August 29, 2016

The real Senator Byrd

The Trumpites have been attacking Hillary Clinton for getting along so well with Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia who had once been a member of the KKK. Here is what the NAACP had to say on the topic IN 2010:

The NAACP is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Robert Byrd. Byrd, the longest serving member of congress was first elected to the U.S. House from in 1952 and was elected Senator in 1958. Byrd passed away this morning at the age of 92.

"Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation," stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. "Senator Byrd went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and many other pieces of seminal legislation that advanced the civil rights and liberties of our country.

"Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. 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," stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. "Senator Byrd was a master of the Senate Rules, and helped strategize passage of legislation that helped millions of Americans. He will be sorely missed."



Anonymous said...

The last great Congress was the Carter-Byrd era. Then it got shut down. Byrd understood what had happened and campaigned for constitutional literacy. But today at long last, when the Nixon Court's coup could finally be turned around under a litmus test, there's no one left who remembers what form of gvt we were supposed to have in the first place, Art. 1 is carved up by the Court and the Executive like it was Thanksgiving dinner. If you're not at the table, you're on the menu. See e.g. Dred Scott.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the constitutional crisis, CU and all? The Dems decided there wasn't any crisis. The problem is there isn't any constitution. No constitutional crisis if no constitution. You can always get a judge to say it's OK. So if the Constitution says whatever an ideologue bought off judge says it says, then there is no Constitution.