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Maxine Waters (RAT-CA) Defends Ex-Klansman (total crackup well underway...)
Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 5/8/03 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 05/08/2003 5:40:12 PM PDT by Libloather

Maxine Defends Ex-Klansman
May 8, 2003

Imagine if you will, California congresswoman Maxine Waters, defending an ex-Klansman just because he’s a Democrat. The depths of desperation to which these people are plunging is unbelievable. Maxine just plunged further by echoing Robert Byrds latest Bush bash on the Senate floor. In doing so, she opened the door into her own face and bloodied her nose - as is becoming standard Democrat operating procedure.

Maxine appeared on the News with Brian Williams Wednesday night on CNBC, where she and great moderate Peter King got into it. You just have to hear this, folks. Simply telling you about it does not do her words justice. While listening to the audio below, remember that this is the same woman who called the financial investment house Salomon Barney Frank.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: byrd; crackup; exklansman; maxine; ratcadefends; waters
I tried the link above but never got any audio.
1 posted on 05/08/2003 5:40:12 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Go to Rush he has it up on his site.
2 posted on 05/08/2003 5:42:34 PM PDT by noutopia
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To: Libloather
Hannity read some sort of old statement or comment from Byrd on his show today. It was from back in Byrd's KKK days. Did anyone else hear that, and can you point me to the text online?
3 posted on 05/08/2003 5:45:35 PM PDT by gg188
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To: Libloather
I watched it - it was a neat face off between Maxine and Peter King. He made mincemeat out of her. The fact that she was just screaming about Bush on the carrier simply to make partisan points was So-o-o-o-o obvious.

The argument she had didn't make a drop of sense, but she did her best - after all she has lots of practice with nonsense arguments....
4 posted on 05/08/2003 5:45:50 PM PDT by I still care (America is great because it is good. When it ceases to be good, it will cease to be great.)
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To: Libloather
Maxine Waters isn't exactly the soul of integrity in the first place.
5 posted on 05/08/2003 5:46:55 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: I still care
Besides the KKK< where did Sheets serve?
6 posted on 05/08/2003 5:47:34 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Libloather
Simply telling you about it does not do her words justice.

I literally had to reach for my dial and shut it off this afternoon because I could honestly not bear to hear her high pitched screeching while I was driving!

"Marxist Maxine" continues to give the ugly entity of "racism" plenty of fuel to keep on burning.

7 posted on 05/08/2003 5:47:34 PM PDT by kstewskis ("political correctness is intellectual terrorism...." Mel Gibson)
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To: Libloather
Shocking. Next thing you know the NOW cows will be defending a rapist just because he is a prominent RAT.
8 posted on 05/08/2003 5:48:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Libloather
Am I the only one who immediately thinks of the O.J. jury every time I see a picture of Maxine Waters?
9 posted on 05/08/2003 5:49:15 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Libloather; Miss Marple
Just what we talked about today! TOTAL Lib crack-up! Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people... HA!
10 posted on 05/08/2003 5:49:21 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (Is Reality Optional?)
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To: Libloather
yea I heard it today on rush. maxine was in complete meltdown mode
11 posted on 05/08/2003 5:49:43 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: gg188
In a letter to Mississippi Senator Bilbo in 1947, Senator Byrd wrote "never submit to fight beneath the banner [the American flag] with a Negro by my side. 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."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/907453/posts

12 posted on 05/08/2003 5:50:19 PM PDT by Libloather (And it STILL isn’t safe enough to vote DemocRAT or Liberteen…)
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To: gg188
I have the anti-norman mailer theory of liberalism ...

anything to turn the 'normal -- up' --- over to the 'weird bottom' ... ON TOP ---

whatever floats their crap and sinks conservatism !
13 posted on 05/08/2003 5:51:21 PM PDT by f.Christian (( Marching orders: comfort the afflicted // afflict the comfortable ! ! ))
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To: Alberta's Child
I think of gorilla cookies when I see Maxine.Pure uugglly.
14 posted on 05/08/2003 5:52:15 PM PDT by noutopia
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To: Libloather
Henry Waxman defending the ex-Klansman is just as funny.
15 posted on 05/08/2003 5:52:52 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Libloather
Wait a minute. How do we know Sheets is an EX-Klansman? Has anyone ever seen or heard a resignation speech? Indeed, just how does one join or resign from the Klan?
16 posted on 05/08/2003 5:53:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Libloather
Maxine makes streetwalkers look like role models.
17 posted on 05/08/2003 5:54:20 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: Texas Eagle
Good point. Until I see proof of his resignation, he's still a Klansman.
18 posted on 05/08/2003 5:54:44 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: noutopia
I think of gorilla cookies when I see Maxine.Pure uugglly.

......BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

19 posted on 05/08/2003 5:59:04 PM PDT by kstewskis ("political correctness is intellectual terrorism...." Mel Gibson)
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To: Libloather
Well folks there you have it. The VOICE of the Democrap Party. Let's see. GW was wearing a CUSTOM built flight suit and tailhooked on the USS ABRAHAM. Peter King is a racist. GW lied because NO WMD has been found. We killed thousands and LOST 125, only thing even close to the truth that she said, all this WHILE DEFENDING Robert KKK Byrd just because he is a gimmie. I would say unbelieveable but, it's not it is absolutely expected from the likes of Ms Waters.
20 posted on 05/08/2003 6:00:22 PM PDT by PISANO
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To: Libloather
"Maxine Defends Ex-Klansman"

Another domino falls in my tag line conspiracy.

Also, last year: A member of a white supremacy group, Larry Felton, 31, was convicted in federal court for plotting to blow up a black church and a synagogue. He blamed his mother and father for contaminating him with black blood. No, I'm not making it up.....and how a black man becomes a member of the Aryan brotherhood defies explanation.

Todays tin foil is tomorrows reality.

21 posted on 05/08/2003 6:01:47 PM PDT by SSN558 (Be on the lookout for Black White-Supremists)
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To: Texas Eagle
Shocking. Next thing you know the NOW cows will be defending a rapist just because he is a prominent RAT.


They already did.
22 posted on 05/08/2003 6:05:39 PM PDT by darkwing104
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To: SSN558
If there were a Republican Klan member in congress, Maxine Waters would not rest until he was run out of the house and justify her action due his having a Klan background rather than his being a Republican.
23 posted on 05/08/2003 6:06:51 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Libloather
I answer the Democrat objection to the Bush carrier speech better than anything else in the media. Click below, or join the thread on FreeRepublic. Of course, getting the better of "the Gentlelady, Maxine Waters" is only a small step better than winning a debate with a pet rock.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, now up FR, "Brave New Moment."

24 posted on 05/08/2003 6:29:14 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Saddam has left the building. Heck, the building has left the building.")
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To: Texas Eagle; Mr. Mojo
How do we know Sheets is an EX-Klansman?

From - http://www.kkklan.com/ -

When Klansmen left the order their records were purged. Also, when the KKK disbanded in 1944, most membership records were discarded. We advise you to contact the county historical society where they lived during the time period of their supposed membership.

From - http://www.adl.org/learn/Ext_US/KKK.asp?xpicked=4&item=18 -

At its peak in 1924, 40,000 uniformed Klansmen paraded through the streets of Washington, D.C., during the Democratic National Convention. Like a modern political lobby, the group was so influential that many politicians felt compelled to court it or even to join, particularly in the Midwestern states. Senators, congressmen, governors, judges at all levels, even future President Harry Truman donned the hood and robe (though Truman shortly quit, apparently disgusted by an anti-Catholic tirade).

From - http://www.crosswalk.com/news/1179625.html -

Gavin told the group that he had never discussed the issue of Byrd's two-year membership in the KKK during the 1940s. The senator resigned in 1943, but is quoted by Scripps-Howard News Service as having written a letter to the imperial wizard of the racist vigilante group in 1946 stating, "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia."

25 posted on 05/08/2003 6:36:35 PM PDT by Libloather (And it STILL isn’t safe enough to vote DemocRAT or Liberteen…)
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To: Libloather; All
http://images2.fotki.com/v15/photos/3/34576/167880/FlatRat-vi.gif
26 posted on 05/08/2003 6:51:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Free Republic, where leftist liars are exposed 24/7!)
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To: Libloather
"Imagine if you will, ..."

An appropriate lead-in to a Twilight Zone episode.

For my money, I believe Maxine to be the most unintellectual carbon-based form of life on the planet.

