* That's Santorum, all right.
* Finally, some proof that homosexuality can be cured!
* Gladstone takes down the Muppets' anti-American conspiracy.
* Man, I sure hope the Ku Klux Klan doesn't sue Mitt Romney for plagiarism. Things are already tough enough for his campaign as it is.
Tags: Animals, Communism, Fox, Gladstone, Ku Klux Klan, LGBT, Mitt Romney, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) — who, after 51 years, is the longest serving Senator in U.S. history — died last night at the age of 92.
Why must God take them so young?
Mr. Byrd's perspective on the world changed over the years. He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported the Vietnam War only to come to back civil rights measures and criticize the Iraq war. Rating his voting record in 1964, Americans for Democratic Action, the liberal lobbying group, found that his views and the organization’s were aligned only 16 percent of the time. In 2005, he got an A.D.A. rating of 95.
Mr. Byrd’s political life could be traced to his early involvement with the Ku Klux Klan, an association that almost thwarted his career and clouded it intermittently for years afterward… Mr. Byrd insisted that his klavern had never conducted white-supremacist marches or engaged in racial violence. He said in his autobiography that he had joined the Klan because he shared its anti-Communist creed and wanted to be associated with the leading people in his part of West Virginia. He conceded, however, that he also "reflected the fears and prejudices" of the time.
His opponents used his Klan membership against him during his first run for the House of Representatives in 1952; Democratic leaders urged him to drop out of the race. But he stayed in and won, then spent decades apologizing for what he called a "sad mistake."
Hey, look, I don't mean to be controversial or anything, but I'm not a huge fan of the Ku Klux Klan or the white supremacist movement or racism in general. I'm sorry, it's just the way I was brought up. That said, I feel like being a West Virginian bigot and joining the Klan back in the '40s was probably just being a West Virginian back in the '40s. You probably walked out your front door, tripped over a twig and landed in the Klan.
One thing that I liked about Byrd was that he served as a living fossil of what the Democratic Party used to be. A constant reminder that, at one time in the not-so-distant past, they were the party of institutionalized racism.
Now that he's gone, I guess we'll just have to count on Mississippi Republican House candidate Bill Marcy to remind us.
Tags: Civil Rights, House of Representatives, Ku Klux Klan, Racism, Robert Byrd, Senate, West Virginia
Believe it or not, but some Republicans aren't all that supportive of the RNC's new African American chairman. Go figure.
Here's former-Klansman/former-Republican David Duke's take on the matter…
I am glad these traitorous leaders of the Republican Party appointed this Black racist, affirmative action advocate to the head of the Republican party because this will lead to a huge revolt among the Republican base. As a former Republican official, I can tell you that millions of rank-and-file Republicans are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! We will either take the Republican Party back over the next four years or we will say, "To Hell With the Republican Party!" And we will take 90 percent of Republicans with us into a New Party that will take its current place!
I think the insanity of nominating “Mr. Amnesty” John McCain and now this Black racist — will lead to insurgency in the Republican ranks, and a lot of dissidents getting elected in Republican Party primaries around the country. This will result over the next four years in a real move by millions of Republicans to take the party back to the populist issues that are not only right but can win for the Republican Party.
This must be an incredible time for hateful people Like Duke to be alive. Just think about how much they get to hate! It's like racist Christmas!
So many opportunities to hate people, they're probably losing sleep just trying to take advantage of them all.
Tags: David Duke, Ku Klux Klan, Michael Steele, RNC
Hey, wasn't John McCain's Election Night concession speech classy? Some said it was his finest moment of the campaign and — at the very least — a tough act for other politicians to follow.
And it seems no one feels stronger about that than Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO), a double-digit loser on November 4th. Rather than hopelessly attempt to equal McCain, Musgrave has decided to let his words echo by refusing to concede herself…
Two weeks after the brutal loss, Musgrave still hasn’t called her opponent [Betsy Markey] to concede or to congratulate the victor, as is not only textbook but also mannerly to do.
Now Musgrave lost by a good 11 points, despite the resonance of her platform, which consisted of the following policy points…
* Gay marriage is the single most important issue we face in our country.
* I'm the only Ken Salazar-certified Agent of Hate in the race.
* My opponent, Betsy Markey, is headed to jail. No, don't vet that claim, just accept it as fact!
* The Ku Klux Klan rewarded my gay-bashing with an endorsement.
* Yeah, the economy, I know… but The Gays!!
But now as Markey, the nation and her own staff wait for Musgrave to concede, another complication has emerged.
Namely that Musgrave has disappeared…
Though the Markey team doesn’t plan on stopping by Musgrave’s office while in town, eventually the two camps will have to touch base — just in terms of transitioning. But curiously, more rumors abound that no one has seen or talked to Musgrave since the brutal loss; she’s all but disappeared.
Hmm. Call this a stretch, but it seems to me the last time an anti-gay Colorado demagogue quietly disappeared, it was discovered that he'd spent the time in a Denver hotel room, snorting meth and banging a gay prostitute. His name was Ted Haggard.
Tags: Colorado, John McCain, Ken Salazar, Ku Klux Klan, LGBT, Marilyn Musgrave, Ted Haggard