"...LBJ was tossed out ... for his complicity regarding Vietnam."<quoted text>
1. First, the Democrat Party is not "socialist". Helping the poor and elderly doesn't make one a disciple of Marx. Now if we started nationalizing private industry, you'd have a point.
2. Humphrey was not LBJ's "flunky". The two men had discordant views on Vietnam. Second, Robert Kennedy was clearly the Democrat party's choice in 1968. He had the presidential nomination wrapped up after the California primary, only to be assassinated the same day.
Humphrey was a liberal and a satisfatory replacement, but not the first choice.
3. LBJ was a Southern conservative and his strongest ties were with very conservative people. Much of the legislation he passed war crafted furing the Kennedy era. Did he personally agree with it? I have my doubts.
Had he defied the legislation of his party such as Civil Rights, he would have become a poltical pariah within his own party. So I think he went along because he had little choice. He was tossed out just the same for his complicity regarding Vietnam.
Please spare me the cliche dribble over gay marriage, taxes and gun control which isn't relevant.
Did you say "complicity"?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Do you read this stuff off the back of your Breakfast Cereal Boxes?
Does your dog give you instructions and orders?
"Helping the poor and elderly doesn't make one a disciple of Marx."
Of course it doesn't but when governments purchase votes using socialist tactics turning those "poor and elderly" into a growing parasitic segment of society forcing hardworking taxpayers into slaves funding gross theft...then it DOES make itself a disciple of Marx.
Your attempt to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear is pure humor coming out of an innocent child's mouth.
Next, you'll be quoting Jesus' Sermon On The Mount and comparing it to the Boy Messiah's Inauguration Speech.
Like a SNL Skit.