"Although he might have been the typical 'pork barreling politician,'" writes Conservative Heritage Times, "at least he tried to put the people of his own state first" — Senator Robert Byrd, RIP. Remembered is the man who "has been right on a number of issues;" who "filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964," who "along wtih Strom Thurmond, voted against the Immigration Act of 1965 (possibly the worst piece of legislation in American history)," and who "voted against the Iraq War."
Vox Nova posts video of the the late senator's magnificent speech on the last occasion — Robert Byrd’s finest hour. A conservative blog for peace has more — RIP Robert Byrd.
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