Yes, Democratic Senator Byrd (WV) is a former member of the KKK... At least he admits to it and condemns his history of being a racists.
On the other hand, Republicans Senator Conrad Burns (MT) seems to still revel in racism.
In the past, Burns has commented on how hard it is to live in Washington D.C. with all of those "niggers" around.
He called the man painting his house a "nice little Guatemalan man" and then questioned his legality in the country.
Along with his racism, he has proven himself to be a misogynist, telling professional women that they should be stay at home mothers instead of career women.
He berated a group of firefighters who had traveled 2000 miles to help out on a forest fire for doing a "piss-poor job."
Now, he is following the lead of George Allan's (VA) ridicule of all people darker tha he, and classifying all taxi drivers as terrorist. I am assuming that Burns is stereotyping taxi drivers as all Arabs. Either way, it is just further proof that in the GOP, if you are not Anglo-Saxon, you are just not a real American.
And it you are not a real American... Well than you must be a terrorist, too.
Sen. Burns: Terrorists drive taxis by day, kill at night
By MATT GOURAS, Associated Press Writer
BELGRADE, Mont. - Republican Sen. Conrad Burns whose recent comments have stirred controversy, says the United States is up against a faceless enemy of terrorists who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night."
During a fundraiser Wednesday with first lady Laura Bush, the three-term Montana senator talked about terrorism, tax cuts and the money he has brought to his state. Burns is one of the more vulnerable Senate incumbents, facing a tough challenge from Democrat Jon Tester.
He has drawn criticism in recent weeks for calling his house painter a "nice little Guatemalan man" during a June speech. Burns, whose re-election campaign is pressing for tighter immigration controls, also suggested that the man might be an illegal immigrant. The campaign later said the worker is legal.
Burns, 71, also had to apologize after confronting members of a firefighting team at the Billings airport and telling them they had done a "piss-poor job," according to a state report. In July, the Hotshot crew had traveled 2,000 miles from Staunton, Va., to help dig fire lines for about a week around a 143-square-mile wildfire east of Billings.
At the campaign event with Bush, Burns talked about the war on terrorism, saying a "faceless enemy" of terrorists "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night."