Friday, July 2, 2010
Bill Clinton Defends Robert Byrd's Membership In The Ku Klux Klan By Saying That "He Was Just Trying To Get Elected"
Well, that just makes everything okay, now doesn't it?
The people of West Virginia should be ashamed for sending someone like Robert Byrd back to the U.S. Senate over and over and over. If you really dig in and do your research you will find out that he has knee deep in all sorts of bad stuff.
Byrd originally joined the KKK in 1942, and he became head of his local chapter before claiming to lose interest in the organization a year later.
However, in 1946 Byrd publicly said that the KKK was "needed today as never before".
But there is so much more to Robert Byrd's legacy. The truth is that he did not just make "one bad decision" when he was young. He spent his entire career in the U.S. Senate making really bad decisions which affected all of us. He was one of those horrible career politicians which we never had any hope of defeating because the foolish people of West Virginia seemed absolutely determined to keep sending him back to Washington.
So, no, the career of Senator Byrd should not be honored. He was wrong on almost any issue that you could possibly name and he tried to push America in the wrong direction for decades.
But people were willing to make excuses for him all of his career. Now, even in his death, Bill Clinton is making excuses for him....