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Jeb Bush praises Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘He did what leaders do’
The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 05/16/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by Academiadotorg

Jeb Bush hasn’t announced whether he’s decided to run for president in 2016, but the former Florida governor has promised that if he does he will strive to govern like former Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson. Speaking at Saint Leo University in San Antonio, Fla., the Republican praised Mr. Johnson last February, not for his “Great Society” programs that conservatives blame for significantly expanding the size and scope of the federal government, but for his forceful, hands-on leadership, The Miami Herald reported at the time.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jebbush; lbj
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1 posted on 05/16/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by Academiadotorg
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Jeb Bush praises Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘He did what Tyrants do’

Fixed the headline for you...

2 posted on 05/16/2014 12:44:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Academiadotorg

And people(including SOME FreePs) wonder just WHY I DESPISE the BUSHES!


3 posted on 05/16/2014 12:44:23 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Academiadotorg

TED CRUZ for PRESIDENT! (THE EDUCATED DECISION)


4 posted on 05/16/2014 12:44:41 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Academiadotorg

Bush is sick.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:03 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Academiadotorg

LBJ was easily the most vile scumbag ever to occupy the WH.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:11 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Academiadotorg

Maybe Jeb should just run as a Democrat or on Hillary’s ticket.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:19 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Academiadotorg

If Jeb loses the Republican primary, expect a Hillary/Jeb “unity Democrat Ticket”

Especially if 2014 is a blowout against the Dims...


8 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Academiadotorg

I think Doris Stearns Goodwin would agree, she who put the bj in LBJ


9 posted on 05/16/2014 12:45:33 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Academiadotorg

LBJ was a ###$$%&**!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/16/2014 12:46:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Academiadotorg
Brave Sir Johnson
11 posted on 05/16/2014 12:47:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Academiadotorg
Jeb Bush is running as a democrat in EVERYTHING but name.
12 posted on 05/16/2014 12:47:19 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Academiadotorg

Destroying urban America by creating a huge population of multi-generational governmental dependents?


13 posted on 05/16/2014 12:47:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Gotta admit, I lean toward that opinion myself.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

DITTOs!!!!


15 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:45 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Kackikat

[ Maybe Jeb should just run as a Democrat or on Hillary’s ticket. ]

You beat me to it, Mark my words, having Jeb on with Hillary is the only chance in hell Hillary has of winning in 2016....


16 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Academiadotorg

Yeah, like having pesky agriculture officials whacked when they got too close to your back-room dealings.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:52 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: US Navy Vet

As if we needed any further proof of why we need to “Stay Outta Da Bushes” . . .


18 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin

it’s called love don’t cha know


19 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: Academiadotorg
jeb bush photo: Brother Jeb Bush delivered as promised. 199314_10150139945331417_725311416_6862693_1592352_n.jpg
20 posted on 05/16/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: be-baw

According to LBJ’s longtime mistress (what I heard in an interview on a Lubbock talk radio show about 1990) LBJ had people killed, but he was still a good man because it was “just business”. She inferred he was also involved in Bobby Kennedy’s assassination. Guess the NSA will be used for more than just spying if he gets to be Prez.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

[ LBJ was easily the most vile scumbag ever to occupy the WH. ]

It is actually a tie between him and Woodrow Wilson....


22 posted on 05/16/2014 12:49:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Certainly one of the top five, but the competition has been getting rather keen lately to give him the top spot.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 12:50:06 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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24 posted on 05/16/2014 12:50:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Academiadotorg
What leaders do?

What, stealing elections by voting those in cemeteries?

What, support an immigration policy that deliberately changes the purposes of an immigration policy, while pretending something very different?

What, intruding the Government into all sorts of activities, not even mentioned by category in the list of functions granted to that Government by the Constitution?

I will even ignore the fact that the widow of the President he replaced, appears to have gone to her grave believing that he was implicated in her husband's murder!

If this makes Jeb more acceptable to the Republican base, the future of the party is hopeless, indeed.

William Flax

25 posted on 05/16/2014 12:51:08 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Academiadotorg

LBJ was a total ahole. the “great society” was the most expensive vote buying scheme in American history.

go away, jebbie. you’re more than annoying.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 12:51:17 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Academiadotorg
STAY OUT DA BUSHES!........

This has been a Public Service Announcement from the Reverend Jesse Jackson............................

27 posted on 05/16/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: GraceG

If Jeb thinks promoting LBJ will get him both Democrat and Republican votes, he is smoking weed. This is beyond RINO...at least G W was a Christian, who was tied up with the NWO (family) and did some good to slow down the tide that was coming anyway. However Jeb has no redeeming qualities for being President.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Academiadotorg
LBJ was a Progressive Socialist and, like his Jeb's Dad, who could never figure out Reagan's "vision thing," and his brother W who doubled the size of government, so apparently is Jeb Bush.

Please no more Republican "compassionate" versions of Obama and the Dems.

29 posted on 05/16/2014 12:51:54 PM PDT by PapaNew
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[ As if we needed any further proof of why we need to “Stay Outta Da Bushes” . . . ]

Well the “Fast Bastard” spectaculary self destructed for them, so now they are picking the “Fat Bush-whacker” to run against Hillary because they need a Fatass to make Hillary’s fat canckles look normal....


30 posted on 05/16/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Academiadotorg

LBJ was probably the most harmful president of them all.

