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Barnicle Can't Bring Himself To Mention Byrd's Klan Past
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 06/28/2010 5:12:47 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline "Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100," leaving readers to imagine the South Carolinian had remained an advocate of segregation. The very first line of USA Today's story described Thurmond as "the nation's most prominent segregationist."

Strange how the MSM can suddenly become reticent about mentioning someone's segregationist past when the late politician in question is a Democrat. On Morning Joe today, Mark Halperin and Mike Barnicle used elliptical language worthy of a State Department dispatch to avoid mentioning that Byrd had been a member and leader of the Ku Klux Klan. H/t NB reader Ray R.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kukluxklan; mikebarnicle; morningjoe; robertbyrd

1 posted on 06/28/2010 5:12:51 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Byrd a former Klansman? You wouldn’t know it from Barnicle. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 5:13:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.[4]

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. 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."..."

"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

3 posted on 06/28/2010 5:15:21 AM 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: governsleastgovernsbest
Klansmen, smansmen, we got greater hoods to burn, Bilderburgers, Internationalistas banksters, etc., ironically there are even less of them than KKK but they cause a heck of alot more trouble!!!!!!!!
4 posted on 06/28/2010 5:16:34 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: norraad
What's even more ironic, grindstone nosers look away and pretend it isn't so even more than they used to deny the invisible empire.
5 posted on 06/28/2010 5:18:59 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ETL

BUMP! BUMP!


6 posted on 06/28/2010 5:22:17 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: norraad
The MSM will gloss over these facts that he was in the Klan. If he were a Republican they would have led with this fact.
7 posted on 06/28/2010 5:22:58 AM PDT by mfish13
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Will there be a klan hat on his headstone?


8 posted on 06/28/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Texas resident

Byrd filibustered the civil rights bill....


9 posted on 06/28/2010 5:28:43 AM PDT by databoss
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Byrd a former Klansman?"

Next thing you're going to tell me is that John Kerry served in Vietnam..
10 posted on 06/28/2010 5:33:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden (u)
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To: norraad
Klansmen, smansmen, we got greater hoods to burn, Bilderburgers, Internationalistas banksters, etc.,

The "New International Order" communists like Obama and many others on the left are the most dangerous threat today. They are allied with Russia, the ChiComs, Chavez, Castro bros...

From the Sino-Russian Joint Statement of April 23, 1997:
"The two sides [China and Russia] shall, in the spirit of partnership, strive to promote the multipolarization of the world and the establishment of a new international order."

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/HI29Ag01.html
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"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed092605a.cfm
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From the Russian News and Information Agency:
July 27, 2006
"'I am determined to expand relations with Russia,' Chavez, known as an outspoken critic of what he calls the United States' unilateralism, told the Russian leader, adding that his determination stemmed from their shared vision of the global order.":
http://en.rian.ru/russia/20060727/51913498.html
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We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world,” Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His “new world order” includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.

Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/world-mainmenu-26/south-america-mainmenu-37/3122-resurgent-communism-in-latin-america?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

11 posted on 06/28/2010 5:34:45 AM 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: databoss
..meanwhile, the ratbastards in the District of Criminals just past a bill to shut down the internet when they want.

That sort of "c'evil right" is 10 times worse.

The Byrd is dead, Jim.

We got bigger fish to fry!

One down , lot's more to go.

12 posted on 06/28/2010 5:35:00 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: TigersEye

May old Sheets find that big burning cross in the sky.

New tagline:


13 posted on 06/28/2010 5:35:11 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March ([D[ Senator Byrd was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: norraad

It goes far beyond just Byrd — please see tagline ...


14 posted on 06/28/2010 5:37:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe Barnicle’s one of them “White N166ers.”

“We have ‘White N166ers,’ if you want to use that word.”

- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, WV


15 posted on 06/28/2010 5:38:02 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The KKK was actually a part of the Democratic Party. Klansmen targeted white Republicans as well as African Americans.


16 posted on 06/28/2010 5:38:13 AM PDT by detective
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know it is hard for you youngsters to believe, but there were a lot of good people that I knew when I was a kid who sincerely believed that black people were inferior to whites, and that they needed to be kept separate and apart from them. Sure, it was racism, pure and simple, but when you grew up with a whole culture that believed in it, it was oftentimes hard to rise above it. The defenders of the blacks were the exception, and not the rule.

It may surprise you even more to know that there are many people even today that believe that black people are inferior, and there are more than one or two on this board.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 5:39:14 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Dig it, like the founding fathers said, we'll get exactly the tyranny we will except.

Evidently we want as much as we can get!

