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LBJ Strategy Used on Moore, Wanted to Use Barnyard Animals Instead of Girl

Reported By Benjamin Arie | November 15, 2017 at 3:08pm

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GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wants to take on the establishment… and that has ruffled quite a few feathers among both Democrats and Republicans. In a turn of events that has skeptics asking questions about extremely suspicious timing, Moore has suddenly been accused of having inappropriate relationships with young girls some 40 years ago.

These allegations have emerged with only a month left in the Senate race, and after the outspoken anti-establishment Republican was doing well in the polls.

Moore has categorically denied the claims and pointed out that he has been in the public eye for decades without a scandal. Others have questioned the inconsistencies and implausibility of the accusations.

The out-of-nowhere allegations do seem like a dirty political ploy — and a story from the late “gonzo journalist” Hunter S. Thompson shows that it could be from the same playbook that Democrat Lyndon Johnson used on his opponents years ago.

In the now classic “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72,” Thompson recalled how Johnson, the wheeling-and-dealing Texan who by many accounts sought power at any cost, started crass rumors about his opponents in order to win elections.

This is one of the oldest and most effective tricks in politics,” Thompson wrote, according to the U.K. Independent.

“Every hack in the business has used it in times of trouble, and it has even been elevated to the level of political mythology in a story about one of Lyndon Johnson’s early campaigns in Texas,” he continued.

“The race was close and Johnson was getting worried. Finally he told his campaign manager to start a massive rumor campaign about his opponent’s life-long habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows.

“‘Christ, we can’t get away with calling him a pig-f****r,’ the campaign manager protested. ‘Nobody’s going to believe a thing like that,’” wrote Thompson.

“’I know,’ Johnson replied. ‘But let’s make the sonofab****h deny it.’”

The message is clear: For the smear campaign to work, a rumor doesn’t actually have to be true — it doesn’t even matter if it is.

In fact, sometimes it’s advantageous for dirty politicians to purposely spread an accusation so outlandish and filthy it can’t be believed — as long as it grabs people’s attention.

By simply forcing an opponent to address the rumor and defend against it, the game shifts and the candidate is instantly associated with the accusation, true or not.

It must be pointed out that the claims against Moore happened so long ago that they’re almost impossible to prove or disprove. That may actually be by design: If the story is fabricated, so many decades have passed that Moore can’t show it to be false. The allegation sticks.

Of course, this age-old tactic doesn’t always work. Sometimes, the boy cries wolf too many times, and the public realizes that they’re being fooled.

In the case of Moore, the candidate hasn’t given in to calls to drop out from establishment Republicans like Mitt Romney and Josh Kasich. Instead, the retired judge has doubled down on his denials, and pledged to sue media outlets for libel.

Every person, regardless of politics, should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Moore’s enemies seem suspiciously eager to toss that standard aside and destroy a man before he can win… But it would be wise to remember the Lyndon Johnson playbook, and realize that not everything is as it seems.

LBJ: I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.

Written by Allen West on March 20, 2014

 On March 20, 1854 the Republican Party was established in Ripon, Wisconsin. Referred to as the GOP or Grand Old Party, it established for one reason: to break the chains of slavery and ensure the unalienable rights endowed by the Creator of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would be for all Americans.

The Republican Party was created to achieve individual freedom. Then, as now, the antagonist to the Republican party has been the Democrats, the party of collective subjugation and individual enslavement — then physical, now economic.

  • The first black members of the US House and Senate were Republicans.
  • The first civil rights legislation came from Republicans.
  • Democrats gave us the KKK, Jim Crow, lynchings, poll taxes, literacy tests, and failed policies like the “Great Society.”
  • Republican President Eisenhower ordered troops to enforce school desegregation.
  • Republican Senator Everett Dirksen enabled the 1964 civil rights legislation to pass, in opposition to Democrat Senators Robert Byrd (KKK Grand Wizard) and Al Gore, Sr.

As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.

Yep, and who are the real racists? So far, thanks to a Republican Party that is ignorant of its own history and gave up on the black community, Democrats have 50 of those 200 years under their belt.

The problem with today’s Republican Party is that it has forgotten its own history and raison d’ etre: individual liberty. The Party must come to realize that GOP also stands for “Growth, Opportunity, Prosperity” and articulate how it stands, as its history and founding clearly demonstrate, for the individual pursuit of happiness as opposed to the progressive socialist (Democrat) lie of a collective guarantee of happiness.

So, happy 160th birthday to my Party, the Republican Party. I am a strong Conservative and I hope Republicans recommit to those fundamental principles which established this Party — the historical antithesis of the Democrats. Do I agree with every Republican on everything? Not always, but I doggone ain’t about to join up with the other liberal socialist rascals. And I do have a word of caution to my fellow Republicans, (wo)man up, or go the way of the Whigs.


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