27 posted on 05/08/2003 6:51:56 PM PDT by yooper
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To: Libloather; All

28 posted on 05/08/2003 6:52:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Free Republic, where leftist liars are exposed 24/7!)
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To: Libloather
Did anyone happen to see Hardball last night? I was up until the wee hours of the morning and had already seen all of the Fox News programs, so I began flipping channels. Chris Matthews had Henry Waxman on and of course they were talking about President Bush's landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Matthews was pretty tough on Waxman. At one point, he asked Waxman about all the Democratic Congressmen who attend the Paris Air Show each year. Waxman immediately shut up and didn't know how to reply. The Paris Air Show for this year is being held June 15th-22nd. It would be awesome if we could find out which U.S. Representatives/Senators will be attending the show this year. I'm sure there will be some beltway morons (Dems & Republicans both) who won't be able to pass up the opportunity to visit the land of our enemy. By the way Matthews directed his question to Waxman, I got the impression that these politicians are flown over there at taxpayer's expense, possibly on military aircraft. Does anybody have any way to follow up on this and give us the scoop after the show?

29 posted on 05/08/2003 6:53:22 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: Libloather
"The senator resigned in 1943, but is quoted by Scripps-Howard News Service as having written a letter to the imperial wizard of the racist vigilante group in 1946 stating, 'The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.'"

Let's see. 2003-1946=57 years. Now let's take a look at Sen. Byrd's voting record for, say, the past 25 years. How well has he represented Klan interests and viewpoints during that time? Well, in the 104th congress, he voted WITH the ACLU 28% of the time. If he's still a Klansman at heart, he's doing a p*ss-poor job of it.

Contrast that with the comparatively recent visits of high-ranking Republicans to Bob Jones University (of course, none of them had any _idea_ of what kind of views Bob Jones Univ. had on matters pertaining to race!).
30 posted on 05/08/2003 6:57:25 PM PDT by jde1953
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To: Libloather
politics.. bedfellows.. strange.. maXine .. KKK .. Byrd .. :-\
31 posted on 05/08/2003 6:58:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: Libloather

32 posted on 05/08/2003 6:58:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Texas Eagle
the NOW cows will be defending a rapist just because he is a prominent RAT.

They've already done that. Think Clinton on Juanita Broderick (literally).

33 posted on 05/08/2003 6:59:43 PM PDT by capocchio (NOW cows should be "bred")
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To: umgud
"If there were a Republican Klan member in congress, Maxine Waters would not rest until he was run out of the house and justify her action due his having a Klan background rather than his being a Republican."

She and her fellow RATs would settle for nothing less than prosecution on some fictitious "hate" crime.

34 posted on 05/08/2003 7:04:55 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: jde1953
So what if he's had a change of heart. He was a leader of a terrorist organization that murdered, tortured and intimidated Black Americans. Who knows how many Blacks were murdered or had their rights violated while he was a member of the KKK. None of the Republicans you mention were involved with groups that terrorize and murder Black people. Your comparison is ridiculous.
35 posted on 05/08/2003 7:09:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: yooper
"I believe Maxine to be the most unintellectual carbon-based form of life on the planet"

I don't know....Sheila Jackson Lee is right up down there with her.

36 posted on 05/08/2003 7:10:18 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: jde1953
Now let's take a look at Sen. Byrd's voting record for, say, the past 25 years.

He's a leftist - what good is that? Let's focus on some more of KKK Byrd's words - shall we, newbie? Pretty wild stuff - from just last year!

http://hnn.us/comments/6185.html

Subject: Robert Byrd
Posted By: Editor
Date Posted: December 23, 2002, 8:32 PM
WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL: 12-23-02

The Democrats' Lott

Now that Republicans are replacing Trent Lott with Bill Frist as Senate leader, grumpy Democrats are suggesting that the entire GOP needs to make amends for a racist past. Well, fine, if it's a wholesale purge Democrats want, we assume they'll be happy to start with their own ranks and oust the former Ku Klux Klan Kleagle, Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

As usual, this high moral and political tone was set by the Democrats' supreme leader, Bill Clinton, and his wife Hillary. "I think there is something hypocritical about the way Republicans are jumping all over" Mr. Lott, the former President said last week. "He just embarrassed them by saying in Washington what they do on the back roads every day." Massaging the same talking points, Hillary added Friday that what Mr. Lott "did was state publicly what many of them have stated privately over many years in the back roads and back streets of the South."

Last time we looked, however, Republicans didn't have any KKK alumni in their ranks. Especially not someone who has been the Senate's president pro-tem, putting him third in line for the Presidency after the Vice President and Speaker of the House. Surely this must shock the conscience of the Clintons.

