Former member of KKK endorses Obama

May 19, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has endorsed Barack Obama for President.

As reported by Ben Smith:

Byrd, 91, a master of Senate rules and Iraq war foe, has spent much of his political career repenting the racism of his youth. He’s acknowledged having joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1942, and campaigned against civil rights legislation in the 1960s.


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  1. Is that good or bad?

    Many Clinton supporters have claimed that Republicans are not endorsing Obama because they believe in him, they do it in order to prevent Clinton. Me, I think, many of them do indeed not like Clinton and any other Democrat, but in order to appear moderate and sensible they show their support for Obama. He is less radical and divisive, therefore supporting him as a Republican is ok and good, it's a demonstration of your tolerance and moderate views, even though deep down inside you still think Democrats are idiots. He is the black friend that racists have in order to prove to people that they are not racist. The Jewish friend of the anti-Semits, the female feminist-hater friend of the sexist, you get my drift.

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