I don’t understand why we take a guy like Robert Byrd and make him a hero. He’s dead – I for one am glad. Were he to have died a decade ago the country would have saved billions of dollars. Had he died several decades ago, we would have saved tens of billions of dollars. It is said that West Virginians received $1.75 of government largess for every $1.00 they paid in taxes and it was all due to Robert Byrd. He is the poster child for what is wrong with the Senate and the government in general. Robert Byrd was onboard with every excess of Congress as well as the more recent abuses of power. It sickens me that his name is on scores of projects that “we the people” paid for and projects that bloated National budgets and indebted our progeny.
Robert Byrd was the ultimate con-artist and the ultimate con is being played out in the news now. Most would opine that his only flaws were his time as a Ku Klux Klansman and his deep inner demons of racism that he never mastered. I could live with that – but his most lasting legacy will be the theft of tens of billions that helped bankrupt the country.
As with other life-long Democrats (liberals, progressives, socialists, whatever) he was demonstrably wrong about everything. Robert Byrd – we should have gotten rid of you long ago. Like Teddy Kennedy you deserve neither our respect nor our sorrow at your passing. I hope we can get rid of the other scumbags in November.
Conservative Resistance – Day 603