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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:12 PM

Just watched the LBJ bio, All The Way, again. Everyone should

Watch this movie. Here was a man determined to do the right thing no matter the cost. Maybe some so called dems can be reminded what we're supposed to be about.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:13 PM

1. I loved this show. B Cranston was perfect.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:15 PM

3. Agree, he totally nailed it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:15 PM

2. Recently toured the LBJ ranch

There is something like 70 phone lines in the mid sized house. He had 3 televisions in most of the rooms so he could monitor the networks.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:15 PM

4. Yep. JFK gets credit for the programs and policies LBJ accomplished.

And for his hard work, LBJ gets smeared by the assassination nuts as having been involved in JFK's murder.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:18 PM

5. Seen it at least 5 x since it's been out.

 

I was a toddler when this was going down. One of my favorite Presidents of all time.

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Response to Lance Bass esquire (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:19 PM

6. He is top two best definitely. Moved the country forward and helped millions.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:27 PM

7. The play 'All The Way' has a sequel called 'Great Society' which covers the second term of LBJ.

 

I highly recommend reading it, seeing it and pestering HBO to film it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:46 PM

8. At the time, I hated LBJ with a Purple Passion because of The WAR and the needless loss

of a couple friends. It was only later that I was able to appreciate him for the man he was. I didn't realize he was the most Liberal Democratic President we would see for over half a century.

Whenever someone says, "Politics ain't bean bag!, I think of LBJ.



"Johnson was the catalyst, the cajoler in chief. History records him as the nation's greatest legislative politician. In a great piece on the Daily Beast website, LBJ aide Tom Johnson, writes about how his old boss would have gotten a health care reform bill through the current congress. It's worth reading to understand the full impact of the "Johnson treatment" and how effective LBJ could be in winning votes for his legislation."

http://thejohnsonpost.blogspot.com/2009/08/johnson-treatment.html

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:54 PM

9. I can very highly recommend the fourth volume of Robert Caro's LBJ biography

https://www.amazon.com/Passage-Power-Years-Lyndon-Johnson/dp/0375713255

It covers the period in Johnson's career from Kennedy's assassination through the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and it makes a very interesting read in terms of seeing how Johnson used his political skill to get those laws passed.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:02 PM

10. In as much as I agree...

...LBJ was one of the dirtiest politicians in American political history. Still love him though.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:06 PM

11. Considering what we've seen in the past 3 decades I find that difficult to believe.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:19 PM

12. Believe me...

...i love LBJ. However, early in his political career, he was known to do whatever it took to win. This was particularly true during his years in Texas politics.

Having said that, he was one of the great Democratic public servants. There was no one like him.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:59 PM

13. Bill Moyers presents some RFK-LBJ audio

There's no secret that LBJ and the Kennedy Brothers didn't always play nice as Bill Moyers alludes to in the setup to this conversation between RFK and LBJ...



LBJ does sound sincere though when he tells Bobby that his input on Vietnam was welcomed. Of course Lyndon could afford to be magnanimous now that he held a position of power over RFK.

America's Nastiest Blood Feud by Garry Wills | The New York Review

Mutual Contempt - The New York Times

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