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Top 100 Lyndon Johnson Sayings

#1. John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#2. Justice requires us to remember that when any citizen denies his fellow, saying, 'His color is not mine,' or 'His beliefs are strange and different,' in that moment he betrays America, though his forebears created this nation. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#3. Freedom is not enough. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#4. We don't propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#5. A President must call on many persons
some to man the ramparts and to watch the far away, distant posts; others to lead us in science, medicine, education and social progress here at home. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#6. The time has also come to identify and preserve free-flowing stretches of our great rivers before growth and development make the beauty of the unspoiled waterway a memory. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#7. Once we considered education a public expense; we know now that it is a public investment. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#8. Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#9. People do not come out to vote for a United States Senator. They come out to vote for the Sheriff or the County Commissioner. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#10. I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and, when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#11. Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#12. The second most powerful man in the country." All his life Lyndon Johnson had been taking "nothing jobs" and making them into something - something big. And now, no sooner - Author: Robert A. Caro
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#13. Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#14. History may well record that we served liberty and saved freedom when we undertook a crash program in the field of education ... I hope this bill is only the forerunner of better things to come. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#15. Extremism is the pursuit of the presidency is an unpardonable vice. Moderation in the affairs of the nation is the highest virtue. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#16. We can and should have an abundance of trails for walking, cycling, and horseback riding, in and close to our cities. In the backcountry we need to copy the great Appalachian Trail in all parts of America. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#17. This is the next and the more profound stage of the battle for civil rights. We seek not just freedom but opportunity. We seek not just legal equity but human ability, not just equality as a right and a theory but equality as a fact and equality as a result. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#18. Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work. - Author: Robert Caro
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#19. All of us realize that war requires action. What is sometimes harder for us to realize is that peace and neutrality also require action. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#20. Second, this law has become a special symbol of our Nation's most important purpose: to fulfill the individual - his freedom, his happiness, his promise. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#21. Boys, it is just like the Alamo. Somebody should have by God helped those Texans. I'm going to Vietnam. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#22. When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#23. You've got to work things out in the cloakroom, and when you've got them worked out, you can debate a little before you vote. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#24. New laboratories and centers will help our schools lift their standards of excellence and explore new methods of teaching. These centers will provide special training for those who need and deserve special treatment. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#25. Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority. In two years Lyndon Johnson is assistant leader of his party. In four years he is the leader of his party. - Author: Robert Caro
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#26. "All men are created equal." "Government by consent of the governed." "Give me liberty or give me death." And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#27. A man without a vote is a man without protection. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#28. Curtis Le May wants to bomb Hanoi and Haiphong. You know how he likes to go around bombing. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#29. Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#30. I won't have you electioneering on my doorstep. Every time you get in trouble in Parliament you run over here with your shirttail hanging out. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#31. For the first time in our history it is possible to conquer poverty. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#32. We will not have served the water needs of Americans if we meet only the requirements of today's population. A prudent nation must look ahead and plan for tomorrow. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#33. Every president has to live with the result of what Lyndon Johnson did with Vietnam, when he lost the trust of the American people in the presidency. - Author: Robert Caro
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#34. We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#35. Today - wealthier, more powerful and more able than ever before in our history - our Nation can declare another essential freedom. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#36. You know when you're milking a cow and you have all that foamy white milk in the bucket and you're just about through, when all of a sudden the cow switches her tail through a pile of manure and slaps it into that foamy white milk. That's Bill Fulbright. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#37. I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice. - Author: Phil Hartman
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#38. Lyndon Johnson, I know for a fact, was a great president. And I don't mean by that he was a great man. - Author: Eileen Myles
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#39. Let us close the springs of racial poison. Let us pray for wise and understanding hearts. Let us lay aside irrelevant differences and make our nation whole. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#40. One doesn't simply write about Lyndon Johnson. You get the Johnson treatment from beyond the grave - arm around you, nose to nose. I should admit that he also reminds me of my father, quite an overbearing and narcissistic character. And in some ways, he reminds me of myself. Another workaholic. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#41. I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You've got to just stand there and take it. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#42. If a single act of folly was more responsible for this explosion than any other it was the arbitrary and dangerous announced decision that the Straits of Tiran would be closed. The right of innocent, maritime passage must be preserved for all nations - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#43. [T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#44. How incredible it is that in this fragile existence we should hate and destroy one another. There are possibilities enough for all who will abandon mastery over others to pursue mastery over nature. There is world enough for all to seek their happiness in their own way. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#45. Hug your friends tight, but your enemies tighter ? hug ?em so tight they can?t wiggle. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#46. If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#47. Don't Spit in the Soup, We All Gotta Eat - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#48. Emancipation was a proclamation, but not a fact. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#49. From the earliest beginnings of Lyndon Johnson's political life - from his days at college when he had captured control of campus politics - his tactics had consistently revealed a pragmatism and a cynicism that had no discernible limits. - Author: Robert A. Caro
