posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 04:18 AM
Originally posted by jimmiec
LBJ was an extremely demonstrative man. We could use someone with that quality. He however was the most racist POTUS in American history. Probably one
of the most corrupt as well. Another Bush will have no chance of being elected in the next 20 years though. I can't imagine why he would even think
about running for POTUS.
(EDIT: OP, I just gave you your 5.000th flag! Congrats, that covers a lot of territory and a lot of sharing of ideas and information. Nice work.)
I have to defend Lyndon Johnson (as if he can't rise from the grave and defend himself, like all good Texans. You're lucky he's distracted, mister!).
Maybe he was personally racist, I don't know, but publicly???? He carried in on his back the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. When the people tried to march from Selma to Montgomery in '65 and were beaten and clubbed for their troubles,
Lyndon Johnson came on TV to say it was time for Voting Rights, not just later but now, right now, and he demanded an immediate bill. He actually said
the words "We Shall Overcome", thus actually joining the Civil Rights Movement. One of the Civil Rights leaders honored Johnson with a public event
every year on the anniversary of that speech. OK, the defense rests. And eats!
edit on 17-2-2013 by Aleister because: (no reason