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Clinton: Robert Byrd Wasn't a Racist, Just the State He Represented Was VIDEO
ECR ^ | 2 Jul 10 | EC

Posted on 07/02/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT by nysuperdoodle

Bill Clinton's comments today at the Robert Byrd funeral take the cake. In one swift moment, Clinton manages to defend Byrd by condemning the entire state of West Virginia -

"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected," former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd.

"And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians," he added.

Of course, in addition to slurring an entire state, another little insight into the Democrat mind emerges as well - that it's OK to say anything to get elected. That deceiving the electorate as to your core beliefs is par for the course. That politicians should be led by the people, instead of the other way around.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: byrd; clinton; funeral; racism

1 posted on 07/02/2010 5:31:38 PM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: nysuperdoodle
Bill Klinton is a liar. Robert "KKK" Byrd was an avowed racist and he joined the KKK to be with those just like him.

"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

2 posted on 07/02/2010 5:35:13 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: nysuperdoodle

if thats true then they’re all DEMOCRATS


3 posted on 07/02/2010 5:37:41 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: nysuperdoodle

Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, Ex-Klansman
by Michelle Malkin (March 8, 2001)

Ex-Klansman Robert Byrd, the senior senator from West Virginia, casually used the phrase "white nigger" twice on national TV this weekend. Enraged civil rights groups organized a protest campaign against Sen. Byrd and demanded that he undergo sensitivity training ... not.

The ex-Klansman, you see, is a Democrat. Democrats can join hate groups and utter the ugliest racial slurs and get away with it because they are Democrats. They belong to the party of racial tolerance and understanding. They're paragons of virtue, and the rest of us are bigoted rubes.

The ex-Klansman showed his true colors when asked by Fox News Sunday morning talk show host Tony Snow about the state of race relations in America. Sen. Byrd warned: "There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I'm going to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much."
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=383
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

In 1942, 24-year-old Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), whose parades in Matoaka, West Virginia, he had witnessed in his childhood. He was unanimously elected Exalted Cyclops, or leader, of his local chapter.[8]

Byrd, in his autobiography, attributed the beginnings of his political career to this incident, although he lamented that they involved the Klan. According to Byrd, a KKK official told him "You have a talent for leadership, Bob... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd recalls that "suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did."[4] He participated in the KKK during World War II, holding the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops [the top officer in the local Klan unit]. He did not serve in the military during the war, working instead as a welder in a Baltimore, Maryland shipyard, where he helped build warships.[citation needed]

Byrd commented on the 1945 controversy about racially integrating the military. Byrd, when he was 28 years old, wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in such a military:

"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.[5]"

He had earlier written "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side".[6][7]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Participation_in_the_Ku_Klux_Klan
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YouTube - Senator Robert Byrd says "white niggers" on TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIBJt-c2o0
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From the Washington Post:

"Byrd said in the Dec. 11, 1945, letter -- which would not become public for 42 more years with the publication of a book on blacks in the military during World War II by author Graham Smith -- that he would never fight in the armed forces "with a Negro by my side." Byrd added that, "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.."..."

"during the general election campaign, Byrd's GOP opponent uncovered a letter Byrd had handwritten to Green, the KKK Imperial Wizard, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the country. The letter was dated 1946 -- long after the time Byrd claimed he had lost interest in the Klan. "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia," Byrd wrote, according to newspaper accounts of that period. Byrd makes no mention of the letter in his new book."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/18/AR2005061801105_pf.html

4 posted on 07/02/2010 5:38:58 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nysuperdoodle

It is ironic that his death features a “whitewash.”

I do believe people can repent of racist behavior. Maybe Byrd did. I hope so. But it is stupid to pretend he was never a hard core racist.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 5:39:25 PM PDT by Persevero (“What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ - G. Wash.)
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To: nysuperdoodle
"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan,

..FLEETING?...if you call being with them in your 20's AND 30's fleeting

6 posted on 07/02/2010 5:42:08 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Persevero

SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1858.shtml

7 posted on 07/02/2010 5:43:49 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nysuperdoodle

“He was trying to get elected”
The ends justifies the means...the Progressive mantra.


