Skip to comments.(KKK Robert C.) Byrd remains under doctor’s care
Posted on 06/14/2009 5:11:04 PM PDT by lilylangtree
WASHINGTON, DC - The nation's longest-serving United States senator remained under a doctor's care this week in Washington.
Senator Robert C. Byrd, 91, a West Virginia Democrat, was said by his staff to be receiving treatment for a staph infection.
Media accounts have said that Byrd, who has been in frail physical condition for some time, has been confined to a Washington, D.C. area hospital since May 15.
Byrd's spokesman, Jesse Jacobs, would not reveal the site where Byrd was confined when asked last week. He also would not discuss the severity of Byrd's illness. A source, usually reliable, said that the senator was not, in fact, in a hospital but was being treated at a private home in suburban Washington.
Regardless, Byrd's ill health has caused an outpouring of public support and concern for the veteran lawmaker. The Sunday (Charleston) Gazette-Mail contained a lengthy article about Byrd and his friendship with United States Senator Ted Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat. The story noted that Byrd opposed Kennedy's brother, John, when he was a candidate for president in the West Virginia primary in 1960. But when Kennedy won the Democratic nomination, Byrd was one of his staunchest supporters, according to the story by Paul Nyden.
Byrd's health and advanced age have led to speculation in recent years that he might step down. Sources close to Byrd have insisted, however, that he has no intention of doing so.
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I suspect he doesn’t maintain a house in WV, the state he supposedly represents.
I think he has a house there somewhere around Beckley.
Donations can be made to his re-election committee.
Also, when he checks out of the hospital, will he be taking the sheets with him?
Byrd. Kennedy. That Johnson guy from N. Dakota.
Seems like there was at least one more.
Ha ha ha, that's a good one, a Democrat "stepping down!" These slime balls are so thirsty for power they can't step down.
I hope he’s doing ok. But, for someone his age, shouldn’t he think about retirement?
I don’t get what the mystery is. He may have issues that many older people have. He should take care of his health of course. But, if he’s not able to do his job in the Senate anymore, I hope he’s able to make the decision to retire.
The Dems remind me more and more of a politburo hanging on to power instead of resigning. Byrd, Kennedy, Johnson, do they even do any work anymore?
Two high-profile white supremacists are currently receiving hospital care. One will be arrested for murder. One is a distinguished member of the US Senate. What a country!
Well, then only the voters can retire him. I don’t know when he needs to run for re-election, but the voters may take care of it then.
Then again, on the other hand, the voters of WV love this man and all the pork that he has sent to his chronically economically depressed state. I bet he might never lose an election as long as he lives.
Byrd’s health and advanced age have led to speculation in recent years that he might step down.
Ha ha ha, that’s a good one, a Democrat “stepping down!” These slime balls are so thirsty for power they can’t step down.
I can see it now, rigormotissed senator plays in new movie...
Weekend at “Byrdies”
I managed to p.o. a funeral home director in Elkins, West By God a few years ago. I was in the coffee room when he walked in and pointed out a picture of Byrd appearing in a local parade hanging on the wall. I noted that it was too bad it wasn’t Byrd’s funeral procession. The air was abnormally frosty after that.
That’s good. Then will WV burn a cross in his honor? Just askkkkkking.
Now that’s funny. :)
He says he 'repudiated" his past membership in the KKK. If he did, it was awful late in life- he has grey hair in this image.
Just how old was he when he was the Imperial Kleagle or whatever they called him.? How many other DEMOCRATS are Klan Members?
What things did he do on his way up into LEADERSHIP POSITION in the KKK in the 50's and 60's?
I hope he suffers and feels every pain signal his cruel body sends to his twisted brain.
yeah, and lautenberg had a brain transplant a few years ago.
How is it that they vote while incapacitated?
Most likely as he has his name chiseled all over that place.
Anyone thinking "A Weekend at Bernie's"? I swear it would not surprise me one bit with the bunch running the country right now.
Maybe it isn't a physical ailment. Could be that he is "confined" in a mental facility?
lol on #’s 6 & 7. . .;^).
Staph is murderous. . .So; if he ‘steps down’ and/or ‘out’; what happens? Anyone in the wings for W.Va.?
p.s. (’anyone in the wings for W.Va.?’) - besides ACORN, that is. . .
Shall we include those who need a checkup from the neck up?
I’v seen that pic dozens of times on FR. Can anyone vouch for its authenticity?
Oh, man. I can't say what I want to say. Nope. Can't do it. I should just go to another thread before I accidentally say what I want to say. Or I should just smash my fingers with a hammer. Grrrrrrrrrr. Gotta go.
I couldn't have said it better! The one difference is the MSM condemns one and praises the other as 'the conscience of the Senate'.
US Senate-—infirmary, psycho ward, nursing home, hospice and mausoleum complete with a shrine to memorialize the death of the US Constitution.
oh thats for real allright- dont worry about that
he admits it too
You mean ‘the’ Sen. Byrd ‘Droppings’?
I thought the Republicans were the party of the old guys.
Kennedy is a walking ghost. His time is short. Retire already! Gov Swartzenegger recently wrote a kind of eulogy in preparation for his demise. Just imagine the re-make of the JFK funeral they must be planning.
There are no more public works left in WV to put Byrd's name upon, so he can go anytime now. The RATs called Byrd "the conscience of the Senate." So much for lucidity and accuracy.
I’ll bet he’s not on the medical plan Obama has in mind for the rest of us peons.
The only Republican WV in the last 50 years was Arch Moore. The rest including the present are unfortunately demoncRATS.
Both feet are now on a banana peel.
Alinskyite tactics - “Use ridicule and Mockery”
May not matter if franken gets sworn in.
We had a Republican Gov. in the 90s, Cecil Underwood. It was his second time to serve. He was the youngest gov in WV history and the oldest one in his second term. Currently we have a Blue Dog Democrat as Gov. He has been a good one. If we have to have a Dem. Senator, he would be a good one to have. Don't know if he has any ambition for that position.
Thank you. Forgot about Underwood. I’ve family that still reside in southern WV plus I subscribe to the local paper.
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