A snap shot of liberal hypocrisy, Robert Byrd vs Strom Thurmond.
I'm not a compassionate conservative as George Bush termed the phrase. Conservatism is all about compassion.I'm not going to trash Robert Byrd's life in death. What I will do however is expose yet again the double standard treatment by the left and their allies in the media in the coverage of Robert Byrd over his career in comparison with the late Strom Thurmond. I can't help not to laugh at the kid glove treatment Former Senator Robert Byrd received by Democrats and the media. Byrd once referred to Dr. Martin Luther King as a "negro troublemaker". The media recently tried to destroy Rand Paul for daring to engage Rachael Madcow in a philosophical debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It didn't take long for liberals to start making childish attack phrases again Rand like "KKK Rand" and that Rand wanted to repeal the 1964 Civil Rights Act. When someone throws in their face the fact that the then longest serving Senator led a 14 hour filibuster against the 1964 Act, they can only say that he changed. Of course there is no defending it. The facts show that the only reason Robert Byrd left the West Virginia chapter of the Klu Klux Klan as a Kleagal was to run for the U.S House of Representatives in 1946. Byrd had some interesting things to say about blacks prior to his congressional run.
In 1944, Byrd wrote a letter to Senator Theodore Bilbo Democrat of Mississippi stating "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds". It amazes me to this day that the left crucified Trent Lott and he didn't even say anything like what Byrd said.
This is why I use the term 'fake outrage" when it comes to liberals claiming to be upset over and issue. When the historical factually challenge liberal left attacked Throm Thurmond as being a racist, they could only bring up the facts that pertained to Thurmond when he was a Democrat and a Dixiecrat. What liberal could never counter is the fact that Thurmond was a Republican for forty years before he died in 2003. It was during his four decades as a Republican that Throm made true measures to atone for his actions when he was a Democratic. When Robert Byrd was asked about why he joined the KKK, Byrd couldn't even be honest. He claimed "he joined the Klan because it offered excitement and he though it was anti communist". Robert Byrd in his book "Losing America", stated that he thought the KKK was a rotary club and that was the reason for joining. Here's a blast from the past of Robert Byrd on Fox News just five short months ago.
It would be a hoot if Byrd's old cone heads came to his funeral and stood alongside Obama. That would be a Kodak moment. I can only guess what Obama's reasoning for fund raising for Byrd back in 2006 was. He helped to raise $800,000 for Robert Byrd's campaign. If a well known black republican or conservative would have helped to fund raise for Strom Thurmond, it would have been as if a nuclear bomb would have went off by the media and the left. This is what I mean by hypocrisy to the up most degree.Obama's fundraising for Byrd went completely unmentioned by the national media, no duh I know. That's all I have to say on Byrd. The old saying goes is to let sleeping dogs rest. Speaking of dogs, this is what Byrd had to say about the Michael Vic dog fighting circus.