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Targetpractice12/01/2018 10:12:20 pm PST

re: #96 Hecuba’s daughter

Johnson was clearly unsuccessful at foreign policy but he had an amazing set of domestic policy accomplishments — Medicare, Medicaid, Voting Rights Act, Civil Rights Act, anti-poverty programs, the appointment of the first African-American to the SC. I marched in Washington against him but he is often underrated.

Here’s the thing: Most if not all of those were Kennedy’s ideas. JFK had this big plan ready for not only civil rights but social programs when he was assassinated, so LBJ carried them over the finish line in his memory and there were those who voted for them out of respect for Kennedy’s memory. Had he lived, it’s pretty likely most of the Civil Rights legislation we’re familiar with, to say nothing of the Great Society, would have stalled out for years if not another decade because JFK wouldn’t have the political capital to push it all through.