Posted by: rotenochsen | February 28, 2007

Maybe His Critics Are Correct!

Maybe Obama Isn’t Black Enough

The supporters of Hillary Clinton and some Black leaders have charged this past month that Senator Obama “isn’t Black enough” to expect full support from the Black voters.

Perhaps they are correct. If you look to the recent past you will find that the United States Senates only past leader of the KKK has gained support from Obama.

Wikapedia lists Senator Byrds involvement in West Virginia KKK as a “Kleagle” aka, recruiter, and later during the late 1940s as “Exalted Cyclops”(leader of the local Klan).

His racist activity does not stop with his membership in the KKK. His book,”When Jim Crow Meets John Bull” includes the following:

“Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds
When running for Congress in 1952, he announced, “After about a year, I became disinterested, quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization. During the nine years that have followed, I have never been interested in the Klan.” During this campaign, “Byrd went on the radio to acknowledge that he belonged to the Klan from ‘mid-1942 to early 1943,’ according to newspaper accounts. He explained that he had joined ‘because it offered excitement and because it was strongly opposed to communism.”

With a history of bigotry and racism like his it is strange that in 2005, shortly after becoming the Junior Senator from Illinois. Senator Obama went to West Virginia to help raise money for Senator Byrds reelection. He was soliciting the sale of tickets at $2500 a plate to a Byrd testimonial.

Granted Obama is only half Black, but even 50% of his heritage being Black should have kept him far from West Virginia, and support for a man who used the “N” word on national television twice in 2001.

Perhaps the part of him that is allegedly Muslim was attracted to Senator Byrd’s “anti-Communism” reason for joining the KKK? What do you think?


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