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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

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    Ask the colored folk how they would feel about that.
    How 'colored folk' feel about it is irrelevant to how I feel about it.

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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

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    Look, seriously... I didn't agree with Byrd on everything. He was a Democrat after all. Democrats are pretty well known for their racist policies (affirmative action) among other things. But I'm not going to jump on some Byrd bashing bandwagon solely because he used to be in the KKK for like a year when he was in his early 20s. Did he used to have racist views? Without a ****ing doubt. He admits to it, which is more than I can say for most politicians... hell, most PEOPLE period. Perhaps he still held those racist views to his death, I don't know. What I DO know is that his policies changed. And I really don't give a flying patootie what someone's personal beliefs are as long as they don't try and make me and the rest of the country abide by them. And, after the civil rights movement, he didn't. His policies changed with the times... which, again... is more than I can say for most politicians or people in general.

    You want to bash him, then bash him for something significant, I'm sure there's a ****load of stuff out there. But don't bash such an icon simply for being a member of a racist organization for all of a year in his youth.


    for a year?


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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Yes, for a year. 1942 - 1943. According to his own words and autobiographies.

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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Byrd joined the Klan at the ripe young age of 24 — hardly a young’un by today’s standards, much less those of 1944, when Byrd refused to join the military because he might have to serve alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” according to a letter Byrd wrote to Sen. Theodore Bilbo at the height of World War II.


    Dang....that's harsh.
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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yes, for a year. 1942 - 1943. According to his own words and autobiographies.



    seems in 47, he thought the Klan was needed "more today, than ever"


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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    I have little doubt that about 50 years from now, that generation will look back at the 90's a think how completely stupid people were when it came to the treatment of homosexuals, who by then will be treated mostly with respect and basic human rights.

    Generations change perceptions.
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I have little doubt that about 50 years from now, that generation will look back at the 90's a think how completely stupid people were when it came to the treatment of homosexuals, who by then will be treated mostly with respect and basic human rights.

    Generations change perceptions.



    yes because black people can hide there blackness and be treated like a white man to a ku klucker like byrd.
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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I have little doubt that about 50 years from now, that generation will look back at the 90's a think how completely stupid people were when it came to the treatment of homosexuals, who by then will be treated mostly with respect and basic human rights.

    Generations change perceptions.
    Not as long as homophobia remains good political business for the left.
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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    seems in 47, he thought the Klan was needed "more today, than ever"


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    Lets not white wash his past.
    Yes, he did. But he wasn't a member of the KKK then. I stated that his racist views could have continued until the day he died, but his POLICIES - for which we elect individuals - changed with the times. I couldn't care less if he feels that blacks, jews, and whoever are the scum of the earth as long as he doesn't enact policies that put into action that belief. After the civil rights movement, his policies changed.

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    Re: Robert Byrd, longest-serving member of Congress, dead at 92

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yes, he did. But he wasn't a member of the KKK then. I stated that his racist views could have continued until the day he died, but his POLICIES - for which we elect individuals - changed with the times. I couldn't care less if he feels that blacks, jews, and whoever are the scum of the earth as long as he doesn't enact policies that put into action that belief. After the civil rights movement, his policies changed.


    i think had they not changed, neither would his policies, makes him pretty low in my book. I will concede he was like WV royalty.
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