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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-04 08:18 PM
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94. I have perspective.....I've voted for him
But methinks you are just being as selective in why you are praising Byrd as those who focus on his KKK past are in demeaning him.

Yes, he's against Bush and the war in Iraq. That's one moment in a forty-year career.

One thing that bothers me about DU is that it is becoming so W-centric that we are losing all perspective. Byrd is an accomplished senator and a fascinating individual. But he in no way, shape or form should be some sort of liberal icon. He was in Klan in the 40s, against civil rights in the 60s, against environmental regs in the 80s, and doesn't care much for gays or atheists. So, yes, I agree...some perspective is definately in order.

I've always felt that my votes for Byrd have been among the most cynical I've ever cast. A true progressive would have a difficult time making a case for him. But he brings home the pork to the state and he entertains me. But I have no delusions of what he is.
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