Once Again The Liberals Rewrite History

Robert Byrd of West Virginia died earlier this week and was eulogized on Friday. Byrd had a long career in the Senate and directed billions of taxpayer dollars to his state so he could get everything named after him. They might rename the state after him by the time it is all said and done.

One thing that happens when people have long public lives that are controversial is that their friends try to whitewash the history or rewrite it. Bill Clinton did this when he indicated that Byrd had a fleeting association with the KKK. Byrd had more than a fleeting association. He was also, contrary to what is NOW being reported, in the Klan long enough to break in his sheets.

Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while he was in his 20s and 30s. This is contrary to his claim of losing interest after a year and not paying his dues any longer. We also know that Byrd was an Exalted Cyclops in the KKK. This is not something he would have been put into immediately. It takes time to be appointed to these things so it is unlikely that he had only a fleeting association with the KKK.

This is how liberals like Bill Clinton rewrite history. They and their allies in the media, those who never held the racist views of Byrd against him because he is a liberal, whitewash the facts.

People like Clinton claim there was a fleeting association and we are supposed to believe that it was solely because Byrd wanted to get elected (as Clinton claims).

If he did this only to get elected (which is moronic to even suggest) then why would we want him in office? The implication from Clinton is that Byrd was not some foaming at the mouth racist and only joined the KKK in order to get the votes of all those people who were. If this is the case he is no better than they and anyone who would join a hate filled racist group just to get elected is not worth having in office (though one could argue that joining the Democrat party amounts to joining a hate filled racist group in order to get elected).

And if we are to believe that Byrd did not join because he is a racist but only to get elected then why did he say so many racist things? Why did he oppose Civil Rights Legislation? Why did he lament that we needed a resurgence of the KKK (well after that year he supposedly became disinterested)? [Wikipedia]

Supporters of Byrd (liberal apologists) will claim that Byrd apologized for this and was truly sorry. While it is true that Byrd has apologized there is no indication that he actually meant it. How do we know, as Bill Clinton might suggest, that the only reason he apologized was so he could get reelected? How do we know he actually repented?

Late in his life he advised young people wanting to get in politics not to get the albatross of the KKK around their necks. He never denounced the KKK in the advice, he only indicated that membership in it would harm a political career. Later in his life he used the word “white nigger” on television to refer to poor white people and nary a word was said by the same people who demanded Don Imus be fired for saying “nappy headed hos”. What would posses a person who repented for his racist past to use such a word? We know he got away with it because he is liberal but why would he even use it?

Perhaps Byrd was truly serious and he had changed his ways. I know people who were racist and who later in life realized they had been wrong all along. It happens and maybe this is true with Byrd.

However, it is not right to sugarcoat or whitewash his past in an effort to rewrite history or give legitimacy to what he did. Byrd was in the Klan longer than he led us to believe and longer than Clinton’s assertion of a “fleeting association” and Byrd was certainly a racist much longer than he was in the Klan. Regardless of what the KKK speculates or Bill Clinton says, the history is there and it suggests a different story.

And it suggests that saying Robert Byrd had a fleeting association with the KKK is like saying Bill Clinton had a fleeting association with sexual misconduct.

The thing that works out best is that Byrd is no longer in the Senate so his sorry butt will not have to be abused to get votes. I did not like him but it was pathetic to see him wheeled around in a snowstorm at midnight just to have enough votes to pass something.

Be kind of funny if that is what killed him…

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4 Responses to “Once Again The Liberals Rewrite History”

  1. Adam says:

    “While it is true that Byrd has apologized there is no indication that he actually meant it.”

    Folks do say actions speak louder than words.
    I would think that his pattern of actions in decades since recovering from being a racist moron would count for something. This is why groups like the NAACP held him in high regard up until his death. But hey, at least he apologized…unlike say…Strom Thurmond.

    • Big Dog says:

      The NAACP helpd him in high regard because he was a liberal Democrat. Blacks dismiss racism from Democrats all the time because the Democrats are the masters of their plantation.

      Imus has done as much or more for the people of all color with his ranch for sick kids and they all called for him to be fired.

      They never went after Biden or Reid for the remarks they made about Obama, remarks that would have been deemed racist if a Republican had said them.

      The question remains, did he apologize to keep getting reelected?

      According to Clinton Byrd joined the KKK to get elected so we know he would have done anything for office.

      He made racist remakes within the last decade.

      But Democrats get a pass, even from you. You call every remark made by a Republican racist. You tag me as racist for things that are not.

      And yet, people from your side make racist remarks and you dismiss it.

      Just like you are dismissing the meat of this article, and that is Byrd had no fleeting association. The history tells us more. But you basically said OK, he was a racist but he apologized so he is OK. Rewrite the history.

      How many times did Imus apologize?

      Double standard. Will not let you all rewrite the history and will not let you hurl that racist label around.

      I suggest you read a story about a boy crying wolf…

      • Adam says:

        “But you basically said OK, he was a racist but he apologized so he is OK.”

        No, I said no such thing. I won’t defend Byrd as a perfect man in any sense but the truth is he worked many more decades on causes counter to his actions in years you think should define the man and that means a lot. He didn’t jump parties and continue to embrace racist ideals and the Southern Strategy like many Democrats of the era did.

        “You call every remark made by a Republican racist.”

        No, I just the racist remarks actually. There’s always plenty of Republican racists to be found on your side for some reason. I won’t expect you to notice though. Racist piece of filth Rush Limbaugh is fine and dandy but Harry Reid is the devil because he used the N-word.

    • Blake says:

      Byrd was still a racist moron- he just got people in his state jobs building the ROBERT BYRD MEMORIAL whatever- he found a way to exist without actually working, by getting people to keep voting for him- but he was a racist well into his forties, standing against integration in the 60’s and even early 70’s, before his politically motivated “conversion”.