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  1. #1 Robert Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan at age 24 
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    panader0 (1000+ posts) Sun Jun-27-10 05:20 PM
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    Robert Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan at age 24
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    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.
    http://www.democraticunderground.com...esg_id=8646520

    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
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    This is what really pisses me off. It is a FLAT OUT LIE and the idiots need to know just how inaccurate this is.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    This is what really pisses me off. It is a FLAT OUT LIE and the idiots need to know just how inaccurate this is.



    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.
    For all intents and purposes, the Democratic Party still owns slaves. The slaves just haven't figured it out yet. Hopefully, they will.
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    For all intents and purposes, the Democratic Party still owns slaves. The slaves just haven't figured it out yet. Hopefully, they will.
    Who do you think votes for the dems? ;):D
    Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
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    At one time the KKK was the fastest growing political party in the US.
    "What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
    -Edward Langley

    "Liberals are the type of people who go on safari and wonder why they can't get out and pet the lions..."- warpig
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    Wonder if his demise is going to shut down the state of West Virginia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    Wonder if his demise is going to shut down the state of West Virginia?
    What on earth are they going to name things after now???
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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