Ahem. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) says, "yes Obama can":
"As people all across this great nation know, I have been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Bush administration's misguided war in Iraq and its saber rattling around the globe," Byrd said.Think about this: a man who in the 1940s served as the Exalted Cyclops in his local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan fighting race-mixing (rather that serving in the military fighting fascism) and who in 2001 used the phrase "white n*ggers" without irony--remember what I said about that phrase--endorses for president a man who is the very embodiment of what Klansmen and the like-minded fear! And this occurs right after 67% of the Democrat voters in his overwhelmingly white state pick the white candidate over the mixed-raced one.
He said he had "no intention of involving myself in the Democratic campaign for President in the midst of West Virginia's primary election. But the stakes this November could not be higher."
My head won't explode because I love stuff like this. But you might want to wrap yours up in duct tape.
(Thanks to Memeorandum)