As Jeb Bush continues positioning himself as the Republican establishment’s pick to run in the 2016 presidential election, he is increasingly alienating his party’s conservative base. In his latest outrageous proclamation, the former Florida governor explained that, if elected, he would rule in a style similar to Lyndon B. Johnson.
“He went and he cajoled, he begged, he threatened, he loved, he hugged, he did what leaders do, which is they personally get engaged to make something happen,” Bush said of Johnson’s approach to the legislature.
What he failed to mention, however, is what actually resulted from all of LBJ’s activism.
The Democrat, who presided over one of the nation’s most pronounced leftward lurches, established huge boondoggle programs, such as those included in his ‘Great Society’ and War on Poverty initiatives.
Johnson was also a master manipulator, often credited with establishing public policy meant to ensnare blacks in a cycle of dependence, ensuring they would be perpetually beholden to his party.
Aboard Air Force One, he reportedly told two governors that he would “have those n—gers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
In another diatribe, he expressed disdain for “uppity” blacks.
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before – the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
In what some might consider a similar position of racial pandering, Bush has frequently spoken out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens.
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