Why is Robert Byrd suddenly a “conservative”?

Posted: June 28, 2010 by datechguy in media
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That is what the Washington Post calls him:

Robert C. Byrd, a conservative West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress in history and used his masterful knowledge of the institution to shape the federal budget, protect the procedural rules of the Senate and, above all else, tend to the interests of his state, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.

Newsbusters notes his lifetime American Conservative Union rating was 28

Why is this the case? Well it is impossible to write the history of Robert Byrd without noting his involvement in the KKK. Interestingly enough as our fair and balanced media kept painting Tea Party Members and Conservatives as racists it was the democrats who were the party with a former KKK member in their caucus.

This was a problem, but now that he is dead, no matter what his actual voting record the media can now use the word “Conservative” to deflect that fact away from the party.

Update: CNN just called him an “archconservative” just before bringing up the Klan, what a bunch of phony bastards

  1. Roxeanne de Luca says:

    Because the Democrats/liberals need to smear Republicans as racists and sexists, and all racists and sexists as conservatives; otherwise, elections would not be 52-48 affairs, but would be an eternal replay of Reagan’s 1984 victory over Walter Mondale.

  2. worddreams says:

    I didn’t know he belonged to KKK. Got nothin’ on Strom Thurmond, huh. I guess the younger Thurmond should have run as a Dem.

    He could change parties.