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Reply #20: Sorry to read this about LBJ. It's a part that doesn't make the mainstream history books. [View All]

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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 11:19 PM
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20. Sorry to read this about LBJ. It's a part that doesn't make the mainstream history books.
Edited on Wed Feb-17-10 11:20 PM by Jim Sagle
Although it helps explain Vietnam.

My point was not to minimize B&R so much as to maintain that that kind of selective corruption is dwarfed by the malignancy of favoring corporations over people as a basic principle. That point still stands, IMO.
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  -Jimmy Carter unwittingly helped the GOP, and the DLC Ardent15  Feb-17-10 08:36 PM   #0 
  - Every Democratic president after FDR was a Conservative  Taverner   Feb-17-10 08:39 PM   #1 
  - Truman, JFK and LBJ were not corporatists, however.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 08:43 PM   #3 
     - But they all have been conservative  Taverner   Feb-17-10 08:44 PM   #6 
     - I don't know. They were all pro-labor.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 10:41 PM   #18 
     - Brown and Root practically owned LBJ, Jim.  David Zephyr   Feb-17-10 08:50 PM   #7 
        - That's just corruption and home-state favoritism.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 10:39 PM   #17 
           - Brown and Root was more than a home state company, it was a transnational megacorp.  David Zephyr   Feb-17-10 11:01 PM   #19 
              - Sorry to read this about LBJ. It's a part that doesn't make the mainstream history books.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 11:19 PM   #20 
                 - Well said.  David Zephyr   Feb-18-10 05:52 PM   #21 
  - that's one theory  MilesColtrane   Feb-17-10 08:42 PM   #2 
  - I don't know, but that rascal James K. Polk prodded us into the Mexican-American war.  stevedeshazer   Feb-17-10 08:43 PM   #4 
  - I understand what you are saying  DaveinMD   Feb-17-10 08:44 PM   #5 
  - But Al From was a Carter adviser  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-17-10 08:51 PM   #9 
     - Carter was just a southern conservative  DaveinMD   Feb-17-10 08:54 PM   #10 
  - MOre accurate to say Ted Kennedy helped the GOP. He did not have to play Divide and Conquer  McCamy Taylor   Feb-17-10 08:50 PM   #8 
  - If that were true, Carter wouldn't had a big lead to blow  depakid   Feb-17-10 08:57 PM   #11 
  - Ted Kennedy NEVER should have run against Carter.  tonysam   Feb-17-10 08:57 PM   #12 
  - Kennedy should have withdrawn after Carter had enough delegates to win the nomination.  MilesColtrane   Feb-17-10 09:39 PM   #16 
  - I remember it , clearly!  demosincebirth   Feb-17-10 09:29 PM   #15 
  - They both f***up the unionized trucking industry  demosincebirth   Feb-17-10 09:22 PM   #13 
  - 2 threads about President CARTER & his vipers Tweety & CADDELL  UTUSN   Feb-17-10 09:29 PM   #14 
  - Inane.  Toucano   Feb-18-10 05:53 PM   #22 
  - Good point, sadly. n/t  upi402   Feb-18-10 05:56 PM   #23 
 

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