Democrats filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Robert Byrd alone filibustered for over 12 straight hours trying to kill it. Without Republican votes it would not have passed.
That same Robert Byrd was a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan: a man who Barbara Boxer called her inspiration!
The photo at right shows 92-year-old Senator Robert Byrd on the Senate floor.
Democrats are wanting College entrance and job hiring across the country to focus on race over intelligence and character. When Republicans oppose this and call for a color-blind society, like Martin Luther King advocated, they are called "Racist!"
Fast forward to the present:
Democrats are launching a counterattack to save Harry Reid's career after his disastrous comments about Barack Obama being “light-skinned” and having no “Negro dialect.”
Several high-profile Republicans say an apology is not enough, pointing to a "standard" Democrats set in 2002 when they pressured then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to resign following comments he made praising Mississippi's support for Strom Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist run for the presidency.
Trent Lott was pressured to resign. Now, GOP leaders say Harry Reid should resign.
Reid’s comments were racist. If they were not, he wouldn’t be apologizing so aggressively.