“LBJ used those tactics effectively...”
If you are relatively old and grew up in Texas, you know that LBJ was hardly subtle when he wanted to throw his weight around politically. He was likely to grab your shoulder give you a big Texas “Howdy” and then if you were crossing him politically, tell you he would break your arm if you did not do what he wanted.
Zero has his own Chicago thugs to do the same with none of LBJ’s Texas hospitality.
Chicago politicians play good cop, bad cop. Some are blatant thugs with no hospitality. But some are very good at seducing you into prostitution.
The best example is combine Republican Ray LaHood whose sole job is to use stimulus money to turn mayors and county boards and other local officials into becoming Ho’s for the #1 pimp.