johnson and his moderate image of the Democratic Party were winning new and unexpected recruits, were in their strongest position to date. The liberal flank was being turned.

Butler's Blast. Opening gun in the latest and biggest fight was fired by Paul Butler, chairman...

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