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Q: FDR quote about negras voting democrat ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: FDR quote about negras voting democrat
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: senatorshakes-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2005 04:58 PST
Expires: 02 Dec 2005 04:58 PST
Question ID: 587927
I read a claim that FDR, after signing welfare into law, said "That
should get the negras voting democrat for the next 200 years" or
something similar. I believe I read it in an Ann Coulter column, but
cannot find the reference.

Can anyone find the exact quote and a trustworthy citation?

No political flames or opinions on Coulter or FDR. This is not a
political forum, and opinions on all of these are already widely
available by searching for any of them.

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 02 Nov 2005 06:34 PST
Dear senatorshakes-ga,

I have found the quote attributed to a later President. It is reported
to appear in a book written by a ?White House insider?.  An extract of
the book sourcing the quote is available for viewing on,
but the original book is not. You may have to view this at a library
or purchase it.

Most references to it appear on blogger and racist sites.

Would the name of the President and the book?s details answer your question?


Clarification of Question by senatorshakes-ga on 02 Nov 2005 07:22 PST
I must have been in error, this would explain why I couldn't find the quote.

Yes the later president would be fine, thank you.
Subject: Re: FDR quote about negras voting democrat
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 02 Nov 2005 07:51 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear senatorshakes-ga, 

Thank you for answering my clarification.

The quote is attributed to Lyndon Johnson by Ronald Kessler in his
book ?Inside the White House?.

On the amazon site you will see a reviewer writes ?Once, while on a
trip with two governors, Johnson reportedly made the following comment
in explaining why the civil rights bill was so important to him. He
said it was simple: ?I'll have them niggers voting Democratic for two
hundred years.? ?

The quote is also mentioned on Page 6 of ?Can America Survive? by Ben
Stein, Phil DeMuth.
The search inside facility (?200 years?) will take you to the relevant page.

One blogger reports that the quote in the book is third-hand.

?To be fair, the Lyndon B. Johnson quote is third hand, reportedly
said by Johnson to two governors aboard Air Force One. The
circumstances are reported in Robert Kessler's book Inside the White

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you

Search strategy
"next 200 years" "roosevelt" "Ann Coulter" on led me to the
quote in Can America Survive.
senatorshakes-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
I appreciate the thorough answer, your clarifying the source of the
quote, and your including your search strategy

Subject: Re: FDR quote about negras voting democrat
From: answerfinder-ga on 02 Nov 2005 08:12 PST
Dear senatorshakes-ga,
Thank you for the tip. Pleased I could help.

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