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Right Wing Is Using Race To Smear Obama (Gigantic Barf and Hurl Alert!!!
IBD Editorials ^ | July 22, 2010 | Big time leftwing lunatic EUGENE ROBINSON

Posted on 07/22/2010 4:44:41 PM PDT by Kaslin

After the Shirley Sherrod episode, there's no longer any need to mince words: A cynical right-wing propaganda machine is peddling the poisonous fiction that when African-Americans or other minorities reach positions of power, they seek some kind of revenge against whites.

A few of the purveyors of this bigoted nonsense might actually believe it.

Most of them, however, are merely seeking political gain by inviting white voters to question the motives and good faith of the nation's first African-American president. This is really about tearing Barack Obama down.

Sherrod, until Monday an official with the Department of Agriculture, was supposed to be mere collateral damage. Andrew Breitbart, a smarmy provocateur who often speaks at Tea Party rallies, posted on his Web site a video snippet of a speech that Sherrod, who is African-American, gave to a NAACP meeting earlier this year. In it, Sherrod seemed to boast of having withheld from a white farmer some measure of aid that she would have given to a black farmer.

It looked like a clear case of black racism in action. Within hours, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had forced her to resign. The NAACP, under attack from the right for having denounced racism in the tea party movement, issued a statement blasting Sherrod and condemning her attitude as unacceptable.

But Breitbart had overstepped. The full video of Sherrod's speech showed she wasn't bragging about being a racist, she was telling what amounted to a parable about prejudice and reconciliation.

For one thing, the incident happened in 1986 when she was working for a nonprofit, long before she joined the Obama administration. For another, she helped that white man and his family save their farm, and they became friends. Through him, she said, she learned to look past race toward our common humanity.

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1 posted on 07/22/2010 4:44:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

How does one email Mr. Robinson, does someone have email?


2 posted on 07/22/2010 4:46:19 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Kaslin

According to Beck...this event was meant to be used towards government takeover of the media.

Anybody who missed his show tonight ought to catch the rerun later or view on Youtube.


3 posted on 07/22/2010 4:48:03 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kaslin

Seems to me, the NAACP cast their race bait on the water, and hooked the biggest race baiter of them all, who then proceeded to ‘act stupidly’, again.

I guess when you are turning the entire federal government into reverse racism, you might get jumpy someone might figure you out.


4 posted on 07/22/2010 4:50:25 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Kaslin

“The NAACP, under attack from the right for having denounced racism in the tea party movement, issued a statement blasting Sherrod and condemning her attitude as unacceptable.”

Now why would the NAACP condemn her. THEY had full access to the video...THEY had a FULL record of everything she said at that event!

They are playing games with the RACE card!


5 posted on 07/22/2010 4:51:05 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: GoCards

“How does one email Mr. Robinson, does someone have email?”

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/eugene+robinson/


6 posted on 07/22/2010 4:53:02 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Kaslin

THIS CHARGE IS BULLSHIT!!!


7 posted on 07/22/2010 4:53:59 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Kaslin

They can call me a “Cracker”.
They can talk about “Wise Latinas” as opposed to “Old white men”.
They can talk about racial slurs without any single SHRED of proof.

I can’t call them a “nigger”.
I can’t suggest that white people are somehow smarter.
I can’t make outrageous claims without proof.

Clearly some of us are more equal than others.
And some racism is more acceptable than others.


8 posted on 07/22/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Kaslin
ROTFLOL

They have exactly one card in their hand and it's the race card!

New Dem slogan:

The race card: play it early and play it often.

9 posted on 07/22/2010 4:56:48 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 07/22/2010 4:58:22 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Kaslin
It would have been very interesting if Obama were in the mold of men like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell or Chester Thomas and won the first black Presidency...lol, too many scenarios to ponder!
11 posted on 07/22/2010 4:59:05 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Kaslin

Dont FIRE until you see the eyes of the whites!!
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=182461


12 posted on 07/22/2010 4:59:23 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: GoCards
You can email the lunatic using this eugenerobinson@washpost.com
13 posted on 07/22/2010 4:59:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
This is really about tearing Barack Obama down.

I got up to this line and couldn't read anymore. Volcanic Barf alert is putting it mildly. IBD was always one of the few papers I respected. I hope they're not going down the toilet behind the illegal alien loving Wall Street Journal

14 posted on 07/22/2010 4:59:47 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: SCalGal
The race card: play it early and play it often.

And don't leave the plantation without it!

15 posted on 07/22/2010 5:00:56 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Kaslin
But Breitbart had overstepped. The full video of Sherrod's speech showed she wasn't bragging about being a racist, she was telling what amounted to a parable about prejudice and reconciliation.

WRONG! Breitbart's video did include her "parable" but it was ignored by FOX News when they played an edited clip in the morning during Fox and Friends. That's what started the whole mess.

