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Allyson Corlett PPE 3003-0003 Dr. Ed Hansen March 1, 2017 Digging Deeper #1 – Narcissism and Leadership Step 3: 1. Does Lyndon Johnson insult his opponents? o Yes, he has insulted his opponents on many occasions. Here are a couple of examples: His most famous insult was directed at Gerald Ford: “ Jerry Ford is so dumb that he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time,” (Pahle). “Jerry Ford is a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off,” (Pahle). In reference to Richard Nixon’s speech: “I may not know much, but I know chicken sh*t from chicken salad,” (Pahle). “Ford’s economics are the worst thing that’s happened to this country since pantyhose ruined finger-f*cking,” (Pahle). o He uses negative campaigning to insult his opponents as well In his campaign ad “Peace Little Girl (Daisy)” he portrayed Senator Goldwater as wanting to start a Nuclear War (The Living Room Candidate). 2. Does Lyndon Johnson manipulate people? o He manipulated people by finding out background information on them (desires, fears, wants, dislikes, etc.) and promising them what they wanted to hear in order to persuade them to do what he wanted them to do. He did this to senators to get their votes. o He also manipulated people to vote for him by using negative campaigning to make his opponents seem bad (His “Peace Little Girl (Daisy)” campaign ad against Senator Goldwater). o He also changed his stances based on who he was talking to and recorded his conversations so he knew what he had said to whom. 3. Does Lyndon Johnson use black-and-white thinking? o Yes. He used black-and-white thinking with the Vietnam War and caused it to worsen in the 1960s by believing in the “Domino Theory” (“if South
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Vietnam fell to the communists, then, eventually all of Southeast Asia would fall like dominos” (Hanson & Still, 2013).
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