Robert Byrd Has Died

He was 378 or some such, apparently.

Some implications here.

Update: ok, I can’t say that I’m surprised by this but it still frankly makes me want to barf. In NO WAY do I support a lot of what Strom Thurmond did or stood for, but here’s his obituary in the NYT

Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100
Published: June 27, 2003

Now let’s see how the NYT remembers Byrd

Robert Byrd, Respected Voice of the Senate, Dies at 92
Published: June 28, 2010

Pop quiz: which of the two belonged to the KKK?

9 Responses to “Robert Byrd Has Died”

  1. JeffS says:

    That’s history revisionism at its worst.

  2. Rob says:

    One of the more petty, vindictive, hypocritical, clutch-power-with-all-his-might partisans that Congress has ever seen. Not a big fan here. Had a sense of humor and played a decent fiddle, though.

  3. Isn’t Clymer the cretin who bragged about licking doorknobs?

  4. Syd says:

    How sincere do you think the first black president will be in delivering the eulogy to the former Klansman? Rev. Wright was not available for comment.

  5. ck says:

    I think Byrd had to make it to July 8 for a Governor to appoint a successor.

  6. GW says:

    What do you expect from a major league a**hole?

  7. Teresa says:

    Doesn’t matter how vile you are in life if you belong to the right political party.

  8. nightfly says:

    Bings – I know which of them filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours.

  9. major dad says:

    Ever drive through West Virginia? The whole damn state is named after him. To para phrase that turd “I would rather the nation go under than stand/fight next to a black man.” Something vile like that as I remember. But he was “changed” man says another world class turd, Paul Begala. Democrat=hypocrite

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