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The Left Airbrushes LBJ Back Into The Picture

12 April 2014 @ 14:54

As Stacy McCain points out:

There was once a sort of bipartisan consensus about this: Left-wingers hated LBJ for fighting the Vietnam war; right-wingers hated him because he wouldn’t fight to win in Vietnam….

For decades, the Left In America tried to convince everyone that LBJ was not one of their own, that he was a ‘morally bankrupt old fraud’ [which was a Big Lie kind of argument, considering that, to be a Leftist-in-good-standing, you have to reject all Morality].

While they would speak very approvingly of the Civil Rights and ‘Anti-Poverty’ laws passed during his tenure in Office, the Left would not give LBJ credit as the leader of those efforts.  For the former, they would say that he was carrying-out the wishes of JFK, prodded by Bobby’s efforts [let us not forget that they were the ones who first revealed the famous quote by LBJ — when the ‘Anti-Poverty’ laws were passed — that they have, until recently, repeated nearly ad nauseam: ‘I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.’]  For the latter, they would credit JFK, RFK, and others, like Hubert Humphrey [who got Rehabilitated by the Leftists a lot quicker, especially once he was dead and couldn’t correct them].  If the Left gave LBJ any credit, it was for giving-in to the political and ‘moral’ pressure put on him by the Holy Priests Of The Leftist Order Of Illumination because he was the Ultimate Political Player.

For some reason, the Left In America now feels that it’s okay for them to Rehabilitate Lyndon Baines Johnson, witness:

President Barack Obama heralded the resolve of former President Lyndon B. Johnson in pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and brought up one of Johnson’s more famous lines to his presidential advisers.

“Most of his staff counseled him against it,” Obama said Thursday at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, referring to Johnson’s desire to push the civil rights bill. “They said it was hopeless, that it would anger powerful Southern Democrats, that it risked derailing the rest of his domestic agenda.”

Obama then recited Johnson’s notable rebuttal to cautious staffers: “’What the hell’s the presidency for?’ What the hell’s the presidency for if not to fight for causes you believe in?”

Interesting.  perhaps it’s just the Obama Regime that wants to Rehabilitate LBJ because, if you read that last sentence from ‘Obama’, it sounds like he’s trying to make the case for justifying his abuse of power, his pen-phone approach to Despotism.  Hmmm….I don’t know.

What I do know, however, is that it would be nice if one of the apparatchiks in the MSM would ask King Barack The Unready what he thought about his new hero’s statement: ‘I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years’.

Ain’t gonna happen, of course.

This demented Freak Show we’re living in will just continue on.

  1. formwiz permalink
    12 April 2014 @ 14:56 14:56

    “What the hell’s the presidency for if not to fight for causes you believe in?”

    That’s why he needed the Republicans to pass it.

  2. 12 April 2014 @ 18:36 18:36

    Is there a cause that Obama believes in? Apart from golf? And vacations?

  3. Starless permalink
    13 April 2014 @ 07:27 07:27

    It’s easy to turn history on its head (or just ignore it) when its only purpose is to serve your current agenda.

    • 13 April 2014 @ 20:30 20:30

      The Left praises LBJ; the Left has always praised LBJ.

  4. rosalindj permalink
    13 April 2014 @ 20:26 20:26

    So one of the nastiest most vulgar and power greedy is heralded by preezy? This is not a surprise. If he could find a way to rehab Charles Manson for his eco-friendliness and leave out the racist bit, he’s do the same with him. Strike that last. Preezy would probably go all in for more racist pot stirring, as he’s quite fond of the balkanizing effect he’s fostered.

    • 13 April 2014 @ 20:31 20:31

      Interesting that ‘Obama’ has been such a tool for Helter Skelter.


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