Skip to comments.Richard Cohen Yearns for Obama to Be Like LBJ
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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So do I. After all, LBJ had a heart attack and is now horizontal.
Yeah, LBJ declined to run for another term. I can dig that for Obama.
Zer0 beats LBJ - he cluster****ed TWO wars instead of one!
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”?
If he means a one-termer, then I agree.
I agree with Richard Cohen, I too want obama to be like LBJ .................a 1 term president.
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.
"I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."
Good. Even better. Make him like Nixon and resign.
After having sorted out OBL, Hussein should get a Silver Star, just as LBJ did. Be worth about as much.
Which begs the question, who REALLY fathered the Obama girls? I'm betting it was Jesse.
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.
LBJ only lifted his dog up by the ears, he didnt eat him.
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.
Give the whole thing a chance.
Give the whole thing a chance.
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.