Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Greatest “Living” Americans are Ted Kennedy & Robert Byrd

You just can’t make this stuff up …

When asked who was his greatest living American, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s response was as follows, Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd. WHAT???


Hat Tip: Real Clear Politics

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Ted Kennedy. Whether you agreed with him or not, what a life he lead with his two brothers being assassinated, his other brother being killed in World War II. And Robert Byrd who just died. What a– he was in the Congress of the United States for more than 25 percent of the time that we have been a country. That’s fairly remarkable.”

Am I missing something, didn’t the interviewer ask for his greatest “living” American? Um, Senator Reid, “living” defined as like “alive” and nor dead. Harry Reid in turn responds with the name of two “non-living” Americans. Actually, if Harry Reid did not listen to the will of the people with Obamacare, why would he actually bother to listen to the questions of an interviewer? The second Obamacare was passed, a majority of Americans wanted it repealed and still do.

By the way, no wonder Democrats were sending stimulus checks to the dead, they appear not to know the difference between living and non-living. It really goes to show that Reid just says what ever on his mind and does not listen. Take note voters of Nevada, he cannot hear you and refuses to.

Can you imagine how the MSM would have reacted if GWB or Sarah Palin answered the question as Reid did? It would be front page fodder and the opening TV news story.

Liberal Democrat Hypocrisy: Bill Clinton Defends Robert Byrd’s KKK Past, “He Was Trying To Get Elected”

Liberal Democrat HYPOCRISY …

ARE YOU SERIOUS? Former President Bill Clinton defends Robert Byrd’s KKK past by saying, “He Was Trying To Get Elected.”

“He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected,” former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd.

APTOPIX Obama Byrd Memorial

Obama, Biden & Clinton at Byrd Memorial. Biden tells joke to Obama … hey Barack, a black, a Jew and a KKK member walk into a bar …

Because he was trying to get elected? Oh, ok … I guess that makes it perfectly fine William Jefferson Clinton. Nice, real nice.


If you want to praise the man for the good you have perceived Byrd had done, that is one thing. However, to praise and defend his involvement in the KKK … that is just disgusting. Imagine, just imagine if GWB had done something similar to this defending a Republican KKK Senator. Oh that’s right, there are none.

Who would ever have thought such words possible from the first black elected President? It would appear that Slick Willie got a bigger ovation than Barack “BP Oil spill leader” Obama at the Robert Byrd memorial. Pretty amazing stuff that the Democrat party would simply gloss over the fact that Robert Byrd’s ties to the KKK was simply a matter of convenience to be elected. Then say he spent the rest of his life making up for his Klan involvement. REALLY? Then maybe one might want to explain how Byrd from his 1940′s involvement with the KKK suddenly manifested itself with the filibuster of the 1965 Civil Rights Act?

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West Virgina Senator Robert Byrd Has Passed Away at the Age of 92

Robert Byrd (D-WV), the longest longest serving member of Congress in history, has passed away at the age of 92 at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, VA. Most remarkable, Robert Byrd never lost an election and served 51 years in the US Senate. It was just yesterday that we learned that Byrd’s condition had taken a turn for the worse and that he was in serious condition.


Robert Byrd: 1917 – 2010, Rest in Peace

Starting in 1958, Mr. Byrd was elected to the Senate an unprecedented nine times. He wrote a four-volume history of the body, was majority leader twice and chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee, controlling the nation’s purse strings, and yet the positions of influence he held did not convey the astonishing arc of his life.

A child of the West Virginia coal fields, Mr. Byrd rose from the grinding poverty that has plagued his state since before the Great Depression, overcame an early and ugly association with the Ku Klux Klan, worked his way through night school and by force of will, determination and iron discipline made himself a person of authority and influence in Washington.

This is hardly the time or place for a political commentary on Robert Byrd, that will be done in a later post. Today, we say goodbye to a US Senator that certainly did bring home the bacon to the Mountaineer state … Robert Byrd, dead at the age of 92. Rest in Peace.

From the WSJ:

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92 Year Old Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) Seriously ill in DC Hospital

According to The Hill, 92 year old West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd has been admitted to a Washington-area hospital and is in “seriously ill” condition. The official statement regarding Byrd’s health is as follows:


9 term SU Senator, Robert Byrd (D-WV)

The statement said that Byrd, 92, “was admitted to the hospital late last week suffering from what was believed to be heat exhaustion and severe dehydration as a result of the extreme temperatures.” The region has experienced a stretch of temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.

Byrd’s office said he was not expected to remain in the hospital more than a few days, but “other conditions have developed which has resulted in his condition being described as ‘serious.’”

Although I rarely agree with Senator Byrd and am a proponent of term limits so that DC does not become what it has and a bastion of career politicians, we wish Robert Byrd our prayers for a speedy recovery.

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