Robert Byrd (D-WV) died recently, leaving behind a distinguished political career that included many achievements among them being the longest serving senator, the President pro tempore of the United States Senate four times, United States Senate Majority Leader twice, and Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Byrd was a powerful socially conservative democrat who you would think that most conservatives would like. He opposed letting gays serve openly in the military, he endorsed the Defense of Marriage Act, He opposed affirmative action and voted for the partial birth abortion ban. So why does Freep hate a person that holds many of the same views as them? The answer is simple: he is a democrat which means he is the enemy.
BTW: To those who say we should be respectful of the dead, I say: Not those who have murdered millions of babies, shredded the Constitution, and stolen trillions of dollars. I would no more think of saying nice things about Kennedy, or Byrd, than I would think it my duty to think of something nice to say about Mao, Stalin, Hitler, or Pol Pot. Democrats are not part of the American body politic. They are alien combatants.
Since he is an “alien combatant” they are allowed to say bad things about him and once they were informed by Fox News that Byrd was once part of the KKK, Freep was off to the races.
Starting out in the House of Representatives, he was elected to the Senate in 1958 by defeating his incumbent republican opponent, who supported civil rights. Therefore, Byrd did not support civil rights. I wish current liberals could hear some of those firey speeches!
This Freeper loves the thought of God purging the senate of people who he disagree with him politically.
Senator Kennedy, Now Byrd, seems there is someone, that can clean house without a vote. There are a few more that need to feel the call of the Lord.
The reason the news didn’t report this “fact” is that it isn’t true
Of course, when driving into work listening to the national news they failed to mention he was a Grand Wizard.
Today is a good day, someone I disagree with politically died
This lifted my spirits! What a good day, we have another good democrat.
I respected neither. The sun is shining a little brighter. The birds are singing a little louder. It’s a beautiful day. I haven’t smiled this much since Ted Kennedy died.
Well jeez, I was taught that you shouldn’t say anything bad about the dying….that being said, I did just put champagne on ice – just in case…..
It’ll be hard to top the warm fuzziness I felt at Ted Kennedy’s demise.
Honestly, that is the best news I have heard in a month!!!!!!! Come on Nov 2. We need the power to stop all the mischief that will be going on in the lame duck session commencing Nov 3.
Disagree with me politically? Well I hope he suffered horribly in the last moments on earth.
I hope he was terrified and in great pain. This miserable human scum stayed too long and used far too much oxygen.
Good riddance, I hope they turn the heat up for him where he now lives.
This crazy post just crops up in the middle of everyone making KKK jokes. It is actually kinda refreshing to see a pure crazy post complete with bad Obama nicknames
Too many American Warriors unnecessarily have fallen on Byrd’s watch. Everyday lately we get the news of more of those warriors falling in Afghanistan in large part because of the ROEs that dictate that they can’t bring full force against suspected terrorist filth. Those ROEs exist at the behest of the CIC Maobama who had the full support of Robert C. Byrd and the rest of the human refuse that is the democrat party. Maobamacare, tax increases, decreases in our Constitutional Rights and on and on are all in place or are strongly contemplated by the democrat party of Robert C. Byrd and Akbar Hussein Maobama.
I hope the evil old bastard rots in hell.
Why do we need to be respectful to dead people? Screw that!
Well as the saying goes, we should not speak evil of the recently departed, therefore, I’ll wait a respectful period–maybe a week or so?–before offering my opinion!
I have never understood this prohibition. Ted Kennedy was a despicable pig and a traitor, and I reveled in his death on this forum, as I would have any other criminal or traitor, the moment it was announced. Robert Byrd wasn’t nearly as bad, but was a KKK leader and racist, and later one of the most corrupt Senators in the history of the union. I do not mourn his passing, and wretch in expectation of Manchin appointing yet another sleazebag to replace him.
Second chances are for wimps and losers. I am a fine upstanding Christian, I don’t give no second chances.
The guy was a KKK leader. None the less he served the longest term in the history of the United States Senate.
And he served as a Democrat.
No, I won’t be allowing this POS to drift off into some dream state as Democrats will be want to do.
This man could not have served as a Republican in the Senate of the United States. The Democrats would have torn him to shreds.
Everyone is a racist, but a Democrat. That’s what they have been pounding into our brains in the 59 years I have been alive.
So no, I won’t be letting this racist prick off the hook.
If you’ve served as a leader in the KKK, you’re done. That’s something I don’t give second chances to get right.
Read about his record. He can go straight to hell, and not pass Go or collect his $200 dollars.
I’m going to pray for the democrat part of Byrd’s soul just to balance this dude’s prayers out.
I’ll pray for his eternal soul that he finds the Lord.
Other than that…as a Democrat, he’s responsible for all sorts of heinious laws and other things that have hurt, harmed, caused pain, and otherwise damaged good peoples’ lives.
I cannot and will not pray for that part of him. He has to answer for that. In the position he was in, he had mega-chances to do good for people, to help his nation and his people. But he chose to be a Democrat.
If he goes, he goes. Bye-bye, Bob. Don’t let the door hit you on the *ss on the way out.
Felt the same way about Teddy and Murtha, and will feel the same way about Lautenberg or any other of these POS.
Sorry; I’m all out of compassion for these cretins. It’s just the way it is.
Mods, delete if you feel it necessary, but it doesn’t change the sentiment.
The mods over at Freep really had to earn their keep yesterday. They had to delete so many comments people were commenting on the removed comments.
Wow look at all the comments removed..
Byrd has since written on his association with the KKK and has apologized for the intolerant views he held early in life and stating that joining the KKK was “the greatest mistake I ever made”:
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. I can’t erase what happened.” Byrd, 2005
Proving that people can change, in the Congressional Report Card released by the NAACP for the 108th Congress (2003-2004), Byrd received a 100 percent approval rating. In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10 million in federal funding for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., remarking that “With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently.”
Let us not forget though that the same people who are so quick to point out Byrd’s past also brought us these wonderful comments about Malia Obama and still actively spell Muslim as mooslim and mudslime and call Mexicans “savages”.
And finally I will be kind and answer one Freeper’s question about Byrd.
Is he dead yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yes he is.