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  • Could Trump Drop a Withdrawal Bombshell a la LBJ in '68?

    05/01/2019 3:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 1, 2019 | Myra Adams
    The best historical example demonstrating how our presidential election cycle has been extended to the point of absurdity is from March 31, 1968. In a nationally televised address about the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson dropped a political bombshell by announcing, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president." LBJ was weary of the war’s divisiveness and the toll it had taken on his presidency. Moreover, he was certain he would lose re-election because, according to Gallup (the gold standard of polling in 1968), his March job...
  • The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My Eight Decades

    01/24/2019 8:02:37 PM PST · by upchuck · 66 replies
    email | Not dated | Fred Hawkins
    America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. The president of the United States is threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him. The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left-wing mob. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Remember Election 68: When Lyndon Johnson Was Replaced With Dick Nixon and George Wallace Nailed It

    11/03/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: You May Find Some Of This Offensive And Or Disturbing) "...We have been here now for twelve and one half hours by my reckoning and we still don't know who the next President of the United States is...." NBC Anchorman Chet Huntley At 7 AM Eastern Time Wednesday November 6, 1968- I was watching Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the morning of Wednesday November 6th, 1968 as I awoke around 7 am from a short nights sleep for an eight year old, probably not much more than four and a half hours. We still didn't know who the...
  • Lyndon Johnson was a civil rights hero. But also a racist.

    08/18/2018 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 76 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 04/12/14 | Adam Serwer
    Lyndon Johnson said the word “nigger” a lot. In Senate cloakrooms and staff meetings, Johnson was practically a connoisseur of the word. According to Johnson biographer Robert Caro, Johnson would calibrate his pronunciations by region, using “nigra” with some southern legislators and “negra” with others. Discussing civil rights legislation with men like Mississippi Democrat James Eastland, who committed most of his life to defending white supremacy, he’d simply call it “the nigger bill.” Then in 1957, Johnson would help get the “nigger bill” passed, known to most as the Civil Rights Act of 1957. With the 1964 Civil Rights Act...
  • Top Racist Democrat Quotes

    04/01/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by laotzu · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    Hip Hop Republican ^ | 8/20/06 | (none)
    "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess "You...
  • The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King 50 Years Ago Today

    04/04/2018 3:57:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/4/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I have come to think of my role as one which operates outside the realm of partisan politics raising the issues and through action create the situation which forces whatever party is in power to act creatively and constuctively in response to the dramatic presentations of these issues on the public scene..." Dr. Martin Luther King expresses no interest in being a 1968 presidential candidate-April 25, 1967 I had watched the evening news on NBC ("The Huntley-Brinkley Report") and was aware that this person Martin Luther King was in Memphis getting himself involved in a garbage workers strike. His dramatic...
  • Stories of the Ages: Anita Bryant(78th Birthday today)

    03/25/2018 12:23:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 40 replies
    News OK ^ | 3-14-2011 | Robert Medley
    It was a cold, solemn day on the Texas ranch. A biting, prairie wind was staved off with a thick, fur coat wrapped around an American music icon. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson had said before he died that at his burial he wanted the Rev. Billy Graham to pray and Anita Bryant to sing. Bryant, once Miss Oklahoma and a Miss America second runner-up, was known in 1973 as the vivacious spokeswoman for Florida orange juice and the Sunshine State. She nervously tried to get her voice ready to sing for a worldwide satellite television audience at the president’s...
  • From The JFK Assassination Files: Was Lyndon Johnson A Klansman?

    10/28/2017 6:28:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 10/27/2017 | MacAdoidh
    ...this memo from William A. Branigan, an FBI agent who later rose to become chief of the Bureau’s counterintelligence division before he retired in 1976. Branigan’s investigative work was important; he was instrumental in investigations that led to the espionage convictions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Col. Rudolph Abel and Kaarlo Tuomi, as well as working the JFK assassination. In the memo below, Branigan is passing on information to William C. Sullivan, who at the time was the head of the FBI’s domestic intelligence division. The information being passed along counts more as rumor than anything else, though perhaps with...
  • It's Time For the Whole Truth About JFK Assassination

    10/21/2017 7:37:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    After almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today. The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities? Prior to the assassination, Oswald spent several months living, playing and working in New Orleans, LA. While some believe he was using that time to prepare for the Kennedy assassination,...
  • President Lyndon Johnson calls tailor to describe graphically how he wants pants made (Language)

    05/19/2017 3:28:39 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8-12-2008 | rmm413c
    In an entertaining conversation, President Lyndon Johnson calls his tailor in Dallas to describe somewhat graphically exactly how he wants his pants made. Language warning- it's a little blue
  • Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize

    02/20/2017 7:31:17 AM PST · by billorites · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2019 | John Fund
    <p>As president, he cut a grandiose figure. He was a braggart and a frequent liar. He was suspicious of other countries, frequently saying, “Foreigners are not like the folks I am used to.” He had a reckless disregard for limits. He belittled and browbeat others to intimidate them and give him what he wanted. Historian Robert Dallek said that he “viewed criticism of his policies as personal attacks” and opponents of his policies “as disloyal to him and the country.”</p>
  • Florida Democrat: ‘Hillary is Under No Illusions That You Want to Have Sex With Her’

    09/14/2016 6:48:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/13/16 | Brent Scher
    A Florida Democrat running for Congress was caught on tape saying that Hillary Clinton “is under no illusions that you want to have sex with her,” according to the Miami Herald. The comment from Joe Garcia, a former congressman attempting to regain his seat, came during an attempt to explain how Clinton reminds him of former President Lyndon Johnson.
  • [Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

    04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 799+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for...
  • VIDEO: Confessions of a Republican (LBJ 1964 Presidential campaign commercial) [Obvious FAKE]

    03/11/2016 10:52:11 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2016 | TheLBJLibrary
    Description: Black and white television advertisement. This ad from the Democratic National Committee during the 1964 election portrays concerns of a Republican voter about Republican nominee Barry Goldwater. VIDEO
  • NPR illustrative photo wipes Israel off the map [Numbers 23]

    01/25/2016 11:08:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/25/2016 | Staff
    In an article published on National Public Radio's (NPR) website Monday, a map of the Middle East failed to include Israel, labeling Palestine in its place. The map was an illustration accompanying the article "What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears." The article referenced travelers' fears of Islamic radicalization and extremism in the region. Immediately following the publication, the website's comment section was flooded with criticism from readers and journalists who questioned the online publication's decision to use an illustration of this nature. As a result of the abundance of complaints, NPR removed the photo and...
  • Scholars Shine New Light on Old Truths for Fighting Poverty

    12/09/2015 11:39:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    Two of the oldest and most venerated public policy institutes in Washington, D.C., the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, have produced a new joint report dealing with the issue of fighting poverty in America. The report, "Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream," is noteworthy for a number of reasons. One is that it reflects a consensus view between long established Washington institutions representing opposite sides of the political spectrum, with AEI being right of center and the Brooking Institution left of center. But also noteworthy is the nature of...
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • LBJ's Granddaughter Sworn in to Supreme Court Bar

    10/14/2015 1:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Blog of Legal Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Tony Mauro, Legal Times
    It was a throwback moment at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday when Catherine Robb, the granddaughter of the late president Lyndon Johnson, was admitted to the court's bar. Her father Charles Robb, the former governor and U.S. senator from Virginia, moved her admission. It appeared that several justices recognized the presidential connection as she was sworn in to the bar. "It's something my father and I talked about years ago," Catherine Robb said afterward. "It was an opportunity for my father to move my admission—a special bond between us." Catherine Robb, 45, is counsel to Haynes and Boone in...
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...