I expect a lot of folks may be inclined to sit out our state legislative elections this year. In many years past, perhaps it wouldn't have made much difference if you had. That is not the case this year. Virginia is at a crossroads. Right now we have split government with scandal-plagued Democrats in statewide office (remember black face and sexual assault allegations).

Republicans control both chambers of the General Assembly, but only by a single seat. The outcome of any number of competitive races will determine the future direction of our state. We have got one right here in the 26th House of Delegates District. Tony Wilt has done a great job representing our interests in Richmond. Tony is running against an extreme left candidate with little experience who does not represent Shenandoah Valley residents' values. You can't afford to sit on the sidelines. Vote for Tony Wilt.

Daryl Borgquist

McGaheysville

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Driller

Bishopsboy Thanks for explaining to me why prod is one of your biggest cheerleaders. You say Thurman is irrelevant, why? He was known as a racist in the Republican Party for years and he (like Byrd) was revered by his own party. As I have said you seem to take the Republican point of view without giving all the facts. I truly hope you enjoy all the patting on your back by your cheerleading crew. I am truly impressed !!

Chief601

If I have failed to acknowledge anyone on here (pro or con) please forgive me. I spin through here too fast sometimes.

Chief601

Thank you programmer, and at the risk of speaking for someone else, I know all by brothers and sisters appreciate too.

prodigalson

I appreciate your comments Chief.

Chief601

" Driller Sep 17, 2019 6:49pm



bishopsboy Why is it that someone states a fact that your cheerleading crew can't answer back, you always answer you think they mean this or that, just as Con Don's flunkies do. We think Con Don means this or that to clean up what he said. You tried to explain Byrds situation but you didn't mention Strom Thurmans situation. Do you think 20 or 30 years after Byrds membership in the KKK that Thurman and his buddies didn't think the same thing? The only difference was the Civil Rights Movement curtailed a lot of the violence, so Thurman and his buddies tried to legislate what they could do to keep the minorities down. How many people were mentored by Thurman and friends. I'm sure you can find various examples on each side of bad racial behavior, but you like your cheerleaders forget the bigots and racists in the Republican Party."





Well, driller, at lest you're trying something besides that stupid cheerleading line. What have we missed that you would like answered? Now, I don't have time to make up for years and years of over schooling and under educating but let's give it a try. And how long ago did Thurman die?, You do know Robert Byrd played a Southern soldier in a move (Gods and Generals, I think, right? When did that come out? Not that that bothers me but I thought that would send you screaming to your puppy petting safe space. I disagreed politically with the fine Senator but he was a very decent man. He (personally) got me fixed when the country got me broken and I will always be thankful to him for that. Got to apologize here LVW - I really tried to be nicer. driller - point out some current facts and let's have a go at them. It's really not personal - it's literally about saving the country. Was that nice? Sometimes it hard for me to tell.

Driller

Chief 601 Over the past few months I have written several articles that have differed from many people on this post. It's a shame you weren't on this post then or just didn't pay attention. You are trying to exude that you are superior in brain power by asking questions you think can't be answered. Sorry, try again!! Thurman died in 2003 Byrd died in 2010. What does this have to do with anything. Byrd was in the KKK in the 40's and left them by the 50's. Thurman was a well known racist many years later than the 50's. I knew Byrd was in the movie, did you know Republicans such as George Allen, Dana Rohrabacher, and Phil Gramm were also in the movie. Why would that send me screaming to my puppy? Again you have proved what I have said for a long time, that many Republican posters on this page only tell half the story!! Maybe, since I have pointed out the Republicans in the movie maybe you should get 4or5 puppies and head to your petting place. I'll gladly debate current events without the name calling and other silliness.

Chief601

driller - What is your point on Strom Thurman? Do you honestly think we don't know about him or we approve of his ideas? Do you have a fact to present on an ISSUE? I really don't think you know how to discuss and issue. Please prove me wrong.

Driller

Chief601 You, as many on this post have brought up Senator Byrd being in the KKK for months and like many of your allies, when you are challenged by showing you a Republican that is as bad or worse than the Democrat you don't like it. I have no idea what you know about Strom Thurman, or anything you know about anything, other than you love to try to defend Republican talking points!! This is not the first time that I have been told on this post I didn't know how to discuss an issue especially when I can counter you opinion with logical posts. I hope you don't start name calling , or telling me to buzz off.

Chief601

Driller Sep 19, 2019 9:44pm



Chief 601 Over the past few months I have written several articles that have differed from many people on this post. It's a shame you weren't on this post then or just didn't pay attention. You are trying to exude that you are superior in brain power by asking questions you think can't be answered.



