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  1. Standard member vivify
    rain
    15 Apr '17 03:32
    Would you like to blame Dems or Reps?

    YouTube
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    15 Apr '17 06:24
    Originally posted by vivify
    Would you like to blame Dems or Reps?

    [youtube]Yw47QpOK9gw[/youtube]
    I would presume I'd blame disgruntled slave owners.
  3. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    15 Apr '17 07:04
    Originally posted by vivify
    Would you like to blame Dems or Reps?

    [youtube]Yw47QpOK9gw[/youtube]
    The video uploader has not made the video available in your country....
    But, surely, you're not flogging that old chestnut about the Republicans being the party that freed the slaves and the Democrats being the bastion of slaveholders from which the KKK sprung and yet somehow failed to notice the old switcheroo that happened, such that once was left is now right and vice versa?
  4. 15 Apr '17 15:15
    You mean the old switcheroo where Dems slaughtee black babie with strategically locayed abortion centers and destroy black families with welfare?
  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    15 Apr '17 15:25
    Originally posted by kmax87
    The video uploader has not made the video available in your country....
    But, surely, you're not flogging that old chestnut about the Republicans being the party that freed the slaves and the Democrats being the bastion of slaveholders from which the KKK sprung and yet somehow failed to notice the old switcheroo that happened, such that once was left is now right and vice versa?
    Video explains the KKK started with Dems over a century ago, and a shift in Democratic culture toward equality resulted in racists leaving the party and where their ideals were embraced by Republicans. To this day, the KKK continues to endorse Republicans.
  6. 15 Apr '17 15:44
    Originally posted by vivify
    Video explains the KKK started with Dems over a century ago, and a shift in Democratic culture toward equality resulted in racists leaving the party and where their ideals were embraced by Republicans. To this day, the KKK continues to endorse Republicans.
    All those racists left? You mean like Senator Byrd?
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    16 Apr '17 01:06 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Eladar
    All those racists left? You mean like Senator Byrd?
    wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Race

    For the 2003–2004 session, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) rated Byrd's voting record as being 100% in line with the N.A.A.C.P.'s position on the thirty-three Senate bills they evaluated... In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10,000,000 in federal funding for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., remarking that, "With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently." Upon news of his death, the NAACP released a statement praising Byrd, saying that he "became a champion for civil rights and liberties" and "came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda".
  8. 16 Apr '17 01:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd#Race

    For the 2003–2004 session, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) rated Byrd's voting record as being 100% in line with the N.A.A.C.P.'s position on the thirty-three Senate bills they evaluated... In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10,000,000 in federal funding for t ...[text shortened]... rights and liberties" and "came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda".
    From wiki


    Klan recruiter, in his 20s and 30s.
    Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat, was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group's Imperial Wizard stating "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd attempted to explain or defend his former membership in the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.[1
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    16 Apr '17 01:46
    Originally posted by Eladar
    From wiki


    Klan recruiter, in his 20s and 30s.
    Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat, was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd ...[text shortened]... d his former membership in the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.[1
    Yeah he was racist when he was young. This is true.
  10. Standard member vivify
    rain
    16 Apr '17 01:59
    Originally posted by Eladar
    From wiki


    Klan recruiter, in his 20s and 30s.
    Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat, was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd ...[text shortened]... d his former membership in the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.[1
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/02/at-least-robert-byrd-apologized-whats-your-excuse-david-duke/?utm_term=.250dd07e9eaf

    In his memoir, Byrd wrote, “It has emerged throughout my life to haunt and embarrass me and has taught me in a very graphic way what one major mistake can do to one’s life, career, and reputation.”

    This and other words of contrition made it a no-brainer for Democrats like presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to openly mourn the man who had been the longest-serving member of Congress when he died in June 2010. “Robert C. Byrd led by the power of his example,” then-Secretary of State Clinton said.

    Because of Byrd’s evolution on race and equality, the NAACP issued a statement praising him at the time of his death. “Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card,” said Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington bureau and senior vice president for advocacy and policy.

    “He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, the historic health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation.”
  11. 16 Apr '17 03:21
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Yeah he was racist when he was young. This is true.
    When it was no longer politically viable he changed his public image.
  12. 16 Apr '17 03:26
    Originally posted by vivify
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/02/at-least-robert-byrd-apologized-whats-your-excuse-david-duke/?utm_term=.250dd07e9eaf

    In his memoir, Byrd wrote, “It has emerged throughout my life to haunt and embarrass me and has taught me in a very graphic way what one major mistake can do to one’s life, career, and reputation.”

    This an ...[text shortened]... ric health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation.”
    You certainly know how to suck up to your massa.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    16 Apr '17 04:01
    Originally posted by Eladar
    When it was no longer politically viable he changed his public image.
    Barry Goldwater didn't seem to need to change his image.
  14. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    16 Apr '17 04:33
    Originally posted by Eladar
    You mean the old switcheroo where Dems slaughtee black babie with strategically locayed abortion centers and destroy black families with welfare?
    No, he said "switcheroo", not "lie".
  15. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    16 Apr '17 04:42
    Originally posted by Eladar
    You certainly know how to suck up to your massa.
    What a God-fearing Christian you pretend to be, just like the other Republicans, and then your mouth betrays you like this.