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  •  Question... y so much criticism of LBJ when he (0+ / 0-)

    passed so many progressive legislation?

    - Civil rights - Medicare

    ???

    I am quickly thinking he was a great pres.

    Democrats keep the US from becoming Third World. :)

    by The Simple Canadian on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 03:03:30 PM PDT

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    •  Vietnam (0+ / 0-)

      LBJ escalated it into a major clusterfuck, which turned out to be the overarching left-wing issue of the late '60s.  He was also a bullying, manipulative a-hole who wasn't above lying and cheating to advance his career, but I'm not sure progressives mind that so much in light of what he accomplished with it.  That LBJ was one of our best Presidents says alot about how tough the job is and also how piss-poor most of them have been.  Truly great men and women don't come along very often, we're all flawed in our own multitude of ways.

    •  LBJ a mixed bag IMNHO (0+ / 0-)

      I will never really forgive Gulf of Tonkin.
      I will never forget Civil Rights Act.

      And I have to admire his ability to get a bill through Congress. When LBJ twisted an arm it stayed twisted.

      A dishonest, manipulative S.O.B. who put through one of the great pieces of legislation in the 20th century.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference.

      by blue aardvark on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 03:54:36 PM PDT

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