Sen Robert Byrd is dead.
The old fucker served WVA for over half a century. He tried hard to eliminate poverty in West VA, we must give him credit for that, even though he fought against the civil rights act of 1964 as well as the Voting Rights act that same year. He was in most respects a racist sumbitch. He was a former KKK member, which isn’t surprising considering where and how he grew up. He did not go to a traditional college, but he could be quite eloquent. Below are a few of his more memorable quotes:
“I lost no opportunity to promote funding for programs and projects of benefit to the people back home.”
“It is money, money, money! Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics. “
“We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini’s Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men. But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. “
He was 92 when he went to meet his maker last night.