today’s not Sarah Palin …

… or won’t be treated as such by the LSM.

1964, the un-year*
the Memory Hole** is strong in this one


~ vid ~

* Cultural ref (unperson)
**Cultural ref (memory hole)

13 Comments!

  1. Snuffy Smith
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm |

    Johnson WAS elected in 1964.

  2. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm |

    Johnson WAS elected in 1964\Exactly – he beat Goldwater.
    WTF was MSNBC talking ab… Nevermind, it’s the MSM, doing what they do worst.

  3. accipiter NW
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 7:34 pm |

    GWB “relying on the Supreme Court to decide the Florida recount in 2000….”

    I might need to double check it, but I’ve heard at least one syndicated talk show host make the claim that several news outlets and had verified that George Bush won Florida when a recount of ALL Florida ballots was done in 2001.

  4. Henri Claude
    Posted June 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm |

    ….it’s true that GW did win Florida after all recounts, but that didn’t stop the Dems from displaying their rage at the Florida Supreme Court ruling and appealing it to the US Supreme Court….

    ….and wasn’t there something on the History channel not too long ago that hypothesized that Johnson was the one really behind the Kennedy assassination?

  5. accipiter NW
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 7:35 am |

    Thanks for confirming that Henri. I don’t catch much on the HC, have they ever done a story on the Silver Star that Johnson was awarded in WW2?

  6. Max Entropy
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:09 am |

    What a maroon.
    The supreme court didn’t decide the election. They simply told Florida that the Fl supreme court’s new method of counting ballots violated the equal protection clause because you can’t change the counting method after the election. They had to use the old pre-election, legislature approved and governor signed method.
    But why let a few facts get in the way of a good liberal meme?

  7. MMW
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:30 am |

    teh stupid is strong with this one. Ouch.

  8. RackemUp
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:56 am |

    “I might need to double check it, but I’ve heard at least one syndicated talk show host make the claim that several news outlets and had verified that George Bush won Florida when a recount of ALL Florida ballots was done in 2001.”

    There was a consortium of newspapers that did recounts under various scenarios, believe the Miami Herald, NYT, and Chicago Tribune were big participants in this- you can bing it (I don’t use the obama re-election ad search engine anymore), think Miami Herald/NYT recount should give you some stuff. If memory serves, had lil’ Albert gotten his way, according to this research he would have lost by even more than he lost by. Again, that’s if memory serves.

  9. George
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm |

    The only President I can remember who never stood for any election at all was Gerald Ford. Ford was appointed VP when Agnew resigned then became President when Nixon resigned so he never stood for election for anything, not even as a Presidential running mate.

  10. J.M. Heinrichs
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm |

    George
    Gerald Ford was the Republican Presidential candidate in 1976; Bob Dole was his VP running mate. He lost to Jimmy Carter who told a story of lusting for women.

    Cheers

  11. accipiter NW
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm |

    Thanks again all- including LBJ comments re 1964 election.

    Found this and thought it curious how fate turns regarding Lyndon Johnson in the South Pacific, or some other future presidents:

    LBJ was first assigned to a B-26 named Wabash Cannonball, but apparently he left the bomber to relieve himself. When he returned he found his seat taken by Lieutenant Colonel Francis R. Stevens, accompanying Johnson on the tour of the forward area. Stevens playfully told Johnson to find another airplane, so LBJ climbed into 1st lieutenant W. H. Greer’s 40-1488, named Heckling Hare.

    When the mission did return, it was obvious there had been trouble. One Marauder crash-landed, four more had battle damage, and one never returned at all. The missing plane was Wabash Cannonball. Its entire eight-man crew was dead, shot down in the sea off Lae.

    Johnson apparently got a Silver Star for this mission. The plane he ended up in developed engine trouble and returned to base.

  12. dick not quite dead white guy
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

    That SOB Johnson didn’t do a damn thing to merit that medal. He rode along on one mission, a brave act, yes, but the rest of the crew received nothing for that mission and thousands of braver men than Johnson flew many missions and never received a Silver Star. Doug MacArthur knew the value of brown-nosing a Congressman personally sent by FDR on an inspection tour and awarded the medal to LBJ.
    And shameless LBJ wore the Silver Star lapel pin and bragged about it ever after.

  13. accipiter NW
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:16 am |

    Dick NQDWG, I was too young to remember anything about Johnson’s term and was hoping for some input from the more enlightened members of this site for some background. Thanks for confirming what was stated in the article. It doesn’t surprise me that MacArthur and Johnson would “get along” in such away. Just wasn’t sure LBJ was such an outright phony about his meriting the Silver Star.

    Crazy how a change of seats, or perhaps more accurately a bad engine on a B-26 during a dangerous mission, can impact the course of history. But I remember when George HW Bush ditched his TBM, he most likely would have been killed on Chi Chi Jima if not for the USS Finback.

    Been a little busier than usual this week or I’d have been checking back more frequently.