I'm trying to "exude" my brain power? I am asking simple questions to try to get you to state the meaning of your point or for you to state your point. If superior knowledge exudes from me then read a book.



Sorry, try again!! Thurman died in 2003 Byrd died in 2010. What does this have to do with anything. Byrd was in the KKK in the 40's and left them by the 50's. Thurman was a well known racist many years later than the 50's. I knew Byrd was in the movie, did you know Republicans such as George Allen, Dana Rohrabacher, and Phil Gramm were also in the movie.



Do you honestly believe I didn't think you could look up the death dates of Thurman and Byrd? I'm trying to understand what possible relevance your comments have to a logical discussion of current events. I have met Senator Byrd and have had coffee with him in my office. As I said before, I do not agree with him politically but know him to be a decent caring man. I don't know if Senator Thurman repented of his ideas or not but what possible relevance does it have to do with today?



Why would that send me screaming to my puppy?



Because you think like a libtard.



Again you have proved what I have said for a long time, that many Republican posters on this page only tell half the story!! Maybe, since I have pointed out the Republicans in the movie maybe you should get 4or5 puppies and head to your petting place. I'll gladly debate current events without the name calling and other silliness.



What does that nonsense even mean? You fail to present facts, make stupid comments like the cheerleading nonsense and babble on about irrelevant horse manure in an attempt to sound like you know what you are talking about. Make a point of buzz off.

Driller

Chief 601 I answered your questions but you didn't answer my question if you knew many Republicans were also in this movie. What does this movie have to do with anything? I also knew Senator Byrd since I was a young child so what is your point about knowing Senator Byrd. You are nothing special in that regard!! If answering your questions makes my answers irrelevant, then your questions are not well thought out and they are irrelevant. Go ahead and be like most of the Republicans on this page when they have no answer or caught up in a lie start the name calling!! Looks like you are already starting the name calling and the rudeness to other posters that disagree with you on this post. Maybe you should be the one to Buzz Off.

Chief601

Diana - "Buzz off? Is that your way of having a debate? Wow..but did I expect anything less."



What are you - 12? Perhaps you missed the part where I asked you to present some factual information to be discussed. I see the problem. You don't know what a discussion entails. First, one person presents a fact of some facts to be discussed. Facts are statements that can be verified. Ask someone what that means as I have too much to try to teach here. Then, other people either agree or disagree with facts not opinion. Opinion is fine as long as you state it as opinion and not fact. Liberals have a very difficult time understanding this in a lot of cases. I looked at your response and found no facts presented. Now you can tell the other sixth graders what you learned today. As I am anticipating a huge "Thank you" from you I'll just say "You're welcome" now. :)

Chief601

LVW - Chief: Well, I'll just have to disagree with your praise of the Donald's accomplishments.



How exactly has he turned around unfair tariffs? He has jacked up tariffs, which have cost US consumers and producers.



Did you really expect China and Europe to give up all that free money without a fight? Would you? Trump is exactly right to ask for a level playing field for America.



The "overregulation" you speak of include numerous environmental restrictions that Trump has slashed willy-nilly in order to appease his crazy desire to undo all things Obama.



He cut over regulation where it needed to be cut. He got us out of the stupid and unfair Paris Accords to the country's benefit. And no, the planet is not going to suffer for it.



Trump has cut taxes, sure, but those who benefitted the most are not those who could use it the most, and our national debt is funding those cuts. (Remember when the Republican party cared about such things?)



When you say the ones who need it most are you referring to the ones who get back more than they put in? The tax cut went to the ones who are actually paying taxes. I don't know of anyone I have talked to, working or retired, who didn't benefit. That is the ones who actually paid taxes. I know a woman who paid in less than $800 dollars in taxes and got back over $5,000.00 in a previous year but, no she didn't get back any more from the tax cut.



His foreign policy, or lack thereof, has had negative worldwide repercussions.



It certainly does. Europe is paying some of it's share for NATO and America isn't everyone's patsy. Bravo.



His cabinet should have a revolving door installed; the only thing that guarantees a safe job is groveling to Trump or being related to him.



Can you name the only person to stay 8 years in Clinton' cabinet? Hint. Janet Reno of Waco fame. A President has a right to his cabinet. You need people like Jim Mattis and John Bolton when you are in a fight and others when you are trying to wind down.



And no president deserves either credit for a good economy nor blame for a bad economy, so attributing a relatively bullish stock market to Trump is misguided.



