Heh — New York Times to Obama: What Would Lyndon Johnson Do?

This is from yesterday’s New York Times editorial:

As soon as he proposed to pay for his $447 billion jobs plan with tax increases, President Obama knew he was going to do battle with Republicans. But he is also being challenged by Democrats because they cannot face another big pre-election fight or are thinking more about campaign contributors than the country’s best interests.

It is time for Mr. Obama to think about what Lyndon Johnson would do. Mr. Johnson did not flinch from confronting his caucus when he needed to, and neither should Mr. Obama.

When the Times says Obama should ask himself “WWLBJD,” do they remember what else Lyndon Johnson did?