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  • As a Young Senator, Biden Supported Keeping ‘Boat People’ Out of the U.S.

    08/31/2020 8:01:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 31, 2020 | Jack Beyrer
    As a freshman senator in 1975, Joe Biden joined Sen. Robert Byrd (D., W.Va.) in opposing legislation allowing 130,000 Vietnam War refugees asylum in the United States, including thousands of children. President Gerald Ford proposed a Vietnam refugee relief program that would settle thousands of Vietnamese and Cambodian families in the United States. The bill was met with resistance from a Democratic majority in Congress. Sen. Byrd cited fear of admitting "undesirables" such as "barmaids, prostitutes, and criminals" to the country. Biden also took issue with Ford's proposal. During a Foreign Relations Committee hearing with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • West Virginia Democrats Silent About Memorials To KKK-Supporting Colleague

    07/11/2020 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | July 11, 2020 | Steve Miller
    Unlike the long-dead figures whose statues and other honorifics have been assailed in recent weeks, Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan organizer, remains basically untouchable. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While monuments and building names said to be stained by racism are being erased across the country, one former Ku Klux Klan organizer remains virtually untouchable.The late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat and Senate majority leader who organized a Klan chapter in 1941 and filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is celebrated in the state, his name gracing over three dozen public works projects, including two federal...
  • President Obama on the Loss of Sen Robert Byrd: A Voice of Principle and Reason [racists Kamala]

    06/28/2019 5:24:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Obama White House ^ | June 28, 2010
    Summary:  The President and Vice President both speak with great sadness on the death of their former colleague in the Senate. This morning the President issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd: I was saddened to hear this morning that the people of West Virginia have lost a true champion, the United States Senate has lost a venerable institution, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason with the passing of Robert C. Byrd.Senator Byrd’s story was uniquely American.  He was born into wrenching poverty, but educated himself to become an authoritative scholar, respected...
  • Biden remembers Byrd as a great KKK leader, 'dear friend'

    07/21/2019 8:29:46 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 32 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday remembered the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as a legend of the upper chamber and a friend who was there for him in a time of need. Biden spoke while discussing the federal stimulus package at a General Electric plant in Louisville, Ky. Biden, who served in the Senate for 36 years, remembered how Byrd showed up to the funeral of his wife and one-year-old daughter after they were killed in a car crash weeks following his 1972 election. The vice president called Byrd "a guy who was there when I was a 29-year-old...
  • Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd

    02/01/2020 8:20:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 2/1/2020 | C-SPAN
    Vice President Biden Eulogizes Senator Byrd
  • West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd Dies at 92(Flashback)

    08/06/2019 6:30:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Jun 28, 2010 | ABC NEWS
    West Virginia senator Robert Byrd, who served in office for more than 50 years, has died.
  • DEMSKKK.CON-As Hillary’s mentor Byrd confirms, Dem outrage over Klan connections new development

    02/06/2019 5:04:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 6, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Hillary Clinton’s mentor Robert Byrd confirms, Democrat outrage over Klan connections is a new development. Virginia governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric neurologist, had barely finished publicly touting infanticide last week when a page from his 1984 medical school yearbook suddenly went viral. The page showed a photo of a man in blackface standing beside a man in a Ku Klux Klan robe. The Virginia Democrat acknowledged he was one of the men but didn’t say which. Northam then denied that he was in the photo but acknowledged he once darkened his face to look like Michael Jackson. Northam apologized...
  • Robert C. Byrd's name removed from a college health center

    06/24/2020 2:56:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WHSV ^ | 6/23/20 | John Raby
    A private college in West Virginia said Wednesday it is removing the name of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from its health center, saying his name had caused “divisiveness and pain" without explicitly noting his complicated past on racial matters. Byrd was a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s but subsequently denounced the organization. He served in the Senate for 51 years and died in 2010 at age 92. Bethany College President Tamara Rodenberg said on the school's website that Byrd's name will be removed from the college's Robert C. Byrd Health Center “to demonstrate...
  • Bethany College removes Robert C. Byrd's name from health center [WV]

    06/18/2020 1:01:04 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 20 replies
    WSAZ TV News ^ | June 17, 2020 | WSAZ TV News Staff
    Robert C. Byrd's name has been removed from the Bethany College Health Center. The move was prompted by the ongoing national conversations about race relations in America. "The last few weeks, and well before the conversations and calls for change took hold, we recognized as a campus that the name of our Robert C. Byrd Health Center created divisiveness and pain for members of Bethany community, both past and present." According to a letter, posted on the college's website, from President Tamara Rodenberg, Ph.D., the move is "to demonstrate Bethany College’s capacity to change, to listen, and to learn." Byrd,...
  • In Today’s ‘Cancel Culture,’ Why Is Former KKK Leader And Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd Still Honored?