He was just as corrupt as Obama, just as liberal as Clinton and just as much a jackass as Carter. The worst part is he combined total corruption with the ability to get things done.

Maybe the worst thing of all was the Gun Control Act of 1968. It was an extremely harsh law and we still suffer from it. Some parts have been repealed but it still allows people like Obama to oppress gun owners.

He also got the Civil Rights act passed which was a near takeover of the country by the Federal Government.


31 posted on 05/16/2014 12:52:58 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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LBJ won his primary for US Senator, back when winning the Democrat primary was tantamount to election. He won by fraud that was widely documented, but a Democrat judge refused to overturn the election.

An author that wrote an authorized biography of LBJ and conducted extensive interviews at his ranch, claimed that LBJ had a picture on his coffee table, with LBJ and an unknown man. When he asked LBJ who it was, LBJ just smiled.

After LBJ died, the the precinct captain responsible for the fraud made a public announcement about his role. The author (mentioned above) says it was the man in the picture on LBJ's coffee table.

32 posted on 05/16/2014 12:52:59 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Academiadotorg

And yet another reason NOT to vote for Bush 3.0.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

LOL! Only slightly more racis’ than the currant occupant.


34 posted on 05/16/2014 12:54:46 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: yarddog

Jeb Bush is really laying it on thick isn’t he?


35 posted on 05/16/2014 12:55:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GraceG

Much better. Accuracy in media.


36 posted on 05/16/2014 12:55:59 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Kackikat

[ at least G W was a Christian, who was tied up with the NWO (family) and did some good to slow down the tide that was coming anyway. ]

The more we learn I think it was GW’s ineptness that spared us a bit and the fact that he had at least some conservatives on his staff, granted it may have better to have had Gore and then after Gore nmishandled things after 9/11 we might have had a chance to get a true conservative...

But hindsight is always 20/10


37 posted on 05/16/2014 12:56:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Academiadotorg

Is this the Jeb Bush who failed to act as Terri Schiavo was murdered by judicial fiat? Yeah, I thought so.

I hope he has nightmares every time he sleeps.

He needs to repent.


38 posted on 05/16/2014 12:56:23 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: GraceG

I am no fan of WW-—the founder of modern American progressivism-—along with TR.

But my comment transcended ideology. LBJ was truly a low life beyond imagination. A man with the same character flaws as Al Capone, Joseph Kennedy Sr.,... a true gangster, a corrupt politician through and through with absolutely no redeemable qualities. A vile and crude man without any scruples whatsoever. From the foul language he used. The way he stole elections. Notorious philanderer. A bully. A man who as president received people while sitting on the can. It is impossible to get lower than LBJ. Even Hitler carried himself with more grace and dignity than LBJ.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 12:56:58 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Academiadotorg
Jeb Bush...will strive to govern like LBJ.

Another good reason that voters should tell this loser to take a hike.

40 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:04 PM PDT by windsorknot
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Destroying urban America by creating a huge population of multi-generational governmental dependents?

And according to reported conversations, boasting about it as well!

I am trying to recall from memory, but I believe that the ACU rated JFK as having only voted with Conservatives in the Senate 12% of the time, before the 1960 election; but LBJ, the supposed Conservative on the ticket--basically because he was an expert at talking out of both sides of his mouth--had only voted Conservative 11% of the time!!

Those looking for campaign material to use against Jeb, might try to find a copy of the paper back from that era, "A Texan Looks At Lyndon." LBJ was far more corrupt than just your typical Left leaning demagogue.

William Flax

41 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:13 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Academiadotorg

Ballot Box 13


42 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:17 PM PDT by jdege
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CRA yup. Passed with much pushing from the republicrats.


43 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Academiadotorg

LBJ has got to be one of the worst presidents we ever had. Maybe not Carter/Obama bad, but bad. I can still see/hear his tired speeches which always started with, “My fellow Americans, I come to you tonight with heavy heart. . .” Usually announcing some new disaster either he or his polices brought on.


44 posted on 05/16/2014 12:57:53 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: GraceG

Heck, we could say that Hitler was a strong leader, and he did what leaders do. Sheesh..........

You can’t admire someone for leadership, unless you also admire and approve of what they did.


45 posted on 05/16/2014 12:58:01 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mulligan

Jeb really is coming out....


46 posted on 05/16/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Academiadotorg

Damn fool. Big time. Just like Daddy Bush and Brother “W”.


47 posted on 05/16/2014 12:58:33 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Kackikat

Hillary/Fat Rino unity ticket - 2016


48 posted on 05/16/2014 12:59:12 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

LBJ literally stole his senate seat in TX against Stevenson then had JFK killed so he could bury the investigation into all his corruption and dealings with Billy Sol Estes.
Then as POTUS he expanded the scope and power of the federal government in ways FDR could only have dreamed of.
Yea he was easily the worst President before the current one.


49 posted on 05/16/2014 12:59:23 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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RE: 28

I liked "W".
I admit that he championed some policies that were truly awful: Amnesty, Big Government 'Compassionate Conservatism' malarkey. He would have made a fine Democrat candidate - and would have fit in well with the 1960s versions of the Democrats that were for big Government, but weren't rabid anti-USA.
"W", for his shortcomings, was better than the spew-worthy competition (Gore and Lurch), and his successor (the marxist atheist international man of mystery that currently resides in the White House - or at nearby golf courses).

50 posted on 05/16/2014 1:00:01 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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