“I’m the only president you’ve got.” (Lyndon B. Johnson)


I’m sure glad we have presidential elections during Leap Year. We get one more day to soak in the wisdom of the ages as our candidates continue their relentless quest for the White House. As a life long student of famous quotes, I thought it might be instructive to revisit some of the brilliant epiphanies that our leaders have shared with us over the last 200+ years. To make it more challenging I’m going to give you the quotes without attribution. Let’s see how many you can guess. Here are your possible choices in chronological order ending with current candidates- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Abe Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio.

The answers are way down there at the bottom of the page. Good Luck.

 

1. “I am, as you know, only the servant of the people.”

2.”Why the hell didn’t I know about this before.”

3.”When the President does it, that means that it’s not illegal.”

4.”Being President is like running a cemetery; you’ve got lots of people under you and nobody’s listening.”

5.”All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.”

6.”It is better to offer no excuse, than a bad one.”

7.”I  sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”

8.”There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

9.”The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they’re not.”

10.”I always want to think of myself as an underdog.”

11.”Nobody cares what any politician in Washington says.”

12.”I just want you to know that when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”

13.”The thought process that somehow other people have to be worse off so you can be better off does not work.”

14.”You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

15.”A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”

16.”Whoever seeks to set one religion against another seeks to destroy all religion.”

17.”Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

18.”That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

19.”When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.”

20.”Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

21.”Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that’s a good thing.”

So, how did you do? Here are the answers. My source was BrainyQuotes.com

  1. Abe Lincoln
  2. John Kennedy
  3. Richard Nixon
  4. Bill Clinton
  5. Harry Truman
  6. George Washington
  7. Thomas Jefferson
  8. James Madison
  9. Hillary Clinton
  10. Donald Trump
  11. Ted Cruz
  12. George W. Bush
  13. Marco Rubio
  14. Andrew Jackson
  15. Theodore Roosevelt
  16. Franklin Roosevelt
  17. Ronald Reagan
  18. Barack Obama
  19. Calvin Coolidge
  20. John Adams
  21. Bernie Sanders

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “I’m the only president you’ve got.” (Lyndon B. Johnson)

  1. Dick Kuhn says:

    Good job Guy!

    Very interesting. This year must be an exception to many election years. Know there are always way too many unkept promises, but this has been wild. Also think this may be the most critical election of my lifetime. We can’t afford more of the same for 4 more years. Certainly hope our great God hears our prayers for electing a dedicated Christian, who will bring God back into the hearts and lives of our people and government, as was intended when this great country was founded. I want to see more of “In God we trust”. It is very disheartening to see Christianity condemned when it was faith in our great God and the associated values of this faith that made our country great, early on. Why is this so hard for people to see? “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is my hope and prayer for America. Blessings, Dick

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