“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” -Democrat Senator Robert Byrd
Kkk, Liberal, Hate, Racism, Smears, Bigotry
Angelia Williams Graves says she didn’t have some grand plan to compare police to the Ku Klux Klan when she took the stage at an NAACP luncheon in Virginia on Oct. 1. But days after the Norfolk city councilwoman ignited a firestorm, she wasn’t taking her words back, either.
Modern racists, Graves told the mostly black crowd of more than 200, have “taken off their white hats and white-sheeted robes and put on police uniforms. Some of them have put on shirts and ties as policymakers and some of them have put on robes as judges.”
Kkk, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Education, Fascism
Barron’s Educational Series, the maker of popular Advanced Placement study guides, has apologized for linking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to fascism and comparing him to the KKK... “In an attempt to draw a comparison between current-day politics in the U.S. and the French National Assembly during the French Revolution, the diagram on page 168 equates Clarence Thomas with the KKK, while labeling him as a ‘reactionary and/or fascist.’”
Democrat, Kkk, Hypocrisy, Election, Hate, Smears
A Democratic activist has claimed responsibility for controversial radio ads that attempted to tie Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel to the Ku Klux Klan. Ruth Harris, 65, of Jackson, Miss., said she and five other like-minded Democratic women pooled their resources to fund three radio spots urging voters to support Sen. Thad Cochran over McDaniel, a state senator, in Mississippi’s contentious June 24 GOP primary runoff.
Kkk, Liberal, Character, Racism, Smears
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan... Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
Democrat, Kkk, Hate, Character, Smears
State Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, is being criticized for saying a recent convert to the Republican Party needs to keep his white sheets for “the midnight meeting.”
State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, said Brown, who is the Senate minority leader, is clearly comparing Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan. Brown did not name any legislators.
Liberal, Hate, Smears, Teaparty
All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. -Sheila Jackson Lee
Democrat, Kkk, Smears, Teaparty
Well, the last time I had to confront something like this was when I voted for the civil rights bill and my opponent voted against it. At that time, we had a lot of Ku Klux Klan folks and white supremacists and folks in white sheets and other things running around causing trouble.