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Posted at 9:54 AM ET, 02/17/2011

Another Haley Barbour controversy

By Ann Telnaes

Related story: Does Haley Barbour need to give a 'race speech'?

By Ann Telnaes  | February 17, 2011; 9:54 AM ET
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Foghorn Leghorn... DOO-Dah! DOO-Dah!

Posted by: whocares666 | February 22, 2011 12:20 AM | Report abuse

"Byrd never was a "leader" in the Klan and many times regretted his brief fling. In his later years he received a 100% approval rating in support of civil rights legislation."

What a joke! "never was a leader"! Right! Is that why he raised the most money for the KKK during his 10 years in supporting them? Perhaps he was not the grand knight or whatever, for his state or maybe even county, but he was DEEEEEEEPPPP into the KKK. It was not until MANY years AFTER he voted AGAINST the Civil Rights laws that he changed his mind. Of course, since he had a "D" next to his name, the NAACP autmatically gave him a pass and gave him a 100% rating.

You may distort history, but you can't distort the facts.

Posted by: ATrueChristian | February 18, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Once again, the Post turns to the race card.

Posted by: ATrueChristian | February 18, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

AS IF this candidate would garner any votes outside of the tea potty branch of the
rethuglican party!

Posted by: neec13 | February 17, 2011 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Rowing against the stream......

The Civil War was long ago. Even Woodrow Wilson praised D.W. Griffith’s."Birth of a Nation" (which was earlier titled “The Klansman”) with its glorification of the KKK.
WHAT many (most?) people don't know is that Theodore Roosevelt's racial views were EXACTLY the same as Adolph Hitler's.
Check it OUT - - - Our racial slaughter of the monkey men, women and children in the Philippines was a forerunner of Hitler's Holocaust!
Geeze! The Rebels were wrong to fight for slavery, and The Union was wrong to massacre American Indians, and Philippine natives …… But we still honor Teddy and Wilson and some - even Custer???

Read “The Imperial Cruise” by James Bradley (author of best seller “The Flyboys”).

History can be an embarrassing Shock!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 17, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

The Post pays for this witless dreck? What a joke.

Posted by: bobmoses | February 17, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

This cartoon appears to have dialog but it's not captioned. As a deaf person, I'm left out again. PLEASE Washington Post, Caption ALL videos like this. Thank you.

Posted by: AdventurerVA | February 17, 2011 2:11 PM | Report abuse

j751 demonstrates the usual superficial, simplistic views of conservatives, especially what we today call "Southern Social Conservatives" (when I was younger we called them segregationists).
Byrd never was a "leader" in the Klan and many times regretted his brief fling. In his later years he received a 100% approval rating in support of civil rights legislation. Your "boy" Senator Sessions got a 0% and "liberals" like Trent Lott and Fisk got 4%. Nearly all Dixiecrat - Republicans get an F rating,even the Northern ones.
This shows how while lynching and blatant racism has gone down dramatically (though it is still there) the racism of ignorance like yours and Breitbart and Beck remains.
Barbour is basically insensitive, though I'm sure in his earlier political career he was a good old boy supporter of the likes of Ross Barnett and like most conservative southerners, if you got him in his cups with no reporters around, the truth would come out. I heard him about ten years ago on a talk radio program arguing about socialized medicine with a British female commentator named Victoria Jones. He didn't have a clue. Barbour, like nearly all American conservatives, wouldn't know a socialist from a Presbyterian, but loves to throw it around to scare the rednecks.

Posted by: roscym1 | February 17, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

why is mississippi doing a licese plate for senator byrd?

Posted by: j751 | February 17, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Will Nathan Beford Forrest's image be on the license plate?

Let's make little stickers of white pointed hoods and place them on the image of Forrest's head. He'll still be visible but his true legacy will be demonstrated.

Posted by: egc52556 | February 17, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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