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Not only did Lyndon B. Johnson most likely steal the 1948 Senatorial election, he was also WRONGLY attributed for championing civil rights laws!

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Another exclusive graphic of Civil Wrongs…

It was the Republicans who fought for and were responsible for the passage of civil rights laws, not LBJ. Revisionist history, taught by Liberal dogma saturated educators, has propagated lies about the civil rights movement for almost 50 years!

Lyndon Johnson remarking on civil rights in 1957:

“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.”

And concerning LBJ’s civil rights record:

Lyndon Johnson, who represented the [former] Confederate state of Texas and had been installed in his position by Southern Democrats precisely in order to block civil rights legislation. Until the 1950s, Johnson’s record of opposition to all civil rights legislation was spotless. But he was ambitious and wanted to be president. . . .

After dragging his feet on the civil rights bill throughout much of 1957, Johnson finally came to the conclusion that the tide had turned in favor of civil rights and he needed to be on the right side of the issue if he hoped to become president. . . .

Time to set the record straight and The Black Sphere intends to do just that!

 
 
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  • John Brown

    A lot happened between 1957 and 1965!

  • Steve Fair

    This is just too stupid. Next this buckdancing Tom is going to tell us that Barry Goldwater and William Buckley got the Civil Rights Bill passed.

    • Tracy Hubbell-Linden

      surprise, surprise – it was the Republican Party that did that.

      • Steve Fair

        No actually it wasn’t and this historical revision is bullshit. The Republicans who supported Civil Rights were liberals and moderates. The southern segregationists were conservatives. Today the Democratic party is the party of liberalism and inclusion. AND 99% of the southern segs became Republicans after the 60s because the GOP became the party of white racism. SO stop the nonsense. Nobody but the trailerpark crowd and their trained black coonservative minstrels are buying.

        • mac12sam12

          So that’s the meaning of revisionist! I’ve heard your BS before.LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Steve Fair

            The truth only hurts for a minute. tee hee

        • EBizGuru

          As long as we’re calling it … Your whole premise is bull caca. But I’ve noticed it seems to not be a recent development. Next you’ll be trying to inform us LBJs famous “next 200 years” comment was uttered by Jerry Ford.

        • destrecht

          Originally Eisenhower tried to do it, but it was voted down by the senate, and the charge was led by LBJ. Conservatives are still the only non racist party, as we believe in the abilities of all people. Libs believe that minorities are inferior, and so can’t make it on their own.

          • Steve Fair

            Conservatives are racists who believe that every minority is getting government help.

          • Steve Fair
          • I AM THE RODEO CLOWN

            The soft racism of low expectations

          • Blue Dogs

            So did Nixon: who used Whites and Blacks just can’t mix.

    • mac12sam12

      This is not stupid it’s fact. Your party started the KKK as well.

      • Steve Fair

        Your party currently houses the KKK. What party did David Duke hold office under and run for Goverrnor of Louisiana under????

        • mac12sam12

          Who were the two senators who were KKK members? Let me think. George Wallace was a democrat as was LBJ. Bull Connor was a democrat. o you really want to go there?

          • Josephus Flav

            Please don’t forget Robert (sheets) Byrd the card carrying KKK Democrat senator from WV who lead the filibuster against the 1964 civil rights bill.

          • Steve Fair

            Why do you clowns keep harping on the parties from 50 years ago? What about TODAY? How come Rand and Ron Paul hang out with white supremacists? What party does David Duke belong to? Why do white supremacists speak at GOPAC and recruit at Tea party gatherings? ANSWER THAT.

          • destrecht

            Why do you believe that? The only examples of racism at a tea party is video of of some tea partiers booting a racist and some libs attacking a black tea party member.

          • John Galt

            I am hereby exposing you, and denouncing you, as a bigot and a racist!!

      • Josephus Flav

        You might like this if you don’t already know it.
        Sen. Everette Dirksen and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Enjoy
        http://www.lib.niu.edu/1996/iht319648.html

    • Josephus Flav

      This will break your heart if you have the courage to read it.
      “The man from Ill”
      http://www.lib.niu.edu/1996/ih

    • Scott Turner

      Let me guess, you’re just another commucrat idiot siding with the party who fought so hard to keep black people as slaves (democrats), and against the party who fought to free black people from slavery (republicans). I’m right, aren’t I?

