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Censure Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Posted on 12/21/2002 11:36:36 AM PST by forest
Trent Lott has resigned his position as the GOP leader in the U.S. Senate. Liberal Democrats hounded him out after his ill-considered remarks at Sen. Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party. Lott was deemed a "racist" for saying that "we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years" if then-segregationist Thurmond had been elected president in 1948.
So, Lott's out of power... and now it's time to take action against the biggest racist in the U.S. Senate, based on his history and his own words.
No, it's not Sen. Lott. In fact, it's not even a Republican.
It's Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV).
Back in the 1930s, Byrd was a cross-burning, night-riding, sheet-wearing "Grand Kleagle" in the Ku Klux Klan, the ultimate racist organization in America. He's never apologized for his role in that organization or strongly condemned the violent hate group in any way, and he referred to blacks in writing as late as the 1940s as "race mongrels." In fact, according to NewsMax.com, as recently as nine years ago, Byrd explained that he joined the group that specialized in lynching African-Americans because it "offered excitement."
Twenty years after Byrd proclaimed in a letter to the KKK's Imperial Grand Wizard that "The Klan is needed today as never before," he spent 14 hours filibustering against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He also voted against Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, the only two blacks ever nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Then, on March 4, 2001, Byrd was being interviewed by Fox News when he bluntly told Tony Snow, "There are white n*ggers. I've seen a lot of white n*ggers in my time; I'm going to use that word."
You read that right: the man who was at that time the President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate -- third in line to the presidency of the United States -- used the "N-word" on national television. TWICE.
Oh, he issued a written apology by the next day. But the episode barely got a mention in the major news media, and was never condemned by the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, Rainbow/PUSH, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, or any other leading civil rights group or leader. Tom Daschle, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Kweisi Mfume -- none of them issued a single press release on this incident.
Well, now we know better. Now we know that it's absolutely inexcusable for any Senator in a leadership position to make any passing remarks that might be remotely considered racist.
And now we need to DEMAND that the liberal Democrats "put their money where their mouth is." We need to demand that the Senate CENSURE ROBERT BYRD. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) has said that, "If a Democratic leader had made [Lott's] statements, we would have to call for his stepping aside, without any question whatsoever." But they didn't!
At the time, some argued that Byrd's use of the "N-word" last year was to be forgiven because of his advanced age (85). Of course, nobody seemed to think he was too old to have been Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as Senate Majority Whip and president pro-tem. They also tried to blame the hour of the day, and even the fact that he had just finished lunch before the interview, to try and explain away his use of the word. They did not censure him or force the former Klansman to resign from any of his leadership positions.
As UPI political analyst Peter Roff has stated, "If Trent Lott is to pay a price for his remarks, then all politicians must pay a price. No amnesty, no forgiveness, just judgment. There is no room for selective redemption."
So let's TAKE ACTION!
We need THOUSANDS of conservative activists across the nation to get a *strong* message to EVERY SINGLE SENATOR... and ConservativeAlerts.com has set up a quick-and-easy way to do that, a way they'll be SURE to get the message. Now you can send "FaxGrams" to ALL 100 SENATORS -- a fax to every single one of them -- demanding that they live up to the new standards of racial political correctness, and CENSURE Sen. Robert Byrd for his remarks.
Go here to take action:
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: byrd; censure; kkk; lott; speech; words
It is time to wake the Senate with Freeper Power.
posted on 12/21/2002 11:36:36 AM PST
Byrd is also the Prince of Pork.
posted on 12/21/2002 11:37:45 AM PST
posted on 12/21/2002 11:46:30 AM PST
Sorry guys...it won't happen...the demonrats have got the whole media on their side...Bryd will NOT do anything so PC or stupid like Lott in resigning
Maybe it WAS time for Lott to go, but dam* it! Why do the pubs let the leftist choose when and how??
posted on 12/21/2002 11:46:38 AM PST
Where is the outrage?
Don't give up,if the response isn't so great-just yet.Many in the media and on the net,will be MIA for the next 2 weeks. I found it interesting that Nancy Pelosi was trying to tamp down the Republicans use of race yesterday in a press op.Her statements were something along the lines of-"The Republicans better not try and use race as a divisive issue,blah,blah." I think the Democrats are really upset that word has gotten out about Sen. KKK ( thanks freeper hchutch for the great name)and they have to tamp that down. I sense nervousness on the Democrat side about their racial skeletons. The last thing the cockroaches want is light and exposure. It's time to enlighten the black base of the Democrat party about their leaders,the Democrat's record on civil rights,what conservatives really stand for and expose them to a whole new group of black leaders-conservative black leaders.This week I saw freeper "Trueblackman" on Fox and MSNBC and he was a sight to behold!! Today,I saw Raynard Jackson, a black friend of Trent Lott's on Fox and he was great. Jesse Jackson best be looking over his shoulder because there are a lot of great black conservative men and women out there, ready and willing to step into the spotlight and bring the truth to those being held down on the liberal plantation! Can I get an Amen to that!!
and now it's time to take action against the biggest racist in the U.S. Senate, based on his history and his own words. It's Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Even though I believe in censuring him, I don't believe that Robert Byrd is the biggest racist in the Senate. What about the Black Caucus? Just the name alone is very segregationist. My hope is that the republicans get serious about this, and censure every single one of them.
To: Wild Irish Rogue
want a good chance to go after Byrd. There's a movie coming out soon called "Gods and Generals."
Believe it or not, Byrd has a bit part in the movie as ... you guessed it ... a General in the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America.
posted on 12/21/2002 12:40:10 PM PST
posted on 12/21/2002 1:09:32 PM PST
To: Wild Irish Rogue
I like "Senator Sheets" better.
"He's never apologized for his role in that organization. . ."
Being a democRAT means never having to say you're sorry.
To: forest; 4edm 4ever; 4wvueers; 9mmmel; AriFan; autumn; BlackbirdSST; bzrd; ConservaChick; ...
This is from ConservativeAlerts.com
. Click HERE
to contact your own senators to demand the censure of Sen. Byrd. It's as easy as entering your ZIP code.
And, if you reside in West Virginia like I do, you'll have extra fun telling Byrd to GO CENSURE HIMSELF! HA, I can't wait for his reply (In the past, he has always sent me a letter response from these emails).
posted on 12/21/2002 7:49:54 PM PST
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Gee Wiz, another Byrd brain that signed up today . . .
posted on 12/21/2002 9:45:40 PM PST
I think Byrd should go on BET and say that.
posted on 12/21/2002 10:13:23 PM PST
Thanks for the link info.
posted on 12/21/2002 11:22:37 PM PST
Funny. . .I never heard about him going on BET and apologizing. . .funny, I never heard the media hounding him for his being a scamp in his youth. . .funny, all I seem to recall is his use of the word "nigger" on TV and all was right with the democRAT world. . .no calls for resignation, no calls for censure. . .nothing. . .I guess Republican's have standards whereas the democRATs do not. . .oops, I mean the democRATs have a DOUBLE standard.
And by the way. . .what is this reference to his "youth," as if this mitigates his participation in the Klan. . .in a leadership position no less. He was an adult when he was in the Klan, pure and simple. He wasn't some wayward "youth,". . .sheesh.
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