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#1 Robert Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan at age 2406-27-2010, 08:00 PMpanader0 (1000+ posts) Sun Jun-27-10 05:20 PM
Robert Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan at age 24
Here is a quote from Byrd:
" I shall never fight in the armed forces 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. ”
He apologized for his intolerance years later, but I always felt he was a bigot. I am sorry he is ill, he has done some good in his days, but a part of me can't forget his past.
How dare someone bring up byrds KKK history! :eek: And of course the DUmmies are jumping all over defending KKK byrd.Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
06-27-2010, 08:24 PM
This is what really pisses me off. It is a FLAT OUT LIE and the idiots need to know just how inaccurate this is.
JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Jun-27-10 05:32 PM
Response to Reply #7
22. Before the Civil Rights Act
Southern Democrats were racial bigots After LBJ signed it they became Republicans, and the Democrats lost the south just as LBJ predicted
TWO prominent southern opponents to civil rights became Republicans - and a handful of minor characters - that is IT. THE REST were, and remained DEMOCRATS.
Bull Conner - Democrat
Al Gore Sr. - Democrat
Robert Byrd - Democrat
George Wallace - Democrat
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings - Democrat
J. William Fulbright - Democrat
Sam Ervin - Democrat
Richard Russell - Democrat
Huey Long - Democrat
Lester Maddox - Democrat
Orville Faubus - Democrat
And HUNDREDs of if not thousands of others.I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
06-27-2010, 08:27 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
06-27-2010, 08:49 PM
At one time the KKK was the fastest growing political party in the US."What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
"Liberals are the type of people who go on safari and wonder why they can't get out and pet the lions..."- warpig
06-28-2010, 12:37 AM
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Virginia, birthplace of Presidents, mostly good ones.
Wonder if his demise is going to shut down the state of West Virginia?
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