After watching the video, click here
Monday, 28 June 2010 13:11
US Got Robert Byrd Legacy Despite KKK, Anti-Black Beliefs
Written by 

Last night, long serving U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) passed away at the age of 92. Byrd was first elected 52 years ago in a much different era. Before his Senate career, Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK. Three years after he supposedly left the organization, he was still writing letters on behalf of the organization. In 1946, Byrd wrote the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia” and “in every state in the Union.”

After his election to the U.S. Senate, Byrd worked against the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation and even filibustered against the bill.  He voted against the Supreme Court nominations of Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas, two African American nominees, and opposed the desegregation of the armed forces. Sadly, he was embraced by civil rights leaders and liberals because he was a Democrat. Of course, Byrd would not have received the same consideration if he was a member of the GOP.

The double standard regarding Byrd is amazing and typical of the liberal media.. While he was a candidate for office, David Duke was continually branded as a racist and given intense media coverage of his KKK past. For Byrd, the media ignored his racist affiliations and emphasized his work as a “Senate leader.” Upon his passing, he was eulogized as a “keeper of tradition” in the U.S. Senate. Yet, for Robert Byrd, it seems clear he was intent in keeping his tradition of racism. For the former KKK leader, old habits died hard. At the spry age of 83, Byrd used the “n” word multiple times in a televised interview. Of course, since he was a Democrat, Byrd did not have to undergo sensitivity training or issue an apology.

Along, with his racist baggage, Byrd was a staunch believer in pork barrel spending. The West Virginia Senator was known as the “King of Pork,” for his ability to steer wasteful projects to his home state. Throughout West Virginia, there are useless monuments and unneeded projects which bear the name of this racist Democrat.

Byrd was very proud of his wasteful spending and staunchly defended his projects. Unfortunately, most of the spending was a testament to the ego of a man who should have never been elected to the U.S. Senate. He was a man whose sordid background should have disqualified him from consideration for membership in the “most exclusive club in the world.” Sadly, Byrd was elected over and over again, never changing his basic beliefs and getting a pass from the media because of his party affiliation. Hopefully, the voters of West Virginia will go in a different direction when they replace Byrd, who did nothing throughout his career to improve the reputation of their state.

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at E-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read more  by Jeff Crouere:

  1. Judge Faces Death Threats After BP Gulf Oil Drilling Moratorium Ruling
  2. Obama Golfs While BP Oil In Gulf Burns
  3. Good Morning BP World: Coast Is Not Clear
  4. BP Oil Spill War: Louisiana vs. Obama The US Government?
  5. BP Oil Spill: Guts Needed Immediately


Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
  • Retiring Louisiana State Police Chief Edmonson retirement $ back in news
  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

Read More

lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

Read More

edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

Read More

trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

Read More



Trump Talk: Ryancare, Russia, Investigations, Travel ban--with Jeff Crouere

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1