Skip to comments.Shirley Sherrod Becomes Obama Political Problem
Posted on 07/21/2010 10:12:45 AM PDT by maggief
As soon as much of the available evidence suggested that Shirley Sherrod had become the victim of a rush to judgment by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, it became clear President Barack Obama had a mushrooming political problem on his hands.
Sherrod went from being the villain of the piece to a figure drawing great empathy from millions, not the least of which was conservative talk show host Glen Beck.
And among those who were most closely watching the presidents handling of affair were important members of the presidents base, people he could ill afford to alienate: African Americans and liberals.
While Obama remains popular, his poll numbers are significantly lower than they were earlier in the year. His support among independents who helped propel him to the presidency has steadily eroded.
That was worrisome enough for Democrats during a mid-term election year.
But then the Sherrod affair threatened to hurt the president with some of the most members of the Democratic base.
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This was supposed to be a lefty sandbag job. Not working too well for them, is it?
They’ll be pissed for a few days; but they’ll soon be back on the plantation.
Obama hates black people.
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“While Obama remains popular,...”
They just can’t let it go.
“I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that [Gates case]. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That’s just a fact.”
“While Obama remains popular, his poll numbers are significantly lower than they were earlier in the year.”
LMAO at that inane statement.
“While Obama remains popular”
Would some objective observer please define “popular”? I always thought that the minimum measure of political popularity were polls showing 51% of the people think you are doing a good job. Is this asshat referencing the popularity Mr. Skittles enjoys at all his parties? If he is so popular, why don’t Dems want him to campaign for them? Popular? Popular? The rediculous assumptions dumped onto the reader by the “Journolistos” is rather sickening.
Hmm. NPR isn't getting enough taxpayer money to edit their programs now?
Good one. I thought of that too.
The real story is that this White House has let itself be manipulated by Andrew Breitbart! And it will use this manipulation as an excuse for its actions!
I am sure our real enemies are taking notes.
I think it worked too well for them!
So, she never did anything racist then? I don’t get it.
Clever recycling there!
Goerge Orwell was right - he was just a generation or two off...
I think the real story now has moved beyond Shirley Sherrod to the reactions of the press and the Administration (White House and Secretary Vilsack) and the NAACP.
Andrew Breitbart posts a video on his site, and look how everyone is acting and reacting.
I have never seen anything like this.....
The big story was the way the NAACP cheered when they heard how a white farmer might get the shaft. That’s the big story all along as I understand it:
The NAACP: Becoming Mel Gibson, Applauding Shirley Sherrod
Rush is pointing that out exactly while I’m typing.
I admit I took the report at face value, but it wasn’t up to me to decide whether to give her the boot. Hah! I hereby formally apologize to Shirley Sherrod for the brief misunderstanding, partly due to the fact that I can’t load youtubes personally from home.
Now, I don’t know what excuse the White House has. Did it interfere with a party, banquet, sporting event, or fundraiser? I do want to know.
Yeah, like that group is going to start voting Republican in droves.
What? Me worry?
Obama will blame Vilsack and Vilsack will throw himself under the Kenyan’s bus before the evening news starts in a few hours. Whitey must be sacrificed, even if it’s a liberal democrat.
***But then the Sherrod affair threatened to hurt the president with some of the most members of the Democratic base.***
>>>Hmm. NPR isn’t getting enough taxpayer money to edit their programs now? >>>
I agree with you totally. But, at least it’s not as bad as writers who say, “one of the only people who, etc.” What does “only” mean? One, ten, a thousand, ten thousand people?
Obama doesn’t like black people.
Ole Tom’s days are numbered.
Shirley Sherrod is a racist. Only a racist would even come close to thinking in the terms that she does. No racist should ever be in government employment.
The Hussein Express!!!
It is amazing to watch this.
God bless Andrew Breitbart!
I listened to her whole 43 minute speech. It was wall-to-wall racism.
