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  •  Very well, it seems like you might be referring (0+ / 0-)

    to me.

    In that case, I'm interested in why exactly African Americans turned out to support Obama in record numbers in 2008 and 2012 despite other Democratic politicians (think: LBJ) putting way more on the line for them.

    Seriously, why?  

    •  i reject the premise (0+ / 0-)

      that LBJ put more on the line.

      i'm fairly sure LBJ did not receive as many personal death threats, even at the height of Southern anger about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

      Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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      by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 01:08:26 PM PDT

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      •  LBJ put "losing the south for a generation" (0+ / 0-)

        on the line.

        In retrospect it wasn't "for a generation" - it was forever (as an editorial comment, what a bunch of total fuckwads, why didn't Lincoln just let them go, but whatever).

        In any event, that's pretty huge IMHO.

        Or should I say HUGH just so everybody understands?

        •  LBJ did not put himself personally on the line (0+ / 0-)

          is (obviously) my point

          Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
          Drop by The Grieving Room on Monday nights for support in dealing with grief.

          by TrueBlueMajority on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:06:19 PM PDT

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          •  Yeah, like Obama's life is personally on the line (0+ / 0-)

            seriously, he * does * have lifetime secret service protection, who to everything I've been able to discern are a totally professional organization who are completely devoted to protecting the POTUS, regardless of his (or her) political orientation.

            In fact, if this is the level you wish to engage in, I suspect that LBJ was in considerable greater jeopardy of assassination than Mr. Obama.

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