Sam Rayburn never said any such thing,BS. I live less than 20 miles from his home. His own tolerance of corruption, black mail, voter fraud, including paying black voters a dollar or a jug of wine while providing poll tax receipts to them by the truck load,(literally truck loads). He started as a share cropper's son, or so he said, and ended up in a mansion east of Bonham. He ended up with 22,000 in cash assets when he died, (yet his mansion cost 5 times that). Yellow dog democrat was a term he used freely in his "board of education" while he was speaker of the house. My grand parents had some great stories about him, they lived in his district almost their entire life. Two of his protegees became POTUS, Truman and Johnson.