West Virginia & Robert Byrd
West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east. Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr.; November 20, 1917June 28, 2010) was a United States Senator from West Virginia. /5
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Republicans whose party was founded in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, and who passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the Reconstruction Act of 1867. Republicans established the NAACP and affirmative action as well, when President Richard Nixon’s 1969 Philadelphia Plan put together a series of timetables and goals for its implementation. Republicans also founded many of the nation’s black Colleges and Universities. Democratic Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd, was an actual member of the KKK, who led many of his fellow Democrats in an unsuccessful 14-hour filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. That would be the same Civil Rights Act supported by far higher percentages of Republicans than Democrats in both chambers of Congress. That same ratio held true the following year, when a greater percentage of Republicans than Democrats endorsed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that ended many of the pernicious restrictions used by states to deny black Americans the right to vote. Democratic segrega ...
Not to get all Katie Couric on but I think he means Harry Byrd of Virginia, not Robert Byrd of West Virginia
In 1964, there was a 38 day filibuster of the Civil Rights Act by Southern Democrats including Senators Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and J William Fulbright of Arkansas. Together these three men represented what was the status...
You know, I've been thinking about it, and I have come to the conclusion the Paula Deen is getting exactly what she deserves. She's not the only person who grew up in the racist South. There were plenty Saints of the Democrat(ic) Party who grew up down there. Saint Jimmy Carter, Saint William Jefferson Clinton, Saint Lyndon Baines Johnson and Saint Robert "KKK" Byrd. Many other saints and heroes of the party that invented segregation. But, I know in my heart that all of those good hearted men would never, ever have used any racial slurs when they were growing up in States like Georgia, Arkansas, West Virginia and such. NEVER, EVER. Sure, Jimmy Carter "lusted in his heart" and Bill Clinton chased every skirt in sight and Robert Byrd started and ran his very own chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, they were all good guys who were always above the whole racial slur thing... But that racist, scumbag, Obama supporting, liberal, leftist, racist Paula Deen...Well we can't let her get away with this...
Dear Liberals, We will let you have Paula Deen but only on one condition. As I wrote earlier your outrage over Deen calling a black man, who robbed her 30 years ago, a nig_er has been noted. However, I have googled, bing'd, yahoo'd and ask.com and I cannot find one single article about one single member of the black caucus objecting over the presence of Senator Robert Byrd (WV) I cant even find where one white Democrat uttered a peep of protest of this man. This man thought all black people were...nig_ers, Asians such as myself were probably called *** Slopes and other names... the point is, you should demand that every dime that Robert Byrd obtained for West Virginia should be returned to the treasury, Every Federal Building in WV that bears his name should have it removed, and every vote he made as a US Senator should be voided, only then will ANYONE on our side of the aisle even look at your outrage at Deen with any seriousness Ron
Paula Dean: Do you all remember Robert Byrd, Senator from West Virginia. He served in the Senate for decades: Democrat, fiddle player, and oh yes - he was a self-admitted leader in the KKK. Do you recall Matt Lauer or any mainstreamers calling for his removal on the grounds of racial insensitivity. Paula Dean loses a career, but nobody even asks Robert Byrd a question. All Liberals should be banned on the grounds they are unqualified for the human race. And I'll bet Robert Byrd baked lousy pies!!! Lets all get behind Paula!!!
If the good people of West Virginia can forgive Robert Byrd for being in the Ku Klux Klan, and we can tolerate rappers saying n-, and Fabolous demeaning women in every line of every song, why the heck can't we forgive Paula Deen for something she said 30 years ago? Personally, I'm boycotting Smithfield and the Food Network. I forgive you Paula. We've all said stupid things in the past, and I'm willing by a lesser brand of ham to make my point!
The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia & in every state.. Sen.Robert Byrd
I particularly liked Mattera's reminder that the Democratic Party was the home of the nation's biggest racists, and the Republican Party was formed in the middle of the 19th Century to abolish slavery. Even in the 1960s, the biggest backers of Civil Rights legislation came from the GOP ranks, while former Ku Klux Klan members like West Virginia's sainted Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat, voted against such legislation. Most of the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Bill came from Southern Democrats, with Republicans and northern Democrats overwhelmingly favoring it. Illinois Republican Senator Everett M. Dirksen was instrumental in getting the bill adopted by the Senate. For a revealing article on Dirksen's role in getting the bill through the senate, click:[...]
won't be long and Ronnie will be like Robert Byrd in West Virginia.