Except Obama, of course. I guess Trump did wave that magic wand Obummer asked if he had because manufacturing jobs Obummer said were never coming back are here. Who gets the credit? The do nothing Congress that hasn't fulfilled their primary responsibility in years? That is passing a workable budget. They haven't even passed any budget. Do those morons get the credit? Not a chance. I very reluctantly voted for Trump the first time. I will gladly vote for him again.



And all this wrapped in daily moronic tweets and insults. So I'll pass on the Trump adoration, thank you very much. It's hard to imagine doing much worse than Trump.



Then you haven't been watching closely.

LVW

Chief: Ugh. Like I said, we'll just have to agree to disagree.

prodigalson

LVW, I think you should quit arguing with Chief while you're behind (badly behind). Chief is presenting facts; you're producing Demokkkrat talking points. Your emotion can't hold a candle to his reason.

LVW

prod: I can but LOL at your silliness.

Chief601

Well, OK. Hope you are well.

Chief601

LVW - "prod: The evidence, other than Northam's idiocy, that you present to support the racism of the Dem party is way in the past, when the Dem party was the party of the south."



It was a lie, not idiocy. He either lied when he admitted it or when he disputed it. I think I know which. His advisors may have said it probably couldn't be proven so the baby murderer came back and denied it. Anyone who confesses on the radio that a baby already born can be murdered after discussion between the mother and the doctor is, in my opinion, a baby murderer. And why hasn't that been looked into by law enforcement?

Chief601

"If you look back over various posts, my response was to prod's repeated claims that the Democratic party was racist ("Demokkkratic"). He has been claiming this for quite awhile."



Finally, something that can be discussed. I'm not sure you were trying for a discussion (the Chiefy remark gave me a clue) but I'm going to take it as you wish to actually discuss something. If I'm wrong, it's only my time I wasted, Frankly, he listed some good examples for his belief.



"My response was that there is more, or at least as much, evidence that what has become Trump's party is the more racist party."



Would you care to post some examples of LEADERS of the party that helped form your opinion?



"That's it. I, and probably you, have seen racist fools praising Trump; you just won't admit it."



You would be wrong there. I have heard things said from both sides that disgust me. I truly hope we can get to the point that people can be judged on the content of their character and I strongly believe conservatives do better at that. Liberals try to say the right words but idiots like Lieawatha, and Bernie think the "little" people need them to think for them. BS. For instance, do you think either one of those people actually believe we can pay for those pie in the sky programs? Do you think we can?



"(And I challenge anybody to find a supremacist praising any state or national Democratic politician.)"



And that means what? Are you insinuating that means the Republicans support these people?



"Surely you have something better to do with your time than to tilt at this particular windmill."



Actually, I tilt at some of these windmills as I think some of the writers are capable of better. I believe if I can get them to post actual dialog that can be discussed they might actually do some research and cause some thought. I love history for instance. I hear people talk about Lincoln freeing the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. I ask if they have ever read it. I mean read it, not what someone has said it says. We don't teach history anymore. It is taught with a leftist slant. My belief is to teach our history warts and all. I ask people why the Constitution was written the way it was. Most don't have a clue. That's why I tilt at windmills. And the guns are clean, thank you for asking -lol.

LVW

Chief: I don't agree that prod has made a valid case that today's Dem party is the more racist party. I certainly don't think Republicans are racist. I don't know if Trump is a racist or not, but I do think some of his comments are music to racists' ears.





I'm not sure I understand your question that contains the word LEADERS.



No, I do not think the more left-wing Dem candidates have a chance of paying for some of the stuff they are proposing. I am quite distressed about the primary, in fact. I like the midwest candidates, but they can't crack 1%. I can't stand Trump (this goes waaaaay back) and consider him singularly unqualified for the job, but I fear he can win reelection the way things are going. "Sad!"


Chief601

"I'm not sure I understand your question that contains the word LEADERS"



If you believe the Republican party is racist then there should be some evidence from their leadership. And the accusations of Trump's racist posts fall apart when you ask people to post the actual words that should be considered racist. I submit to you that Trump has proven the utter uselessness of career politicians on both sides. A businessman who has never run for office is elected to the highest office in the republic and turns around years of over regulation and unfair tariffs, cuts taxes and puts money in the working man's pocket, governs the LOWEST unemployment of minorities in HISTORY, and would have accomplished much, much more if he had any help from a Democrat party that is so corrupt, incompetent and Anti American they can't even pass a budget, which is their main job. Why no budget? Because they would rather the country fail than prosper. Prod named names of the Dims and his points are well taken. Dispute the names if you wish as there is plenty of evidence to support the claims. Thanks for the discussion.

