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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:47 AM

Obama = LBJ ?

With partial support from the liberal institutions LBJ ramped up the misguided imperial aggression abroad due to a political climate in which appearing tough on communism was a necessity. Meanwhile he ran a fairly effective social platform at home, actually improving the lives of many americans and supporting civil rights.

Take LBJ, replace "communism" with "islamism".

There are some differences, but I think the analogy is perhaps not so far off.

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Reply Obama = LBJ ? (Original post)
redgreenandblue Jan 2013 OP
blueclown Jan 2013 #1
brooklynite Jan 2013 #2
redgreenandblue Jan 2013 #4
leveymg Jan 2013 #3
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #5
redgreenandblue Jan 2013 #6

Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. If only President Obama enacted as impactful a piece of legislation

as the legislation that brought us Medicare and Medicaid.

Instead, we got a health care bill that is a give-away to the insurance industry.

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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. Unrec

Please explain how President Obama is "ramping up misguided imperial aggression". He is withdrawing our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan (perhaps not fast enough for your liking), and implemented limited and brief air action in Libya. And unless you have evidence to the contrary, he's not planning engage in military action in Syria or Iran.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:54 AM

4. He extended executive powers and the drone campaign beyond what Bush was doing.

In doing so he has partial support by the liberal institutions, since, as with communism, there are plenty of people in the liberal institutions who buy into the idea that there is a global threat of Islamic terrorism.

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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:54 AM

3. If he wants to complete that analogy, he'll have to bomb Iran.

Let's encourage him not to repeat that one.

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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:07 AM

5. That dog won't hunt

Half the people hating him believe he's Muslim so that begs the question: Why would Obama attack Islamic ideas when he's 'one of them'?

This silly notion will gain no traction in the great white-wing echo chamber

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:13 AM

6. Yes, the race hate factor was absent for LBJ.

Obama faces a tougher opposition than LBJ did, for that reason.

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