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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

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    Ever consider the possibility he publicly admited that being a member of the KKK was a wrong choice and he regretted what he did?
    Yes, wasn't that after several decades and when his past finally caught up with him?

    Who do you think has been vilified more? Robert Byrd for being a Grand Wizard and a recruiter in the KKK or Sarah Palin for being a mother of five from Alaska?

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Ever consider the possibility he publicly admited that being a member of the KKK was a wrong choice and he regretted what he did?
    The ONLY reason you believe that is because he was a dem and it suits your script. In truth his "apology" was milquetoast at best and came out of political convenience. Nothing was different in the before or after apology Byrd.

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Byrd was cut from the exact same cloth as Helms was. And yet plenty of dems lionized him on a daily basis. Heck, he was a grand whatever of the KKK at one time.
    Yeah, the Democrats lionized him for good reason. Yeah, he was a member of the KKK in his 20's, but he renounced all of that and enjoyed a 100% voting record by the NAACP. Robert Byrd whereas, Jesse Helms didn't. You don't have approve with Byrd's politics, but if you are not bigoted at all, you should at least celebrate his growth.

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, the Democrats lionized him for good reason. Yeah, he was a member of the KKK in his 20's, but he renounced all of that and enjoyed a 100% voting record by the NAACP. Robert Byrd whereas, Jesse Helms didn't. You don't have approve with Byrd's politics, but if you are not bigoted at all, you should at least celebrate his growth.
    This is really quite comical. The guy was a head honcho in the KKK, boycotted the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and now he should be celebrated for his "growth".

    Here is an interesting article but this guy.U.S. Senator Robert Byrd: Farewell to the Old Gasbag - TIME

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This is really quite comical. The guy was a head honcho in the KKK, boycotted the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and now he should be celebrated for his "growth".

    Here is an interesting article but this guy.U.S. Senator Robert Byrd: Farewell to the Old Gasbag - TIME
    Here is an article from TheGrio, a predominantly black website:

    The evolution of Robert Byrd's racial politics | theGrio

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Yeah, the Democrats lionized him for good reason. Yeah, he was a member of the KKK in his 20's, but he renounced all of that and enjoyed a 100% voting record by the NAACP. Robert Byrd whereas, Jesse Helms didn't. You don't have approve with Byrd's politics, but if you are not bigoted at all, you should at least celebrate his growth.
    Nonsense, his public affair with the KKK continued well into his 30s and he only abandoned it when it threatened to mess with his political career. Basically saying he was only with the KKK because he thought they would help him in his goals. And decades later when it threatened his political career, again he found a new segment to help his political career.

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Nonsense, his public affair with the KKK continued well into his 30s and he only abandoned it when it threatened to mess with his political career. Basically saying he was only with the KKK because he thought they would help him in his goals. And decades later when it threatened his political career, again he found a new segment to help his political career.
    The evolution of Robert Byrd's racial politics | theGrio

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Here is an article from TheGrio, a predominantly black website:

    The evolution of Robert Byrd's racial politics | theGrio
    I loved this line from the opinion piece.

    "And yet, Robert Byrd evolved—he changed for the good. He apologized for his intolerant past and declared that he had been wrong. Although he voted against Justice Marshall for the Supreme Court seat, years later he also voted with 45 other Democrats against the candidacy of conservative Clarence Thomas".

    Leftists can be very funny and, it seems, without even trying.

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    Re: Cruz, Palin join protesters at WWII Memorial

    What? Do you get a piece of the ADVO money for driving folks to a site that opens with a huge freaking ad? You're trying to repair the unrepairable because it hurts your script that he was an old racist opportunist.

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