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  • Sex in the Senate [and more: old news but relevant for certain stone throwers]

    02/09/2020 4:15:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2013 | TODD S. PURDUM
    “Senator [Clinton] Anderson [D-N.M.] was a big disappointment. He was full of hate. I had a little Mexican-American kid as a page boy and he told me, he said, ‘Senator Anderson is the meanest son of a bitch I have ever met.’ He said, ‘He just treats you like you’re a dog.’ And he was also sort of a sex maniac…” “Senator [Estes] Kefauver [D-Tenn.] had a drinking problem. He smelled like booze all the time, but he was not a mean man. His staff loved him …He was despised among all the Southern Democrats. Not a one of them...
  • In Retrospect: Amity Shlaes’s brilliant history of 1960s welfare programs and the flawed vision that underpinned them

    01/18/2020 2:00:00 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Edward Short
    In Great Society: A New History, Amity Shlaes revisits the welfare programs of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to show not only how misguided they were but also what a warning they present to those who wish to resurrect and extend such programs. “The contest between capitalism and socialism is on again,” the author writes in her introduction. Despite the Trump administration’s thriving economy, or perhaps because of it, Democratic Party progressives are calling for new welfare programs even more radical than those advocated in the 1960s by the socialist architect of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Michael Harrington....
  • Ex-NFL player: 'Tremendous awakening' among blacks spells Trump victory, Onetime Obama fundraiser done with Democrats' 'lip service'

    12/25/2019 6:10:09 AM PST · by rktman · 93 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/24/2019 | Staff
    A former NFL player who once raised money for Barack Obama says a political "awakening" among African-Americans is underway that could translate into President Trump winning 20% of the black vote in 2020. Jack Brewer, now a businessman who formerly played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, said the move to Trump is easily explained by policies that are making life better for his children, the Washington Times reported. "There is a tremendous awakening going on right now in the country," he said regarding black voters who have traditionally voted Democrat. Trump received...
  • Exiled islanders win 40-year battle to return home as judges accuse UK of abuse of power

    05/24/2007 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Androcles · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday May 24, 2007 | Julian Borger
    Hundreds of Indian Ocean islanders who were forcibly deported from their homeland by Britain 40 years ago won a battle yesterday which could see them set sail for an emotional return within days. The court of appeal in London found the British government guilty of "abuse of power" for attempting to prevent the Chagos Islanders from reclaiming land leased from under their feet by Britain to the US in the 1960s. Three judges upheld a ruling in the islanders' favour last year, ordered the government to pay their legal costs and withheld support for an appeal to the House of...
  • Civil Rights, Race Politics, & LBJ's BIG SWITCH from Intimidation to Entitlement

    08/02/2019 2:49:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2910 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know...
  • How to lose friends and alienate people: Richard Holbrooke was a past master

    05/12/2019 11:14:42 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | May 11, 2019 | Jonathan Powell
    You may ask yourself, is it worth one of the best American non-fiction writers producing a book of just under 600 pages on an arrogant and abrasive egotist whose highest sustained rank in the State Department was that of a lowly assistant secretary? The answer is unabashedly yes. This is a remarkable work about a remarkable, if deeply flawed, statesman whose career was intimately intertwined with the 50 years of American decline from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Nearly all biographies have long, boring stretches you want to skip. This one has none. The access to Richard Holbrooke’s papers and to the...
  • Could Trump Drop a Withdrawal Bombshell a la LBJ in '68?

    05/01/2019 3:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2019 | Myra Adams
    The best historical example demonstrating how our presidential election cycle has been extended to the point of absurdity is from March 31, 1968. In a nationally televised address about the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson dropped a political bombshell by announcing, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president." LBJ was weary of the war’s divisiveness and the toll it had taken on his presidency. Moreover, he was certain he would lose re-election because, according to Gallup (the gold standard of polling in 1968), his March job...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Hillary Clinton, honored at University of Texas, warns of Trump's ‘deliberate falseness’

    11/14/2018 10:16:10 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning Snooze ^ | 11/14/2018 | Rebekah Allen
    Hillary Clinton cautioned an auditorium of University of Texas students on Tuesday night about the dangers of today's polarized political environment led by elected officials who she said aim to divide and mislead the American public. Clinton was honored by the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and given the first "In the Arena" award in recognition of her lifetime of public service as an advocate for women and children, attorney, first lady, senator, secretary of state and the first woman to be nominated by a major party to run for president. Clinton participated in an...
  • Today in US military history: "The Mighty Thor," and LBJ ends ROLLING THUNDER

