Skip to comments.Sen. Robert Byrd to capture longevity record
Posted on 11/17/2009 4:30:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
When the clock strikes midnight tonight, Sen. Robert Byrd will become the longest-serving member of Congress ever a capstone on a remarkable career in which the adopted son of a coal miner propelled himself from poverty to the pinnacle of legislative power, where he could, did and still does send billions of federal dollars back across the Blue Ridge to help build his home state of West Virginia.
Byrds stat sheet speaks for itself:
Served 20,774 days or 56 years and 10½ months in Congress
Attended 18,582 Senate roll call votes
Elected to Senate nine times
Served under 11 presidents
Held five jobs in Democratic leadership
At age 91, sits third in line to the presidency
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Wonder how much money he’s made over the years?
Seems that someone who cites the Constitution as often as he does would know that the Founders intended that those elected would serve a short time and move on with their lives.
Whenever I hear a Democrat hint at racism in any situation, I have to laugh and say Senator Robert Byrd, former KKK member. BTW, Has anyone ever heard Jesse Jackson or someone like him call for the Senator’s resignation?
Is there anything left that he has NOT named after himself in that state? (Drive though some time and you'll see)
This man has to be the Poster Old Fart for what’s wrong with Congress.
Didn’t his “stat sheet” have two eye-holes cut in it?
I’m sure the Democrats will light a cross in his honor.
How many lynchings and cross burnings did he attend?
It is a sad day when this man is celebrated for his leeching efforts while his affiliation with the KKK goes unmentioned!!!!
He’s so old, I heard that Byrd has to wear rubber white sheets.
He’s a massive, huge, disgusting embarrassment for anyone who loves the Constitution.
More isn’t better.
He hasn’t “served” in years. His staff have been running the show, propping the old coot up, telling him what vote button to push since the Clinton years. He hasn’t been “all there” for many, many years.......
Having been a leader in the KKK hasn’t hurt Byrd. The voters of W VA must be dumber than stones.
56 years too long at a bare minimum. Chiseling, thief, klansman. Somehow this scum disgraces congress.
You know they have flipped Byrd, when politico writes an approving piece.
Actually I don’t thing it’s Byrd acting on his own behest. Someone in his place is.
And how many babies has he killed in the interim?
democrats: party of murder.
Wonder how much money hes made over the years?
Wonder how much money he’s stolen over the years. (fixed)
It’s a shame that in the USA, a man with his talents couldn’t find honest work.
Byrd has this thing about wanting stuff named after him. I do have it on good authority from my wife (a WV native) that there are at least two man hole covers and three stop signs in WV that haven't been named after Byrd, but that info is several months old and could have changed by now. Pretty much everything else up there is named after him. I've been expecting WV to change the state's name to "Byrd" any day now....
Byrd is the ultimate Poster Boy for exactly what is wrong with the Senate.
Democrats not only vote after they are dead - they also serve in the Senate.
Byrd himself bears a good part of responsibility for the way the country is heading down the leftist toilet.
Good grief. Even productive people who have REAL jobs don’t stay at them that long.
As for who served the shortest term: Rebecca Latimer Felton, who was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to the US Senate to fill a vacancy.
This was supposed to be merely an honorary appointment because an election was being conducted prior the the Senate reconvening, . However, the man who was elected refused to present his credentials until Felton was sworn in. She took the oath of office on November 21, 1922, and then served just twenty-four hours, from November 21 to 22, 1922. She was the first woman to occupy a seat in the US Senate; the Senator who, having served one day, served the shortest term; and the oldest Senator, at age eighty-seven, at the time of first swearing-in.
A record that should never have been. The Founders did not create our style of government for a World Book of Records.
Term limits are in order.
Too bad some of the black people he hung as a KKK Grand Kleagle didn’t live that long.
“The voters of W VA must be dumber than stones.”
When he dies, they will stuff him and reelect him.
I read a story wherein he accompanied a convicted woman to the location of her execution, and he had sex with her in the car on the way.
Actually, I read that about Strom Thurmond. I have no idea whether it’s true.
Politico is making a bold assumption here - What evidence is there that the old Byrd will make it until midnight? He's in the buy only ripe bananas mode.
People in WV will be voting for him 10 years after he’s gone. The problem with congress is we all want to vote out the other SOB, but not our own.
That's a full 25% of all presidents who've been elected since Washington. Byrd should have been gone years ago.
I know this is off the subject...but how long was (Democrat) Byrd in the Ku Klux Klan? (just wondering)
Sure, after all the state is STILL named West Virginia.
However, the move to rename all streets and highways for him was reluctantly discarded when the AAA protested that even they could not handle all of the TripTiks that would be required. They were joined by a coalition of the GPS makers who said that such directions as "Turn left at next intersection onto Byrd Way and then right on Byrd Ave. Your destination is in sight at Byrd Street and Byrd Alley..." was a bit much.
“”Byrd has this thing about wanting stuff named after him””
Or as Ann Coulter put it once: Robert Byrd, named after a bridge in West Virginia.
Just out of curiosity from someone not all that familiar with the local WV politics. Is there a Byrd scion / relative being groomed for that inevitable day when Byrd flies off? (Forgive me, I could not resist, a flying Byrd writes itself.)
Pelosi's right in front of him, and Hillary (as Sec/State) is right behind him.
Anyway, I think Byrd died several months ago and is currently a zombie.
I understand that the State located geographically immediately west of Virginia, and immediately south of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio is to be renamed “The Great State of Byrd”.
WVA jokes aside, they just don't want their sugar daddy to go away. He brings in tons of money to build highways to nowhere and other projects. When he's gone, the money will go too.
That would explain the lack of brains on the rodent side. He’s been eating them in the cloakroom.
“where he could, did and still does send billions of federal dollars”
That’s all I need to know.
Sen. Robert Byrd to capture longevity record, and flips the bird at the US.
I often wonder that too- when you see pictures of him in his 'Grand Kleagle' garb he has grey hair- he must have been in his 60's!!
So if he 'repudiated' his involvement, it must have been just before he was elected
And he was not JUST a member.. he was THE LEADER of the KKK
The Democrat Party--the Party of Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan--is still the party of sociopaths, hypocrites, sleaze, and corruption. It has not changed at all.
Oops! Correction! It is now also the Party of Decadence.