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Byrd is 84 years old. During his long lifetime, Klan membership was common in the South. He has stated he regrets it, and he has not been involved with them for over thirty, maybe forty years, and the voters of West Virginia seem to have no problem with it. He makes a convient straw man for Republican racists to use to excuse their own bigotted behavior, and any time discussion of race occur, the Limbaugh Playbook states he must be trotted out so that an actual discussion of the issue at hand cannot take place. People are sick of this shit. Fuck Byrd: is or is not Lott a lighting rod of racial division in this country, and why is the GOP making him one of its top leaders? Can't you wingnuts answer a straight question without pouring us all a glass of your fucking Koolaid? Lott is known for his membership in "citizens councils", organizations that in the past were known as "White Citizen's Councils" which terrorized the black citizens of Mississippi. He just typical GOP leadership: white, Southern, rich, racist. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

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Lott's long history of support for racist and neo-Confederate causes is generally missing from coverage of the Thurmond controversy. On December 11, the New York Times and Washington Post did report that in 1980, then-congressmember Lott told a crowd at a Reagan rally, “You know, if we had elected [Strom Thurmond] 30 years ago, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today.” But with few other exceptions, coverage of Lott’s record seldom goes beyond the current scandal and 1998 revelations of Lott’s links to the racist Council of Conservative Citizens.

As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, Lott was behind a successful effort to re-instate the citizenship of Confederate President Jefferson Davis (Associated Press, 6/2/78). In 1981, the year he became house minority whip, Lott prodded the Reagan administration into taking the side of Bob Jones University and other segregated private schools that were suing the Internal Revenue Service to restore tax exemptions withdrawn a decade earlier because of the schools’ discriminatory racial policies (Washington Post, 1/18/82).

In 1982 and 1990, Lott voted against extending the Voting Rights Act, the law passed to insure that minorities-- especially Southern blacks-- had access to the voting booth. In 1990, he voted against continuation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the crown jewel of civil-rights legislation that desegregated education and public accommodations. In 1983 Lott voted against a national holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr., and in 1994 he voted to de-fund the MLK Jr. Holiday commission.

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Byrd is 84 years old. During his long lifetime, Klan membership was common in the South. He has stated he regrets it, and he has not been invovled with them for several decades, and the voters of West Virginia seem to have no problem with it. He makes a convient straw man for Republican racists to use to excuse their own bigotted behavior. Lott is known for his membership in "citizens councils", organizations that in the past were known as "White Citizen's Councils" which terrorized the black citizens of Mississippi. He just typical GOP leadership: white, Southern, rich, racist. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Is that Jealousy rearing it's ugly head?
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Byrd is 84 years old. During his long lifetime, Klan membership was common in the South. He has stated he regrets it, and he has not been involved with them for over thirty, maybe forty years, and the voters of West Virginia seem to have no problem with it. He makes a convient straw man for Republican racists to use to excuse their own bigotted behavior, and any time discussion of race occur, the Limbaugh Playbook states he must be trotted out so that an actual discussion of the issue at hand cannot take place. People are sick of this shit. Fuck Byrd: is or is not Lott a lighting rod of racial division in this country, and why is the GOP making him one of its top leaders? Can't you wingnuts answer a straight question without pouring us all a glass of your fucking Koolaid? Lott is known for his membership in "citizens councils", organizations that in the past were known as "White Citizen's Councils" which terrorized the black citizens of Mississippi. He just typical GOP leadership: white, Southern, rich, racist. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
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So what you're saying is that when you drag up crap rom the past, it's OK but when we do it's a NO-NO. HaHaHaHa you truly are a garbage man..... Pull your head out of your ass for a change. Byrd is STILL KKK he just doesn't want it to be known 'cuz he wants the black vote.

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Actually, both parties have bigotted scumbags in their ranks. The difference is, the DEMs didn't try to elevate one to a leadership role. Jim
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Actually, both parties have bigotted scumbags in their ranks. The difference is, the DEMs didn't try to elevate one to a leadership role. Jim

your stupid!

The list of dem scumbags is as long and distinguished as my johnson.
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Actually, both parties have bigotted scumbags in their ranks. The difference is, the DEMs didn't try to elevate one to a leadership role. Jim
I guess LBJ doesn't count in you view of things huh..............

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I am curious, is the KKK considered a terrorist organization?
You mean the KKK to which your boy Bobby Byrd was a Grand Knight in???

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I guess LBJ doesn't count in you view of things huh..............
It is clear now, you guys have no sense of relativity, and without that any fact in history, regardless of context, can be held up as meaningful even when it is unrelated to the question at hand. This, in case you were unaware, is a handicap.

In the case at hand the Republican Party's elected Senators selected Trent Lott as their "Whip." This week. There are two aspects of that event that have a meaning relative to what the Democrats did, last week. Time is the first characteristic of relative merit. These things happened last week, so they reflect the outlook of the current mindset of each party. The House Dems rejected Murtha, in part, because he carries a cloud of unproven suspicions relative to the ethical standard the Democratic Party wants to establish. It is an act that speaks louder than just words on the subject of their commitment to establishing the new standard. The Republicans, on the other hand, selected, in the last week, an elected Senator with a long record of divisive voting on issues addressing racial equality - a proven record of insensitivity to the not-White side of racial equality considerations. Which also speaks louder than their and your words about the Republican Party's commitment to racial equality - which is a vote for no commitment to the topic, or, only a commitment after any and every other Republican Party strategy is serviced.

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I guess LBJ doesn't count in you view of things huh..............
So now you're going back to the 60's? Talk about people with their head up their ass, suckerman is so stuck in the past he don't know what's going on today, right sucker?

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