Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like LBJ as President
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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You might have an idea there...
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.
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.
I certainly won't be doing that for "ebb".
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.
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.
The very idea of Jeb Bush in that office is obscene.
Still waiting for the photo of the hayseed from Green Acres...
There is a reason Reagan idolized Coolidge. The man made guys like Washington and Jefferson look like comparatively big spenders.
Just how old are you if Wilson and FDR are among the Presidents in your lifetime? Are you over 100?
Looted Social Security and set the precedent of adding its fund to the General Revenue...
Started the War on Poverty (we lost that one big time...)
Inflicted Medicaid and Medicare on the America People
Destroyed the black family
And Jeb wants to govern like him?
Goes to show how far the concerted efforts of the MSM and Democrats have moved the “center” to the Left.
what lessons can we learn from this headline-driven thread, where people comment on how awful LBJ was in order to pile on Jebbie??
Lesson 1, read far enough into the piece to learn that Jeb was not touting LBJ in any way BUT ONE. He admires LBJ for his “success” in getting things through Congress. Period. End of story.
Lesson 2, once we’ve settled what point Jebbie was ATTEMPTING to make, we decide whether or not the point was valid and/or whether or not it was a stupid thing to say.
My view: if you want to get a lot through Congress, if you think that’s needed, then his point is valid. However, these days, the only thing I’d like to see get through Congress is repeal of horrible laws. Such as Obamacare and a host of others. Point being, I wouldn’t trust Jebbie on WHAT he would be trying to pass.
In closing, it was a stupid thing to say, no matter what he meant by it. Just look at the headline by itself and how the headline-motivated kneejerks are reacting...
See my post #52.
(IF you dare...)
Well, doesn’t that just warm the cockles of your heart.
Yep, it looks like a race between two sides of the same coin, Bush vs Clinton. Talk about “Hobson’s Choice”.
*shakes head* it’s all over for us, isn’t it?
No more Bush people, they've aboiut destroyed the GOP. If Jeb gets the nomination, there will be an active 3rd Party. The RINOs destroy our chances, not the Tea Party.
I’d vote for Hillary over Jeb, I mean it. What a joke the GOP is.
Yep, it seems so....there’s some interesting stuff to be read about him.
Gasbags on the right and left, including that flapping mouth in the White House, could take a lesson:
“The words of a president have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately”...
Another dem-wannabe, like McCain.
If those in the GOPe admire the Dems so much, why don’t they just jump to that party?