LVW

Chief: Well, I'll just have to disagree with your praise of the Donald's accomplishments. How exactly has he turned around unfair tariffs? He has jacked up tariffs, which have cost US consumers and producers. The "overregulation" you speak of include numerous environmental restrictions that Trump has slashed willy-nilly in order to appease his crazy desire to undo all things Obama. Trump has cut taxes, sure, but those who benefitted the most are not those who could use it the most, and our national debt is funding those cuts. (Remember when the Republican party cared about such things?) His foreign policy, or lack thereof, has had negative worldwide repercussions. His cabinet should have a revolving door installed; the only thing that guarantees a safe job is groveling to Trump or being related to him. And no president deserves either credit for a good economy nor blame for a bad economy, so attributing a relatively bullish stock market to Trump is misguided. And all this wrapped in daily moronic tweets and insults. So I'll pass on the Trump adoration, thank you very much. It's hard to imagine doing much worse than Trump.

Chief601

LVW - I do appreciate you sharing ideas even if I disagree with them. Isn't this OK - talking with someone you may not agree with but exchanging ideas with them. I'll try to get better at being nicer. But after the Marine Corps and many, many years in the fire department my wife says my aggressiveness sometimes slips out. Funny, I didn't notice that. :)

LVW

Chief: Yes, this is fine, and I don't find you particularly aggressive, although you did have me worried for a bit on the firearms thread.

Programmer

Chief, thank you for your service.

Programmer

Chief,

Did Lincoln free all the slaves in the United States or just certain ones of them? It's been a while since I've read anything he wrote basically because I have the impression he started a war over Federal rights being more important than States rights. States voluntarily joined the United States and there isn't anything in the Constitution that's says they can't leave. What we have now is a Federalists nightmare although they (the Federalists) would be most pleased.

Thanks.

Chief601

I want people to read the EP for themselves and answer that question. The answer will shock you. For instance, why did Lincoln attempt to free slaves in the south where he had no authority and not in the north where he did. Why did he exempt places in the south under union control, like around Fortress Monroe? You are well on the right track with Lincoln. Read "The Real Lincoln" by Thomas DiLorenso (not sure of the spelling and have lent out my copy) for a true accounting of how "Mr. Lincolns War" was perceived in the north. Our country has much to be proud of and a lot that we should not be proud of but it's certainly a lot better that the leftists claim. If it's so bad why do people want to come here. And I'm not talking about the muslim military aged males that make up a very large percentage of those coming in. Why aren't they home helping to clean up their own country?

Programmer

Seems about like I remembered for Lincoln. Good point about cleaning up your own country instead of coming here.

LVW

Speaking of wasting time, here was someone's great answer to the question posed by Reddit, "If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?"



"I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers."

Chief601

" Diana Sep 13, 2019 3:54pm



"Chief, so are we to take it that you have been to white supremacist rallies for you to allude that you know more than LVW? Or did you learn it in a séance? Oh yea, Fox news and Trump told you, right?"



Well, well, well, another great thinker heard from. She/he posted comments with no facts to back them up. I asked for the facts that proved her statements. So far I've seen a couple of feeble attempts at answering. What in my comment would cause you to think I had ever been to one of those rallies? Typical libtard attempt to stifle debate by insinuating I'm a WS. A stupid, feeble attempt even by libtard standards.

LVW

Chiefy, no need to get so nasty. And by the way, I am not as liberal as you seem to think, although based on your rantings, I am definitely more liberal than you.



If you look back over various posts, my response was to prod's repeated claims that the Democratic party was racist ("Demokkkratic"). He has been claiming this for quite awhile. My response was that there is more, or at least as much, evidence that what has become Trump's party is the more racist party. That's it. I, and probably you, have seen racist fools praising Trump; you just won't admit it. (And I challenge anybody

to find a supremacist praising any state or national Democratic politician.) Surely you have something better to do with your time than to tilt at this particular windmill. Don't you have a gun to clean or something?

Diana

Chief, you can quit clutching your pearls now. I just asked you the same question you threw out at LVW. You haven't seen me giving you feeble attempts to answer because there was nothing for me to answer too. So the only stupid, feeble attempt to stifle debate was by you trying to throw out the insults. BTW. LVW, nasty is all that some on here do.

