posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 08:52 AM
Yes, folks, who would have ever thought that in 2005, the United States of America, the foremost financial power in the world and self-proclaimed most
enlightened, would have a card carrying member of the Klu Klux Klan on the nation's senate opposing the the confirmation of the country's first
black, female secretary of state?
Whats even more astounding is that the majority of the black population support him in this endeavor.
"The West Virginia Democrat, who officially left the Klan in 1943 but continued to advise the anti-black group for years afterward, said through a
spokesman that he was merely assuring that the Senate fulfilled its constitutional role of advise and consent.
But the decision by Democrats to make Sen. Byrd the point man in the continuing assault against such a prominent African-American is a particulary
awkward one, given his long history of racial misconduct.
In 2001, for instance, Byrd was forced to apologize after he blurted out the N-word twice during a nationally televised interview.
Byrd filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 straight hours. And three years after he said he'd left his white-sheeted brethren behind, he
wrote to Georgia's Grand Imperial Wizard, urging, "The Klan is needed today as never before."
...and he claims to be a progressive.