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Thread #139416   Message #3227690
Posted By: Bobert
23-Sep-11 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
Actually, as repulsive a man as Lyndon was, as president he was able to get things done that John Kennedy couldn't... John Kennedy never would have gotten the Civil Rights Act true Congress... It took a Southerner to do it... But not just any Southerner... Johnson had personal relationships with just about everyone "up on the hill" and the "Johnson tapes" reveal just how Lydon went about twisting folks arms and cajoling them to do stuff that they really didn't want to do... He deserves our respect for doing that... He also deserves out respect for putting policy over party because he said that in passing the Civil Rights Act he would set his party back 2 decades...

Missed on that one... Here we are into the 5th decade of Southerners still punishing the Democrats for civil rights...

B~