Good News: Jeb Bush Says He Would Govern Like Lib Icon Lyndon Johnson As President

Good News:  Jeb Bush Says He Would Govern Like Lib Icon Lyndon Johnson As President

Thanks for the heads up:

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the “Great Society,” if he were elected president.

According: to the: Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy.

Bush did not address Johnson’s Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, “We had a war on poverty, and poverty won.”

Instead, he was referencing Johnson’s mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress.

He vowed to approach the presidency as “master of the Senate,” as biographer Robert Caro described Johnson.

Fact: : Johnson was a jerk.

Look at this:

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Johnson lived to dominate, and he used crass behavior to bend people to his will. At 6-ft., 3-in. tall and 210 lbs., he liked to lean over people, spitting, swearing, belching, or laughing in their faces. Once, he even relieved himself on a Secret Serviceman who was shielding him from public view. When the man looked horrified, Johnson simply said, “That’s all right, son. It’s my prerogative.”: His favorite power ploy, however, seemed to be dragging people into the bathroom with him–forcing them to continue their conversations with the president as he used the toilet.

This is what Jeb is going to model his White House after?

No thanks.

Hat Tip: : Weasel Zippers

See also: : GOP Promise: Hey, We’ll Pass Let’s-Not-Call-It-Amnesty If We Retake The Senate

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