You should hear his take on Big Coal in West Virginia. I miss the last 2 years of Robert Byrd...
"I've won this event 8--that's *8*, if you didn't hear me--straight times. I'm like Robert Byrd in a West Virginia senate election, baby."
Props to Joe Manchin for being one of my favorite Democrats in the Senate. Robert Byrd would of been proud to see West Virginia take lead.
Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) spoke in the Senate for 14 hours against the Civil Rights Act.
For a minute I thought you were talking about Robert Byrd from West Virginia, but then thought better of it.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, is well known for having been a “Kleagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
Everything in West Virginia is named after Robert Byrd...
West Virginia's Robert Byrd was second with 14H 13M. Thurmond was 24H 18M.
"If blacks conduct themselves in an orderly way, they won't have to worry about police brutality"- West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd..
I may have mentioned in the past that I think our government, and by extension Democrats, are incredibly inefficient and wasteful... Well I would like to report the first example of Democratic efficiently in probably forever.. As all of you know Democrats have held two very high positions in the US Senate for most of the last hundred years.. I'm speaking of course of the Senate Majority Leader, and the Senate Burbler... The Senate Burbler's job is to stand up and make stupid, yet irrelevant statements in a boring, but tedious way... Robert Byrd of West Virginia, for decades, set the bar very high for this position... In a move to economize, Democrats have consolidated these positions and Harry Reid of Nevada is filling them both... As a majority leader he *** but wow can that man burble... Rest easy Robert Byrd, your shoes are filled by a giant..
.Head Injury it IS! Robert Byrd was Democratic Senator from West Virginia for 50 YEARS & KKK Exalted Cyclops, You Ignorant Tool!
Thanks to everyone - and best wishes on birthday. Just think I am honored to share Rev. King's Holiday and President Obama supporting equal rights for all to include all minorities including *** people. I was overwhelmed by his speech. President Obama made the best speech of his Presidency since taking office. To show he has no hate for any minority and his support for *** Marriage. I was only hoping for equal rights for all Americans. However, he understands being *** is not an option. Now I have to really focus on our elected officials from West Virginia our former Senator Robert C. Byrd would be so embarrassed by both elected Officials the confess to be Democrat's Joe, Earl Ray, Shelly Capito Moore a Republican that was elected by Democrats and her partner in the Congress. Good Luck to all in the future for embarrassing our great state and refusing the Honor our President Obama and Vice President Biden. These Honorable men I hold in the same category is our late Honorable Robert C Byrd. These e ...
Forrest Monument From: athyriot To: thomasw Good Afternoon: So, what I read in your writing: 1. People can never change. Once a KKK member, always a KKK member. (Tell that to the former Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd, former KKK member.) Therefore, according to you, Jesus Christ did nothing to help this world, and any believing in him and changing your ways is meaningless – you are still a sinner and condemned. Please ignore the fact that Forrest spoke to and tried to help out Black people after The War. Please ignore that his Black slaves served under his command with him the entire War. 2. "the marker wasn't approved by the right folks and so it had to go." Who are the "right folks"? Are they black only? So who is this one person to make this decision? Does he get to decide other things, like whether people can work in certain sections of town? live in certain sections of town? attend certain religious establishments? Or does he just get to remove things he doesn't like? I certainly hope the ...
Why is everything in West Virginia named after Robert C. Byrd?
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will not seek a sixth term representing West Virginia. The 75-year-old Democrat has recently sparred with the state's mining industry over the future of coal, and he has supported President Barack Obama, who is deeply unpopular in West Virginia.
Jay Rockefeller's retirement from the U.S. senate next year is the end of a colorful era in West Virginia politics. Along with Arch Moore and Robert Byrd, Jay has been a dominant force in WV politics nearly my entire lifetime. It makes me feel old to know that Jay is 75 because I always have this youthful image of him from when I was growing up. I passed him on the street in DC a couple of years ago and it took me a few seconds to recognize him.
