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Lyndon Johnson Is Back In The White House
theFinancialSkinny ^ | December 1, 2009 | theFinancialSkinny

Posted on 12/01/2009 6:47:27 PM PST by parkerj

In the mid-1960’s President Lyndon Baines Johnson agonized throughout his White House years about the War in Vietnam. Like Mr. Obama, he was pursuing an ambitious, controversial, and expensive social agenda, which included Medicare and Medicaid, two of the three programs that currently are bankrupting the country.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bho44; islam; lbj; nationalsecurity; presidents; waronterror

1 posted on 12/01/2009 6:47:28 PM PST by parkerj
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To: parkerj

He ain’t mah fella Amurican.


2 posted on 12/01/2009 6:48:33 PM PST by stboz
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To: parkerj

More like the worst of LBJ and Jimmuh “MyNameIsEarl” Carter


3 posted on 12/01/2009 6:54:53 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: parkerj

I’m giving him the nickname President Primetime. You can go ahead and use that if you want.


4 posted on 12/01/2009 6:57:11 PM PST by retrogo
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To: retrogo

Thank you.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 6:58:11 PM PST by parkerj
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To: parkerj
"President Lyndon Baines Johnson agonized throughout his White House years about the War in Vietnam..."

Here's Obama "agonizing" over Afghanistan:

Obama,Afghanistan,Politics,Satire

6 posted on 12/01/2009 7:00:25 PM PST by Flag_This (ACORN delenda est)
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To: parkerj

Reading through the live thread, my thoughts were

“#$@$ LBJ’s back”

The play book for the Tali now is to wait it out, or inflict enough specific damage to sour the public, think TET, and feed the public discord while they wait.

either way, it sucks to be us.

FUBO


7 posted on 12/01/2009 7:05:11 PM PST by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: parkerj

Right. Johnson KNEW he was going to get into Vietnam before the election in 64. He kept those plans secret to protect his “Great Society” domestic agenda.He broke his campaign promises with the Gulf of Tonkin fiasco.


8 posted on 12/01/2009 7:06:12 PM PST by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: parkerj

I was just skimming some of the threads at DU for pure schadenfreude reasons and found several posts comparing Obama to LBJ. But the consensus is that Barry is nowhere near the progressive leader LBJ was. Funny...sorta.


9 posted on 12/01/2009 7:13:01 PM PST by bigbob
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To: stboz

He ain’t an American, this a$$ clown is an illegal “African-Kenyan” who is a affirmative action prick, a sore boil on our butts!


10 posted on 12/01/2009 7:13:17 PM PST by tiger63
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To: parkerj
Lyndon Johnson Is Back In The White House

Nope! Lyndon didn't have ears like that and sure as hell his nose didn't shine like that!!!!!!!

This guy is one of a kind and can't even be compared to the clown who started the welfare state..... He can, however, be compared to other socialists who tried to control the people of the world.

11 posted on 12/01/2009 7:13:19 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Flag_This

Huh...He’s a lefty. What a shock...


12 posted on 12/01/2009 7:13:30 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: parkerj

Similar

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Lyndon-Baines-Obama-takes-Afghan-reins-8613888.html


13 posted on 12/01/2009 7:15:47 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

That’s almost amazing to me that they would come up with the same theme. We must be from the same generation.


14 posted on 12/01/2009 7:25:05 PM PST by parkerj
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To: All

“I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

That is my favorite LBJ quote.


15 posted on 12/01/2009 7:28:13 PM PST by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

Maybe Obama will copy it some day.


16 posted on 12/01/2009 7:32:24 PM PST by parkerj
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To: YankeeReb

“More like the worst of LBJ and Jimmuh “MyNameIsEarl” Carter”

That’s what I was thinking. Obama is their mutant offspring.


17 posted on 12/01/2009 7:34:56 PM PST by Pelham ("Badges?!! We don' need no stinkin' badges!!")
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To: parkerj

Probably the article caught my eye right away and I was going to post it then noticed yours and figured I would just add it.


18 posted on 12/01/2009 7:47:04 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: parkerj

Exactly what I was saying. LBJ tried to fight a war and not fight a war at the same time. The problem with Vietnam was that it was a no-win war. “The purpose of war is victory, not the endless prolongation of hostilities.” No-win wars are about the most immoral policy a leader can implement.

Nobody wants another Vietnam, but with BO’s timetable for withdrawal in place, that is exactly what we have. BO gave McChrystal only 3/4 of what he said he needs to win the war.

I’d like to support his troop surge as I supported the surge in Iraq. It worked magnificently. And if we withdraw, the Taliban will most likey come back into power and we’ll be in the same situation that we were in before 9/11.

But as it is now, all that figures to happen after July 2011, but with many more American lives lost between now and then. If that is the case, then we should just withdraw now ad save thousands of lives.


19 posted on 12/01/2009 7:51:11 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Danae

And that might have been OK if LBJ had had any plan or goal to win the war. He never did and when his generals brought him a victory plan, he tore it up and ordered that they “never bring me anything like that again.”


20 posted on 12/01/2009 7:53:13 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: parkerj

This limp wristed geek will most certainly give a LBJ speech for 2012.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 7:53:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Danae

Old post-election joke, ca. 1965:

“They told me if Ivoted for Goldwater we’d get in a war. They wree right. I voted for him and we’re in one.”


22 posted on 12/01/2009 7:53:58 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Danae

Old post-election joke, ca. 1965:

“They told me if Ivoted for Goldwater we’d get in a war. They were right. I voted for him and we’re in one.”


23 posted on 12/01/2009 7:54:02 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: FromLori

Prior to the surge, I was referring to Dubya as “Lyndon Baines Bush”, not only for his no-win policy (up until then) in Iraq but for teh biggest entitlement program since LBJ. BO makes both of them look like pikers in entitlements and like brilliant sages in foreign policy.


24 posted on 12/01/2009 7:56:10 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Remember the daisy commercial with the nuclear detonation in the background?


25 posted on 12/01/2009 8:05:32 PM PST by parkerj
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To: parkerj

Wasn’t it LBJ that also managed to throw away the “lockbox” for Social Security funds and allow that money to be used in the general fund?


26 posted on 12/01/2009 8:26:33 PM PST by octex
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To: octex

I don’t recall who was responsible for that “unified budget”, but Alan Greenspan was still defending it a few years ago.


27 posted on 12/01/2009 8:31:00 PM PST by parkerj
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To: parkerj

Yes, I saw it several times. It was scurrilous, hateful, and typical LBJ.


28 posted on 12/01/2009 8:40:08 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: octex

One and the same.....


29 posted on 12/01/2009 8:43:12 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: YankeeReb
More like the worst of LBJ and Jimmuh “MyNameIsEarl” Carter

Cubed...

the infowarrior

30 posted on 12/01/2009 8:59:41 PM PST by infowarrior
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