Story from the Illinois Leader. Barack Obama who talked about "the need for a new political discourse" throughout his Senate campaign in '04, is now rediscovering his partisan passions. He is attempting to raise money for the Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd.
According to this article, Sen. Obama is "subjugating his own stated credo on issues like civil rights to his desire to help put the U.S. Senate back in Democratic hands--specifically, the hands of former Ku Klux Klansman and current West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV)."
The Democratic Party is supposedly the party of Civil Rights. Standing up for minorities but they continue to support a throwback to the days when the Democratic Party was dominated by the Segregationist Southern wing. Sen. Byrd himself was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Read the article here.