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  • 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...
  • Today in history

    10/20/2015 3:13:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Updated: Oct 20, 2015 1:20 AM PDT | Associated Press
    Today is Tuesday, October 20, the 293rd day of 2015. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On October 20, 1965, in one of the more colorful moments of his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson, recovering from gall bladder surgery at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, pulled up his shirt and jacket to show off his abdominal scar to reporters and photographers. (Although critics were appalled by the display, Johnson later said he was trying to dispel rumors that he'd actually been operated on for cancer.) On this date: In 1714, the coronation of Britain's King George...
  • Walt Disney’s Fascinating Political Journey (From Naive Socialist to Staunch Conservative)

    05/27/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2013 | CHRIS QUEEN
    Walt & Lillian Disney with Richard Nixon and his family at Disneyland, 1959 We tend to think of Hollywood as a bastion of leftism, and rightly so. Books like Ron Radosh’s Red Star Over Hollywood demonstrate the deep-seated left-wing dominance of the entertainment industry. Even with the leftism prevalent in Hollywood’s Golden Age, many unabashed conservatives found success without compromising their principles, including one of the most creative minds in the business — Walt Disney.Several biographers and writers that I’ve read have tried to declare that Walt Disney was apolitical, but I find this conclusion not to be true....
  • Democrats Used Fairness Doctrine to ‘Challenge and Harass’ Conservative Opposition

    09/25/2012 8:17:16 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 5 replies ^ | 9/25/2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the third of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpt looks at the Fairness Doctrine.) The Democratic National Committee, with the approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson engaged in an effort that eventually led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Fairness Doctrine. What would have been a major scandal had it been discovered, was revealed years later in former CBS News president Fred Friendly’s book “The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Is No FDR - Republican Mission Is To See Obama Fail [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/25/2009 1:01:29 AM PST · by seanmerc · 58 replies · 3,369+ views ^ | 24 Dec 09 | Helen "The Grinch" Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- The spirit of Christmas seems to have escaped Congress, maybe even the country. Have you ever encountered such mean spiritedness and political conniving as are now on display on Capitol Hill? In the past, we have had great philosophical divisions in the struggle for civil rights, especially when southern legislators ran the show. In praise of democracy, fortunately they lost. And of course there also was the "red scare" fomented by Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., in the 1950s when he led the commie-hunting movement that ended up victimizing government officials, academia and Hollywood. We recovered from that, too....
  • LBJ: Kennedy White House killed U.S. ally (2003, WND)

    12/09/2007 5:20:35 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 1,099+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 23, 2003
    Tapes support new book showing who really assassinated JFK. Newly released tapes of President Lyndon Johnson's telephone conversations corroborate the central premise of an explosive new book that promises to completely reshape the debate over who killed President John F. Kennedy. President Johnson believed what Richard Nixon always suspected... The surreptitious recordings, released from the Johnson library in Austin, Texas, Feb. 28, offer this bombshell missed by the press, Rosen writes: The Kennedy White House did not merely tolerate or encourage the murder of its ally, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, but organized and executed it. "Triangle" authors present...
  • Former CIA Agent Names The Men Who Killed Kennedy

    12/16/2007 7:19:36 AM PST · by Fennie · 90 replies · 510+ views
    informationliberation ^ | April 30, 2007 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The "deathbed confession" audio tape in which former CIA agent E. Howard Hunt admits he was approached to be part of a CIA assassination team to kill JFK was aired this weekend - an astounding development that has gone completely ignored by the establishment media. E. Howard Hunt names numerous individuals with both direct and indirect CIA connections as having played a role in the assassination of Kennedy, while describing himself as a "bench warmer" in the plot. Hunt alleges on the tape that then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was involved in the planning of the assassination and in...
  • 1968 Presidential Upstart McCarthy Dies.

    12/11/2005 12:22:08 AM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 20 replies · 960+ views
    WASHINGTON - Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89. McCarthy died in his sleep at assisted living home in the Georgetown neighborhood where he had lived for the past few years, said his son, Michael. Eugene McCarthy challenged President Lyndon B. Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination during growing debate over the Vietnam War. The challenge led to Johnson's withdrawal from the race. The former college professor, who ran for president five times...
  • Bush Beats LBJ on Spending [a report from Cato Institute]

    10/09/2005 7:59:30 AM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 145 replies · 5,754+ views
    In the latest Cato Tax and Budget Bulletin, Stephen Slivinski uses revised data released during the summer by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to make side-by-side comparisons of the spending habits of each president during the last 40 years. While the data show that all presidents presided over net increases in spending, George W. Bush is shown to be one of the biggest spenders of them all, even outpacing Lyndon B. Johnson in terms of discretionary spending. An excerpt from the report: "The increase in discretionary spending - that is, all nonentitlement programs - in Bush's first term was 48.5...
  • Former US attorney general joins Saddam defence team

