Is it not time for the RED state of West Virginia to say Bye-Bye to the Byrd? Does he not have enough highways and government buildings named for him by now? Can he continue to be the champion porker of the Republican controlled Senate, after saying that Republicans are naught but a reincarnation of Hitler and his Nazis? Come on West Virginia! Get real and put a stop to this embarrassment to the nation and to your state. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia is an 87 year old Senator who has served in Washington for 46 years. Somewhere in your state there must be a lovely nursing home suitable for him, perhaps even named “The Robert C. Byrd Home for Seniors”. Or are you Mountaineers hoping to break South Carolina’s record with Strom Thurmond, and allow Mr. Bryd to be the face of your state for another fourteen or more years? If he has forgotten the evils of Hitler and horrors of the Nazis, should he be in the United States Senate?
Of course, Democrats liked Bryd’s Hitler speech. None of them has condemned it and some, such as influential Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who himself is 73 years old with 42 years in the Senate, was one, describing Mr. Bryd’s comments, according to Thursday’s “Washington Times”, as “Excellent — well-thought-out, reasoned, compelling, legitimate and persuasive.” Paul Begala of “Crossfire” praised Bryd, as “standing up for the rights of minorities in the Senate.” Yes, believe it not, Begala said that about the former Ku Klux Klan’s official “Kleagle*” of West Virginia, who in 1964, was the Democrats’ leader of a filibuster on the Senate floor against the Civil Rights Act. Senator Bryd fought fervently against giving American minorities full rights. Among his disgraceful statements was this one: “I would never fight with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times … than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” He claims to have reformed himself, yet in 2001, during an interview with “Fox News”, he twice used the “N” word.
Remove Hood, Insert Foot
*Kleagle is the title held by a form of Klan officer whose role is to recruit new members. One famous example is Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia, who was a Klan Kleagle in the 1940s. (Wikipedia Encylopedia)