Johnson had his own plan, and it worked ?
I was told if I voted for Goldwater that we would have riots in the streets and get in a long, unwinnable war. Well I voted for Goldwater and darn if they weren’t right.
And she had a right to fear LBJ. His “Great Society” program has removed low income and minority dads from homes and spawned multiple generations of “momma’s boys” animals. Sad.
And for what? For this:
“Its simple: I’ll have them n_____s voting Democratic for two hundred years.” (Lyndon Johnsons reported comment explaining why the civil rights bill and Great Society program was so important to him.)
May the Lord help our great country, and the millions of lives damaged through this great evil.
There has never been any doubt in my mind that LBJ was behind Kennedy’s assassination.
... as did we all.
The press was getting ready to release the story that JFK was having an affair with a Russian spy. Next thing you know, JFK is dead. The Democrat party killed their own President to protect the party. What will they do now, or allow to happen, to protect their Party?
Right - Kennedy feared for the country because of Johnson? Kennedy? Johnson was a bully and a coward and overrated. What BS.
But not so worried for the country that he would pick someone else (with fewer southern votes) as a running mate.
Typical Kennedy, typical Leftist.
I want to say it was Robert Caro (LBJ biographer) that said that Senators Mike Mansfield and LBJ “paid” JFK a visit and told him that LBJ was going to be his running mate.
Kennedy never worried about anything but Kennedy.
Gee.. ya think.
Bobby "Little Lyndon" Baker was a long-time friend and key staffer for Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Baker was under investigation by the J- and RFK Department of Justice, et al. I recall that Baker had been indicted on some of the many charges resulting from years and years of corruption and crimes. He knew the Washington crowd that included the young woman killed by Ted Kennedy. Hey! it's Washington.
There was also, among many LBJ associates, Billie Sol Estes and his shenanigans that included the 1961 "suicide" of Henry Marshall a Dept. of Agriculture official in Texas investigating fraudulent government subsidies.
(Considering the current administration few Americans know that that was and still is illegal. Yes, illegal. Really.)
Estes was of course an associate of LBJ, what else.. I did say he was a criminal, right? 20+ years later Estes would admit that a close LBJ associate murdered Mr. Marshall. And Texas authorities admitted that it was murder.. shooting one's self five or six times with a bolt action rifle after bludgeoning one's self was rarely a suicide method used back then.
That associate was Malcolm E. "Mac" Wallace. Ten years before that Wallace was convicted of murdering a man, "with malice aforethought" -- murder in the first degree IOW, and walked away with a five year suspended sentence.
"My kind of man!" LBJ must have thought. Though it helped Wallace that the murdered man had the enmity of LBJ and LBJ's lawyer represented Wallace in LBJ's Texas.
NOW I get it.
Just like in an earlier thread ... we get this information waayyy too late to do any good.
What will we discover when ozero is completely vetted and exposed?
By that time JFK knew LBJ was a freaking communist. Long before the assassination, I remember my Dad talking about LBJ, who was our neighbor right down the road. One of my Dad’s best friends was the foreman on the ranch.
They had long conversations talking about LBJ’s belief in a central government economic plan. He was also a terrific fan of Otto Bismark’s welfare state and how LBJ’s first argument in the Senate was against a civil rights bill shoring up black American’s right to vote and seek employment.
In early 1965 this friend told my Dad that the CIA had questioned him about the comings and goings at the ranch. That they were investigating his ties to communists who were working in the US creating chaos in the anti-civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam movement. And it was LBJ himself who actually starting spreading the rumor that MLK was communist.
I know that the locals were experiencing great unrest at the deeds of Texas’ favorite son. But he covered himself by keeping Texans happy by bringing in the many new military bases and of course bringing in NASA. By this time Lady Bird had already moved herself into the Towers in Austin and separated herself and her businesses from him. And he had moved his ‘assistant’ into the ranch house that the guys had dubbed the bolshevik and they started secretly keeping records of her private meetings at the ranch.
That was one dastardly old man. When he had his last heart attack in 1973 my Mom was a nurse at the hospital. When the helicopter came in, the ‘bolshevik’ fell out of it and busted her knee wide open and broke the kneecap, Mom said the hospital doctor just stitched it back up and didn’t even x-ray it. lol LBJ was already dead and he wasn’t going to toady to the commie.
Two years after his death, my younger brother’s after school job was working for the local florist who was commissioned on President’s Day to take a wreath and put it on his grave, they went over there and couldn’t find the grave. They called one of the caretakers who came over and said, “You’re standing on his head!” When Lady Bird finally decided to put in a grave marker, it was a very modest granite stone, and everyone laughed that there was no great presidential edifice built there. She planted him in the family plot and was done.
Would a Kennedy-Symington ticket have beaten Nixon? Nixon might have carried Texas but that wouldn't have been enough to give him the victory (Missouri went for Kennedy anyway). Possibly more of the Southern electoral votes would have gone to Harry F. Byrd so without LBJ on the ticket possibly the election would have gone into the House of Representatives.