Chief601

You haven't tried to answer because you have no factual answers. I welcome debate from thinkers. If you have some facts or discussion just present them. Otherwise buzz off.

Diana

Buzz off? Is that your way of having a debate? Wow..but did I expect anything less.

Chief601

Chief601



Diana - "Buzz off? Is that your way of having a debate? Wow..but did I expect anything less." What are you - 12? Perhaps you missed the part where I asked you to present some factual information to be discussed. I see the problem. You don't know what a discussion entails. First, one person presents a fact of some facts to be discussed. Facts are statements that can be verified. Ask someone what that means as I have too much to try to teach here. Then, other people either agree or disagree with facts not opinion. Opinion is fine as long as you state it as opinion and not fact. Liberals have a very difficult time understanding this in a lot of cases. I looked at your response and found no facts presented. Now you can tell the other sixth graders what you learned today. As I am anticipating a huge "Thank you" from you I'll just say "You're welcome" now. :)

Chief601

"Why don't you take a field trip to a white supremacist's rally and see (a) how many Northam supporters are there and (b) how many Trump supporters are there?"



CNN was a guess on my part. How do you KNOW what you SAID is accurate?

Chief601

"It must be the comments regarding Trump made by leaders of such rallies."



Could you post some of these comments to which you are referring? And a simple question. If a not so nice person, say Pol Pot for instance, quotes something from a great person, say Jesus the Christ for instance, does that makes Jesus' message wrong? Still don't want to tackle the Constitution questions, right? Didn't think so.

LVW

“Man, President Trump’s Twitter account has been pure fire lately. This might be the funniest thing he’s ever tweeted. This is the kind of WHITE NATIONALISM we elected him for. And we’re obviously seeing it only because there’s another election coming up. But I’ll tell you, even knowing that, it still feels so good.” -- Andrew Anglin, white supremacist



Constitutional questions? Like whether or not the 2nd Amendment exists? (It does.)

Are you still worried that jack-booted government thugs are going to kick down your door in the middle of the night? There are support groups for that.

Chief601

"Are you still worried that jack-booted government thugs are going to kick down your door in the middle of the night? There are support groups for that."



After listening to the Dumbo debates I certainly am. The convicted criminal, Beto, Lieawatha, and can't keep his teeth in Joe are just plain scary with complete disregard of the Constitution. And that's after swearing to uphold it, the law of the land. Why would I not fear liars? And the quote from that moron Anglin? Please point out the EVIDENCE that Trump even knows who he is or cares what he thinks? Yes, the 2nd exists but why? I doubt you know but I'd like to hear your explanation of why the 2nd exists.

prodigalson

Great post Chief.

prodigalson

I agree Daryl. Tony has done a great job of representing the interests of his constituents. Furthermore, the Demokkkrat party, led by Governor Ralph "Coonman" Northam, is the party of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, infanticide, and sexual assault. Governor Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring have shown their true colors on these issues. The fact that the Demokkkrat party didn't demand the resignations of these three disgraced politicians after their scandalous deeds became known is testament to the fact that the party approves of their behavior. It's time that we send the Demokkkrat party a message.Racism, sexual assault, and infanticide are disgusting and evil, and should not be tolerated.

DANT

Kudos for an excellent comment prodigason!

prodigalson

Thank you Dant.

LVW

Prod: Enough of this nonsense already. Why don't you take a field trip to a white supremacist's rally and see (a) how many Northam supporters are there and (b) how many Trump supporters are there? Report back when done. Then shut up about the "racist Dem party".

prodigalson

LVW, thank you for your kind and gracious response my soon to be conservative brother. Actually, I'll pass on the offer to attend the white supremacist rallies. As I've stated many times before, I believe that racism in any of its forms is disgusting and evil, and I do not wish to give white nationalists more attention or credibility than they deserve by showing up at any of their rallies. Besides, Demokkkrat racists and Klansmen like Robert Byrd, Ralph Northam, Woodrow Wilson, and George Wallace have already been so widely discredited that normal people have no respect for them at all. It is only the Demokkkrat party that still seeks to divide people into race, color, creed, etc., in an attempt to control their lives, and people have started to see through it. I, for one, am very glad to see it. I hope you have a pleasant evening.

LVW

prod: The evidence, other than Northam's idiocy, that you present to support the racism of the Dem party is way in the past, when the Dem party was the party of the south. Unfortunately for you, the party of the south is now the Repub party, which negates your argument. If you have any current evidence that racists are flocking to the Dem party more than the Repub party, let's have it. Otherwise, stow that nonsense.