It was also agony to listen to—the woman is totally incomprehensible, has numerous speech impediments, cannot follow a simple line of reasoning, rambles all over the place, and laughs at her own jokes.
And she is resigning from a $125,000 a year government job! With benefits!!!
Any one of the millions of unemployed out there could do a better job.
I fully expect slavery reparations and a wrongful termination multi-million dollar cash settlement are due to Ms. Sherrod due Vilsack’s racist rush-to-judgement.
Yep. She’s an idiot, but she was the right skin color to get the job.
I called the local newspaper’s SoundOff this morning and that’s exactly what I said - it wasn’t so much her comments as the fact that the NAACP laughed and applauded her comments.....that’s what the most offensive....
Another hit piece for talk radio.
Blaming the wrong people.
She said what she said...SHE the one that needs to apologize.
Would that be the white part or the black part?
That’s a very good question. But charges should be brought no matter what.
LOL, that’s journalism for you today.
Yes, Obama does hate Black people particularly if they are Americans!!! Let me embellish that statement a bit more. POTUS Barack Hussein Obama hates America, the United States of America and......”ALL” Americans. And.....so does his Democrat Party. Wake up, dudes!!! Time to drop Obama and any Democrat like a bad habit!!!
What are they going to do, get mad and vote for the white conservative candidate next time?
In her speech, Sherrod has shown that she harbors deep resentment for white people and has confessed to acting on that resentment. She was hired by the Obama administration days after she won a suit against the very department she joined as an official. She was the perfect Obama political hiree - a community organizer extraordinaire who demonstrated her ability to shake down the federal government on behalf of blacks (she admits she deliberately didn’t help whites). She represents the “thief class” in our society - people who become expert at helping others take from the “productive class” of taxpayers and hardworking American citizens. Appointing her to a federal job is an indication that the thief class is outgrowing the productive class, which will soon reach a tipping point in this country. That’s when we suffer Greece’s fate (both ancient and modern).
“not having been there and not seeing all the facts,”
But he still concludes that the Cambridge police acted ‘stupidly’, just like he and Holder and Napolitano condemned the Arizona immigration law without reading it. Imagine if Dubya ever made such idiotic statements.
I find it hysterical they convinced Ms. Sherrod to resign because they were afraid of a Glenn Beck expose on a news channel they don’t recognize as a news channel.
ROFLOL! Can you hear the *poof* when it blew up in their faces? It is still going over their heads as they run around screaming about Breibart and Foxnews when they did it to themselves. No one asked that she be fired THEY did that.All Breibart was showing was real racism in the NAACP’s reaction to her story about short shafting whitey. The redeemption part was there all along. They still don’t udnerstand what this was about. It was real racism of the NAACP compared to the imagined racism of the Tea Party.
My god but isn’t that just the funniest thing ever? But on a more serious note, I hope and pray Beck has the courage, nerve, and wisdom to handle what bammy handed him on a silver platter. The regime is making moves based on what they THINK Beck might do. So many opportunities to show them as the traitorous lying pond scum they are, so little time.
While Obama remains popular, his poll numbers are significantly lower than they were earlier in the year
Why, he’s the most popular man to EVER draw a 22% approval rating! /sarc
“She was the victim of an Obama lynching. “
She deserved the shaft too. Imagine a 65 year old white FAA official saying: “This black guy came to me; but I thought about all the white farmers who had lost their farms, our people, and so I didn’t help him. I figured some of his own folks might help him so I sent him over to a black lawyer . . .” Duh.
I grant you the reaction of the audience was shameful. But Sherrod deserves the boot far more than did Trent Lott.
It’s so condescending. Our press expects blacks officials to say stupid, racist things in public and does not hold them accountable. It doesn’t even notice the shameful behavior of the well-heeled black audience because THAT’S THE BEHAVIOR THE PRESS EXPECTS. “Well, you have to understand, she’s black. That’s the way they talk and act, you know.”