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ChimpersMcSmirkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-19-09 06:05 PM
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21. He did, but he also escalated the war...Some think JFK might not have done that.
My understanding is that without LBJ cramming the Civil Rights Act and the Great Society down congress's throat it wouldn't have happened. If true, that's all I really need to know...
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  -Why has Obama not mentioned LBJ at all? EconomicLiberal  Jan-19-09 04:44 PM   #0 
  - Vietnam toxicity.  Lasher   Jan-19-09 04:47 PM   #1 
  - Casts a shadow?  Radical Activist   Jan-19-09 04:48 PM   #2 
  - Johnson was a racist who opposed civil rights during his term in the Senate.  Hanse   Jan-19-09 04:48 PM   #3 
  - As Senate Majority Leader he passed two Civil Rights Bills and supported them  WI_DEM   Jan-19-09 04:59 PM   #9 
     - correct  Neecy   Jan-19-09 05:02 PM   #12 
     - Civil rights?  Baby Snooks   Jan-19-09 08:58 PM   #45 
     - He also voted against banning lynching, banning poll taxes, and school desegregation.  Hanse   Jan-19-09 05:09 PM   #14 
     - And as President  Thothmes   Jan-19-09 07:45 PM   #37 
  - For my generation (draft age) LBJ was a slimeball warmonger  Submariner   Jan-19-09 04:48 PM   #4 
  - He merely finished what JFK started in June of 1963 with Congress.  SunsetDreams   Jan-19-09 04:50 PM   #5 
  - JFK and congress didn't propose the voting rights act  WI_DEM   Jan-19-09 05:00 PM   #10 
  - I should of specified Civil Rights Act  SunsetDreams   Jan-19-09 05:03 PM   #13 
  - Merely?  nsd   Jan-19-09 05:35 PM   #18 
  - He did, but he also escalated the war...Some think JFK might not have done that.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Jan-19-09 06:05 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, but he also finished JFK.  RandomKoolzip   Jan-19-09 10:04 PM   #50 
  - LBJ left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths.  baldguy   Jan-19-09 04:52 PM   #6 
  - LBJ was a complicated man and he made mistakes-but he was no Nixon.  MichiganVote   Jan-19-09 08:35 PM   #44 
  - Obama better hurry up and mention  ObamaVision   Jan-19-09 04:55 PM   #7 
  - LBJ is tainted by Vietnam; too controversial.  sparosnare   Jan-19-09 04:55 PM   #8 
  - Because of Dallas?  stillcool47   Jan-19-09 05:02 PM   #11 
  - Find something new to complain about?  hnmnf   Jan-19-09 05:11 PM   #15 
  - possibly because at the end of MLK's life, LBJ snubbed him because MLK was very anti war.  mucifer   Jan-19-09 05:14 PM   #16 
  - Yippee! Something else to be outraged over!  Connie_Corleone   Jan-19-09 05:20 PM   #17 
  - Is there something that LBJ said that can be remembered?  FrenchieCat   Jan-19-09 06:01 PM   #19 
  - It is not what LBJ said, but what he accomplished.  EconomicLiberal   Jan-19-09 06:04 PM   #20 
     - True.  PM Martin   Jan-19-09 06:11 PM   #22 
     - Why? Did LBJ organize the United States in order to win an election,  FrenchieCat   Jan-19-09 06:29 PM   #27 
        - You can not judge the merits of a presidency based on a popularity poll.  EconomicLiberal   Jan-19-09 06:38 PM   #29 
           - Again,  FrenchieCat   Jan-19-09 06:53 PM   #33 
           - I never said that war wasn't important in the grand scheme.  EconomicLiberal   Jan-19-09 07:00 PM   #34 
              - You can't judge LBJ in a vaccum of some of his accomplishment  FrenchieCat   Jan-19-09 07:17 PM   #35 
           - Distract us from the 32,000 Americans Killed  Thothmes   Jan-19-09 07:49 PM   #38 
  - Because he doesn't need to court the left....  Clio the Leo   Jan-19-09 06:15 PM   #23 
  - Which democrat mentions LBJ?  Uzybone   Jan-19-09 06:17 PM   #24 
  - LBJ has some very important accomplishments that every Democrat should be grateful for  EconomicLiberal   Jan-19-09 06:22 PM   #25 
     - I agree with you on this topic only, but its not just Obama  Uzybone   Jan-19-09 06:24 PM   #26 
        - Nixon and the Congress had their share of blood on their hands too  MichiganVote   Jan-19-09 08:34 PM   #43 
  - LBJ is a lot more controversial than the icons Obama has elected to  No Elephants   Jan-19-09 06:33 PM   #28 
  - LBJ should be fondly remembered by nonwhites..  fadedrose   Jan-19-09 06:39 PM   #30 
  - *sigh* More poutrage from the Great Society "community."  hulklogan   Jan-19-09 06:40 PM   #31 
  - Damn him! Start impeachment proceedings now! That ungrateful bastard!  dadsblacksheep   Jan-19-09 06:41 PM   #32 
  - Probably to avoid getting blasted for "revering a warmonger"  TheKentuckian   Jan-19-09 07:25 PM   #36 
  - LBJ was mentioned  H2O Man   Jan-19-09 07:57 PM   #39 
  - Oh yeah.....Right around this time last year.  FrenchieCat   Jan-19-09 07:59 PM   #40 
  - Actually LBJ'S landslide was bigger than Obama's  girl_interrupted   Jan-19-09 09:02 PM   #47 
  - "I VOTED FOR LBJ!"  JVS   Jan-19-09 08:27 PM   #41 
  - How could we forget  Uzybone   Jan-19-09 08:28 PM   #42 
  - I think LBJ was not spympathetic to the plight of blacks. He under-  Tutonic   Jan-19-09 09:00 PM   #46 
  - He did. He muscled the legislation through and said he knew he was losing the South  terisan   Jan-19-09 10:01 PM   #48 
     - Like Republicans don't mention Eisenhower?  terisan   Jan-19-09 10:04 PM   #51 
  - I agree  prodn2000   Jan-19-09 10:02 PM   #49 

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