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Bobby Byrd

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I’ve heard that Senator Byrd, the senior member of the senate, has lost his wife. My condolences to the senator – I’ve seen how such a loss has affected my own grandmother, and the senator has my sympathy. However, I also understand he plans to run for reeelection, stating that his late wife wanted him to do so.

To this I say – so what? It is long past time for Senator Byrd – the only member of Congress to have enjoyed membership in the Ku Klux Klan – to step down. I cannot help but recall with disgust his attempted filibuster during the first Gulf War by recounting a history of the Battle of Cannae which made those of us actually familiar with Roman history shake our heads. Go home senator. It is long past time. Frankly, if you were a Republican, your racist past would have long since finished your political career. It’s only as a Democrat that you’ve managed to stay in office. If you had recanted, that would be one thing, but you haven’t. Shame on you. Shame on the Democrats.

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Written by martinipundit

April 6, 2006 at 11:03 pm

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