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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-10 09:24 PM
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39. Fair enough.
Not too many people would admit to voting for Humphrey either. :)

I supported Eldridge Cleaver on the Peace and Freedom Party in 1968. Look what happened to him.
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  -How many here would have supported Johnson's Vietnam policy because he was an incumbent Democrat? rug  Jun-12-10 02:46 PM   #0 
  - I opposed Johnson and his war and his spying on Americans  IndianaGreen   Jun-12-10 02:48 PM   #1 
  - Same here. At the time I didn't realize how important his Great Society programs were.  rug   Jun-12-10 02:52 PM   #4 
  - I supported his civil rights and great society stuff. the war came  roguevalley   Jun-12-10 10:01 PM   #40 
  - I did NOT support it.  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-12-10 02:50 PM   #2 
  - I feel the same  DoBotherMe   Jun-12-10 03:02 PM   #10 
  - Well I was and I did not.  zeemike   Jun-12-10 02:50 PM   #3 
  - Johnson's domestic policies would have made it a little bit easier to overlook his Vietnam policy  mitchum   Jun-12-10 02:53 PM   #5 
  - Same dilemma, different day.  rug   Jun-12-10 02:56 PM   #6 
  - Johnson offered far more carrot (n/t)  mitchum   Jun-12-10 02:57 PM   #7 
  - Yeah, like if they had actually given us health care reform  Jackpine Radical   Jun-12-10 03:01 PM   #9 
  - Maybe no primarying, but I'd be VERY tempted with Bernie Sanders in the general...  cascadiance   Jun-12-10 03:16 PM   #13 
     - The idea of paving the way for Palin or Brown or whoever  Jackpine Radical   Jun-12-10 08:19 PM   #32 
  - Johnson's Great Society died when he escalated the war in Vietnam  IndianaGreen   Jun-12-10 03:03 PM   #11 
  - I protested against him every chance I got.  Webster Green   Jun-12-10 02:58 PM   #8 
  - How many people supported the war monger JFK?  stray cat   Jun-12-10 03:13 PM   #12 
  - Had JFK been a warmonger, he would have listened to his generals during Missile Crisis  IndianaGreen   Jun-12-10 03:19 PM   #14 
  - I re-read "the Missile Crisis" by Elie Abel a couple of years ago while I was laid up  CTyankee   Jun-12-10 03:36 PM   #16 
  - Had JFK been a warmonger, he would have created a Missile Crisis...  boppers   Jun-12-10 06:03 PM   #23 
  - Not as many who supported Obama.  rug   Jun-12-10 03:29 PM   #15 
  - I was 11 when he was elected!  Mz Pip   Jun-12-10 04:29 PM   #22 
  - Oh come on. He wasn't.  freddie mertz   Jun-12-10 06:37 PM   #25 
  - I didn't support Johnson's Vietnam policy.  Lasher   Jun-12-10 04:06 PM   #17 
  - I might have thrown a poopy diaper at him, if given the opportunity  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-12-10 04:12 PM   #18 
  - My answer is not even would have, it is did not. I was furious at him.  jwirr   Jun-12-10 04:13 PM   #19 
  - Very good question. k&r n/t  Laelth   Jun-12-10 04:25 PM   #20 
  - All of those who put party and personality above principle.  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-10 04:27 PM   #21 
  - I did not then, and would not now.  freddie mertz   Jun-12-10 06:36 PM   #24 
  - As a poor, black, Vietnam vet in 1967,  jaysunb   Jun-12-10 07:07 PM   #26 
  - Not I. n/t  Greyhound   Jun-12-10 07:08 PM   #27 
  - "Hey Hey, L.B.J."  annabanana   Jun-12-10 07:20 PM   #28 
  - "How many kids did you kill today?"  rug   Jun-12-10 07:29 PM   #29 
  - I don't know, I wasn't alive then. I doubt I would have supported him on Vietnam.  Jennicut   Jun-12-10 07:38 PM   #30 
  - There's at least one incorrect assumption in your question, good as it is.  Robb   Jun-12-10 07:44 PM   #31 
  - Although there are many similarities between Afghanistan &  jaysunb   Jun-12-10 08:43 PM   #35 
  - Thank you, well said. And for the record I did NOT Vietnam.  johnaries   Jun-12-10 09:05 PM   #36 
  - Ok, let me reverse the question then.  rug   Jun-12-10 09:06 PM   #37 
  - Sure, but's it's a difficult comparison.  Robb   Jun-12-10 09:16 PM   #38 
     - Fair enough.  rug   Jun-12-10 09:24 PM   #39 
  - How is it a sound policy in Afghanistan? What are the conditions for victory?  Cleobulus   Jun-13-10 01:28 PM   #41 
     - "what the hell do you think is going to happen in Afghanistan"  awoke_in_2003   Jun-13-10 05:22 PM   #45 
  - Nope. nt  LWolf   Jun-12-10 08:26 PM   #33 
  - Oh, ME ME ME! nt  skipos   Jun-12-10 08:27 PM   #34 
  - I was in the army at the time...I was not too happy with the Democrats,  old mark   Jun-13-10 01:53 PM   #42 
  - Hell no! nt  Stardust   Jun-13-10 02:24 PM   #43 
  - Apples, oranges. n/t  WeDidIt   Jun-13-10 04:31 PM   #44 
  - Not me - and not the vast majority of my peers in college  karynnj   Jun-13-10 05:36 PM   #46 
  - I worked for Eugene McCarthy. In hindsight, I wish the Great Society president had been able to...  Hekate   Jun-13-10 06:39 PM   #47 
  - I didn't support it at the time.  Blue_In_AK   Jun-13-10 06:46 PM   #48 

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