      • Erik Baran

        Would you please get out of the 19th century and join us here in the 21st? What happened 150 years ago has absolutely no bearing in the 21st century. I know you wing nuts love to live in the past, but this is ridiculous.

        • Scott Turner

          Hello! The Democrats continue to use & oppress black people today, by enslaving them to govt handouts, s**stirrers like Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton, and by pushing abortion as a wonderful, safe procedure. More black babies are slaughtered every year by abortion than the KKK managed to murder in the past 150 years. You know Erik, some of us can see right thru the Left Wing BS and political rhetoric.

          • Erik Baran

            Yeah, they’re forcing those welfare dollars on them, aren’t they? Maybe if the alleged “job creators” created jobs here in the US, instead of in Third World countries, we wouldn’t need all the tax dollars that go to welfare. Maybe if a miniscule number of people didn’t control over half the country’s wealth and continue to gouge and claw for more. “Corporations are people, my friend.” Are you one of the lemmings that votes against your best interests?

    • John Galt

      I am hereby exposing you, and denouncing you, as a bigot and a racist!

  • 1NedSprockethead1

    Steve Unfair, you’re an idiot. Ever heard of Thomas Sowell or Walter Williams? Should try reading them for an hour, instead of dreaming about having Obama’s love child.

    • Josephus Flav

      This will break your heart if you have the courage to read it.
      “The man from Ill”
      http://www.lib.niu.edu/1996/iht319648.html

      • AlwaysWatching

        To read this you’d think Johnson was the impetus behind the act. The unstated historical perspective is that Republicans attempted to pass legislation earlier in the 50′s, but was blocked by Democrats that wanted to be able to claim credit.

        Partisanship is a horrible way to conduct your affairs. Both sides do it, and it’s almost always to the detriment of We, The People.

        • ben

          I think 99% of people agree with that last paragraph. However, I also think that first paragraph seems quite dividing (personally, I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of a great wrongdoing; nothing would happen in either case). Do you have any proof of your statement?

          • AlwaysWatching

            To slightly correct what I wrote, a bill WAS passed by Eisenhower in the 57, but it was so watered down by Johnson as to be of little value.

            To quote from Wikipedia, “The Democratic Senate Majority Leader, Lyndon Baines Johnson from Texas, realized that the bill and its journey through Congress could tear apart his party, whose southern bloc was anti-civil rights and northern members were more pro-civil rights. Southern senators occupied chairs of numerous important committees due to their long seniority. Johnson sent the bill to the judiciary committee, led by Senator James Eastland from Mississippi, who proceeded to change and alter the bill almost beyond recognition. SenatorRichard Russell from Georgia had claimed the bill was an example of the federal government wanting to impose its laws on states. Johnson sought recognition from civil rights advocates for passing the bill, while also receiving recognition from the mostly southern anti-civil rights Democrats for reducing it so much as to kill it.[6]”

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1957

          • Blue Dogs

            If you wanted to win statewide in Texas, you had to be for segregation (as LBJ was) if you want to stay alive politically, even advocating killing innocent African American kids if necessary to “protect white civilization.”

          • Erik Baran

            Yes, the southern democrats, the future dixiecrats, that changed their affiliation to the republicans. Please, join us in the 21st century.

        • Joel Bensonetti

          Not to mention that opposition was stronger on the D’s side of the aisle, just look at the final vote on the act and that is very clear.

  • AL

    The demoKKKrats owned the slaves lost the war. The republicans freed the slaves.
    Now the demoKKKrats are out to enslave EVERYONE

    • Christina Mccauley

      YES THEY ARE ,

  • Ozzy Snozzlethorp

    LBJ was a vile human being. He was obsessed with his unit and was fond of showing it to his daughters. He was a sick and twisted man.

    • Blue Dogs

      The reason why LBJ used violent racist comments towards people of color is the way he was taught by his PARENTS.

      If he had lived to see Doug Wilder get elected VA governor in 1989, he would have said this: “That uppity N***** got elected to the Virginia governorship, well he thinks he’s all that eh ?”

      Chuck Robb (son-in-law): Yes, Wilder is uppity.

      The same LBJ also called Thurgood Marshall lazy.

