Same as it ever was...
May 15, 1964 - 1964 Presidential Primary season. Ambassador to Saigon and GOP Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge expected to win Oregon Primary, chances good in California. Senate GOP pledges to keep the Bobby Baker Scandal probe alive. Michigan Politics - Gov. George Romney and Attorney General Frank Kelly clash on Legislative Reapportionment issue. South Vietnam - 51 S. Vietnamese troops killed in ambush by Vietcong. LBJ and Robert McNamara hold talks on Vietnam situation. Civil Right leader Bayard Rustin pledges 50,000 to protest upcoming Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
April 26, 1964 - LBJ Announces substantial Nuclear Weapons reduction. Khruschev announces similar reduction. Cuba tensions resume. Dean Rusk returns from Saigon with upbeat assessment. Robert McNamara concedes winning in Vietnam "will take time". Railroad Union settlement reached. LBJ tours Appalachia promoting War On Poverty legislation. Civil Rights Bill at a standstill. Threatened "stall-ins" at opening of Worlds Fair don't materialize, but 300 Civil Rights demonstrators arrested.
April 20, 1964 - Springtime in New York. Civil Rights Protests gear up for opening of New York World's Fair. Elderly protest in favor of Medicare. New York Supreme Court gives thumbs down to CORE. Chances for Nelson Rockefeller grabbing Presidential nomination rated as slim. 2nd Conspiracy and Perjury Trial for McCarthy-era Attorney Roy Cohn set as 1st trial declared mistrial.
March 20, 1964 - Three U.S. fliers shot down over East Germany. Cambodia shoots down Vietnamese spotter plane. LBJ at fundraiser offers "Better Deal". Barry Goldwater at fundraiser offers paranoia. Pierre Salinger quits as White House Press Secretary to run for Senate in California. Michigan Governor George Romney blasts Lieutenant Governor over Romney's proposal to strengthen drunk driving laws. First day of Spring.
Nothing illustrates the utter disconnect between conservatives and liberals better than this exchange. It begins politely enough, with Cavuto giving Rep. Johnson about 30 seconds to talk before he simply interrupts her with the flat statement
Nick Lowe cited Johnson County, Kentucky's Jim Ford as his biggest musical influence. His songs have been covered by the likes of Aretha Franklin and The Temptations. This one is a favorite. Happy Friday!