Skip to comments.BYRD SHAMES THE SENATE
Posted on 01/22/2005 12:56:17 AM PST by kattracks
They say a leopard can't change its spots. Can a one-time Klansman change his, umm, sheets?
The way Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.) acted this week, it's fair to ask.
Byrd was one of three Democratic senators who used a parliamentary maneuver to delay a full vote on the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be the next secretary of state.
Rice had been approved by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee by an overwhelming 16-2 margin. The only "nay" votes were from sore-loser John Kerry and loony lefty Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
But Byrd stepped in to block the vote, claiming that Democrats needed more time to "study" Rice's testimony.
Then Kerry and Ted Kennedy jumped in, apparently to give Byrd cover.
Should it be a surprise that Robert Byrd is the ringleader? Perhaps not.
Byrd is the only former Ku Klux Klan member in the United States Senate. Yes, he resigned from that organization long before he became a senator and has often denounced it.
Still, certain behavior pops up that makes one wonder exactly how far the man has moved from his roots.
Byrd is the only senator to vote against both black Supreme Court justice nominees Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas.
Now, Byrd might not be a racist today.
But adding this unseemly tactic with Condoleezza Rice to his unique track record well, exactly what would the mainstream press do if a black female Democrat were blocked from taking a high Cabinet post by, say, Trent Lott?
They'd blow the roof off the Capitol, is all.
Robert Byrd's presence in the United State Senate is a continuing embarrassment to Democrats in general, and to that body in particular.
The mainstream media merely continues to be an embarrassment to itself.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Now, Byrd might not be a racist today.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Oh my my
Yep .. the gloves are off
Yep. His hood is on.
You know, maybe if Mr. Byrd was a brief member of the KKK and turned state's witness on a public platform based on his personal shame and disgust, would I believe him, but the whole "Grand Kleagle" (head recruiter) thing just makes me cringe in validated doubt.
I still don't get that acronyn, "PEST"?...None of my Republican friends are distraught and in need of therapy, therefore, wouldn't it be more accurately "PUSS" (post-unelected stress syndrome)?
If Robert Byrd was a republican he would've been driven out of politics by the media 25 years ago. But since he doesn't wear his white robe in public anymore, and only shows his bigotry in his public statements, the media gives him a pass. Too bad Trent Lott and Jimmy the Greek were held to different standards.
Robert Byrd is a stain on our Republic and much like the Clinton's, he will be sited as one of those who helped bring about the fall of the democrat party
Ahh, forget it...PEST, PUSS, PUS...it is all the same to me...:)
The lunatic left strikes again. If it's from there party anyone with black skin is beyond question or reproach.
I still think he asked for more time so he could get out his dictionary and look up about half the words she used in her testimony.
Robert Byrd wasn't only a member, he was a KLEEGLE.
He RECRUITED for the KLAN.
He still uses the word "nigger" today. He defends the practice by saying that there are white niggers and black niggers.
My thoughts exactly , being in the clan is a different mindset than calling a few blacks, spades. W Virginia is still a very racist state and thats what keeps Sheets in power.
If Robert Byrd had switched parties and become a Republican as Strom Thurmond and David Duke had done, we would have heard nothing BUT how the Republican Party is the party of racists.
Yup, You are 100% correct
If Byrd has reformed from his racism, can someone explain to me why in 2001 he felt the need to use the term "nigger" repeatedly in an interview?
Well, I'd argue that Byrd's consistent re-election is more a sign of his pork barrel skills and union politics then anything else...
It's a combination of all three.
The Democrat Party is anti-Black and anti-immigrant. It strives to keep Blacks dependent on government services while taking their votes for granted and favors illegal aliens over deserving people seeking citizenship within the rules. That they continue to tolerate this garbage proves (to me, at least) that they're no better than the julip-sipping plantation owners of an era I thought we evolved beyond.
Living here in WV as a Republican, I can assure you that Byrd's continued lifeteime reelection has everything to do with being a Democrat in a heavily Democrat state, along with the fact that obtianing seniority in the Senate makes that Senator (and hence the state he "represents") that mich more influential.
Hear, hear. Well said.
He's still a racist, bigoted POS, today.
Get the NAACP to spell out their acronym; call Jesse, and call Al. Then meet with the ACLU, and demand face time with 27 federal agencies asking for assistance, just because... (shaking head - rolling eyes).
"One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family."
Sen Robert Byrd
Email the Klansman and tell him what you think:
More on the Klansman demoncrat Senator from West Virginia:
Perhaps the dems embrace this as celebrating diversity?
