Skip to comments.Lyndon Johnson Is Back In The White House
Posted on 12/01/2009 6:47:27 PM PST by parkerj
In the mid-1960s 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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He ain’t mah fella Amurican.
More like the worst of LBJ and Jimmuh “MyNameIsEarl” Carter
I’m giving him the nickname President Primetime. You can go ahead and use that if you want.
Here's Obama "agonizing" over Afghanistan:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Huh...He’s a lefty. What a shock...
That’s almost amazing to me that they would come up with the same theme. We must be from the same generation.
“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.
Maybe Obama will copy it some day.
“More like the worst of LBJ and Jimmuh MyNameIsEarl Carter”
That’s what I was thinking. Obama is their mutant offspring.
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.
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.
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.”
This limp wristed geek will most certainly give a LBJ speech for 2012.
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.”
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.”
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.
Remember the daisy commercial with the nuclear detonation in the background?
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?
I don’t recall who was responsible for that “unified budget”, but Alan Greenspan was still defending it a few years ago.
Yes, I saw it several times. It was scurrilous, hateful, and typical LBJ.
One and the same.....