16 posted on 07/22/2010 5:02:27 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: Kimberly GG

Andrew Breitbart was victim of ‘fraud’ in Shirley Sherrod ‘racism’ story, says Ann Coulter

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/07/22/2010-07-22_andrew_breitbart_was_victim_of_fraud_in_shirley_sherrod_story_says_ann_coulter.html#ixzz0uSUjCowW

Coulter says he needs to reveal the source of the footage. I’m wondering if he wasn’t set up by the NAACP who had the full footage all along and faked their condemnation of Sherrod.

Also there is a Poll at NY Daily News:

Obama would lose Presidential election to Republican - ANY Republican - if held today: poll

Poll Results

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

I approve. The man’s got a lot on his plate. 42%

I disapprove. Look at the economy, unemployment and illegal immigration. 55%

I’m not sure. 3%

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/07/22/2010-07-22_gopers_leads_president_barack_obama_in_2012_presidential_race_poll_disapproval_a.html


17 posted on 07/22/2010 5:03:07 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: YankeeReb

IBD is fair and balanced. It uses both from the right and from the left, and their own staff


18 posted on 07/22/2010 5:04:25 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Gumption

First I heard of this, but frankly, IMO, it doesn’t really matter....bottom line the woman is, at best, a racist and socialist. I wish Glenn would have reported on her husbands ties to the Black Panthers.


19 posted on 07/22/2010 5:06:05 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Kaslin

obama smears himself he needs no help.


20 posted on 07/22/2010 5:08:10 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Kimberly GG
The left wing lunatics can dream on about silencing the freedom of speech for those who oppose their evil socialism. By what power they are going to silence our side of the media? Send the law enforcement officers to arrest people and shut radio stations and Foxnews? Do you know how impossible it is to implement this even if they decide to do it?
21 posted on 07/22/2010 5:08:21 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Kimberly GG

Yes she is a racist and a communist. The more she speaks the more she proves that.


22 posted on 07/22/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Kaslin

(Sent to Eugene)

Dear Eugene,

You message, as always, is completely wrong.

The Tea Party represents a return to Founding Principles of self-reliance and freedom which it the antithesis to the tyrannical Communist Utopia that you support. Tyranny via legislation, taxation, litigation and political correctness, not to mention a Department of Justice, Congress and White House directly opposed to the will of the People who pay their bloated, unionized lifetime salaries and benefits.

Please don’t forget, a Progressive is merely a Marxist in drag, and I see your stilettos.

Eugene, you are wrong, your charges of racism are wrong and everything associated with Liberals is fundamentally incorrect.


23 posted on 07/22/2010 5:11:27 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Kaslin
IBD is fair and balanced. It uses both from the right and from the left, and their own staff

You're right, IBD usually labels that type of article as opinion. Since I saw it online I assumed the worst. In the New York Times this same article would be listed on the front page above the fold as news.

24 posted on 07/22/2010 5:12:23 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: jveritas

Heard of Obama’s Civilian Force (SA/SS/KGB-type organization)? They would be armed and able to jail you.

You would have to fight back to survive.

I fear this most of all.


25 posted on 07/22/2010 5:13:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Kaslin

Eugene, you are full of s_it


26 posted on 07/22/2010 5:14:01 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Kaslin

Even before I opened the link, I knew from the title it had to be either Eugene Robinson or someone equally looney - Joe Conason, Joe Klein, etc, ad nauseum (emphasis on the nauseum).


27 posted on 07/22/2010 5:14:28 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: YankeeReb

This section is in the IBD Editorals


28 posted on 07/22/2010 5:16:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Stick it Robinson, you ignorant asswipe.


29 posted on 07/22/2010 5:17:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: wac3rd

You mean the thugs from the inner cities and union thugs. Let them dare to carry arms and step outside their rotten ghettos or whatever they come from and then we will see what would happen.


30 posted on 07/22/2010 5:18:51 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Kaslin

what meeting was it, union or healthcare rah rah, that they had a kid up there talking about how much the healthcare bill would help the mother cause she had cancer or something?

What they didnt say was that the mother was not at the meeting because she was getting the treatments she needed for free from the hospital.

I think what goes around comes around.


31 posted on 07/22/2010 5:24:50 PM PDT by oldmomster
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To: DemforBush

IBD is not using Joe Conason and Joe Klein as


32 posted on 07/22/2010 5:24:57 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
And don't leave the plantation without it!

Hey, when it's the only card you have, you don't dare let it out of your sight!

33 posted on 07/22/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Kaslin

that should have been IBD is not using Joe Conason and Joe Klein as contributors


34 posted on 07/22/2010 5:30:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: jveritas

They are not only impulsive, irreponsible and angry, the inner city dwellers usually are filled with a sense of entitlement via the politicians, media and education.


35 posted on 07/22/2010 5:32:58 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somwhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: wac3rd

And yet the thugs know their limits very well and how not to step outside their ghettos no matter what. We know it and they know it.


36 posted on 07/22/2010 5:35:40 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Kaslin

37 posted on 07/22/2010 9:53:39 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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