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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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To: cripplecreek

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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To: JohnPDuncan

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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To: JohnPDuncan

So good old Jeb says he would govern like LBJ. Has he not noticed that we already have another dictator in the White House? Or does he mean he would also govern from a toilet seat?


21 posted on 02/16/2013 7:23:34 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: exit82

The establishment GOP still do not get it.


22 posted on 02/16/2013 7:23:58 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Good Gravy; this Bushie has lost his marbles.

In my lifetime the presidents I’ve despised, or cared little for are:

1. The current occupier of the White Hut (Most evil of all)

2. The co-presidents Klinton (Second and third most evil)

3. Jimmy (the geek) Carter (Most stupid)

4. Lyndon Bird (Most lecherous and founder of Great Society)

5. Gerald (What can be said)

6. Nixon (Had a mental problem)

7. Kennedy (Had a serious sex problem that may have gotten him killed and besides I detested his entire family. Even Macaroni.)

8. FDR (Who volunteered, I wonder, to push his wheelchair up the ramp to hell?)

9. Woodrow Wilson (Princeton was poor training for this egghead with a vision towards world government and, of course, responsibility for the income tax and shoving us into Europe’s conflict.)

In this century the most admirable, or least detested presidents were:

1. Ronald Wilson Reagan

2. Dwight David Eisenhower (My commander-in-chief)

3. Harry S (for nothing) Truman (whose main fault was that he’d never admit having an administration that had far too many communists poluting it.)

4. Calvin Coolidge (A much forgotten great president)

Ironically, America’s greatest president was its FIRST PRESIDENT!


23 posted on 02/16/2013 7:24:49 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Now wonder the left loves eb Bush!!!!


24 posted on 02/16/2013 7:25:18 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: JohnPDuncan

That settles it for me. He ain’t “Mah fello’ Amurican.”


25 posted on 02/16/2013 7:25:21 AM PST by stboz
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To: JohnPDuncan

Yup, the Bushes just don’t get it. Who needs another government program (”Great Society” in this case) that only weakens our nation and our economy?


26 posted on 02/16/2013 7:27:06 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: JohnPDuncan

I’m bookmarking this for friends of mine who think that anything with an “R” after its name is wonderful, and who get ticked off with me for criticizing liberal GOP-E traitors.


27 posted on 02/16/2013 7:27:13 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: All

Oops. Forgot Bush’s brother. I’d just as soon forget him. Even his name escapes me now.

Oh. I do have something good to say about W: he wasn’t Bronco Bama.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 7:27:25 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Jeb Bush will be pushed down our throats in the very same manner that Romney, McCain and Dole were, with the very same disastrous results.

“It’s his turn” will be the mantra of the RINO Brigade.

Time to nip this in the bud is NOW.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 7:27:54 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

30 posted on 02/16/2013 7:29:10 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: IbJensen

Harding was my favorite


31 posted on 02/16/2013 7:41:23 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

LBJ was a corrupt gangster.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 7:41:31 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
LBJ was a corrupt gangster.

Yes, he was. He was a ruthless, nasty SOB.

33 posted on 02/16/2013 7:49:19 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Jeb could always run as a Democrat. He would fit right in.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 7:49:45 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Jeb sets his sights low enough so he wouldn’t have to work up a sweat to meet his objective.

In my book LBJ is one of the absolute worst presidents ever.

In terms of damage done to the USA and American citizens he is one of 3 worse, right along with Lincoln and FDR.


35 posted on 02/16/2013 7:50:37 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Gen.Blather
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.

I held my nose for Mitt, but I'm done. If it's Jeb or Christie vs a muzzie cleric or Eric Holder himself I will still vote 3rd party. I will never vote for a RINO again.

The GOP had better get wise and get on board with the Tea Party or get left behind.

36 posted on 02/16/2013 7:50:57 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: cripplecreek

LOL I will! I will!


37 posted on 02/16/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: CatherineofAragon

I’m encouraging Tea Party minded people to look long and hard at Calvin Coolidge and adopt him as our political “patron Saint”.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Iron Munro

Lincoln easily #1, 700,000 dead American’s. Wouldn’t find a peaceful way to resolve conflict.

But public schools and so called scholars consider him the greatest ever president. Mainly because he ruled like a dictator.


39 posted on 02/16/2013 7:53:51 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: Grandma Conservative

LIke a lot of VN Vets...I traveled a long way to pee on LBJ’s grave in Johnston TX.
His list of dubious achievements is long and sordid. His wife wasn’t any better.
May they continue to rot in hell..where all lying, cheating, thieving politicians go.


40 posted on 02/16/2013 7:53:59 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: cripplecreek

You might have an idea there...

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/calvin_coolidge.html


41 posted on 02/16/2013 7:55:39 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Howie66

If conservatives don’t get pro active within the party we most certainly will end up with another RINO. Now is the time to join your local Republican party and start taking it back from the GOPe.


42 posted on 02/16/2013 7:56:14 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: cripplecreek
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson

And

He vowed to approach the presidency as "master of the Senate,"

Is Jeb angling to take Biden's job? Reads as if Zero's insurance policy is being cancelled.

43 posted on 02/16/2013 7:56:49 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Gen.Blather
"I held my nose and filled in the circle next to his name."

I certainly won't be doing that for "ebb".

44 posted on 02/16/2013 7:58:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Grandma Conservative

A lot of people are giving up on the party. I don’t blame them but they need to stick with it and take it over at the state and county level and produce real leaders.


45 posted on 02/16/2013 7:58:45 AM PST by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

I could be wrong, but I think Jeb is telling y’all why he will not run; you will not like it, so whoever is pestering him to run can stop.
I do not think he is offering to run like LBJ.


46 posted on 02/16/2013 7:59:12 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

The very idea of Jeb Bush in that office is obscene.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 8:00:07 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Caipirabob

Still waiting for the photo of the hayseed from Green Acres...


48 posted on 02/16/2013 8:03:36 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

There is a reason Reagan idolized Coolidge. The man made guys like Washington and Jefferson look like comparatively big spenders.


49 posted on 02/16/2013 8:04:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: IbJensen

Just how old are you if Wilson and FDR are among the Presidents in your lifetime? Are you over 100?


50 posted on 02/16/2013 8:09:46 AM PST by jeltz25
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