Robert Byrd - Civil Rights Advocate or Ku Klux Klan Grand Cyclops?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

Senator Robert Byrd - a United States senator for over 50 years died on Monday. He was one of the longest serving senator and the longest serving member of Congress in the history of the United States Congress.

President Obama and Vice President Biden are attending  the memorial service today in Virginia to honor this man.

All the press is celebrating this long serving democrat and I am sure he has done much good over 50 years of serving this country.

Having said that, no press coverage of any kind about the 14 hours of filibuster to stop the civil rights act.

I thought democrats were the ones who herald civil rights? 

Senator Byrd was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan as a top member with the title of Grand Cyclops?

Sounds very heart warming doesn't it?

I guess the liberal press forgot to mention this in much of their commentaries - not too important -

Or are they trying to hide the fact that the democrats are revisionists of American history.

Comments (16)

Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate
Jul 02, 2010 01:40 AM
Tom Robinson
Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office - Fairfax, VA
Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC

Nicholas,

There was a multi page article in the Washington Post that showed pictures of the filibuster and discussed it along with several mentions of Sen. Byrd's KKK membership. Mr. Byrd was quoted as saying that joining the KKK was the absolute dumbest thing he had ever done in his life. He also went on to support other anti discrimination laws. People make mistakes and they can also change for the better. I don't agree with everything the late Sen. Byrd did but I believe he truly loved the Senate and was an advocate for following the U.S. Constitution.

 

Jul 02, 2010 01:40 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Reminds me of the saying -"When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out." Casey Stengel

Jul 02, 2010 01:46 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Richard - I believe only through Christ can we all be changed - but this is not the subject of my post.

The fact is we all pay in this life for the sins of our youth - being a Grand Cyclops in the KKK was not just being a member as some would have us to believe.

Thanks for stopping by - and thanks for the link.

Jul 02, 2010 02:13 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Tom - A Grand Cyclops is more than just being a member my friend - filibusting for 14 hours against the civil rights bill speaks volumes about his heart and what he believes in spite of what he said afterwards.

Sorry -

Jul 02, 2010 02:14 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Gary - I just love that quote and Casey Stengel was one of my favorite Yankee managers! What he said is enough said - thanks!

Jul 02, 2010 02:15 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

POTUS and VPOTUS appearances at Byrd's funeral are to COUNTER POTUS' appearance at the miners' memorial where POTUS was shunned by many family members.

KKK does not bother me as most Southern pols of his age were members; however, the Civil Rights Act was ULTIMATELY passed by the GOP Legislature!!!

 

Jul 02, 2010 02:25 AM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

The Grand Cyclops would be very glad to hear that from you - lol

However - Republicans not democrats paved the way towards the civil rights act, period!

Martin Luther King Jr. was a registered REPUBLICAN!

Byrd just stood in the way - LBJ as well

Jul 02, 2010 02:30 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

I'm sure he thought about things differently towards the end of his career.  But he really didn't have much choice.  Nobody would tolerate someone being an open bigot in Washington after say the 1970s.  He is a true poster child for term limits. 

Jul 02, 2010 02:32 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Above Tom Said that he loved the Senate.....what Senator doesn't?

Jul 02, 2010 02:46 AM
Brian Portwood
FW Realty Solutions - Fort Worth, TX
GRI, SFR, TAHS

Maybe the folks in West Virginia will now elect a Conservative. We can only hope.

Jul 02, 2010 02:52 AM
Jon Budish
Resident Realty - Fort Collins, CO

Does anyone wonder why the mainstream liberal propaganda media has lost all of their credibility, and are going bankrupt?

Jul 02, 2010 03:54 AM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Nicholas...another reason for Term-Limits ? Question then would be-- How long is too long---some folks use up all their credits in a few months.  Just had to turn off Fox Cable News as POTUS was starting to speak 'in memory of...'  It is O.K. though , turned on SYFY where the shows all expand the line between reality & Mystery.as well as deniability & fantasy. 
Good points -- better points of History offered by you & comments.

Have a good 4th of July
Barb & Sal

Jul 02, 2010 06:39 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/07/02/clinton_defends_byrds_kkk_ties_he_was_trying_to_get_elected.html

Clinton Defends Byrd's KKK Ties: "He Was Trying To Get Elected"

In reality, Byrd was BORN in NC and was not born a Byrd * very historic VA name * his mother died and his father sent him to relatives in WVA who adoped and changed his name

 

Jul 02, 2010 09:48 AM
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When a racist bastard like Byrd dies people forgive him.

When a guy sleeps with 12 year old boys he is a superstar.

Im sick of people supporting these jackasses!

Jul 02, 2010 03:36 PM
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One last thing 14 hours of filibuster to stop the civil rights act?  WOW!

Jul 02, 2010 03:38 PM