Lyndon Johnson on Jobs
A short time before, Roosevelt had announced his plan to "pack" the Supreme Court. "If the people of this district are for bettering the lot of the common man; if the people of this district want to run their government rather than have a dollar man run it for them; if the people of this district want to support Roosevelt on his most vital issue, I want to be your congressman. But if the people of this district don't want to support Roosevelt, I'll be content to let some corporation lawyer or lobbyist represent them."
The immediate result of this was one Johnson had foreseen. The other candidates turned their fire on him. With all of them talking about him, he was getting more publicity than any other candidate, & lining up virtually all of the hard-and-fast New Deal vote. He had almost twice as many votes as his nearest opponent
The general public regarded the act as a necessary curb on the tremendous power and influence the labor unions had come to possess. The law was popular in Texas. But leaders of organized labor bitterly stigmatized Taft-Hartley as reactionary legislation.
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