Today, August 27, is the 105th Birthday Commemoration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, a President who had a massive effect on our nation’s history.
We live under the influence of LBJ on Civil Rights, Medicare, Education, NPR, PBS, Environmental Laws, Consumer Protection Legislation, Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation, and the War on Poverty that so desperately needs to be revived after 45 years of ignoring it!
Yes, this President is blamed, and carries the burden of the Vietnam War, but his legacy in domestic affairs lives on!
And tomorrow, his older daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, will join Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 during the Presidency of LBJ!
It is the season for people to be signing up for ObamaCare, and the GOP and conservatives are doing everything they can to try to convince young people NOT to sign up, and discouraging and manipulating and misleading other Americans with their hateful propaganda, claiming that ObamaCare will not work, and that it is going to cause rate increases and undermine the nation’s long term future, all a bunch of hideous lies and mistruths.
One has to wonder how do these people sleep at night, being happy at denying millions of Americans of health care, unconcerned that people will die as a result of NOT having health care coverage!
The Republican Party and conservatives are praying for failure, but ObamaCare will succeed, and the GOP will be at a disadvantage when the American people come to grips with reality, and realize what they have been doing!
And then, the Republican Party will face a gloomy future, as no one who gains health care is going to, unless they are purely stupid or insane, vote for a party that worked to deny what every civilized Western nation offers; decent health care at a much lower cost, saving lives in the process!