Senator Byrd quit the Klan in the 1940s and has renounced it since. On the other hand, his history is worth revisiting, since it's something Democrats have been willing to tolerate, despite Lott-like remarks that would have ended a Republican's career. Only last year Mr. Byrd told Fox News that "There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time, if you want to use that word. But we all -- we all -- we just need to work together to make our country a better country and I -- I'd just as soon quit talking about it so much."

Mr. Byrd quickly apologized, but he wasn't denounced by Democrats, much less by the Clintons. Nor did the press corps use the opportunity to wallow in other Byrd racial lowlights, such as the 14 hours and 13 minutes he spent in an unsuccessful filibuster during the debate over the 1964 civil rights act, which he voted against along with 20 other Senate Democrats. The political press also didn't dredge up his votes against both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, votes that made him the only Senator to have opposed the only two black Supreme Court nominees in U.S. history.

At the time of his "white nigger" remarks last year, no national papers bothered to mention two letters that the Senator had distanced himself from, Clinton-style, by saying he didn't recall writing them, though he also didn't dispute them. The New York Times reported in 1971 on a letter Mr. Byrd wrote in 1946, after leaving the Klan. Writing to the Klan's Imperial Wizard, Mr. Byrd identified himself as a former Kleagle and recommended a person to serve as state Klan coordinator. He wrote, "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia...It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the Union. Will you please inform me as to the possibilities of rebuilding the Klan realm of W. Va?"

And in a 1947 letter, after Mr. Byrd had been elected to the state senate, he wrote that he would "never submit to fight beneath that banner (the American flag) with a Negro by my side. 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."

Since those unfortunate days, Senator Byrd has often referred to his Klan membership as a mistake of his youth, less often as a moral outrage. As recently as 1997, he told an interviewer he'd encourage young people to become involved in politics, but with this warning: "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck. Once you've made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena."

Not that this record inhibited Mr. Byrd's Senate rise. Democrats knew all about his racist past when they elected him their majority whip in 1971 over Ted Kennedy. He moved up to majority leader in 1977, defeating Hubert Humphrey, and led his party in the Senate until 1989. Even now as senior Democrat on the Appropriations Committee he is regularly hailed by fellow Democrats as the conscience of the Senate.

By ousting Mr. Lott, Republicans have shown a willingness to punish any nostalgia in their own ranks for the misbegotten days of segregation. Democrats should be applauding this act of hygiene, especially given their own tolerance for leaders who have prospered by playing the race card.

Updated December 23, 2002

37 posted on 05/08/2003 7:11:43 PM PDT by Libloather (And it STILL isn’t safe enough to vote DemocRAT or Liberteen…)
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To: Libloather
Can anybody help me? I've been trying to locate a story I found about Chris Dodd and Ted Kennedy a while back. The online database that I originally discovered the article on doesn't exist anymore, and the searches I've done on what databases are available to me don't show anything.

I wish I could remember who the President was at the time this incident took place. Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd were drunk (what else is new?). They needed to get a flight to attend someone's funeral and contacted the President (I believe it was the President or one of his cabinet members) to get a military flight out so they could get there in time for the services. I'm of the mind that the reason they were running late was because they had been out on the town boozing. They were pretty persistent in their pleas and it was quite obvious to the person they were talking to, that they were both smashed. I'm almost sure they got their requested flight.

I've just written John McCaslin of the Washington Times as I believe it was the Times that I originally found the article in, but I can't be sure. I'm hoping he will respond, but thought I see if I could job any Freepers memories on this one. I'd like to be able to find a hard copy so that I can send it around to folks like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, etc.

38 posted on 05/08/2003 7:13:30 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: umgud
Congress gave up, long ago, any iota of self-respect.

Waters should have been literally thrown out of Congress for inciting her constituents to "stop burning your own
neighborhood and go burn [forgotten] some other group's hood"

39 posted on 05/08/2003 7:18:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: mass55th
Somebody might be able to get info on all of the junkets taken by our members of congress and their famlies.
40 posted on 05/08/2003 7:22:43 PM PDT by OldEagle (Haven't been wrong since 1947.)
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To: mass55th
It's a start...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/622355/posts

"Dodd and Kennedy were also reported to have made a 'human sandwich' with a waitress at La Brasserie, another Capitol Hill restaurant. The report had it that Kennedy threw the woman on Dodd, who was slumped in a chair, and then jumped on top of her. She was said to have run screaming from the room."

