(Original post by prog2djent)
The reason Robert Byrd was a "darling" is because
"Byrd's seniority and leadership of the Appropriations Committee enabled him to steer a great deal of federal money toward projects in West Virginia. Critics derided his efforts as pork spending to appeal to his own constituents. He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported the Vietnam War, but later backed civil rights measures and criticized the Iraq War. He was briefly a member of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, but later left the group and denounced racial intolerance."
He was a democrat aswell,
lets see, he was pro-choice
opposed the iraq war
received a 100% rating from NAAACP
his record "Byrd was elected to a record ninth consecutive full Senate term on November 7, 2006. He became the longest-serving senator in American history on June 12, 2006, surpassing Strom Thurmond of South Carolina with 17,327 days of service. On November 18, 2009, Byrd became the longest-serving member in congressional history, with 56 years, 320 days of combined service in the House and Senate, passing Carl Hayden, an Arizona politician. Previously, Byrd had held the record for the longest unbroken tenure in the Senate (Thurmond resigned during his first term and was re-elected seven months later). Including his tenure as a state legislator from 1947 to 1953, Byrd's service on the political front exceeded 60 continuous years. Byrd, who never lost an election, cast his 18,000th vote on June 21, 2007, the most of any senator in history."
Do you know what, since you had the audacity to call me out, how about you simply read the whole of this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd
and there you will find out about how Byrd basically turned right around from a racist to a highly tolerant liberal with only one illeberal thought in his mind - opposing gay marriage, but still heavily supporting their rights.
PLEASE, read all of it, then you may understand.
Duke, is a bigot alround, I suggest you read this too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duke
You are clearly one of these NWO-zionist obsessed freaks that isn't educated on anything to do with jewish history, maybe go read some things before spouting this nonsense about how Duke has been set-up.