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Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like LBJ as President
Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/16/2013 7:09:33 AM PST by JohnPDuncan

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president.

According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy.

Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won."

Instead, he was referencing Johnson's mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress.

He vowed to approach the presidency as "master of the Senate," as biographer Robert Caro described Johnson.

“He went and he cajoled, he begged, he threatened, he loved, he hugged, he did what leaders do, which is they personally get engaged to make something happen,’’ Bush said of Johnson. Bush cited Caro's latest book about Johnson, The Passage of Power, which covers the first part of Johnson's presidency.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bush2016; jebbush2016; lbj; stayoutdabushes
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1 posted on 02/16/2013 7:09:40 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Somebody buy him a Lil President playset and maybe he’ll leave us alone.


2 posted on 02/16/2013 7:11:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JohnPDuncan
More like ruling like LBJ.

2016 is not something to look forward to.

3 posted on 02/16/2013 7:12:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: JohnPDuncan

This is why a Republican won’t be seeing the inside of the Oval Office for a long time.


4 posted on 02/16/2013 7:13:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

"By George, he's perfect!"


5 posted on 02/16/2013 7:13:00 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Get a real job, Jeb. Of the countless things this country needs, another LBJ is definitely not one of them.


6 posted on 02/16/2013 7:13:55 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Paladin2

I am starting to guess Sarah Palin is on the sidelines deciding whether to run as an independent or not.

Guessing at the moment, she is tending toward the independent, more than the not, at this point.

Tea Party 2016.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 7:14:12 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JohnPDuncan
He vowed to approach the presidency as "master of the Senate," as biographer Robert Caro described Johnson.

It helps when you have a solid obedient majority in both houses. Johnson didn't do it alone. Jebbie is a naive fool.

8 posted on 02/16/2013 7:14:25 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: JohnPDuncan

Reason #1 to throw that schmuck into a bottomless, based upon the TRILLIONS of damage and societal horror LBJ inflicted on America, and still continues to be felt, today


9 posted on 02/16/2013 7:14:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: JohnPDuncan; moder_ator

MOD: Can you edit my title please I messed it up a bit


10 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:05 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Eb Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLIIkffxp1I


11 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:41 AM PST by Deadeye Division
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To: JohnPDuncan

Like I needed another reason not to vote for this guy


12 posted on 02/16/2013 7:16:24 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: JohnPDuncan
MOD: Can you edit my title please I messed it up a bit

Actually, instead of putting a "J" at the beginning, putting another "b" at the end would be nice: "ebb" Bush. Has a certain lovely ring to it...

13 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:08 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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14 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:54 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Screw all RINOs.

Jen is slime.


15 posted on 02/16/2013 7:18:02 AM PST by Da Coyote
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Only a Bush could think of Lyndon Johnson in a good light.

One of the worst Presidents ever, and a horrible person to boot.

What a d#ckhead!

Two Bushes were enough.


16 posted on 02/16/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, that’s “Jeb is slime.”


17 posted on 02/16/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: JohnPDuncan
Jeb loves LBJ and everyone trashes him. Newt loves Wilson and people here still defend him. Interesting dichotomy.
18 posted on 02/16/2013 7:20:30 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: JohnPDuncan
Wants to be this:

Will govern like this:


19 posted on 02/16/2013 7:21:27 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Guessing at the moment, she is tending toward the independent, more than the not, at this point.
Tea Party 2016.”

If about 15-30% of the sitting Congressmen would agree to switch to the new party then the old GOP could be supplanted like the Wigs were supplanted. But I’d hate to have a real conservative doing a Ralph Nader or Ross Perot on us thus leaving a clear field for Hillary, or, God-forbid, Joe Biden. I tend to believe that Sarah would not do that to the country.

I know many people sat out the last election because Mitt was a socialist. But at least he was an American socialist. I held my nose and filled in the circle next to his name.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 7:21:58 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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