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What Joe Biden and LBJ Have in Common

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2022
From The Left
Politics, Civil Rights, Abortion, Lyndon Johnson, Joe Biden
AP Photo, Photo by Ron Adar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA, Sipa via AP Images

President Joe Biden’s closing message before the midterms emphasized the stakes for women following the demise of Roe v. Wade: “If you give me two more senators in the United States Senate, I promise you, I promise you, we’re going to codify Roe and once again make Roe the law of the land.” Nearly 60 years ago, another president promised to codify rights if activists could secure the required votes.

When Biden took office days after insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, many with Confederate flags, he drew comparisons to Abraham Lincoln. After passing significant economic and social...

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