When I read that the family of Robert Byrd was offended by a Republican’s ad that featured footage from Byrd’s funeral, I thought maybe some overzealous, wisecracking GOPer photoshopped sheets on his casket or some such thing, but it’s something else:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The family of the late Robert C. Byrd blasted the GOP nominee for his U.S. Senate seat Sunday after he used an image from Byrd’s memorial service in a TV ad attacking the Democratic nominee.

The ad by Republican John Raese’s campaign seeks to link President Barack Obama to Gov. Joe Manchin by displaying an image of the two Democrats at the state Capitol ceremony marking Byrd’s June 28 death.

Here’s the ad. The picture of Obama with Manchin at Byrd’s memorial is right at the beginning:

Manchin’s campaign said it was a stock photo and they didn’t know it was taken at Byrd’s funeral. However, considering the fact Democrats continue to accuse all-things Tea Party of racism, showing Manchin and Obama mourning a former Klansman does at least provide some irony — be it intentional or not.


2 Responses to “The Sheet Hits the Fan: Family of Robert Byrd Angry at Republican’s Campaign Ad”

  1. Clu Seatoe on September 6th, 2010 4:04 pm

    Such things are choreographed ad nauseum.

    Marxists cares so little for others that it’s no surprise that the seat at his right hand didn’t go to his wife or a member of the grieving family. But one does wonder what the cost of the seat at the right hand of the president actually was.

  2. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2010 4:13 pm

    After the left`s relentless decades-long attacks on everything conservative, republican, truthful, common-sensical and especially Judeo-Christian; after championing a man so instrumental in the left`s oppression of blacks while falsely claiming to be caring for them, I have two responses :
    1: "TOO BAD!!!!! "

    now to clean my keyboard…..

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