41 posted on 05/08/2003 7:30:21 PM PDT by Libloather (And it STILL isn’t safe enough to vote DemocRAT or Liberteen…)
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To: Libloather
I heard the audio clips of Maxine. She sounded like she was coming totally unglued...just hysterical.
It amazes me that people actually elect this thing to Congress. She makes the left look awful.
42 posted on 05/08/2003 8:36:35 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Robert Byrd: Klu Klux Klown!
43 posted on 05/08/2003 8:43:23 PM PDT by CT
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To: Libloather
LOL! And some people said that when Clinton left the White House, Rush wouldn't have anything to talk about. WRONG!!! It just keeps getting better and better.
44 posted on 05/08/2003 8:56:33 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Grampa Dave

45 posted on 05/08/2003 11:40:10 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
I will help pay for his one way flight if he would promise to do this.
46 posted on 05/09/2003 5:38:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Free Republic, where leftist liars are exposed 24/7!)
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To: jde1953
Uh, by your own analysis, Byrd voted AGAINST the ACLU 72% of the time. So what are you trying to prove? And as to racists, one would be hard-pressed to find anyone more racist than the communists, such as Maxine Waters herself....she and her front-organization, 'The Congressional Progressive Caucus'. The blow-by-blows in the brou-haha are instructive too. Note how Maxine Waters never says anything other than the allegation...not a single specific, nothing other than name-calling without evidence. 'Iknow who you are'. Really?

NewsMax.com

 

Friday May 9, 2003; 11:27 a.m. EDT

Maxine Waters Defends Ex-Klansman, Attacks GOP'er as Racist

Firebreathing California Congresswoman Maxine Waters angrily defended former Ku Klux Klansman Sen. Robert Byrd this week, saying that the one-time member of the cross burning, night-riding anti-black terror group was no more racist than her House colleague, Republican moderate Peter King.

"Unfortunately we do have racism in the backgrounds of many members of Congress, past and present. And [King is] one of them," Waters complained Wednesday on MSNBC's "News with Brian Williams," as a stunned King looked on.

"Wait, wait, Maxine. Whoa, whoa, Maxine. Let's end that right there," King shot back. "Senator Byrd and the Klu Klux--don't call me a racist, Maxine."

The verbal donnybrook erupted after King said that Sen. Byrd's Klan background undermined the credibility of his complaints about President Bush's appearance on the flight deck of the USS Lincoln last week.

"If they're going to rely on someone like Senator Byrd as their spokesman," King taunted, "a man who, years ago, with his racist background, gave up any right to be a moral arbiter of anything - then bring it on."

The barb sent Waters into a full-fledged meltdown, with the radical Democrat charging hysterically that the former Grand Kleagle's credentials on race were no worse than King's.

"I said you're guilty of some racism also," the California Democrat repeated, as King fumed.

"You come over there with Robert Byrd, I will stand with President Bush," he told Waters.

King told substitute anchorman John Seigenthaler that Waters' racism charge was "absolutely disgraceful."

"Just when I thought the Democrats couldn't go lower, they just did," he added. "You can bring out anything out about me. My record is--is clear and clean."

The full exchange went like this:

KING: Let me tell you, as a Republican, I almost welcome this. This is handing us an issue, because the Democrats make themselves look so small and petty. And if they're going to rely on someone like Senator Byrd as their spokesman, a man who, years ago, with his racist background gave up any right to be a moral arbiter of anything, then bring it on.

But you know, this shouldn't be about politics. This was a war that was won, the American people have a right to be proud of the armed forces, the president was out there. If anyone says that the president had some custom-fitted suit, I remember any time--any number of times where Bill Clinton would appear with troops with bomber jackets with his name on it, "commander in chief." I didn't begrudge him that. He was entitled to do that. And the president is a trained military pilot. So he had every right to be there. I think as an American, I'm proud that he was there. Whether he was a Democrat or Republican, no matter who the president was, I think all of us as Americans should be proud and not be petty begrudgers the way the Democrats are being today.

SEIGENTHALER: Well, what about this, Congresswoman Walters? I mean, President Clinton made appearances before troops before. He had a flight jacket on.

WATERS: Well, let me just say this. First of all, Peter King said something about racism in the background of Senator Byrd. And unfortunately we do have racism in the backgrounds of many members of Congress, past and present. And he's one of them. So let's take that off the table.

KING: Who is? I am? I am?

WATERS: Oh, yes, you are. And let's take that off...

KING: Wait, wait, Maxine. Whoa, whoa, Maxine. Let's end that right there.

WATERS: Take that off the table as an issue. Let me just say we are talking...

