The 2nd quote appeared for the 1st time anywhere on page 33 of Ronald Kesslers 1995 book, Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the Worlds Most Powerful Institution
Johnson, like other presidents, would often reveal his true motivations in asides that the press never picked up. During one trip, Johnson was discussing his proposed civil rights bill with two governors. Explaining why it was so important to him, he said it was simple: Ill have them niggers voting Democratic for two hundred years.
That was the reason he was pushing the bill, said MacMillan, who was present during the conversation. Not because he wanted equality for everyone. It was strictly a political ploy for the Democratic party. He was phony from the word go.
The MacMillan referenced above was Ronald M. MacMillan, a former Air Force One steward Kessler interviewed for Inside the White House.
I watched a PBS documentary online, a couple of years ago. I think it was a part of their “The Presidents” series -— can’t quite remember. Anyway, I was surprised they showed some of his bad sides. (Of course, they also had Doris Kearns Goodwin drooling all over herself about how awesome LBJ was. And if I recall, they even had Lady Byrd defending his many affairs, that he was so wonderful that she could overlook his need for them). But they had some of the black civil rights leaders talking about how he’d slip up and talk about “n***ers in front of them, then catch himself and make excuses. And they ACTUALLY made excuses for HIM, because of what he was going to accomplish!