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A Lawyer’s Tips on Negotiating for Dummies and Congressional Republicans

JimInCSTX Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 4:42 PM
"A good negotiator, first and foremost, understands his client’s goals." I think they view themselves as the client and the goal is simply to get re-elected! Obviously they have succeeded.
Somewhere, there’s a whiplash lawyer who runs his law office out of a van down by the river who watches the congressional Republicans attempt to negotiate the fiscal cliff crisis and has to turn his head away. John Boehner and his inept coterie of GOP establishment cronies have made every mistake in the book. It’s professionally embarrassing.

Frankly, if these hacks were my associates, they’d be on a street corner with signs reading “Will litigate for food.”

Congress is famously full of lawyers, but what people don’t understand is that it is really full of bad lawyers. Good...