"The bottom line is that the NYT has proven once again that is should do some hiring outside of its echo chamber. Simple research would prove the statement 'Johnson’s great mastery was to get the support of Southern Republicans' to be bunk. Not only were there no Southern Republicans to speak of in those 10 aforementioned states, but the one from Texas joined his 20 Democratic colleagues from those states in opposing the final bill."TigerHawk:
"The New York Times has imagined 'southern' Republican Senators who never existed, an error so fundamental that one is forced to wonder whether the Times has any actual editors. Or are they merely all under the age of 45 and entirely unschooled in political history?"