Posts Tagged 'Lyndon B. Johnson'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/20/22

Lyndon B Johnson | The Art of Robert Templeton |

There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve by ourselves.”   —   Lyndon B. Johnson

(How can anyone not like a quote that extols the virtues of cooperation and teamwork?  Love him, or hate him, LBJ knew how to get people to work together . . . for the common good.  Of course, the world was a substantially simpler place back then, and he didn’t have to contend with the immediacy of the internet and social media.  But still, it would be a breath of fresh air if we could just get back to that mindset of working toward some middle/common ground . . . and just loosen the binds of our recalcitrance.  Too many of us have lost the concept of the “common good”, and it has resulted in a kind of stagnation, and a weakening of our country.  As #16 said, nearly 164 years ago, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  It appears that history is repeating itself . . . again.  And, because we do not live in a vacuum, there are people out there who are more than happy to exploit this weakness.  I seriously doubt that Vladimir Putin would be so brazen if he was dealing with a more unified United States.  Maybe I’m wrong, but this is one man’s opinion.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band.  (I’m not a big Country Music fan, but I can give a little.  This sounds like a song that LBJ would have liked.  Simple pleasures.)

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/20/11

US Postage stamp: LBJ, 1973 issue, 8c

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There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few we can solve by ourselves.”   — Lyndon B. Johnson

(I’m a little surprised this is my first LBJ quote.  Very quotable president!  I think a lot of us were hoping that President Obama could demonstrate some LBJ qualities in dealing with the Republicans in Congress.  But, let’s face it.  LBJ was a bit of a Blue Dog Democrat to begin with, which made it easier to reach out to Republicans.  And, in the wake of the JFK assassination I think that more Republicans were receptive to cooperating for the greater good.  Today, the entire concept of the greater good seems to have been lost on far too many Republicans, and unfortunately they have become the Party of No! And then again, there’s the downplayed – by this administration – issue of race.  The Obama camp cannot afford to raise this specter, for very obvious reasons.  But, do not fool yourselves, for a minute, into thinking that race is not an issue, when it comes to a substantial segment of the anti-Obama camp/sentiment.  You’d think that the United States would be so much past this.  But, no.  It really does seem that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Sad.)   — YUR

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