Skip to comments.Jeb Bush praises Lyndon B. Johnson: ‘He did what leaders do’
Posted on 05/16/2014 12:43:18 PM PDT by Academiadotorg
Jeb Bush hasnt announced whether hes 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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Fixed the headline for you...
And people(including SOME FreePs) wonder just WHY I DESPISE the BUSHES!
TED CRUZ for PRESIDENT! (THE EDUCATED DECISION)
Bush is sick.
LBJ was easily the most vile scumbag ever to occupy the WH.
Maybe Jeb should just run as a Democrat or on Hillary’s ticket.
If Jeb loses the Republican primary, expect a Hillary/Jeb “unity Democrat Ticket”
Especially if 2014 is a blowout against the Dims...
I think Doris Stearns Goodwin would agree, she who put the bj in LBJ
LBJ was a ###$$%&**!!!!!!
Destroying urban America by creating a huge population of multi-generational governmental dependents?
Gotta admit, I lean toward that opinion myself.
[ Maybe Jeb should just run as a Democrat or on Hillarys 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....
Yeah, like having pesky agriculture officials whacked when they got too close to your back-room dealings.
As if we needed any further proof of why we need to “Stay Outta Da Bushes” . . .
it’s called love don’t cha know
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.
[ LBJ was easily the most vile scumbag ever to occupy the WH. ]
It is actually a tie between him and Woodrow Wilson....
Certainly one of the top five, but the competition has been getting rather keen lately to give him the top spot.
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.
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.
This has been a Public Service Announcement from the Reverend Jesse Jackson............................
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.
Please no more Republican "compassionate" versions of Obama and the Dems.
[ 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....
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.
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.
And yet another reason NOT to vote for Bush 3.0.
LOL! Only slightly more racis’ than the currant occupant.
Jeb Bush is really laying it on thick isn’t he?
Much better. Accuracy in media.
[ 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
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.
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.
Another good reason that voters should tell this loser to take a hike.
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.
Ballot Box 13
CRA yup. Passed with much pushing from the republicrats.
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.
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.
Jeb really is coming out....
Damn fool. Big time. Just like Daddy Bush and Brother “W”.
Hillary/Fat Rino unity ticket - 2016
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.
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).