Skip to comments.Right Wing Is Using Race To Smear Obama (Gigantic Barf and Hurl Alert!!!
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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How does one email Mr. Robinson, does someone have email?
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.
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.
“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!
“How does one email Mr. Robinson, does someone have email?”
THIS CHARGE IS BULLSHIT!!!
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.
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.
Dont FIRE until you see the eyes of the whites!!
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
And don't leave the plantation without it!
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.
Andrew Breitbart was victim of ‘fraud’ in Shirley Sherrod ‘racism’ story, says Ann Coulter
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
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%
IBD is fair and balanced. It uses both from the right and from the left, and their own staff
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.
obama smears himself he needs no help.
Yes she is a racist and a communist. The more she speaks the more she proves that.
(Sent to 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.
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.
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.
Eugene, you are full of s_it
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).
This section is in the IBD Editorals
Stick it Robinson, you ignorant asswipe.
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.
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.
IBD is not using Joe Conason and Joe Klein as
Hey, when it's the only card you have, you don't dare let it out of your sight!
that should have been IBD is not using Joe Conason and Joe Klein as contributors
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.
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.