“We all make mistakes. I made a mistake when I was a young man … and it’s always been an albatross around my neck … in joining the Ku Klux Klan.” – Sen. Harry Byrd (D-W VA)
For months, Democrats have been calling President-Elect Donald Trump a racist, and have now levelled that charge against his appointees Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn and referred to Steve Bannon as a white supremacist. High school and university students are being fed the same garbage.
Senator Byrd’s quote above is but one from the record. “There are white niggers. I’ve seen a lot of white niggers in my time. I’m going to use that word,” he said while sitting for an interview with Tony Snow.
One of those hypocritical Democrats with a short memory is Hillary Clinton, who said, “Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility. I sought out his guidance, and he was always generous with his time and his wisdom.”
Need I remind you of Hillary’s long list of racially tinged name-calling levelled at Trump?
Interestingly, Byrd filibustered against a stronger civil rights measure that would open restaurants and hotels to blacks, ban job discrimination and enable the Justice Department to register black voters in Deep South states. He also opposed the 1965 Voting Rights Act and its renewal in 1970.
So why all of the nervousness over Sessions? In 1986 he apparently referred to the NAACP and the ACLU as un-American. And we are led to believe a black former assistant who said Byrd called him “boy.” Since then, he supported Eric Holder’s nomination to attorney general (probably something he later wished hadn’t done); he fought the Klan in Alabama; and desegregated schools.
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), who frequently spoke admirably about Byrd, now says he plans to vigorously challenge Session’s appointment as attorney general, based on those 30-year-old accusations of racism during his nomination for a federal judgeship.
If you haven’t already recognized it, “racist” is the new label for “conservative.”
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