I think LBJ decided that he'd have to build the government plantation and drew up plans for "the great society".
I wonder how many people know that the Republicans passed civil rights legislation after the Civil War. As soon as the Democrats gained the majority they repealed the legislation and it took nearly 100 years to get it through Congress again.
(I didn't learn that in school, but I read David Barton's book "Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White".)
Here's a quote that you won't hear in school. About the Civil Rights legislation LBJ said: “I'll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years". Such a great man huh?
Nah. Oswald was a typical crazy leftist. He did it.That whole conspiracy nonsense started with Walter Cronkite - the most trusted man in America - (Yeah people actually believed that at the time) who blamed the death of JFK on the Republicans. I kid you not. Cronkite was a big leftist himself. He lied through his teeth after Tet in 68. Best thing about 68 was when LBJ got on TV and announced " My fellow Americans...I come to you tonight with a heavy heart..." And then he continued...." I will not seek, nor will I accept the nomination of my party for another term as your President..." Oh happy day...you all...LOL
Another famous LBJ line: " I will not ask American boys to do what Asian boys can do for themselves." That was his public position on US involvement in VN in 64.
Between him and his failure of a Harvard whiz kid Mcnamara, we saw the both of them totally mismanage that war. Oh and did I mention, that LBJ was a typical Dhimirat who says one thing in public and does something else instead?
Nobody liked LBJ. Even those that voted for him mumbled under their breath that LBJ was just a Lousy Bigheaded Jacka$$. And he was.
He was despicable in every sense of the word. And I don't doubt for a minute that he said exactly what you quoted above.
Totally off thread, but I've always wondered if he had anything to do with JFK's murder.
That filibuster was led by the Grand Cyclops himself: KKK Byrd. It was the Republicans who sided with history, once again and won the day for LBJ's legislation.