Did President Lyndon Johnson really call Dr Martin Luther King "that Nigger Preacher"?

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From Taylor Branch, PARTING THE WATERS: America in the King Years. Simon & Schuster, 1988) FIRST TROMBONE On March 2, 1955, a handful of white people sought to board a city bus as it chugged up Dexter Avenue to ...

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b in d

Denver, CO

#1 Dec 29, 2007
johnson was a firm believer in freedom of profanity, nothing that came out of his mouth would surprise me.

“Dropped on head as child”

Since: Dec 06

Athens, Ga

#2 Dec 29, 2007
LBJ knew how to get re-elected in Texass.
THE GRIMREAPER

London, Canada

#3 Dec 29, 2007
Just calling a spade a spade.

Since: Dec 07

Sebastian, FL

#4 Dec 29, 2007
That would be a no-brainer , but what is the point almost 60 yrs. ago ?

“Blinded By The Right”

Since: Aug 07

Long Island Sound

#5 Dec 29, 2007
According to the Michael Becheloss book, he would refer to Marthas Vineyard as that "c#nt island".
Mr R Ebel

United States

#6 Dec 29, 2007
Dr. King probably called LBJ a redneck?

“The World is Perfect!”

Since: Dec 07

Gary

#7 Dec 29, 2007
Maybe Dr. King called LBJ a cracker and then laughed.
Bama Yankee

Winchester, KY

#8 Dec 29, 2007
LBJ... the father of the welfare system........

enough said.
Alexis

Davis, CA

#9 Dec 29, 2007
WHAT THE HELL DO THE BLACKS WANT NOW ?????

They're after millions of dollars now because of something they thenselves fabricated.

Do they wanna dig up Johnson's remains and burn it ???

How many times has Jessy Jackson, Sharpton refer to whites as honkies ???

Get a life, work for a living for a change. Quit looking for hand-outs.
Bodine

Davis, CA

#10 Dec 29, 2007
Was Martin King a saint ?????

SH*T NO !!!!!!

Was probably just like the run-of-the-mill bunch like Jackson & Sharpton.

According to written works, he was a womanizer, cheating on his wife, screwing around.
mr Giblets

New Delhi, India

#11 Dec 30, 2007
LBJ used to walk out on his ranch at night , where no-one could hear him, and shout "****$%* N*GG%RS!" at the top of his voice. And so what if he did call MLK a "N*g&er preacher? he wasn't white, that's for sure.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Winter Garden, FL

#12 Dec 30, 2007
Bushbot NOT wrote:
That would be a no-brainer , but what is the point almost 60 yrs. ago ?
It's not common knowledge that a President or VP ever uttered those words.

Time certainly Has Not Rid Us of some of the racist that were walking the halls of congress so it is important to look at the history.

Remember, current Senate Pro Tempore Robert Byrd (D) from WV, also called by many "the Conscience of the Senate", once called Dr King "a coward" just 3 days before he was assassinated.

Would you like to explain how this guys was elected pro tempore by Democrats?

Since: Sep 07

Honolulu, Hawaii

#13 Dec 30, 2007
Okay, so I wasn't even a twinkle in my mom and dad's eye yet when LBJ was VP then President, however, history tells us that he was quit an a$$ and a typical southern biggot to boot. Had JFK not been assasinated, this backwards a$$ed country f&%k would have been lost to history. We may even have won the war in Vietnam, or pulled out sooner than we did when we realized it couldn't be won. JFK had the kahunas to make those types of tough decisions, not LBJ.

So it wouldn't be a surprise if LBJ used profain descriptions to describe people of color and woman. He was only doing what biggots do. The only legacy he left behind was to get his name permenantly engraved at NASA's space facility in Houston. Other than that, I consider him an embarrassment to US history.
Fight to win

Vermilion, OH

#14 Dec 30, 2007
It is on tape.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Winter Garden, FL

#15 Dec 30, 2007
Fight to win wrote:
It is on tape.
Whose archives?
Rick of Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#16 Dec 30, 2007
Who cares????
Fight to win

Vermilion, OH

#21 Jan 5, 2008
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Whose archives?
I believe the original tapes are in the Johnson Presidental library. But you may also listen to them on the audiobook "Reaching for Glory" by Michael R. Beschloss
John Stein

Brandon, MS

#22 Jan 17, 2008
LBJ was utter trash and traded his soul to get elected. He betrayed this country and the people who founded it. He will be remembered 100 years from now as the one who began the end of the USA...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Jan 17, 2008
Fight to win wrote:
<quoted text>I believe the original tapes are in the Johnson Presidental library. But you may also listen to them on the audiobook "Reaching for Glory" by Michael R. Beschloss
Thanks. The book is selling on Amazon for $.01 each.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Jan 17, 2008
Rick of Lake Havasu City wrote:
Who cares????
History is important.

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