18 posted on 06/28/2010 5:40:15 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When a terrorist dies, we celebrate. I just don’t see the difference.


19 posted on 06/28/2010 5:40:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Let us not forget that there are black racists, too...

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
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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)

20 posted on 06/28/2010 5:41:18 AM 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: norraad

The gushiness over a dead terrorist is going to be interesting, I think.


21 posted on 06/28/2010 5:41:30 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Senator Byrd [D] was a racist terrorist, and the hypocrite left revered him to the end.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

22 posted on 06/28/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT by PLD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sad that a man has died but at least we get some government of the people back. I’m told that he hasn’t done much in years leaving all of the work and decisions to staffers.

This seat is only valuable now to the D vs R number totals in the Senate. It will have no power of pork or important committee seats now.


23 posted on 06/28/2010 5:45:40 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I noticed everyone refers to Sen Byrd as a “former Klansman.”
I don't remember seeing anything in which Sen Byrd publicly renounced his membership in the Klan. He said he left the Klan early in his career but there are letters and other evidence that he was active in Klan activities long after he said he was not interested in the Klan.

I also remember Sen Byrd going on TV and attacking President Reagan. I don't remember the exact words but the constant attack on President Reagan by the Democrats was that he was unfair to minorities.

24 posted on 06/28/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT by detective
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Neither are the DU`ers. It`s all crocodile tears with nary a mention of his being a Klanner. Thurmond was never a member of the Klan, yet when he passed away all libs could talk about was what a racist he was.


25 posted on 06/28/2010 5:52:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ETL
Did you notice what all the black racists have in common?

They are all Progressive Democrats. Some, like Rev Wright, Farrakhan and the New Black Panthers, played large roles in Obama’s career and in the last election. The Democrat Party tries to create racial hatred and uses it to its advantage.

26 posted on 06/28/2010 5:59:16 AM PDT by detective
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To: detective
Some, like Rev Wright, Farrakhan and the New Black Panthers, played large roles in Obama’s career and in the last election.

Louis Farrakhan, Santiago de Cuba, February, 1998: "There is not a member of the black masses in the United States who is not proud of the example set by Cuba and its revolution, with Comandante Fidel at its head"
Source: http://www.fiu.edu/~fcf/farakhan21898.html#says
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"Minister Farrakhan and his delegation met privately with President Fidel Castro of Cuba."
http://www.finalcall.com/media/cuba/
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Farrakhan hails Obama as 'hope of entire world'

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Louis Farrakhan, at the annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008: "This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better"..."If you look at Barack Obama's audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed."
Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23333598/

Video of Farrakhan's Obama endorsement at the above 'annual Saviours' Day celebration in Chicago, Feb. 25, 2008'. Hear him (Farrakhan) call Obama "The Messiah" And speak of "universal change":
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=farrakhan+messiah+obama&aq=0&oq=Farrakhan+messiah
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From Louis Farrakhan's "Nation Of Islam" website, FinalCall.com...
Re: Millions More Movement rally, Oct 15, 2005:

"Mao Tse Tung, throughout his long march to conquer China, had a billion people whose lives he had to transform. Many of them were victims of opium, drugs and prostitution, like we are. But Mao Tse Tung went to the cultural community and they accepted his idea. Then, through song, dance, poetry, drama, documentaries, movies and books, the idea of Mao Tse Tung became the idea of a billion people. China became a world power on the base of culture and the artistic community. If we had a Ministry of Art and Culture in every city, [we'd] create this movement [in the U.S.], we could say to our young people, “What is the idea of the Time and are you reflecting that idea in your songs, dance and music?

We need a Ministry of Trade and Commerce. Do you think that a Millions More Movement should not be involved in the development of Africa, the Caribbean and Central America? ... we need a Ministry of Trade and Commerce that can link the struggle here with Africa and the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Source: FinalCall.com
This is Farrakhan's own "Nation Of Islam" website
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_4328.shtml
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"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA

Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
http://cpusa.org/obama-state-of-the-union-he-got-the-ball-rolling
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"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
--B.H.Obama, 2008

27 posted on 06/28/2010 6:04:25 AM 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: governsleastgovernsbest

The news media will probably mythologize Byrd’s past. He was, after all, a Democrat.


28 posted on 06/28/2010 6:05:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The news media will probably mythologize Byrd’s past. He was, after all, a Democrat.


29 posted on 06/28/2010 6:05:16 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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Obama, Ayers, and Farrakhan all live within 2 blocks of each other

http://hillbuzz.org/2008/10/10/obama-ayers-and-farrakhan-all-live-within-2-blocks-of-each-other/

30 posted on 06/28/2010 6:06:20 AM 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: governsleastgovernsbest

Even Fox managed to omit that fact. They said he started out poor, became a butcher ...then BAM!!!! He was elected to the house. No mention that the KKK gave him his start. Then again the Dear Reader’s career was started in a terrorist’s living room and they manage to omit that tidbit.