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#50. What convinces is conviction. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#51. The most intimidating world leader was Lyndon Johnson, who became U.S. President when John Kennedy was assassinated. He exulted in this power and liked to inspire fear. - Author: Paul Johnson
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#52. I'm willin' for any solution - religious, political. I'm not going to keep offerin' to negotiate so much because they turn us down each time. It indicates a weakness on our part. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#53. Every Democrat says he wants to be JFK while insisting that he will do more or less what LBJ did. No Democrat would dream of saying he wanted to emulate Lyndon Johnson, because the myth is what matters most. - Author: Jonah Goldberg
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#54. A man without a vote is man without protection. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#55. Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#56. Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#57. We do not want an expanding struggle with consequences, that no one can perceive, nor will we bluster or bully or flaunt our power, but we will not surrender and we will not retreat, for
behind our American pledge lies the determination and resources, I believe, of all of the American nation. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#58. [E]very man, everywhere, should be free to develop his talents to their full potential - unhampered by arbitrary barriers of race or birth or income. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#59. If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye and she has it in the center of her forehead, don't keep her in the living room. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#60. Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met - obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#61. Law is the great civilizing machinery. It liberates the desire to build and subdues the desire to destroy. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#62. Europeans have always thought of U.S. presidents as either naive, as they did with Jimmy Carter, or as cowboys, as they did with Lyndon Johnson, and held them in contempt in either case. - Author: George Friedman
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#63. Today, 8 million adult Americans, more than the entire population of Michigan, have not finished 5 years of school. Nearly 20 million have not finished 8 years of school. Nearly 54 million - more than one-quarter of all America - have not even finished high school. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#64. This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#65. That bitch of a war killed the lady I really loved
the Great Society. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#66. When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#67. No nation in the world has had greater fortune than mine in sharing a continent with the people and the nation of Canada. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#68. Come now. let us reason together. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#69. Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#70. The poor suffer twice at the rioter's hands. First, his destructive fury scars their neighborhood; second, the atmosphere of accommodation and consent is changed to one of hostility and resentment. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#71. He's [Nixon] like a Spanish horse, who runs faster than anyone for the first nine lengths and then turns around and runs backwards. You'll see; he'll do something wrong in the end. He always does. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#72. Originally, John Kennedy was going to come speak, and then Lyndon Johnson. Because it was October of '62, neither made it because of the Cuban missile crisis. - Author: David Maraniss
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#73. Lyndon Johnson knew how to make the most of such enthusiasm and how to play on it and intensify it. He wanted his audience to become involved. He wanted their hands up in the air. And having been a schoolteacher he knew how to get their hands up. He began, in his speeches, to ask questions. - Author: Robert A. Caro
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#74. Americans have always built for the future. That is why we established land grant colleges and passed the Homestead Act to open our Western lands more than 100 years ago. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#75. A president who is burdened with a failed and unpopular war, and who has lost the trust of the country, simply can no longer govern. He is destined to become as much a failure as his war. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
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#76. A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#77. The crotch, down where your nuts hang, is always a little too tight. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#78. My most fervent prayer is to be a President who can make it possible for every boy in this land to grow to manhood by loving his country
instead of dying for it. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#79. I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#80. You never want to give a man a present when he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#81. A perpetual conflict with natural desires seems to be the lot of our present state. In youth we require something of the tardiness and frigidity of age; and in age we must labour to recall the fire and impetuosity of youth; in youth we must learn to respect, and in age to enjoy. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#82. We of the United States consider ourselves blessed. We have much to give thanks for. But the gift of providence we cherish most is that we were given as our neighbors on this wonderful continent the people and the nation of Canada. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#83. There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#84. He [Lyndon Baines Johnson]turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over. - Author: Herbert Mitgang
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#85. Little boy crying. "My daddy has been dead for 10 yrs, but he came to town to vote for Lyndon Johnson, and didn't come to see me. - Author: Robert Cato
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#86. Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#87. My mother missed having dinner with Lyndon Johnson because she couldn't find the right hat to wear. While my father went off to the white house to break bread with the President, my mother, who's not a things and stuff person, stayed at the hotel and tried on 10 different hats and missed dinner. - Author: Emilio Estevez
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#88. He (Lyndon B. Johnson) wanted to see poverty, so he came to see my team (1964 New York Mets). - Author: Casey Stengel
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#89. Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#90. We still seek no wider war. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#91. If you're I politics and you can't tell when you walk into a room who's for you and who's against you, then you're in the wrong line of work. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#92. What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#93. To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#94. Presidents and Lyndon Johnson was really no exception, very rapidly learned the difference between a contingency plan and an authorized act. - Author: McGeorge Bundy
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#95. The future holds little hope for any government where the present holds no hope for the people. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#96. I am persuaded that the people of the world have no grievances, one against the other. The hopes and desires of a man who tills the soil are about the same whether he lives on the banks of the Colorado or on the banks of the Danube. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#97. You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#98. As several historians have pointed out, it would have made little sense for Fidel to do something that would risk having his country invaded in retaliation, just to make Lyndon Johnson President. - Author: Lamar Waldron
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#99. We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#100. Back in the '40's, Lyndon Johnson could still steal a Senate election in South Texas with the help of the big patrons. - Author: Calvin Jillson
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