Ari Lieberman writes in the American Thinker With the possible exception of former KKK member Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Chuck Hagel is arguably the most hostile anti-Israel U.S. senator ever to serve. His record features a laundry list of anti-Israel actions that include his failure to sign a bipartisan letter to the European Union to add Hezb’allah to its list of terrorist organizations. He was one of only a handful of senators who refused o sign the letter. But what is perhaps most disconcerting is Hagel’s 2006 pejorative reference to the so-called “Jewish lobby,” conjuring up the old anti-Semitic canard — very popular in the Arab world and among Nazi Conspiracists — of rich, powerful Jews pulling the strings of Washington. Images of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion come to mind, and perhaps this is what Hagel wanted his audience to absorb.
I think that was the late Robert Byrd from West Virginia.
West Virginia deserves better than Joe Manchin but then again, they once had Robert Byrd, let us not forget.
The late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was elected the first time in 1958 and served until 2010.
Happy holidays!! As we look back on the past year, we remember the wonderful events: rooting for Ms. West Virginia in the Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating our state's birthday, and listening to two authors discuss the life of Senator Robert C. Byrd. We look forward to planning more exciting events in 2013, including a celebration of the state's 150th birthday. If you would like to help plan any of these events, let us know!!
As did Robert C. Byrd, God rest his West Virginia soul
Inouye served in Hawaii's congressional delegation since 1959, when Hawaii became a state. He was elected to the Senate in 1962, making him the most senior senator and the second longest serving in U.S. history, after West Virginia's Robert Byrd.
I walked the walk and stepped down after two terms also. "For nearly 28 years [John] Kerry has been a senator. West Virginia sent Robert Byrd to the US Senate for 51 years, and Daniel Inouye has represented Hawaii in Congress since it became a state in 1959. Charleston, S.C., has had the same mayor since 1975. No matter how unpopular Congress is said to be, more than 90 percent of House members seeking re-election generally keep their seats; in that respect Nov. 6 was absolutely typical. ... Far better for officials to come and go, serving a spell in government, then heading back to real life. 'Representatives ought to return home and mix with the people,' Rhode Island's Roger Sherman argued during the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 'By remaining at the seat of government, they would acquire the habits of the place, which might differ from those of their constituents.' George Washington could have been president for life, but he voluntarily stepped down after two terms. He could be trusted with power ...
This is the kind of double standard that makes an objective person shake their head. Opposition to the idea of Susan Rice (serial mis-leader about the Benghazi embassy murders) is RAAACIST. But the objections to Condoleeza Rice (a Republican), which were led by a former KKK member...that was all good. "The WaPo Editorial Board must have forgotten the opposition to Condoleezza Rice’s confirmation, which was led by former Klansman Robert Byrd and a guy who left a girl to die: "Leading the charge against Rice on Tuesday were Democratic Sens. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Barbara Boxer of California. "Boxer, one of two Democrats to vote against Rice’s nomination in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Rice’s answers to her questions were “completely nonresponsive” and raised more issues about her credibility than they answered."
Abraham Lincoln was a Republican ... Frederick Douglas was a Republican ... Martin Luther King, Jr was a Republican ... Robert Byrd of West Virginia was a Democrat and a past Grand Wizard of the KKK ... John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson were Democrats and sought to hold back the black race (yeah, I know - it looks different in the history books) ... What have Democrats accomplished lately to advance America and America's Blacks ... ?? Tell me again, why do Blacks continue to vote Democrat ... ??
Here in America, we see West Virginia as Virginia's hillbilly brother. Except for Robert Byrd. He was pretty cool.
opposition to Civil Rights Act included Democratic Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a former Klan member) and ...
Robert Byrd Senator Robert Byrd was a Kleagle, a Klan recruiter, in his 20s and 30s. West Virginia's Democratic United States Senator Robert C. Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career
Help Me Register to Vote - 50 States In 2008, Robert Byrd endorsed Barack Obama (D-Illinois). ] Byrd said, "Barack Obama is a noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian, and he has my full faith and support." When asked in October 2008 about the possibility that the issue of race would influence West Virginia voters, as Obama is an African-American, Byrd replied, "Those days are gone. Gone! Robert Byrd was once a Segregationist and a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He voted for the Civil Rights Act but against the Voting Rights Act. In 2005, Robert Byrd stated, "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. Robert Bryd was wrong about those days being gone but we can still move forward when you Vote on November 6, 2012 to make sure that the race is not about RACE. Change is a Good thing and we commend Mr. Byrd.
