Skip to comments.Obama Seeks To Mend Rift With Black Community
Posted on 07/30/2010 2:18:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to repair damage to his relationship with the black community caused by his administration's firing of an African-American government official.
A political fracas erupted last week after Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign when conservative media depicted her as anti-white because of a speech she had given.
Obama later said his administration had jumped the gun and offered Sherrod her job back after a full airing of her speech showed her remarks were taken out of context.
In a speech to the National Urban League, a major civil rights organization, Obama underscored his regret for the incident, calling Sherrod an "exemplary woman."
"She deserves better than what happened last week," Obama said. He said the episode was "a bogus controversy, based on selective and deceiving excerpts of a speech."
"Many are to blame for the reaction and overreaction that followed these comments, including my own administration," said Obama, who made history when he became the nation's first African American president.
African Americans are a key base of support Obama's Democrats hope to mobilize in the November elections, where they are at risk of losing their majorities in Congress.
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This bastard has created rifts all across the U.S. May he rot in hell for all the damage he’s done.
When Obama goes to Hell that will be the one place that thrives.
Yeah, I thinks it’s a bit ironic that a black president has caused more racial problems in this country, set race relations back 25 years and caused more animosity between blacks and whites than has existed in decades.
“Obama Seeks To Mend Rift With Black Community”
Oh no! Maybe he’ll only get 85% of their vote?
He’s off to a good start. Called them all mongrels.
Way to go, nutjob.
Not ironic at all. It was his plan from the very beginning.
Working as intended. Doing what agitators do.
Back in the days, they would have called him a milano......you know, like the idiot New Black Panther that called out the black brither with the white girl hanging on his arm.....=.=
It’s even more ironic that he has caused a rift between himself and those he identifies himself with.
“Back in the days, they would have called him a milano......you know, like the idiot New Black Panther that called out the black brither with the white girl hanging on his arm.....=.=”
Milano, like the Pepperidge farm cookie?
What do we want?
- Your money!
When do we want it?
I thought they loved him?
Many are to blame.
Blame is the only game in town for the idiot.
I almose bought a Mercury Milano.
I was on the computer with TV on in the other room and wasn't paying attention while he spoke. They I heard shouts and cheers. Obama was bragging about how much money he's given "historically black colleges".
To follow what you said - many years ago they would have called him a mulatto - but from now on (at least on FR) he won’t shake the “Milano” label!
“I heard shouts and cheers. Obama was bragging about how much money he’s given “historically black colleges”. “
This was by FAR the loudest applause and cheering of the entire speech.
So much for the desire for integration...
Way to go, nutjob.
Yea, it's insane. That really came out of nowhere.
Without the teleprompter, we get to see, more and more, what's in this man's head.
I think we know the president and Mr. Holder. The media try to look the other way and give them a pass on it.
|"We must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us."
-- Eric Holder, Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A true enough statement. We are all Americans. But I give you exhibit 'A'.
Feel comfortable now?
Obama’s promises to the Black Community:
- Name Snoop Dogg as National Parks and Rec Director
- Make Charlie Wrangel stop using hair straightener
- Offer Michael Steele the DNC chair position
- Make Michelle change her name to Kwaleesha
- Change the name of Camp David to Camp Mfume
- Compose a hip-hop version of the Star Spangled Banner
Shouldn’t the headline read,”Obama Seeks to Mend
Fences with the Mongrels” ?
Love your list, but never knew that Charlie was a “Wrangler.”
He could always bow to them.
Love your list, but never knew that Charlie was a Wrangler.
My bad on the spelling. LOL. I am going to upset denim lovers, abd, supporters of 18thC Russian explorers...by spelling it “Wrangel”.....
President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to repair damage to his relationship with the black community caused by his administration’s firing of an African-American government official.
Let me guess: to show he really cared, and to show he’s really down with the Black community, he used his Urban Ebonics accent?
I can’t believe that Blacks aren’t offended when phonies like Obama and Hillary condescend with their fake “Black” accents. “I don’t feel no ways tarred!” I don’t see the Black community at-large ever picking themselves up from where theyre at...very sad.
I believe the black to white animosity has been there and been stoked for decades.
It’s just that when ‘bammy got elected that they felt a little more comfortable in letting it show.
Just like when you’re at a gathering and a lib thinks you’re another lib, they’ll let some of their true beliefs show - racism, elitism, socialism.