Democratic Senators made a huge fuss over the nomination of John Ashcroft, and (in particular) his affection for various old Confederate totems and his opposition to an African-American judicial nominee named Ronnie White.
All of which leads me to ask… if there were a Senator who belonged to the KKK, who passionately opposed the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall as a SUpreme Court Justice (inciodentally, only ONE Republican Senator voted against the lazy, stupid, incompetent, and WAAAAAY out of the mainstream Marshall, but that’s another argument), and who vehemently argued for school segregation as recently as 1975… and IF that Senator wanted to be the Democrats’ Majority Leader…
Well, surely such a man wouldn’t stand a chance, would he? NO Democrat would EVER vote for such a man as Majority Leader, would he? NOT the idealistic Dems who fought so hard against John Ashcrost and Robert Bork!
And if that former Klansman (who still runs around using the “N” word) were to seek chairmanship of the all-powerful Appropriations Committee, that could NEVER happen, could it? Surely, Teddy Kennedy and Joe Biden would NEVER stand for that!
In short, I ask: Democrats seek evidence of Republican bigotry EVERYWHERE. Can anyone explain why the embarrassing. moronic RObert Byrd has gotten a free pass for so long?