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Hanks, Ted Danson, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, and Billy Crystal all appeared in blackface like our racist Governor Ralph Northam and racist Attorney General Mark Herring. All are liberal Democrats and none of their blackface was very far in the past.

Chief601

Have you been to these rallys? If not, how do you know who's there? Did you learn it in a seance? Oh, yea, CNN told you so, right?

LVW

Well, Chief troll, I don't even get CNN in my cable package, so that can't be it. It must be the comments regarding Trump made by leaders of such rallies. After all, "make America great again" isn't far off from "take our country back," which is what these people think like.

Diana

Chief, so are we to take it that you have been to white supremacist rallies for you to allude that you know more than LVW? Or did you learn it in a séance? Oh yea, Fox news and Trump told you, right?

bishopsboy

Dear LVW, you completely misunderstand conservatives and what making America great again entails. We don't care what color or race someone is because we want freedom and opportunity for all people willing to work hard and play by the rules. Color and race have nothing to do with that. However, we aren't interested in giving a free ride to anyone who is simply too lazy to work -- just like you don't give retests or attendance points to students too lazy to gain competency in your classes. It’s the same thing. You’re a MAGA supporter and don’t even realize it….[smile]

prodigalson

LVW, Robert Byrd died in office in 2010. That's less than a decade ago. To see further evidence of Demokkkrat party racism, just look at the squalid conditions of any of our inner cities, largely minorities, and all run by Demokkkrats. Furthermore, you don't get to choose which Demokkkrat politicians are, or are not, up for discussion. To suggest that the Demokkkrat party is not racist because certain Demokkkratic politicians "don't count", is akin to saying that Bill Clinton's marital fidelity is not up for debate because aside from his affairs with Jennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinski, he was faithful to his wife. You need to face facts LVW, the Demokkkrat party is the party of slavery, racism, and the Ku Klux Klan.

bishopsboy

Prince Prodigal, when not blatantly demonstrating their racism by dressing in blackface or hoods, the Democratic Party is more subtle in their continued perpetuation of racism by enabling the extreme racism of low expectations which is far more destructive to minority populations than the Democrats' more open displays of racial hatred.

Driller

prodigalson All you Republican supporters keep talking about Robert Byrd and his being in the KKK but you forget to mention it was almost 80 years ago. Let me throw out a name for you a lot closer to the present time, Strom Thurman. Trent Lott also thought the country would have been better off if the Thurman people would have won. I keep hearing David Duke and his buddies say how Con Don is doing a great job and they love him.

bishopsboy

Dear Driller, former Senator Byrd was extolled in liberal circles as "a lion of the Senate". Hillary Clinton claimed him as a mentor and looked upon him with fond reverence. I believe the point Prince Prodigal is making is that many current Democratic politicians and news media commentators constantly heaped praise on him despite his past support of terrorizing and lynching black people -- something they never would have done if he had an "R" beside his name instead of a "D". Even you seem to excuse his behavior by saying it happen long ago. I didn't know there was an exoneration date on lynching people.

Chief601

Well stated.

Driller

bishopsboy Why is it that someone states a fact that your cheerleading crew can't answer back, you always answer you think they mean this or that, just as Con Don's flunkies do. We think Con Don means this or that to clean up what he said. You tried to explain Byrds situation but you didn't mention Strom Thurmans situation. Do you think 20 or 30 years after Byrds membership in the KKK that Thurman and his buddies didn't think the same thing? The only difference was the Civil Rights Movement curtailed a lot of the violence, so Thurman and his buddies tried to legislate what they could do to keep the minorities down. How many people were mentored by Thurman and friends. I'm sure you can find various examples on each side of bad racial behavior, but you like your cheerleaders forget the bigots and racists in the Republican Party.

bishopsboy

Dearest Driller, I’ve know Prince Prodigal for many years and he and I know each other well enough to answer for the other. He takes no offense in me answering on his behalf and vice versus. Thurman is irrelevant. The topic at hand was racists in the Democratic Party. I believe LVW tried to assert that all the racist Democrats switched parties turning the Civil Right Era which is simply not true. Byrd is a well known example of the many racists who remained in the Democratic Party. His adulation by his fellow Democrats is an excellent example of their racist hypocrisy. No one said there were no racists in the Republican Party. They are just not as well loved by their colleagues as the Democratic racists are.

prodigalson

Thank you Mufalme Bishopsboy. Your response was excellent, and right on the money.

bishopsboy

You're most welcome, Prince Prodigal. [smile]

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