  • Christina Mccauley

    The government is out to inslave us all ! BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO GET US APART , LIKE PULLING THE RACE CARD ! SLIMS I TELL YOU , THE HOLE LOT OF THEM . DEM & REP BOTH ! CANT TRUST NONE OF THEM RIGHT NOW ! HOW CAN obama DO ALL WHAT HE IS DOING AND NONE OF OUR LAWS PERTANE TO HIM ! WHO DIED & LEFT HIM GOD ? I HATE EVERYTHING HE IS DOING & DONE TO OUR PEOPLE & OUR COUNTRY . WHY CANT THE LAWS OF THE LANDS STOP THIS MAN ? WTF IS REALLY GOING ON ? PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME !

    • Bill M

      Speak up, nobody can hear you.

      • ben


        She’s in all caps, probably very extreme when it comes to Republicans, probably doesn’t have much schooling (look at all the grammatical errors), and she’s blindly accusing everyone of being corrupt.
        You’re telling her to speak up? Sure, you may agree with her, but others don’t, and that comment’s not going unnoticed.

    • StuckInCali2Long

      If you study Hitler it will all start to look familiar. Blind followers give the dictator more power. Hitler had A LOT of fans in the beginning. It’s all about indoctrination and brainwashing the weak. The weak won’t realize we are headed to concentration camps until we are actually there. Their minds might still be stuck on the propaganda at that point and they might actually think it’s all part of the great leaders plan. History repeats itself and our government makes sure we only learn bits and pieces of it which makes repeating it really easy.

      • P Cullen

        If you sudied Hitler and the rise of Fascism, you’d know it’s an extreme Right Wing ideology. The hate and propaganda is coming from the Right, fully owned by their corporate masters.

    • P Cullen

      What laws has the President broken? And, guess what…racism is alive and well in this country, in case you missed it!!

  • Christina Mccauley

    Oh and lbj was in the mob down in New Orleans ! I reamber men back-in-the-day talking about it who were in the mob ! FACT !

    • Erik Baran

      Fat, drunk and stupld is no way to go through life, Christina.

  • John Brown

    We have to do better than this, people. A LOT happened between 1957 and 1965, when LBJ pushed the bulk of his Great Society programs through Congress. These are the things for which he is hailed, and (unfortunately) people tend to gloss over or completely discount his segregationist past in light of what he ended up doing with regards to expanding the welfare state.

  • kcranford

    History tends to remember people in the context of what is PC. Unfortunately, most of the “civil rights” legislation Johnson signed into law has put the Black people, and others, into a different kind of slavery; dependent on a different master, the State.

    • StuckInCali2Long

      Psychological enslavement by making them feel like victims. Victims hardly ever rise above. The Irish slaves are flourishing and they never were made to feel like victims. Big difference. Psychological enslavement leads to government dependence.

      • ben

        Is it the same way with the elderly (who usually vote Republican) and Obamacare (which Republicans try to vote against)? If so, every old man and woman would vote Democrat, right?

  • Me

    Wow. Reminding libs what LBJ really thought of Blacks will not make the libs think good of you. But hey, screw ‘em.

    • ben

      http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/lyndon-johnson-civil-rights-racism

      Would this be a suitable counterargument? Or is there a giant flaw that I am overlooking?

      • Joel Bensonetti

        Who uses anything from MSNBC as factual, really?

      • steve

        The flaw is you used MSNBC, lol

      • reb

        MSNBC is PART of the AGENDA. This is why you can’t get FACTS from the media anymore. Instead of reporting facts, they now have an AGENDA & will follow it & so will you if you continue to listen to them.

        • ben

          Not everything is a conspiracy, you know. Besides, there may be a conspiracy now, but we should have moved on from LBJ, which was 40 years ago. People and viewpoints change, and what happened 40 years ago in politics that isn’t law isn’t going to have much of an effect now. If people can change in a few years, surely more can change with time! In addition, pay attention to situations one in a while. Just because an article is from the other side doesn’t mean you should dismiss it. That prejudice is what makes people extremists.

        • Erik Baran

          Sort of like the republicans agenda to do whatever it took to make sure Obama was a one term president, regardless the harm to the country?

  • FlyingHigh

    Let 1957 go. Leave the past in its proper place, in the past.

