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.