Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LBJ

I'll grant you he stepped on it over Vietnam.  The war sucked (I was there).  Unfortunately LBJ is remembered for the war and not too much else.  That's too bad since he did so much for so many.  Hell the Trogs are still trying to gut FDR and LBJ.  The Dems seem have a bit of memory restoration going on:

LBJ’s presidency gets another look as civil rights law marks its 50th anniversary

Oh, LBJ's record goes well beyond civil rights.  Give this piece a read to see how much good he had done for all people in this land--

What Was Really Great About The Great Society

LBJ was the consummate pol which does make him more of a slimeball than not.  However, as a pol he did the governance part of his job will great skill and ability.  Learn more about LBJ by taking on Robert Caro's multi-volume bio of LBJ.  They are worth reading.

Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson:

 The first, "The Path to Power" (1982), covers Johnson's life up to his failed 1941 campaign for the United States Senate.

 The second volume, "Means of Ascent" (1990), commences in the aftermath of that defeat and continues through his election to that office in 1948.

 The third volume, "Master of the Senate" (2002), chronicles Johnson's rapid ascent and rule as Senate Majority Leader.

 The fourth volume, "The Passage of Power" (2012), covers LBJ's life from 1958 to 1964.

 In November 2011, Robert Caro also announced that the full project had expanded to five volumes with the fifth volume requiring another two to three years to

 Oh, if you haven't read it, try "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York." It's outstanding.

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