It would be nice if the Pubs would remember this and many other perfidious actions and statements of the RATS, put two and two together and figure out that they need to run over the RATS like a steamroller on bills, initiatives and appointments.
Not holding my breath though.
Self defence is everyones right. To protect ones way of life and family as well as society takes a good man.
Was Byrd-brain wearing his sheet when he made this decision?
Bigotry exists toward outsiders, period. There was never that much racial tension, as there has been societal tensions, in general. The miners against the owners, the rednecks against the "city slickers", etc.
I was born in Wilmington, NC, site of "the reverend" Ben Chavis, and the infamous Wilmington 10, a group which was found responsible for burning a church and a furniture business. We had KKK, ROWP (Rights of white People), and a host of others come into town for the trials. It was real theater.
But, NC and WV are behind thaty. Unfortunately, sonme of those in power still wish to appeal to that segment. When they are added to the list of"life-long Dimocrats, (and their daddy was, too), they are a powerful force. IMO, only timne and some deaths will make the difference.
On another note, I am no longer a registered Republican, since they seem to be merging in their role of maintaining a LARGE Gum't!!!
I still vote for Republicans, and I voted for our Prez, but I held my nose! I hope we see some real change. But, the cry to abolish all of those redundant "Departments", and eleiminate wasteful duplicate programs, seems to be muted these days... I wonder why? I guess power does breed corruption, and pandering...
I wonder why the liberal media won't ask KKK Byrd about how many cross burnings he attended and how many lynchings he participated in...
I don't think he used the word because he is racist. It think he used the word because he is an idiot. He is blocking this vote because he is a racist.
You know, that is a very good point. What if CBS decided to spend five years researching Byrd's KKK activities like they spent five years and a ton of resources on W's National Guard service record? Isn't that at least as important? Wouldn't finding the truth of the allegations be far more shocking and damning?
You can do anything you want, if you've got the votes.
<< Now, Byrd might not be a racist today.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. >>
Took the mirth from me mouth.
[And/or he's a "Democrat," isn't he?]
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty...
NOTE TO SELF: "Never trust little old men that have all their sweat glands in their lips, like to wear white sheets at night and want you to name everything they can piss on after them".
How far can these media people take the gullible among us before they wake up? It's glaringly obvious what Byrd is up to, once you at least know about it. The MSM silence is deafening.
On March 4, 2001, an interview with FOX News Sunday host Tony Snow was aired. In the interview Byrd was asked about race relations: "They are much, much better than they've ever been in my lifetime," Byrd said. "I think we talk about race too much. I think those problems are largely behind us... I just think we talk so much about it that we help to create somewhat of an illusion. I think we try to have good will. My old mom told me, 'Robert, you can't go to heaven if you hate anybody.' We practice that." Then 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."
The link above said that Byrd was a KKK recruiter.
One huge difference is that they would actually find something and not have to manufacture it.
Saying this about a democrat, especially bird brain Byrd, is like saying sic 'em to a mean dog.
The Dems thrive on such criticism.
Maybe Byrd just wanted to delay the vote because he was late for a cross burning.
How can one shame something that has no shame?
This topic should be discussed with JUAN WILLIAMS on Fox News Sunday. He wrote the book "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary."
Here is a link to the book on Amazon:
And an excerpt from the book:
And yet a strong undercurrent of criticism of Marshall--he was unqualified, lazy, too liberal--continued. Marshall came under the most brutal attack from segregationists, who did not want an integrationist on the Court. President Johnson's political strategy to have Marshall quickly and easily confirmed was crumbling. And even Marshall's tough-mindedness, his amazing will to win, seemed to be overmatched.
Hearings for most Supreme Court nominees began within a week of the nomination. Byron White, President Kennedy's first candidate for the Court, had been nominated and confirmed within eight days. Abe Fortas, President Johnson's first, had to wait only fourteen days. Thurgood Marshall was different. It would be seventy-eight days before his name would come up for a vote of Senate confirmation.
In the two and a half months between the nomination and the vote on Marshall, his record as a lawyer, his writings, his drinking, the women he slept with, and his family came under the intense scrutiny of FBI and Senate investigations. Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia, wrote to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, asking if there was information about Marshall's ties to Communists. Another senator focused on uncovering evidence that Marshall hated whites; other senators loaded up on detailed legal questions, hoping to reveal gaps in Marshall's knowledge of the law that would disqualify him for the high court.
Byrd: "One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family."
And then someday, Mr. Byrd, they will again put a white sheet over you --- this time, thank God, over your entire body!
Yep. His hood is on.
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