8 posted on 07/02/2010 5:44:09 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: nysuperdoodle

So my guess is that anyone ever in the KKK was just trying to get elected? LOL!!! IDIOTS!!!


9 posted on 07/02/2010 5:44:12 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: nysuperdoodle
he spent the rest of his life making it up.

By voting against the only two black men nominated to the Supreme Court, filibustering civil rights bills right through the 60's, and stealing every penny possible from the taxpayers to fill his own pork barrel.

10 posted on 07/02/2010 5:49:59 PM PDT by Argus
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To: nysuperdoodle

I knew that was the insinuation the moment that perverted bastard uttered those words.


11 posted on 07/02/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Carley
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12 posted on 07/02/2010 5:56:20 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nysuperdoodle

It’s not the least bit surprising that the worst person to ever be President knows absolutely nothing about personal character, honor, and/or integrity.


13 posted on 07/02/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: nysuperdoodle

Perhaps Clinton will be campaigning for David Duke soon?


14 posted on 07/02/2010 6:27:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: 4rcane

BYRD was a member of the KKK. That makes him a RACIST!


15 posted on 07/02/2010 7:11:53 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Doctor Don

What a silly observation, that KKK membership brands someone a racist for life.

Don’t you know that any liberal Democrat gets an automatic `pass’ no matter how hateful his previous views?

BTW, if I expressed on this thread what I really think of “Sheets” Byrd, I would be forever banned.


16 posted on 07/02/2010 7:23:42 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: nysuperdoodle

Clinton worked for the segregationist Senator Fulbright, so he knows all about racism.


17 posted on 07/02/2010 7:48:20 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialistsI)
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To: nysuperdoodle; maica
he spent the rest of his life making it up.

Clinton has a way of saying something true but awful in such a way that it could be interpreted another way so that what he said was ok. The DBM interpreted this as "making up for it" when in reality Byrd actually did spend the rest of his life lying (making it up).

18 posted on 07/02/2010 7:55:39 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: nysuperdoodle; maica
he spent the rest of his life making it up.

Clinton has a way of saying something true but awful in such a way that it could be interpreted another way so that what he said was ok. The DBM interpreted this as "making up for it" when in reality Byrd actually did spend the rest of his life lying (making it up).

19 posted on 07/02/2010 7:55:48 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: nysuperdoodle

Clinton: those evil sluts made me do it!


20 posted on 07/02/2010 8:24:57 PM PDT by sappy
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To: nysuperdoodle
BOOLSHAT!

I know many people like Byrd, they are still as racist as they ever were but they're going along to get rich and powerful.

Racism was just too great a crisis to waste!

21 posted on 07/03/2010 4:57:52 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Freee-dame

I heard a clip of these remarks by Slick Willie, and the worst part of this ‘whitewash’ was the clapping of the congregation after Clinton had, essentially, accused everyone in West Virginia of being racist. I had to wonder if any black people were at the service.

But I wasn’t curious enough to actually try to look at any video! LOL!


22 posted on 07/03/2010 7:21:04 AM PDT by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: nysuperdoodle

As a native-born West Virginia, I was outraged by Clinton’s remarks. And anybody who has been elected president should be smart enough to know that West Virginia’s founding was a repudiation of slavery.

What a buffoon!


23 posted on 07/03/2010 7:42:14 AM PDT by Clintons-B-Gone
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To: South40
Hey BJ Slick Willie--I am from a town in WV that is 3 miles from where Byrd is from (Sophia), and I NEVER, no NEVER, no NEVER met anyone who was in the KKK. I was a teenager before I even knew what the KKK was!

He was a racist, plain and simple.

24 posted on 07/03/2010 7:55:56 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: elcid1970

elcid1970, your comment was “SILLY”


25 posted on 08/14/2010 11:07:39 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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