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The ONLY KKK Klansman Elected to Senate: Democrat Robert "Sheets" Byrd.

Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV: Byrd is a former member of the Ku
Klux Klan and is currently the only national elected official with a history
in the Klan, a well known hate group. Byrd was extremely active in the
Klan and rose to the rank of “Kleagle,” an official Klan membership recruiter.
Byrd once stated that he joined the Klan because it was effective in "promoting
traditional American values" (Source).
Byrd's choice of words speak volumes about his bigotry considering the
fact that the Klan is a notorious hate group, and the racist "values" it
promotes are anything but American. One of the earliest criticisms of Byrd's
Klan ties came in 1952 when he was running for Congress. Byrd responded
by claiming that he had left the Klan in 1943 while noting that "(d)uring
the nine years that have followed, I

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Added: Apr-18-2012 Occurred On: Apr-18-2012
By: VikingRapeSquad
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  • The only publicly known member. I'm sure there have been many members, tho silent.

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    • @joe prole in recent history. There was the dude from indiana that got in big trouble for philandering. He was in the clan. The clan isn't anything unique to the south. Its probably bigger in the midwest.

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    • @absu69 Indiana was the Capital of the Klan at it's peak. I can't remember the exact statistics but at one point all but a small fraction of the Indiana state legislature were Klan members.

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  • The KKK is not a hate group, they are like the NAACP for white folks is all

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  • did you guys forget strom thurmond?

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  • Not only did Democrats elect this guy, they kept on re-electing him until his death. He became the longest serving senator EVER! How on earth can you leftists justify that? That should tell you who the party of racists really are!

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    • @mikedelta12 Ask West Virginia.

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    • @picklethepug
      Democrats nonetheless! Also his peers in the party elected him as the second ranking member next to the MAJ/MIN leader, and handed him his committee chairmanships! Good going Dems!

      I don't know how this is even defensible. Not only to elect this racist asshole but to do it over and over again and act like he's just another good ol' boy is unfathomable to most decent people!

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    • @mikedelta12 What's really interesting now is that the racist generations of West Virginians that kept him in office all those years are now voting Republican. What changed? Maybe has something to do with the black Democratic nominee in 2008?

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    • @picklethepug
      Typical democrat, anyone who dosn't vote for Obama is a racist. You dems are not only racists but you always pull the race card, which shows that you're all a bunch of hypocrites also!

      The fact remains and is indisputable that democrats elected this racist for half a century as their guy, and his democratic peers put him in positions of power in the senate! You must be very proud to be the party of racism and race politics!!

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    • @mikedelta12 Who the fuck said anyone who doesn't vote for Obama is a racist? Typical Republican-- sitting here trying to argue with me about the color of the sky while making shit up and calling it fact.

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  • uhmm, let's throw in Strom Thurmond who fathered a black child and who Byrd preceeded

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  • Racist Bastard!

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  • when Rep. Bobby Rush was making a statement about the Trayvon Martin killing by putting on a hoodie and subsequently getting kicked out for violating a ban on hoods in session, i thought it was kind of crazy (on both parts). in retrospect and even after reading this, its starting to sink in; maybe it is appropriate enforce a dress code that bans hoods from session!

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  • If your democrat it does not matter. They have no standards to live by.

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  • As long as he was making bank on the worthless welfare recipient vote he could care less.

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  • honestly guys... when we see a video here on LL of some African American killing someone over a wallet or raping a woman we would probably justify this racist cunt being in congress xD

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    • @KMA-LL

      great question. It was the democraps that held back equality, it was the dems with jim crow laws but it was 5 white republican men that started the NAACP. One day the recipients will finally get it.

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    • @bigair go read up on Nixon's "Southern Strategy"

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    • @bigair Yes, the Democratic Party was dominated by a bunch of racist fuckers up until the 1960s and a few from backwoods states like West Virginia held on until the 80s. But it's not 1960 any more and the KKK did not campaign for Obama.

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    • @picklethepug

      The dems are the same people, still enslaving the blacks and poor by continuing to keep them in a recipients state of mind.

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    • @bigair really now? On one hand, you claim Democrats just want to tax you and take all your money, on the other you claim they just want to keep you in a "recipient state of mind." Kinda seems like a contradiction.... So which one is it?

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  • They were called Dixiecrats. While I'm impressed VikingRapeSquad actually posted something with a shred of truth for once, this article is actually missing a few things that really complete the story of Robert Byrd. Go here to read all the stuff this article left out: http://www.thenation.com/blog/36753/robert-byrds-american-journey
    It really is quite fascinating.

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    • @picklethepug 2 dixiecrats became republicans too..jessie helms and strom thurmond.

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    • @absu69 along with KKK grand wizard David Duke and many others. It all started when the kennedy and johnson administrations changed the party line. This is just a part of the rest of the story that the dumbshits here who think the klan voted for Obama don't want to hear.

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    • @picklethepug Did you know JFK voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law that was pushed by Eisenhower and that he opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King and that he requested to have Dr. Kings phones tapped because he thought him to be a communist?

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    • @mdscorpio71 yep. He was walking a very fine political line due to the divisiveness of the issue, much akin to the gay marriage debate going on now. After he was killed, the 64 voting rights act was pushed through by Johnson as a tribute to Kennedy's legacy ( Johnson's own stated strategy) anyone can Google search the voting rights act and read all about it. It really is an amazing example of the complete transformation of a political party's philosophy.

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    • @picklethepug Political party's don't have a philosophy, only individuals do and Not all of the individuals who make up a party share the same philosophy.

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  • They have a long and shameful history of bigotry and racism which continues still today.

    http://gopcapitalist.tripod.com/democratrecord.html

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  • Holy shit, you guys have a member of the kkk in the senate??!We got rid of an MP for being in a fancy dress party were someone was dressed like a nazi, come on, get your shit together...

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  • This guy = trash.

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