    Date: Monday, November 1, 1965 – 10:11am – 10:27am

    Participants: Lyndon Johnson, Roy Wilkins

    Location: LBJ Ranch

    “President Johnson called Roy Wilkins, the Executive Director of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People], to discuss the potential appointment of Robert Weaver∇ as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Both Johnson and Wilkins were concerned that naming Weaver, an African American, to the Cabinet-level post could provoke political problems that might interfere with HUD’s work.”

    Notable part of the recorded conversation:

    “President Johnson: Now, that’s what I want to avoid here. On the other hand, I want to avoid more than you ever had any idea you wanted to avoid, the feeling that I have any bigotry in my system.

    Wilkins: No, I don’t think that’ll–I don’t think that’ll be it. I think, Mr. President, it’ll be simply a feeling of sharp disappointment. But I don’t think it’d be [the phone clicks momentarily] hello?

    President Johnson: Yeah. Yes.

    Wilkins: It can’t be called bigotry.

    President Johnson: No, but I just think about all the folks that don’t know, the uninformed, and they are just very likely–they can’t see a year ahead. They can’t look at the MacMillans [sic] and the Appropriations Committees down the line.3 They can’t even see what [J.] Lester Hill [D-Alabama] will be forced to do and so forth.

    Wilkins: Yes.

    President Johnson: And I’m afraid that they’ll just say, “Well, when he got down to the mustard, he just couldn’t cut the mustard. He just had too many grandpas that used to own slaves.”

    Wilkins: Yeah. Well, I don’t think so. At least . . . I will say this to you, I will do everything I can. In the very difficult personal position I’m in, I’ll do everything I can to see that that kind of thing does not get far where I can hear it.”

    Even President Lincoln evolved, although he clearly was always against slavery, to a point where he came to fully respect African Americans that at the end of his life he felt that the right to vote was the next step after the Emancipation Proclamation.

    The deeper we look, and looking deep into every mans soul is essential, the more we learn that hate is never, in the final analysis a feeling we need. Hate is pointless in that it never can nor ever will help us move forward. Can we do more to reduce it? Yes, yes we can.

    • Joel Bensonetti

      LBJ: OK boys, I am going to call that n-word, you good ol’ boys got them recording things ready to hear me snow this n-word so we can use it at a later date to make us look good?

      SS: Yeah boss, make it good, snow that Wilkins good!

      LBJ: OK, I’m a going an call me that n-word Wilkins now…

      conversation being recorded…

      SS: OK we got it all boss!

      LBJ: I like what that n-word Wilkins said about a man evolving, maybe we’ll be able to use that again in the future of the party.

      Years later…

      Obama: No gay marriages, ever. Marriage is between a man and a woman period.

      Campaign staffer: But boss, you need the gay vote to assure a win!

      Days later…

      Obama: I have evolved, I now love the fags err I mean all homosexuals and want to have equal rights for them fairies ‘err I meant homosexuals.

      Yep, that’s about the just of it, the democrat party is and always has been the party of racism (this ism that ism as Lennon said) and only evolves when they see it in their best interest. To this day the dems are doing their best to keep the black man down and voting for them.

      • P Cullen

        People who possess intelligence and critical thinking skills often change their views on particular subjects, simply because they look at facts and information in a way that less intelligent people do!! They’re not wedded to a particular belief and are capable of forming new opinions based on more evidence and counter arguments. I applaud them.

  • Nicole

    Surprise surprise…. a politician flip flopping! Wow! that never happens!!! LBJ total racist. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2484587/posts

    • FriendofThom

      Very idiotic to say LBJ was racist.

      • Joel Bensonetti

        Are you serious or just trolling? Didn’t you read the man’s words from the article? Tell me this is not racist, it’s a DIRECT QUOTE (that means he said it with his own two lips) from LBJ,

        “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.”

        That’s not racist? Yes, it is indeed very racist. It tells pretty much the whole story of the man’s view on blacks. To call Nicole an idiot is really very hypocritical of you.

        • FriendofThom

          Sounds like LBJ “playing” a hard-core racist, trying to get him to support the civil rights bill. LBJ was successful in getting a compromise bill passed.

          • Joel Bensonetti

            Only to avoid the “Negroes…political pull”.

          • FriendofThom

            Did LBJ also back the 1964 Civil Rights Act to avoid the “Negroes…political pull” ?? Was the 1964 Civil Rights Act a good thing or a bad thing?

