Apologetic KKK alumni Senator Robert Byrd has endorsed Barack Obama, saying:
“I believe that Barack Obama is a shining young statesman, who possesses the personal temperament and courage necessary to extricate our country from this costly misadventure in Iraq, and lead our country at this challenging time in history”.
Byrd has long since apologized -- and been forgiven -- for his past membership in the Ku Klux Klan and opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, But, how does one "apologizes" for being a recovering racist and member of an American terrorist organization is beyond understanding. Obama's cool with it. So there you have it. Indeed, armed with a letter signed by Obama, Moveon.org Political Action Committee was the top contributor to Byrd's 2006 reelection campaign. Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows.
In his announcement, Byrd pointedly made note that Obama is a "noble-hearted patriot and humble Christian." This will help lay to rest rumors that Obama is a Muslim. Additionally, Byrd's endorsement should help Obama pull some additional votes in the Kentucky primary, which borders West Virginia. I was wondering why Senator Obama would risk being associated with yet another controversial figure (remember Reverend Wright), but I guess it’s is okay if it can garner votes.
I have a question. Does anyone else feel that this Democratic Party Primary nonsense has gone on long enough or is it just me? The way I am feeling today, I would vote for the Satan if it would get the prices of gas under three dollars. That last sentence was a joke, so don’t post comments about me endorsing the devil.