KING: Senator Byrd and the Klu Klux--don't call me a racist, Maxine.

WATERS: We are talking--yes, I did. We are talking about...

KING: Yeah.

WATERS: ...what this president did. Now, we have just come out of a crisis created by this president. Don't forget, he told us he was going to Iraq because there were weapons of mass destruction. He told us he was going there because we were in imminent danger from this dictator. We've not found any weapons of mass destruction. All we have is an invasion where millions of people--maybe, well, thousands of civilians have been killed, over 125 service people have been killed, Americans have been killed. The country has been looted and robbed of its arts and artifacts, and this president then gloats and flies in, a tailhook landing on the USS Abraham in a custom-fitted suit? I think it's an embarrassment.

SEIGENTHALER: Con--Congressman King, let me let you respond to that.

KING: Well, first of all, Maxine Waters has said something about me being a racist. That is absolutely disgraceful. And just when I thought the Democrats couldn't go lower, they just did. Robert Byrd belong...

WATERS: You went lower when you called--when you tried to inject racism into this argument.

KING: I never injected racism into any--I--I didn't belong...

WATERS: We were not talking about racism...

KING: Maxine, I...

WATERS: ...we were talking about the president of the United States.

SEIGENTHALER: Well, let me let--let me let Congressman King...

WATERS: You injected racism.

SEIGENTHALER: Let me let Congressman King respond if I can, Congressman Walters.

WATERS: If you don't want to talk about it, don't inject it. Don't inject, if you don't want to talk about it.

SEIGENTHALER: Well, let him--let's let him respond if we can.

KING: I didn't say a word about Maxine Waters. I said--John asked what I thought of Robert Byrd making a moral opinion. I'm saying as far as I'm concerned because of his background, he lost any right to be making moral judgments on anyone. As far as the president...

WATERS: You said racist background.

KING: Exactly. He was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I consider the Klan...

WATERS: And I said you're guilty of some racism also.

KING: And I have absolutely--I have--I have never been a racist. I don't--maybe you--I think your problem is maybe you ascribe your sins to others and that's your problem.

WATERS: No.

KING: You come over there with Robert Byrd, I will stand with President Bush...

WATERS: No.

KING: ...the president of the United States. I'm proud that he's my commander in chief.

WATERS: I stand on the truth.

KING: You can be proud of Robert Byrd. And I'm delighted and proud that we had a...

WATERS: See, there you go putting words in people's mouth.

KING: ...that we had a president of the United States...

WATERS: That's what wrong with you, you're a spin artist, that's what's wrong with you.

KING: ...that--the fact is--no. I'm a--I'm a--I'm a proud American. I'm proud of having a president who led us through a war which the majority of Dem...

WATERS: Don't forget, I know something about what you have done. I know how you used my pictures and used me in your campaign. Yeah, you're guilty of racism.

KING: You--you can bring out anything out about me. My record is--is clear and clean.

WATERS: I know who you are.

SEIGENTHALER: Well...

KING: Absolutely, Maxine.

WATERS: I know very well who you are. [End of Excerpt]

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47 posted on 05/09/2003 8:45:49 AM PDT by Paul Ross (From the State Looking Forward to Global Warming! Let's Drown France!)
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To: jwalsh07
Besides the KKK< where did Sheets serve?

I think it was an IHOP in Berkley Springs, WV. ;~)) He never served in the US Military even though he was prime age during the Big One. He spent the war working in a shipyard. And then he said he would rather see "Old Glory" dragged through the mud and the US lose the war than to serve along side a ni****.

48 posted on 05/09/2003 8:52:21 AM PDT by Ditto (You are free to form your own opinions, but not your own facts.)
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To: Libloather
"Now let's take a look at Sen. Byrd's voting record for, say, the past 25 years.

He's a leftist - what good is that? Let's focus on some more of KKK Byrd's words - shall we, newbie? Pretty wild stuff - from just last year!"

What good is that? You mean, focusing upon a person's deeds rather than his words? From your viewpoint, not much, I guess.

Another poster said, "So what if he had a change of heart?" I guess Ronald Reagan's change of heart to become a Republican was just "so what." I guess Menachem Begin's change of heart to become a statesman working for peace was just "so what." After all, who cares about the actions that they took after their change of heart? That's totally unimportant, compared to their words.

Thanks for clearing up that point for me!
49 posted on 05/09/2003 10:00:17 PM PDT by jde1953
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