      • gcgold

        LBJ was a racist. Its true, whether people like it or not.

    • Erik Baran

      So, he was “flip flopping”, eh? You’d have rather he opposed the Civil Rights Act? Have you never changed your mind on an issue? And aren’t politicians afforded the same luxury? He did the right thing and you’re criticizing him for it? How right wing of you. Smh

  • Sarasota Liz

    Okee dokey, BUT! by 1963 Johnson had done a 180. Listen to this speech just a year shy of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, with no spin whatsover:
    http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/232434

    Vice President
    Johnson speech at the National Governors’ Conference, July 1963, Deauville
    Hotel, Miami Beach

    Florida
    Governor Bryant is the nominal host. The previous March, VP Johnson had spoken
    at an organizational dinner in St. Augustine for the Quadricentennial
    Commission, which was in charge of planning for the four hundredth anniversary
    of the founding of the city. He references the discord that ensued following
    St. Augustine’s failure to include black residents in the planning for the
    anniversary celebration in this speech: “Tonight we meet in Miami Beach. Under
    the circumstances, I would assume that your site selection committee is in no
    eminent danger of meeting the fate of certain other committees.”

    Responsibility demands…[we] meet the test of our future our foremost challenge is to face and to dispose of the problem of human rights which has burdened and
    compromised our society for a hundred years: the problem of the inequality of
    our negro citizens…

    To some of you, the issue is human rights,

    To others, it is property rights.

    Some say negro rights,

    Others say white rights.

    Some say states’ rights,

    Others say moral rights.

    The descriptions vary and

    the slogans are many.

    But let us strip away the slogans and the cliches and the labels,

    What is it that we in America must do?

    We must attack the wrongs, not the rights.

    Whatever the legalisms or traditions

    It is wrong that taxpaying, arms-bearing, vote-casting Americans should be unable to find a bed for the night

    Or meals for their children along the highways of our free and our decent society.

    Whatever (applause) whatever the reasons, it is wrong that Americans who fight along the side of other Americans in war,

    should not be able to work along the side of the same Americans, wash up along the side of
    them, eat along the side of them, win promotions along the side of them,

    or send their children to sit in schools along the side of children of other Americans…

    I know of no valid right in our system which either jeopardized or compromised or weakened by correcting the wrongs which we know exist….

    “So let us all
    recognize this one thing: while the negro has long been the object of studied
    neglect, many of the conditions he protests today are blind to color. If the
    negro is now the first victim, he will not be the last if we fail to cure the
    ills within our society, the ills that we all should join together in ridding
    our nation of:

    the ills
    underemployment,

    the ills of
    under-education,

    the ills of
    underdevelopment of our potential under use of our great productive capacity of
    our great free enterprise system, the system that has built the world’s leading
    nation, the world’s most powerful people….”

  • Tony Singleton

    If we take a look at the “switch” Here are a list of Dems or Dixiecrats who were against civil rights, blacks and so on that stayed with the Democratic party before and after:

    Orval Fabus
    Benjamin Travis Laney
    John Stennis
    James Eastland
    Allen Ellender
    Russell Long
    John Sparkman
    John McClellan
    Richard Russell
    Herman Talmadge
    George Wallace
    Lester Maddox
    John Rarick
    Robert Byrd
    Al Gore, Sr.
    Bull Connor

    • Blue Dogs

      Thurmond switched to the GOP because of the Civil Rights Act.

      Nixon used violent racist comments in those tapes: The fact is both political parties have horrible racists on both sides.

  • ben

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/lyndon-johnson-civil-rights-racism

    Is this a good counterargument, is there a minor flaw in here, or is the whole thing completely twisted statements with no backing? (I’m guessing either 2 or 3, depending on where you stand)

  • mdunlop1978

    It’s true Southern Democrats supported discrimination and opposed the civil rights act in the 1950′s and 60′s. However, those times are over. Now, Conservative Republicans are the ones who support discrimination because they will not support the Employment Non Discrimination Act (prohibiting employers from firing people based on sexual orientation) and most Conservative Republicans do not support marriage equality. Discrimination is discrimination whether the victim is a black person or a gay person.

  • Erik Baran

    Got any quotes from, say, 1964 that back up your claims? And if he was such a racist, why did he continue the works of the Kennedy’s and sign the Civil Rights bill?