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Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) Dead at 92; Pork Barrel & White Sheet Manufacturers Hardest Hit
Flopping Aces ^ | 06-28-10 | Aye Chihuahua

Posted on 06/28/2010 9:58:48 AM PDT by Starman417

Robert Byrd, WV Democrat Senator, and former Kleagle of the KKK, has died at the age of 92.

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Best known for his fiery rhetoric on the Senate floor as well as his ability to bring home barrels of cash for his state, Byrd also has a rather colorful past that his supporters would rather whitewash. For many years Byrd served as a Kleagle (recruiter) for the KKK.

Senator Byrd famously opposed the integration of the armed forces under President Truman famously stating that he would never fight:

"with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

Even after "leaving" the Klan, Byrd continued to have high regard for it, writing to the Klan's Imperial Wizard in 1946:

"The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia."

Senator Byrd participated in the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, voting against it after cloture was achieved.

The repeated election victories by Senator Byrd, even after his racism was laid bare, serve as shining moments in the history of the Democrat Party.

Of all the glittering jewels available regarding Senator Byrd this moment, preserved on video is absolutely priceless:

[VIDEO AT SITE]

Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: byrd; kkk; robert

1 posted on 06/28/2010 9:58:52 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Stay classy.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 10:02:14 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Starman417

could you imagine what the press would have done if this guy had been republican? He would have died a thousand deaths, all right....


3 posted on 06/28/2010 10:03:36 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Starman417

LOL at title


4 posted on 06/28/2010 10:06:16 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Starman417

sooooooo....the Grand Cyclops is dead. I guess this was the only way to get him the hell out of DC.

He is in God’s hands now. Let him explain himself.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 10:16:09 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: 13Sisters76
He is in God’s hands now. Let him explain himself.

You assume too much

6 posted on 06/28/2010 10:25:26 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Starman417

Starting out in the House of Representatives, he was elected to the Senate in 1958 by defeating his incumbent republican opponent, who supported civil rights. Therefore, Byrd did not support civil rights. I wish current liberals could hear some of those firey speeches!


7 posted on 06/28/2010 10:31:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: Starman417

Maybe they’ll name a building or a park in W.VA after him?


8 posted on 06/28/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Starman417
I think that the Senator was wrong, but he had a classy way of making profound statements in Congress.
9 posted on 06/28/2010 10:36:05 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Starman417
Whoops


10 posted on 06/28/2010 10:39:22 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Starman417
Robert Byrd, WV Democrat Senator, and former Kleagle of the KKK, has died at the age of 92.

Fitting headline...

11 posted on 06/28/2010 10:42:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (More people are killed every year by falling vending machines than by holders of concealed-weapons)
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To: Starman417
LOL he looks like a loon out of a old Al Capp comic strip Good riddance.
12 posted on 06/28/2010 10:44:50 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Starman417

Sen. Big Byrd: Glittering Jewell of colossal ignorance, ^BUMP^


13 posted on 06/28/2010 10:48:38 AM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: Starman417

My driveway has been renamed the Byrd Memorial Turnpike.

RIP funnyman.


14 posted on 06/28/2010 10:48:44 AM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Cheetahcat
Senator Kennedy, Now Byrd, seems there is someone, that can clean house without a vote. There are a few more that need to feel the call of the Lord.
15 posted on 06/28/2010 10:49:37 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (If a country is good enough to live in, it good enough fight for. Vet 1st. Marines)
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To: Cheetahcat
Senator Kennedy, Now Byrd, seems there is someone, that can clean house without a vote. There are a few more that need to feel the call of the Lord.
16 posted on 06/28/2010 10:49:43 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (If a country is good enough to live in, it good enough fight for. Vet 1st. Marines)
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To: Cheetahcat
Senator Kennedy, Now Byrd, seems there is someone, that can clean house without a vote. There are a few more that need to feel the call of the Lord.
17 posted on 06/28/2010 10:49:53 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (If a country is good enough to live in, it good enough fight for. Vet 1st. Marines)
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To: BooBoo1000

“Senator Kennedy, Now Byrd, seems there is someone, that can clean house without a vote. There are a few more that need to feel the call of the Lord.”

I agree.


18 posted on 06/28/2010 10:51:00 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Starman417
I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.

— Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944

RIP Exalted Cyclops .

If possible , if you find out that black people are children of Our Father in Heaven just like you, could you send a sign to the KKK and their ilk , that they may quit the lynching and bombings you once supported .

19 posted on 06/28/2010 11:08:37 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Starman417

How can they tell?


20 posted on 06/28/2010 11:21:20 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: cydcharisse

Am waiting for the Dems to propose re-naming West Virginia Byrdsylvania.


21 posted on 06/28/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus
Am waiting for the Dems to propose re-naming West Virginia Byrdsylvania.

I was thinking, Byrdistan.

22 posted on 06/28/2010 11:33:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: ANGGAPO
he had a classy way of making profound statements in Congress.

That he did. Remember the speech about the Midhael Vick dog fighting?

“Barbaric, bar bare ic, bar - bare - ic”.

23 posted on 06/28/2010 2:12:06 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Starman417

My dh and I were touring the Capital Building pre-9/11. We saw Sen. Byrd wander out of the Senate and go into the mens room. I told my husband to follow him in and tell him what he thought of him but he wouldn’t do it.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Yo-Yo
Maybe they’ll name a building or a park in W.VA after him?

If there's any left that aren't.

25 posted on 07/05/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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