Rightbloggers denounce Robert Byrd’s racism until it’s time to beat up some black guy

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Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among

the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux

Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its

principles thereafter.

Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as “my biggest mistake

an albatross that I will always wear.” Too little too late, perhaps,

though it compares favorably to the post-segregation career of, say,

Strom Thurmond (i.e., remain an unrepentant racist, join a grateful Republican


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