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Richard Cohen Yearns for Obama to Be Like LBJ
NewsBusters ^ | May 8, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 05/08/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Imagine President Barack Obama leaning hard into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, pressing him to support a piece of legislation or, say, introduce a budget bill that has been MIA for the past three years. Obama is a real go getter and has been burning up the phone lines until late at night to convince legislators to support him. He even invites a number of people from Capitol Hill to join him for rounds of golf where he continues the art of persuasion.

Hard to believe that fantasy? Well, that is what the Washington Post opinion writer Richard Cohen is fervently wishing for. Cohen's magic genie wish, inspired by the newly published Robert Caro book, The Passage of Power, is that Obama will do a complete U-turn on his introverted, hands-off personality and become like Lyndon B. Johnson. Here is Cohen going into flights of fantasy on this topic in his latest column with the somewhat less than ringing endorsement title, What Obama doesn’t know about being president:

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; lyndonjohnson; richardcohen
Please Blue Fairy! Make Barack Obama just like LBJ. Please Blue Fairy!
1 posted on 05/08/2012 3:02:07 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

So do I. After all, LBJ had a heart attack and is now horizontal.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 3:04:01 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Yeah, LBJ declined to run for another term. I can dig that for Obama.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: PJ-Comix

Zer0 beats LBJ - he cluster****ed TWO wars instead of one!


4 posted on 05/08/2012 3:07:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Be more like LBJ?

He wants Obama to urinate on Secret Servicemen’s shoes?
He wants Obama to blackmail newspapers into silencing any opposition to his policies?
He wants Obama to discuss the “Negra problem”?


5 posted on 05/08/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: PJ-Comix

If he means a one-termer, then I agree.


6 posted on 05/08/2012 3:10:06 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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Be more like LBJ? I agree with Richard Cohen, I too want obama to be like LBJ .................a 1 term president.
7 posted on 05/08/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT by Two-Bits (Ding Dong, The Golden Goose is Dead.)
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Be more like LBJ?

I agree with Richard Cohen, I too want obama to be like LBJ .................a 1 term president.

8 posted on 05/08/2012 3:13:06 PM PDT by Two-Bits (Ding Dong, The Golden Goose is Dead.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Obama is already quite a bit like LBJ. Both men will be remembered for failed programs that continued to bring destruction to this country for generations, long after each man will have left office.

Now if only Obama could imitate LBJ one more time in realizing he is so hopelessly over his head and unfit to lead and spare this country the damage of his continued incompetence by declining to run for reelection.

9 posted on 05/08/2012 3:15:36 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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10 posted on 05/08/2012 3:17:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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How I absolutely long to hear the words:

"I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."

11 posted on 05/08/2012 3:20:07 PM PDT by Bob
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Good. Even better. Make him like Nixon and resign.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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After having sorted out OBL, Hussein should get a Silver Star, just as LBJ did. Be worth about as much.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 3:50:50 PM PDT by Ax
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He can't be like LBJ because Moo-chelle keeps his balls in a plastic ziploc strapped to her gorilloid thigh.

Which begs the question, who REALLY fathered the Obama girls? I'm betting it was Jesse.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 3:55:42 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bigger ears?


15 posted on 05/08/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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He should immediately read it. It will teach him how to be president.

Kind of late for that now.

In 1957, the photographer George Tames snapped four shots of Johnson, then the Senate majority leader, working over the diminutive (and 90-year-old) Sen. Theodore Green. In the first picture, Johnson and Green are simply face to face. By the fourth shot, Green has been backed into a table and Johnson looms over him — physical, intimidating but oh so effective. This was called the Johnson Treatment and it was politics reduced to what it has to be — human relations. Bob Caro knows how it was done.

It certainly is intimidation -- strong-arming. And it's not something many people can get away with.

16 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:54 PM PDT by x
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LBJ only lifted his dog up by the ears, he didn’t eat him.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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The parallels are uncanny:

LBJ wife=Lady Bird

Obama wife=Big Bird

LBJ 2 daughters= Lucy Bird and Linda Bird

Obama 2 daughters= Sushi and Malaria

Now all Obama has to do is lift up his dog by the ears and pull up his shirt and show his appendectomy scar.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 4:35:16 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Drew68

Give the whole thing a chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3qwuDT9U8I&feature=colike


19 posted on 05/08/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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Give the whole thing a chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3qwuDT9U8I&feature=colike


20 posted on 05/08/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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I don't want Obama to join LBJ six feet under. I want Obama to live a long life in which he can watch real Americans repeal the disgusting and evil legacy of his four years in our White House. I want Obama to see America and freedom thrive for decades after he hoped to crush it under big government paternalism that not coincidentally would expand his personal power. I want Obama to watch the "historical inevitability" of communism crushed by the present day reality of free people. No, I never want to hear about Obama again once he slinks away in shame, but I want him to hear about decent people every day for generations to come.

21 posted on 05/09/2012 6:41:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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