Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Demos -- always on the wacko side

Here's a beaut from the WSJ's Best of the Web Today:

Don't Know Much About History An editorial on the Supreme Court in the ultraliberal Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette includes this howler:
Chief Justice Earl Warren was appointed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower--then transformed America with profound rulings long sought by Democrats, such as abolition of school segregation.
Long sought by Democrats? Although Harry S. Truman pursued some pro-civil rights policies, the Democrats remained the party of segregation until well into the 1960s. The Senate Web site reminds us who it was who filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
At 9:51 on the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert C. Byrd completed an address that he had begun fourteen hours and thirteen minutes earlier. The subject was the pending Civil Rights Act of 1964, a measure that occupied the Senate for fifty-seven working days, including six Saturdays.
Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klansman, arrived in Congress in 1953, the same year Warren became chief justice. Now 87, he still serves in the Senate, where he represents West Virginia, home of the Charleston Gazette. That makes the Gazette's error, or attempt to rewrite history, all the more risible.