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Robert Byrd: Dead Bigot or Dead Hero?

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Should U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd to be positively remembered. Should we forget the facts, some that have been covered in The Washington Post, that in the early 1940s, a politically ambitious butcher from West Virginia named Bob Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to form a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. After Byrd had collected the $10 joining fee and $3 charge for a robe and hood from every applicant, the "Grand Dragon" for the mid-Atlantic states came down to tiny Crab Orchard, W.Va., to officially organize the chapter. As the Daily Caller notes, in passing, Sen. Byrd will also be remembered for having joined the Klu Klux Klan as a “young man.” The Right Wing Moon Bats Love It. Look out, the White Sheets of the KKK, will be Flown at Half-Staff Today. Let's talk about this tonight on the slugfest, "If you can handle the truth."