July 08, 2019

Liberals are eating their friends as well as their enemies

Dana Mathewson

I've been absent for awhile, as a Windows 10 update to my old Dell computer managed to hose it; I'm using one of our laptops which is in an inconvenient area of the house... but hey, I don't live to complain, usually.

At any rate, here's a wonderful Michael Goodwin article. The best part of it comes early, and as you know, I don't like to give that part away; I like to just entice you into going to the main article.

So I'll just give you the lead-in.

With Democrats increasingly attacking each other with a vitriol they once reserved for President Trump, an anecdote involving President Lyndon Johnson fits the moment. As recounted in the riveting memoir of Joseph Califano, Johnson’s top domestic adviser, the president was meeting with civil rights leaders in the hot racial summer of 1967.

Dems were sharply divided over several issues, including how to respond to riots in Detroit and Newark, and LBJ hoped to corral NAACP leader Roy Wilkins and Urban League executive director Whitney Young into his corner.

At a White House meeting, Johnson recited his Great Society accomplishments, but Wilkins and Young appeared numb and in despair, saying they couldn’t control the young rioters, Califano writes in "The Tragedy and Triumph of Lyndon Johnson.”

Keep reading at https://nypost.com/2019/07/06/liberals-are-eating-their-friends-as-well-as-their-enemies/

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1 That has always been a tactic of theirs; use young fools as the hammer then discard them when convenient. They can't get too much power. Bill Clinton's people even had a name for it - triangulation. Make themselves look reasonable while pushing things too far to the Left.  It was part of Marx's dialectic materialism.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at July 09, 2019 06:56 AM (IJhtV)

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