31 posted on 06/28/2010 6:07:38 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Democratic Senator Byrd also FILIBUSTERED the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Al Gore’s dad also did his best to thwart the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Is it any wonder that the liberals in public schools have to rewrite history!


32 posted on 06/28/2010 6:11:24 AM PDT by avacado
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To: freethinker_for_freedom
It may surprise you even more to know that there are many people even today that believe that black people are inferior, and there are more than one or two on this board.

Too True. The only think I might add is that if any conservative professes an opinion against, say, gay marriage, they're labeled "homophobic" and they get no slack.

33 posted on 06/28/2010 6:12:03 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He was fired from the Boston Globe for fabrication, lying, theft.

Howie Carr called the reporters at the Globe, ‘The bow tied Bum Kissers”. So, you can guess what it took to get ersatz everyman Barnicle fired.


34 posted on 06/28/2010 6:19:06 AM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe there should be a list somewhere where voters can find out who has been in racist groups such as this and other ones like La Raza so we can NOT vote for them.

I’ll bet alot of people didnt know he was a member.


35 posted on 06/28/2010 6:20:00 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I seem to remember some evidence that Byrd, attended a lynching, although it couldn’t be proved that he participated hands-on, what with everyone being hooded. Would like to have that citation in my records for sending to those who hail his spotless record...


36 posted on 06/28/2010 6:27:12 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: avacado
Right you are!! Byrd Filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 hours!!

This morning,even NPR radio called him a “champion of civil rights.”

37 posted on 06/28/2010 6:32:58 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (How shall he rescue his imprisoned self?)
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bttt


38 posted on 06/28/2010 6:33:39 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (BP was founder of Cap & Trade Lobby and is linked to John Podesta, The Apollo Alliance and Obama)
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To: avacado

“Democratic Senator Byrd also FILIBUSTERED the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Al Gore’s dad also did his best to thwart the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Is it any wonder that the liberals in public schools have to rewrite history!”

So what. My own Senator at the time, Republican John Tower of Texas also filibustered the Bill as I would have. This travesty of a Bill was outright Socialism. Our other Senator, Liberal/Populist Ralph W. Yarborough not only didn’t filibuster but actually voted for this POS and was promptly thrown out of office.


39 posted on 06/28/2010 6:34:59 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: BnBlFlag

We cannot wait for the MSM to die. We need to push them over the edge.


40 posted on 06/28/2010 6:40:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Conservatives are producers. Liberals are parasites)
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To: 4yearlurker
This morning,even NPR radio called him a “champion of civil rights.”

Good grief! Is there no shame in this world!

41 posted on 06/28/2010 7:00:37 AM PDT by avacado
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To: BnBlFlag

You do know that the final draft of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was written by Republicans. That’s the bill that exists today.


42 posted on 06/28/2010 7:02:01 AM PDT by avacado
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The ultimate politician: Whichever way the wind blew, that
was his position.


43 posted on 06/28/2010 7:51:53 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: avacado

You do know that the final draft of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was written by Republicans. That’s the bill that exists today.

Just goes to show you that there’s really not a lot of difference in ‘em. Does having “Republicans” write the final draft of a bill make it somehow better than if Dims write it if the result is the same - Socialism?
At least Conservative Texas Republicans were not fooled by this crap.


44 posted on 06/28/2010 1:04:31 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: BnBlFlag

Where is socialism in the civil rights act?


45 posted on 06/28/2010 1:06:24 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

Go back and read it yourself. It tells private businesses who they have to do business with. It laid the groundwork for the government be able to tell you, as an individual, who to sell your house to (Which is still being used to destroy neighborhoods nationwide - for example, I could not safely live in the neighborhood I grew up in. We have basically been “ethnically cleansed.”) as well as the beginning of “affirmative action” AKA anti White discrimination.
The “civil rights” act was only the beginning and certainly not the end all. They have been adding new laws and “regulations” all the time. There’s no end to it. It’s a Saul Alinsky thing. It’s now quickly destroyng our country
as a place for decent people to live.


46 posted on 06/28/2010 1:28:12 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: BnBlFlag
"It tells private businesses who they have to do business with"

That's a stretch. And you haven't provided an example of socialism. At any rate, my original post was to clarify which party was invloved in which aspect. You're on a completely different tangent.

47 posted on 06/28/2010 1:34:04 PM PDT by avacado
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