October 11, 2002, 10 years ago: The U.S. Senate passes a joint resolution, which authorizes the President to use the United States Armed Forces as he deems necessary and appropriate, against Iraq. The vote was 77-22. Of the 22 who voted no: Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Paul Wellstone of Minnesota have died – Wellstone within days in a plane crash. Bob Graham of Florida, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, and Paul Sarbanes of Maryland have retired. Jon Corzine of New Jersey, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island and Mark Dayton of Minnesota left the Senate (Chafee was defeated) and were elected Governor of their respective States. Russell Feingold of Wisconsin was defeated for re-election, although not because of this vote. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Daniel Akaka of Hawaii have announced their retirements, effective at the end of the year. Dan Inouye of Hawaii, Pat Leahy of Vermont, Carl Levin of Michigan, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Barbara Boxer of C ...
I had to laugh when Sean Hannity played a very racist speech by Obama in 2007, full of non-facts he was amazed that the democrats in America could support him. Sean, the democrats are so racist and love racists they hold them up as heroes. When the republicans wanted to end slavery the Southern Democrats figured on counting the slaves as whole persons to raise the number of southern State Representatives so they would have the votes to keep slavery legal. They lost the vote so they separated from the union and a Civil War begun. Jump to the future the 1950’s and early 1960’s Al Gore Sr. fighting to keep segregation so blacks would not mix with whites in their schools. Hi ways in Tennessee were named in his honor, during this time a man Robert Byrd senator of West Virginia grand Cyclopes of the KKK. He earned his title by recruiting members and promoting their ideas. Hi ways and buildings named for him in his state honoring his life’s work. Margaret Sanger founded and fought to have federal tax dolla ...
Hey, I actually saw something in West Virginia this summer that was NOT named after Robert Byrd!!
A hooplah in Wisconsin for Byrd doesn't make any sense. Robert Byrd was from West Virginia.
West Virginia should be renamed to Robert C. Byrd. I swear everything in this state is named after this man
This is a special day for our “Lolos” and “Lolas,” not only in the Philippines, but also in many countries of the world. It’s Grandparents’ Day! The celebration of Grandparents’ Day started as a United States holiday that was observed in the month of September to dramatize the “autumn years of life.” It was initiated in 1970 by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a housewife in West Virginia, who thought of the idea of setting aside a day to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. Senators Jennings Randolph and Robert Byrd filed a resolution to make Grandparents’ Day a national holiday and the first Grandparents’ Day was observed in 1973. However, it was not until 1978 that the resolution declaring the first Sunday of September as National Grandparents’ Day was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. The celebration spread to many other countries of the world, including the Philippines. We all can benefit from the wealth of wisdom that can be shared and imparted by the ...
Democrats also filibustered passage of the Civil Rights Bill lead by Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia for 50 years.
Joe Biden said that Republicans "want to keep blacks in chains." Apparently, the Vice President of the United States -- for now -- doesn't know his American history. Mr. Vice President, who comprised the officers of the Confederacy? Democrats. Who wrote the Jim Crow laws to oppress blacks in the South after the Civil War? Democrats. Who started the KKK? Democrats. Who fought FOR segregation in the 1950s and 1960s? Democrats. Who stood in the doors of schools to keep black children from attending with whites? Democrats like Al Gore Senior. Who sent in the troops to protect the black children from racists so they could attend school? A Republican named Eisenhower. Who set the dogs on black protesters in the 1960s? Democrats. Who made a habit of lynching blacks from 1865 to the 1970s? Democrats Who wrote laws for poll taxes and other ways to keep blacks from voting? Democrats. Who was the most recent member of the KKK in the Senate? Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia. Who started the "federal plantat ...
