“Race Mongrel” and “Throwback to the Blackest Specimen of the Wilds” (to use Robert Byrd’s terminology) signs a fundraising letter for him.
The following is the letter that Barack Obama wrote to support the Ku Klux Klansman’s most recent Senate campaign.
Dear MoveOn member,
I’m writing today about a senator who needs your urgent support. Senator Robert Byrd was one of the first senators I met with when I came to the Senate 3 months ago. Senator Byrd understands the history, the importance and the role the Senate plays in our government–at 87 years old, he’s the most senior
He has spoken out passionately against a Bush foreign policy that has alienated our allies throughout the world. Today, he is fighting an attempt by
civil rights workersRepublicans to change the 200-year old rules of the Senate that would allow Negroes to voteRepublicans to ram federal judges through the Senate with no regard for what others might say. Above all, Robert Byrd understands just how sacred the KlanConstitution of our country truly is and fights every day to protect it.
“I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side” –Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944
Now he needs our help. In 2006, Senator Byrd will be the target of
civil rights workersRepublicans because he stands up for what he believes.
And this is what Robert Byrd believes: “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” — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1945
I want to be sure Robert Byrd is here fighting for us in the Senate. Will you join me in supporting his campaign for
Kleaglere-election, before a critical deadline this Thursday?
You can give online at:
I hope you will give generously to help send Robert Byrd back to the
Ku Klux KlanSenate for another term to fight the Constitutionfight for the Constitution and the freedom of speech all white people should enjoywe all enjoy.
Remember, in order to win back the Senate majority, we need Robert Byrd.
And this is what Robert Byrd said our country needs: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the Union.” — State Rep. Robert C. Byrd, letter to the West Virginia KKK Grand Wizard, 1948
The work you do is extremely important–you and millions of others, working through MoveOn, have helped change the way politics works in this country. Thank you for your help.
Sincerely, Barack Obama (“Race Mongrel” and “Throwback to the Blackest Specimen of the Wilds”)
PAID FOR BY MOVEON PAC Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s
Robert Byrd Jokes: Please Circulate
Q: What is Robert Byrd’s favorite gas station?
A: Sheetz; it reminds him of what he wore when he was hanging out with the good old boys. We won’t get into whom the good old boys might have been hanging when Byrd was hanging out with them.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd stop liking Iron Maiden?
A: He loved the line “I am a clansman” until he saw the lyrics and realized that “The Clansman” is about a Scotsman.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd stop liking “Lord of the Rings?”
A: He found out that Bilbo is a hobbit, not the famous segregationist Theodore Bilbo (Byrd’s mentor).
Q: Why did Robert Byrd like “Lord of the Rings even less?”
A: The White Wizard did not wear a hood or burn a single cross in the whole series.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd sit through “Lord of the Rings” anyway?
A: He wanted to see the White Wizard become the Grand Wizard.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd want to read “The Hobbit?”
A: He thought (Theodore) Bilbo was going to visit a (Grand) Dragon.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd watch “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?”
A: He wanted to find out where the White Witch fit into the Klan’s hierarchy.
Q: What do Robert Byrd’s best friends call him?
Q: Why don’t churches want Robert Byrd to make even non-political speeches in them?
A: He keeps trying to set their crosses on fire.
Q: Why did Robert Byrd stop liking Cream and Eric Clapton?
A: He thought “In a White Room” was “In a Whites-Only Room.”
Q: Why did Robert Byrd stop liking the TV series “Knight Rider?”
A: He watched a few episodes, and not one night rider showed up to put Black people in their places.
Q: Why is Robert Byrd angry at the Senate’s new no-smoking rules?
A: He can’t burn a cross indoors any more.
Q: Why is Robert Byrd so fond of the N word?
A: It was the first two-syllable word he learned.
Q: Why does Robert Byrd go to Spain for Easter?
(Note: these Spanish Holy Week costumes have nothing whatsoever to do with any hate organization, and they were worn long before Nathan Bedford Forrest was even born. )