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  •  Really makes you appreciate LBJ (3+ / 0-)
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    Fairlithe, jck, mrsgoo

    He had his bad points, but he did a lot of good things - and most importantly, he WASN'T an idiot. WTF happened in Tejas?

    New Arizona State Motto; "Yeah, but it's a dry hate!"

    by Fordmandalay on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:24:57 PM PST

    •  To answer that (2+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude, mrsgoo

      You have to understand that LBJ's record as President was not predictable from his record as Senator.

      LBJ was always a New Deal Democrat, but when he was representing Texas in the Senate he was no progressive on civil rights.

      Also, in LBJ's time the GOP had yet to start using cultural issues as a wedge, and there were a lot more people who still reflexively voted for Democrats.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:38:14 PM PST

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