Sunday, July 4, 2010

Michelle and Barack; Lindsay Graham and Robert Byrd

MICHELLE OBAMA [during the campaign]: "Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."
"Five days from now [the election] we will fundamentally change America", said Barack Hussein Obama.  [And he wasn't just kidding.]

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has earned the ire of Tea Party groups for his penchant for negotiating with Democrats, predicted this week the movement will "die out."  [I think it's time for Lindsey Graham [Gramnesty] to be replaced with a real Republican, don't you?]
[Following is a history lesson for those of you readers who are young and for whom much of the true history of our  country has been expunged from school history books.  You will learn who Senator Robert Byrd really was.  I add that I did admire one thing about him - his respect for the US Constitution, a ragged copy of which was always in his suit pocket.\
Wikipedia writes of him: Byrd, in his autobiography, attributed the beginnings of his political career to this incident, although he lamented that they involved the Klan. According to Byrd, a KKK official told him "You have a talent for leadership, Bob... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd recalls that "suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did."[4] He participated in the KKK during World War II, holding the titles Kleagle (recruiter) and Exalted Cyclops. He did not serve in the military during the war, working instead as a welder in a Baltimore, Maryland shipyard, where he helped build warships.
Byrd commented on the 1945 controversy about racially integrating the military. Byrd, when he was 28 years old, wrote to segregationist Senator Theodore Bilbo, of Mississippi, vowing never to serve in such a military:
"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 [for him, the n word], a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.[5]"
He had earlier written "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side.  and 
"During the general election campaign, Byrd's GOP opponent uncovered a letter Byrd had handwritten to Green, the KKK Imperial Wizard, recommending a friend as a Kleagle and urging promotion of the Klan throughout the country. The letter was dated 1946 -- long after the time Byrd claimed he had lost interest in the Klan. "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia," Byrd wrote, according to newspaper accounts of that period. Byrd makes no mention of the letter in his new book."
[Byrd did change, at least in his public life.  And that is what our President was referencing when he said, "the quintessential American quality is the capacity to change".  I'll add that change is sometimes necessary in order to stay in office til one is 92 years old.  One wonders if our President has any of that quality in himself.]
Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."

1 comment:

  1. At least Michelle and Barak have kept to this promise of "changing America"...regret that they have not changed things any way close to being better....They are a disgrace, and I must add it does not matter what 'color' they are...they are a disgrace(it seems to matter to THEM what color they are, however!).