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moez Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:33 PM
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What's up with Senator Dodd?
I rolled past Rush on the dial and he was finishing a rant about Dodd making racist comments... Anybody know anything?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:34 PM
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1. He said something about Byrd
Now the echo chamber is trying to distract everyone with it.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:38 PM
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3. Dodd praised Byrd
He said that Byrd would have been a great senator at any time in US history, including during the Civil War (Byrd is a CW buff...)

I'm not sure how racist came into it, but the Fright Wing seems to have twisted the fact that Byrd was once in the Klan to mean that Dodd is racist.
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moez Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:39 PM
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4. I tried to google it
But I couldn't find anything.

Did this just happen, or are they starting to try to dig up old crap?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:43 PM
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5. It happened 6 days ago
I googled it also. There is nothing. Faux and the rest of the pukes are trying to make something of it.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:38 PM
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2. Another moronic right wing stretch
Dodd said nice things about Senator Byrds 4 hundred trillion speechs given on the floor of the Senate. He did not say he wished byrd had been elected president and brought his brand of KKK hatred to the seat of power of the united states which lott did when chatting about thurmond. More unfounded right wing nonsense. The independent thinking lemmings, however, will do their job. Spread the poison wherever they slither. limbaugh may back in the news soon, something about a felony related to drugs. Sure, Senator Dodd's comments must be analyzed.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:43 PM
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6. Here is what Trent Lott said. Moran
I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. Were proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldnt have had all these problems over all these years, either.

http://www.patandkat.com/pat/weblog/archives/2002/12/07...
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:52 PM
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7. Apparently, Dodd said something (at a celebration for Byrd) to
the effect that Byrd would have been a great leader during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, during the Civil Rights movement, blah, blah...oops Byrd was KKK as a young man. The repugs want to compare it to Trent Lott's statement(s)about Strom Thurmond. It's pretty obvious that Dodd was just being a little...well, dotty, but the RW idiots think they have a bone so they will chew to pieces during these otherwise troubling times.

Of course, Lott was deep-sixed by the WH, not the dems, but it is much more fun for them to feign weepy outrage.
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Gothmog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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8. There is a thread on a Disney Board is attacking Senator Dodd
Senator Dodd's comments are being discussed on a BB for disney addicts. See http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?s=e34be75baf041... Basically, conservatives see no difference between Senator Dodd's comments and Trent Lott's comments. The freepers do not understand that Lott was discussing how the country would be different is a racist/segregationist candidate won the presidency on a platform of keeping the races separate compared to Senator Dodd praising a man who had seen the error of his ways and has rejected the KKK.
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