What Did Bob Schieffer Really Mean?

Consider Bob Schieffer’s comments concerning Lyndon Johnson and the civil rights’ movement after reading the following:

The following quotes are LBJ quotes:

“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One –

“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.”—LBJ

You can find this in Ronald Kessler’s “Inside The White House”.

The civil rights’ act passage was due to Republicans. Is Mr. Schieffer actually making a different point other than what most people think he meant? I doubt it. It never ceases to amaze me that even reporting this information makes people label me a racist. Are we not fighting for the principles of  “all men are created equal” and Liberty?

David DeGerolamo


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