    06/26/2020 10:00:08 AM PDT · by maggief
    GOPUSA ^ | June 25, 2020
    If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. ======================================================================== In the early 1500s, Leonardo da Vinci designed a hypothetical bridge for the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. It was rejected. Over 500 years later, an MIT team has recreated the design with a model and have showed that it would have worked. Da Vinci's design incorporates architectural techniques that would have not been seen for another 300 years. ========================================================================== Gretchen Ertl ========================================================================= Researchers at MIT have proven Leonardo da Vinci correct yet again, this time involving his design for what would have been at the time...
  • Petition For Statue Of Dolly Parton To Replace That Of KKK Leader Has Collected Over 16,000 Signatures

    06/19/2020 8:35:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    uInterview ^ | June 19, 2020, 6:55 pm | Hannah Mallard
    Celebrities, public figures and fans alike have signed a petition to replace a Tennessee statue of a KKK leader with one of Dolly Parton, a native of the state and a beloved pop culture figure. The online petition has collected over 16,000 signatures and calls for the state’s officials to honor “a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.” The page continues saying, “Tennessee is littered with statues memorializing Confederate officers. History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise.” The statue in question resides in the Tennessee Statehouse and represents Nathan Bedford Forrest,...
  • A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It

    06/17/2020 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/17/20 | Victoria Taft
    A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It Why is a Senate office building named for a racist? While the secular Taliban of the Left has been busily destroying statues like they’re ISIS in Palmyra, scrubbing American history and reducing Founders, such as Declaration of Independence authors, to racist caricatures, they’ve missed one big, glaring target: the Russell Senate Office building. But there’s big reason why groups such as antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other professional protesters probably don’t want to touch the issue. The building, previously known as the Old...
  • Amid push to remove Confederate monuments, little outrage over Robert Byrd’s namesakes in home state

    06/12/2020 12:28:01 PM PDT · by TomServo · 28 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/11/2020 | Brooke Singman
    Confederate monuments are being taken down or vandalized in cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody -- but so far the revived push to remove symbols of slavery and segregation has largely overlooked the late Democratic senator who was a former Ku Klux Klan member yet later rejected those views. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd's legacy is visible throughout his home state of West Virginia, with his name on numerous buildings and roads. Byrd was a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who later regretted that affiliation, renounced his past views supporting...
  • On June 10, 1964, Democrats' 57-day filibuster of the Civil Rights Act ended

    06/10/2020 1:48:31 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/09/2020 | harpygoddess
    On June 10, 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats’ 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. At 9:51 on the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Byrd completed an address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.”
  • In Defense of Kate Smith

    04/26/2019 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 26, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ’30s and arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV when he (and I) watched Smith’s television program. Covert remembers one show interrupted by a news bulletin announcing the attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman by militant Puerto Rican activists. He notes that today’s Puerto Ricans...
  • Democrats Across The Country Call For Ralph Northam's Resignation

    02/01/2019 7:46:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Across the country, Democratic officials are condemning party member Ralph Northam due to an unearthed medical yearbook photo of the Virginia governor dressed either as a man painted in stereotypical racist blackface or dressed as a KKK member. The photo from 1984 was first discovered by BigLeaguePolitics.com, has been confirmed, and has caused an uproar across the political spectrum as liberal elected officials call for Gov. Northam's resignation. Despite Democrats still praising an actual former Klansman from their party -- a la the dead Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia -- party officials are saying that Gov. Northam must resign and...
  • Top Racist Democrat Quotes

    04/01/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by laotzu · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    Hip Hop Republican ^ | 8/20/06 | (none)
    "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess "You...
  • Since Dems think Rosanne is racist, will they try to get her to run for Robert Byrd's Senate seat?

    06/03/2018 5:31:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 3, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Now that so many Democrats are convinced that Roseanne Barr is a racist, will they try to convince her to run for Robert Byrd’s old Senate seat? In 2005, the Washington Post reported the following:… a politically ambitious butcher from West Virginia named Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the “Grand Dragon” for the mid-Atlantic states came down to tiny Crab Orchard, W.Va., to officially organize the chapter.Also known as...
  • House will have to vote for tax-cut bill again

    12/19/2017 1:53:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 182 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    House Republicans will need to pass their tax plan for a second time after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that provisions in the bill violated the rules governing the legislation. "Members are advised that we expect Senate Democrats to insist on a Byrd Point of Order on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, which is likely to be sustained," said guidance from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's office, which was sent to GOP lawmakers. "As such, Members are further advised that an additional procedural vote on the Motion to Concur is expected tomorrow morning, which will clear the bill for...