"There are two major groups of potential opponents who need to be
assessed," Pollster Pat Caddell wrote last December, "the Democratic
Party and the Republican Party. In many ways, the former may be more
dangerous than the latter."
Jimmy Carter's favorite nose counter could hardly have been more
correct. Last week the simmering dispute between the President and
Capitol Hill broke into the open, with congressional members of
Carter's own party leading the battle. Within three days Democrat-led
committees in both chambers voted to load Administration proposals with
more than $3.5 billion in extra money.
By doing so, the legislators were directly challenging...
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