    12/29/2004 5:57:22 AM PST · by Ginifer · 93 replies · 2,405+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 29 December 2004 | AFP
    AMMAN - Former US attorney general and left-wing activist Ramsey Clark is to join the defence team of Saddam Hussein, a spokesman for the toppled Iraqi president’s lawyers said on Wednesday. Clark, who held the office of attorney general under US president Lyndon B. Johnson, “is one of the members of the defence team of president Saddam Hussein,” Ziad Khassawneh said. “This honours and inspires us.” The former top US justice official, who arrived Tuesday in Jordan where the defence team is based, has become known as a left-wing lawyer and firm critic of US foreign policy since leaving office....
  • Not Nixon's War - Something Else (John Kerry's Killing Fields)

    01/27/2004 3:09:12 PM PST · by Nix 2 · 69 replies · 1,651+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | Jan.27, 2004 | Bruce Walker
    Not Nixon's War - Something Else Bruce Walker, 01/27/04 The day after the Iowa caucus, I wrote an article entitled "Is John Kerry a Good Democrat? Is John Kerry a Good Man?" It took me only one day to answer both question. In his victory speech after the Iowa triumphant, Kerry spoke of "Richard Nixon's War." That, sadly, answered every question about this particular incarnation of Leftist evil. Richard Nixon's War? Kerry served in Vietnam when Lyndon Baines Johnson was president not when Richard Nixon was president. The Vietnam War had been a big political issue, but that issue was...
  • Call to Arms Rang True for Child of Dissenters [or, Doris Kearns Goodwin's Son is In the Army]

    02/17/2003 8:35:06 PM PST · by GeneD · 10 replies · 279+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2003 (for editions of 02/18/2003) | Lynette Clemetson
    FORT BLISS, Tex. — When Joseph K. Goodwin graduated from Harvard in the spring of 2001, his ideas about where he was going did not include war. But early in February, Lieutenant Goodwin ascended the stage at the Army's Air Defense Artillery School graduation ceremony here, recognized as one of two distinguished honor graduates in his 120-member class, picked by his commanders as among the best to lead his fellow soldiers in battle. Standing next to a fleet of armored vehicles used to fire short-range Stinger missiles, which he could soon be called to operate in a conflict with Iraq,...
  • Anti-War Group Revives 'Daisy' Ad

    01/15/2003 5:25:00 PM PST · by GeneD · 44 replies · 549+ views
    AP via ^ | 01/15/2003
    Revisiting a jarring television commercial from the Cold War era, a grass-roots anti-war group has remade the 1964 "Daisy" ad, warning that a war against Iraq could spark nuclear Armageddon. Like the original, the 30-second ad by the Internet-based group depicts a girl plucking petals from a daisy -- along with a missile launch countdown and a nuclear mushroom cloud. The original ad was produced by President Johnson's campaign to paint his Republican rival, Barry Goldwater, as an extremist who might lead the United States to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The ad created such negative reaction...
  • "Master Of The Senate" Book Excerpt Pages 121-122(WARNING: LBJ Crudeness Alert!)

    05/28/2002 2:01:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies · 263+ views
    Master Of The Senate | Robert "Master Of The Biography" Caro
    The physicality of Lyndon Johnson extended into areas besides that of argument. During the 1940’s, Capitol Hill was, of course, very much a man’s world, in which locker-room humor and morals were common; besides, almost half the members of the House, having been raised on farms, were accustomed to earthiness. But even some of these men were startled at Lyndon Johnson’s earthiness. “He would piss in the parking lot of the House Office Building,” says Wingate Lucas, a farm boy who represented Fort Worth. “Well, a lot of fellows did that. I did it. But the rest of us would...
  • Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Book Review)

    04/05/2002 7:29:37 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 211+ views
    Amazon.Com ^ | H. O'Billovich Robert Caro's Master of the Senate examines in meticulous detail Lyndon Johnson's career in that body, from his arrival in 1950 (after 12 years in the House of Representatives) until his election as JFK's vice president in 1960. This, the third of a projected four-volume series, studies not only the pragmatic, ruthless, ambitious Johnson, who wielded influence with both consummate skill and "raw, elemental brutality," but also the Senate itself, which Caro describes (pre-1957) as a "cruel joke" and an "impregnable stronghold" against social change. The milestone of Johnson's Senate years was the 1957 Civil Rights Act, whose passage...