Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like Lyndon Johnson As President

Photo Credit: BreitbartFormer 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.

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  • TexRanger

    America does not need another liberal, left-wing Bush. They are nothing but east coast liberals and the last one was such a bum, he is the sole reason why Barack Hussein Obama, our homosexual/Muslim/Communist/anti-American president, was elected. And, George H.W. “Read my lips, no new taxes” Bush” was a disaster. America needs true conservatives.

  • ramesaz

    Jeb Bush could have used only one other President to emulate worse than LBJ, and that would be Jimmy Carter. For me it would kill my vote for him (if he ever had it). We do not need anymore dynasty’s like the Bushes, Kennedy’s. We need principled conservative American’s, whether they be white, black or ?. We need people above the bribe’s, corruption, and deal making of Washington (anyone know one); we need those who serve for love of country and the honor of serving; not for the money or power it brings. We need an American.

    • Joe1938

      Not so! Ol’Jeb could have said obama.

  • Frankly I’ve had enough of the Bushs, and for good reason. H W gave us the prelude to the U N’s Agenda 21, a taste of the New World Order. Although the treaty was never approved by the Senate, it has given us “sustainable development” and other nefarious influences. George W gave us Homeland Security, Medicare Part D and two wars, Afghanistan being the longest deployment and boon doggle since Viet Nam. W’s attempt to legalize millions and millions of illegals aliens, though unsuccessful, now is being attempted by the O adminstration. And George ordered the Post Office to confiscate all tobacco products entering the US and within the US, some of which were mine!
    In short, the Bushes have conducted themselves like “Conservative Progressives.” The definition of the Progressive movement, even under Republicans, is to circumnavigate the US Constitution to recreate the US, much like the Liberal variety only allowing the economy to flourish rather weaponize it like O is doing now, so as to pay for yet more “big governemtn,” just like JFK did.

  • Owen

    NMBs No more Bushes period. No More Kennedys, no more Clintons, no more liberal loving politicians. Enough of these pompous commies trying to establish dynasties..


  • BlueSpud

    Well there’s reason to not ever elect him again.

  • BlueSpud

    All the more reason we need to go back to what the founders visioned in our representatives– “citizen legislators” not on going clans slowly degrading our republic to stay in power.

  • Joe1938

    What?!!! “Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson”?!!. Ol’Jeb just drove the final nail into his own coffin!