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Nothing Good On TV? Laugh Yer A** Off On CSPAN2: Robert Byrd Delirium LIVE
Posted on 09/12/2002 4:26:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
I don't know how much longer he's going to go on. Harry Reid (Socialist-NV) just informed Byrd he'd been rambling for 3.5 hours already. Byrd acknowledged he was a blabbermouth, then casually mentioned his wife was in the hospital, "Maybe I oughta go see her," he said.
Then he said to Reid, "Gunga Din, you're a better whip than I am."
Bobby Byrd is lookin' and soundin' more kooky today.
TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; US: West Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: boredom; byrd; hilarity; ramblings
I can't help wondering: if he were a Conservative, the press would be broadcasting the latest "Byrd Brain Quote" every week just like they did Quayle.
3 1/2 hours and he's only got through page 3 of a 4 page document.
How pathetic that the whip has to coddle him because it's so obvious that he is losing it.
Now we're contemplating poems.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:33:12 PM PDT
Let me see...if there is anything else I need consent for...
posted on 09/12/2002 4:34:21 PM PDT
Sad. Truly sad. My condolences to family and to West Virginia.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:34:49 PM PDT
And can you believe, he asked that this 3 1/2 hour tirade not be counted against the two speech limit.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:35:35 PM PDT
It was as if Reid was talking a jumper down from the ledge....
It's not really funny, it's very sad, he is frail and is shaking badly (Parkinson's ???) -- I can't believe that people keep electing him
posted on 09/12/2002 4:39:54 PM PDT
There will be an office of Homeland Security long after you're six feet under Senator. Your buddy Clinton had 8 years to worry about homeland security and he was only worried about getting blow jobs in the west wing.
We're going for four hours I guess.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:40:42 PM PDT
I thank my mother, my father, the cleaning lady, the pizza delivery boy, the pharmacist who processes my Medicaid prescriptions, my chauffeur, my groomer, and the people of W. Virginia who keep sending me to Washington even though I'm suffering from dementia.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:43:58 PM PDT
OH MY GOD the extinct DOO-DOO Byrd is still on! HOLY MACRO!!!
Another living proof of the need for term limits.
posted on 09/12/2002 4:49:15 PM PDT
Has he started talking about "white niggers" yet?
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN MARCH 04, 2001 12:08:39 ET XXXXX
SENATOR BYRD: 'THERE ARE WHITE NIGGERS'
Senator Robert Byrd [D-WV] stunned a national television audience on Sunday when he used the term "white niggers" during an interview.
Byrd, who early in his career was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, used the term on FOX NEWS SUNDAY when asked about the state of race relations in America by host Tony Snow.
"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."
Byrd's office later issued an apology.
"I apologize for the characterization I used on this program. The phrase dates back to my boyhood and has no place in today's society. As for my language, I had no intention of casting aspersions on anyone of another race," according to the statement.
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