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of 1st Lt. Todd J. Bryant, who was killed by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Fallujah, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Calif. was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and is one of nine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2002 who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. 1941: Although the United States has not yet entered the war, U.S. Naval vessels are serving as convoy escorts. When a German U-boat wolfpack attacks an Allied convoy near Iceland, the...
  • Pat Buchanan: Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

    10/09/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 9, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    AFTER A 50-YEAR siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism — perhaps for decades. The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate chamber as the vote came in last Saturday, and the sight of that bawling mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court as the new justice took his oath, confirm it. The Democratic Party has sustained a historic defeat. And the triumph is President Trump’s. To unite the party whose nomination he had won, Donald Trump pledged to select his high...
  • Lyndon Johnson was a civil rights hero. But also a racist.

    08/18/2018 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 76 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/12/14 | Adam Serwer
    Lyndon Johnson said the word “nigger” a lot. In Senate cloakrooms and staff meetings, Johnson was practically a connoisseur of the word. According to Johnson biographer Robert Caro, Johnson would calibrate his pronunciations by region, using “nigra” with some southern legislators and “negra” with others. Discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, he’d simply call it “the nigger bill.” Then in 1957, Johnson would help get the “nigger bill” passed, known to most as the Civil Rights Act of 1957. With the 1964 Civil Rights Act...
  • The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP

    07/29/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    https://amgreatness.com ^ | July 29th, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    An interesting phenomenon in politics is the flip flop. What would cause a politician who takes a stand on an issue to reverse himself and take precisely the opposite stand on the same issue? Even more interesting is the about face or volte face. The volte face goes beyond the flip flop because it represents a total and usually lasting shift of course, as when Reagan abandoned the Democratic Party and became a Republican. More interesting even than the volte face is when a whole group or party makes this shift. Perhaps the most dramatic example in our lifetime is...
  • Top Racist Democrat Quotes

    04/01/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by laotzu · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    Hip Hop Republican ^ | 8/20/06 | (none)
    "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess "You...
  • The FBI Spied for LBJ’s Campaign

    05/25/2018 6:25:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2018 | Lee Edwards
    Is it unthinkable that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would spy on a presidential campaign for political purposes? I can personally attest that it has happened before—during Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign. Every poll agreed that President Lyndon B. Johnson would easily win the election against the conservative Sen. Goldwater of Arizona. But LBJ wanted a landslide so he could implement his Great Society vision without resistance and go down in history as one of America’s greatest presidents. For Johnson, extremism in the pursuit of victory was no vice. Thus was born Johnson’s “Anti-Campaign” to smear Goldwater’s candidacy. The operation was...
  • How The 1960s Made Everything Worse

    04/13/2018 9:10:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 137 replies
    FFF ^ | Richard Ebling
    Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America’s supposed domestic ills in the form of the “Great Society” programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these “wars” reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image. The Vietnam War still leaves a searing memory of a military conflict ten thousand miles away from...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • Would Rob Reiner screen new movie 'LBJ' for Donald Trump:'I would never go to his White House'

    11/03/2017 7:15:57 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/302017 | Ethan Alter
    Add Rob Reiner to the list of celebrities who wouldn’t accept an invitation to visit Donald Trump’s White House. Speaking with Yahoo Entertainment about his timely new political drama, LBJ, the outspoken filmmaker & political activist indicated that he’d steer clear of a one-on-one meeting with Trump, even if the invitation came with the opportunity to screen his portrait of America’s 36th president (played by Woody Harrelson) for the 45th inhabitant of the Oval Office. “I would never go to his White House,” Reiner says emphatically. “Not only do I not agree with him politically, but I find him to...
  • LBJ Was KKK

    10/29/2017 8:02:06 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1030 | Jim Hoft
    News outlets from around the globe are furiously combing through the files in search of more pieces to the puzzling death of President John F. Kennedy. President Trump released the remaining documents this weekend. One of the recent documents shows Democrat President Lyndon Johnson was a KKK member.
  • From The JFK Assassination Files: Was Lyndon Johnson A Klansman?

    10/28/2017 6:28:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/27/2017 | MacAdoidh
    ...this memo from William A. Branigan, an FBI agent who later rose to become chief of the Bureau’s counterintelligence division before he retired in 1976. Branigan’s investigative work was important; he was instrumental in investigations that led to the espionage convictions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Col. Rudolph Abel and Kaarlo Tuomi, as well as working the JFK assassination. In the memo below, Branigan is passing on information to William C. Sullivan, who at the time was the head of the FBI’s domestic intelligence division. The information being passed along counts more as rumor than anything else, though perhaps with...