Lyndon B. Johnson

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US President Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (27 August 1908 – 22 January 1973), sometimes referred to as LBJ, was a Democratic politician who was elected vice president of the United States in 1960 and who became president (1963–69) after the John F. Kennedy assassination.


Leftist Wikipedia states that he is ranked favorably by many (leftist) "historians because of his domestic policies and the passage of many major laws that affected civil rights, gun control, wilderness preservation, and Social Security, although he also drew substantial criticism for his escalation of the Vietnam War." However, the most important event during his presidency may have been the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

There's no question that Lyndon Johnson, despite championing the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and signing it into law, was also a sometime racist and notorious vulgarian who rarely shied away from using the N-word in private. For example, he reportedly referred to the Civil Rights Act of 1957 as the "nigger bill" in more than one private phone conversation with Senate colleagues. And he reportedly said upon appointing African-American judge Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, "Son, when I appoint a nigger to the court, I want everyone to know he's a nigger."[1]

He and close relatives have been stated to have been involved in numerous pro-Jewish and pro-Israel (Zionist) activities and have been argued to have had partially Jewish ancestry.[2]


  • These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again.
  • As long as you are black, and you’re gonna be black till the day you die, no one’s gonna call you by your goddamn name. So no matter what you are called, nigger, you just let it roll off your back like water, and you’ll make it. Just pretend you’re a goddamn piece of furniture. – Johnson to Robert Parker, his black chauffeur and the first maître d’ of the Senate dining room
  • I'll have those niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!
  • I can’t be too easy with you. I don’t want to be called a nigger lover.[3]

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