We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've just spent some time googling this quote and haven't found a primary source for it, the best I found was that it was said to two unidentified governors aboard Air Force One on an unknown date before an unknown audience and unknown soruce.
Does anyone have a primary source?
Because if not, the quote is a vile ad hominem and far below the standards we conservatives should strive for.
I'm no LBJ fan, but I spent much time in Texas and surrounding states where " niggrah" (however spelled) referred to people with certain skin, facial and hair characteristics. "Passing for white" was an economy unto itself.
"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."
I've seen the "uppity" quote, often in the same article or blog as the original post quote. same problem, no primary source attribution. this quote was so bad that even wikipedia has removed it pending better sources.
our standards as conservatives shouldn't fall to libtard levels of scholarship. we don't need to make up quotes like this to win arguments.
You are more than likely correct here, not only on the quote but on the use of it as well. Still, the sad fact remains that the past fifty years, and certainly the present moment, have shown the prescience of such a non-existent quote, even if conjured out of thin air its conclusions have become fact.
There is no evidence that these very specific quotes are fake. They apparently appeared in a bit of a gossip book about the true nature of several recent presidents. Until we see the book, there is no basis to know the original source. They are not out of character for LBJ.
Eisenhower proposed a civil rights act while president. It was opposed by Democrats in the Senate - Lyndon Johnson was Majority Leader. So, the quote sounds in character for someone who saw racial groups as political pawns.