West Virginia & Robert Byrd
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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."
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14...
Happy Birthday to the late U.S. Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia (born Cornelius Calvin Sale, Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010)!! A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 & as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to 2010. He was the longest-serving senator & the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress.
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.
Rol Best Answer - Chosen by Asker The Republican Party was the one who voted to end slavery while Southern Democrats fought for it. The same with civil rights. The Republican Party has a long list of first appointments of blacks to high office. Herman Cain is a tea party favorite as is Allen west. There are 2 kinds of libs. Those that know there are racist in every group no matter their skin color or political affiliation and use the race card to further their agenda even though they know the vast majority aren't racist and the 2nd kind who are just as ignorant as racist because they do the same thing. Judge an entire group by the actions of a few. Below you will see some known racist from the left. Unlike libs I'm smart enough to realize this isn't reflective of the whole party. Dems who were against the Civil Rights Act Robert Byrd, senator from West Virginia - J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator and political mentor of Bill Clinton - Albert Gore Sr., Tennessee senator, father and political mentor of ...
opposition to Civil Rights Act included Democratic Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a former Klan member) and ...
Before you call the GOP "racists" this should be remembered June 10, 1964, was a dramatic day in the United States Senate. For the first time in its history, cloture was invoked on a civil rights bill, ending a record-breaking filibuster by Democrats that had consumed fifty-seven working days. The hero of the hour was minority leader Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen (R-Ill.). On this day in 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). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd “the conscience of the Senate.” In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality. You can't drive through West Virginia without seeing something named ...
And he's going to kill people with disabilities and throw grandma over a cliff and.Who actually believes this garbage the dems constantly spew? First of all it was a republican president who freed slavery and it was republicans who pushed for civil rights. It was democrats who opposed both. Just ask algore's father who was against the civil rights bill. Also how about the former Grand Wizard of the kkk was West Virginia's own Democrat Senator Robert Byrd.
Just a Friendly Reminder. If only America knew the truth. Senator Robert Byrd - Democrat - West Virginia - US Reprentative 1953-1959 - US Senator 1959-2010. In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
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.
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 ...
The Ku Klux Klan was established after Southern Democrats lost the Civil War to the more liberal (at that time) Republican Party. They were thought of as the "militant arm" of the Democrat Party and sought to kill former Black slaves, Irish laborers, Asian laborers, & the more Conservative Republicans both white and black who freed them all. The late Senator Robert Byrd recruited for the KKK and was a Senator from West Virginia. The Republican Party was formed entirely on purpose to free slaves from the Democrat authorities. There was no Republican Party prior to the ending of slavery in America. Hence Republicans were the abolitionists. And to add to that: Our nation's top historians reveal that during its more conservative incarnation, the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidation's (of thousands of blacks and white supporters of African-American rights). On t ...
"I am a former Kleagle [recruiter] of the Ku Klux Klan in Raleigh County. . . . The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia. It is necessary that the order be promoted immediately and in every state in the union." - Robert Byrd (D, Virginia)
Fox News reports that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia died earlier today. He was 92 year old. Byrd, Fox says, had been plagued by health
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.
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
U. S. Senator Robert Byrd: Robert Carlyle Byrd (1917-2010) served as a US Senator for the state of West Virginia fro...
"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!
Senator Robert Byrd (1917-2010) of West Virginia (fiddle and vocals) is accompanied in this 1978 recording by Doyle Lawson (guitar), James Bailey (banjo) and...
Senator Robert Byrd member of the KKK & represented West Virginia for 60 years in Congress.
I guess you forgot about Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia who was in the KKK & a Democrat for 52 years.
I see all these people saying pray for our coal miners and we appreciate the gesture but really you should pray for those who voted for people like Jay Rockefeller, Robert Byrd, Al Gore, and Barack Obama. Pray that they stop voting for a political party and start voting for the kind of people that can help West Virginia! THERE NO FUTURE WITHOUT THE PRESENT.
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).
"In no other place in the United States are there so many, and such varied official evidences of deep and abiding faith in God on the part of Governments as there are in Washington." --Senator Robert Byrd. June 25, 1962. The Supreme Court had just declared prayer in the schools unconstitutional. Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a Bible teacher and respected member of the U.S. Legislature, was so moved by the disastrous decision that two days later he delivered an address to his colleagues in Congress reminding them of the Christian symbolism throughout their own city. He verbally escorted them to the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Supreme Court, and other landmarks. Then he concluded: "Inasmuch as our greatest leaders have shown no doubt about God's proper place in the American birthright, can we, in our day, dare do less?"
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 ...
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.
That would be George Wallace, proud contemporary of Klansman Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia... Ain't they proud!
West Virginia atorney general says special election for late Robert Byrd's Senate seat can be held this fall
With Robert Byrd's passing, West Virginia has lost a true champion, and America has lost a voice of principle and reason.
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the longest-serving senator in history, has died at 92. -LM
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