Of all states to have a former Klan member West Virginia? Come on!!! The very reason we wer proclaimed a state was EQUALITY. The mans was an ex member of a hate group, attemted to intervene during the Cicvl Rights Movement. Then has the audacity to say he only did it to promote his career.The historic WV tsar. Kept the people in the dark as to what he really was. Held our people down. I mean over 50% of America was once fueled by WV coal and we were over and over again 48th in poverty. It wasn't as if the man did not have ther power to make change. Speaker of the House. Majority Senate Leader. Immortalized himself naming centers after himself instead of our state. ie Robert Byrd Nasa Center, Fingerprint Center etc. I for one never voted for him and was a Democrat at the time. (not anymore, Independent) By the time he passed away; still in office he could barely walk and speak without slobbering all over himself. No wonder we are the brunt of jokes throughout our country in regards to our intellect.
a NAZI is an acronym for National Socialism. This is a Democrat with a hint of racialism. Like Robert Byrd (D) West Virginia (KKK)
Al Gore's old man, Al Gore Sr, Robert Byrd, late senator from West Virginia, J. William Fulbright, and Strom Thurman fiibustered evey Civil Rights initiative successfully until 1964. Gore, Fulbright, and Byrd have been rehabilitated by the Democratic Party, the party of revisionist history, which only goes to show what short memories their members have. Only Strom Thurman hasn't because he had the audacity to switch parties and father children by a black mistress. As far as Al Gore is concerned; The apple never falls too far from the tree. Behind that smiling liberal face lies the heart of a bigot.
West Virginia*s philosophy: if you can*t think of a name for a building, road, highway,etc. , name it after Robert C. Byrd.
Deceased U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd will be remembered by lots of things: His love for dogs and hyperbole, his ability to funnel federal dollars into make-work jobs in his native West Virginia, his loathin
"Robert Byrd once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan... what does that mean? What that means is he came from the hills and hollars of West Virginia... he was trying to get elected." ~ Bill Clinton (D) Arkansas
R.I.P. Robert Byrd! You will be remembered for your 64 year service to the state of West Virginia and your 58 year service to America!
Remembering Robert Carlyle Byrd today, 2 years after his death. He worked hard for West Virginia every day of his life. Rest in Peace
was Robert Byrd a Senator from West Virginia or Virginia..? Honestly don't remember.
Just one of the many things named after Robert Byrd in West Virginia.
The KKK can adopt the Robert Byrd Memorial Highway, Bridge and White Cultural Center in West Virginia.
West Virginia's Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is running for re-election to a full-term (he was elected in a Special to finish Robert Byrd's term) still refustes to say he will vote to re-elect President Obama. Now we can see why: in yesterday's Democratic Primary for President in WV, a guy serving 21 months in a Texas Prison recieved 42% of the vote against Obama. That means only 58% of Democrats in the state voted for Obama! I wonder how many of them are government employes and welfare recipients.
That would be the late Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia).
Comments (32) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) (AP) Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) said he might not vote for President Barack Obama come November. In an interview with National Journal, the senator who won a special election in 2010 after the death Robert Byrd is up for re-election himself, and said a vote to give Obama another term is not open and shut for him. “I’ll look at the options,” the former West Virginia governor told National Journal, saying the past three years “have made it pretty rough” for his state and that his vote will ultimately come down to what will be best for West Virginia. “Right now in West Virginia, these first three-and-a-half years haven’t been that good to West Virginia. So, then you look [at] what the options will be, who will be on the other end,” Manchin said. Sen. John Mccain won West Virginia in 2008 55 percent to 42 percent. As National Journal pointed out, Manchin declined to say ahead of his 2010 election whether he would vote for Obama in 2012 or vote to keep ...
Beekmantown captured a 6-5 win over Robert C. Byrd (from West Virginia), in nonleague baseball. Austin Bradish 3-4 with 2 RBI.
KKK was organized & ran by Democrats for decades. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) one of the leading members of the klan
Well Juan, while you are blathering about W VA..how about Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia, and that whole KKK leader thing?
If Robert Byrd were still around he'd probably offer up all of West Virginia as a Federal Secure Zone.
West Virginia atorney general says special election for late Robert Byrd's Senate seat can be held this fall
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in history, has died at 92. -LM
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