Democrats’ Cover Tactics – Shift The Blame.

Shirley Sherrod got her phone call from President Obama. I’m not quite sure why she was so eager to speak to him… she did not seem to hold him accountable for her recent predicament and, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sherrod stated that she did not want an apology from him or indeed expect one, given his position as President. Ms Sherrod has learned one thing – Obama only apologizes when overseas.


Shirley Sherrod

Barack Obama had no part in this affair, although the fallout has come back to sting him in the tail. A good leader is one that takes responsibility for the actions of his team. In that respect, he should have apologized for the hasty decision of his Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack.

The amount of embarrassment caused to the Obama administration could be gauged by the obvious discomfort of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. If I didn’t know better, I’d have said that Mr Gibbs’ new shoes were pinching, as he shifted awkwardly behind his lectern.

This whole mess was created by the Department of Agriculture, the NAACP and one or more members of the White House staff. Shirley Sherrod seemed convinced that her termination orders were issued by someone in the White House. It smacks of panic at the prospect of another race-related media attack on the administration. As usual, the liberals are trying to distract the public from their own failings by trying to pin the whole, sorry state of affairs on conservatives. While it may be true that the original video was posted by Andrew Breitbart, to openly accuse him of racism and a desire to return to the days of slavery is unwarranted. Perhaps the CNN video was not shown in its entirety, causing the message to be misconstrued also?

By her own confession, Shirley Sherrod had not given the white farmer “the full force of what [she] could do”. A later part of her speech, omitted in the original video posting, goes on to explain that “working with [the farmer] made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who have not. They could be black. They could be white. They could be Hispanic”. This does not detract from the fact that, initially, she had little inspiration to help a white farmer. It reminds me a little of someone who was once a Klansman and later regretted the fact. Of course, being a Democrat, his expression of guilt absolved him.

The most ridiculous part of this fiasco is the left stream media’s attempt to apportion blame to Fox News, implying that their coverage of the speech instigated Sherrod’s dismissal. A number of other network and cable stations covered the item before FNC gave it any airtime. While the video was on their website, it was also on YouTube. Naturally, YouTube is not regarded as a threat by the liberals. It’s owned by Google. Google and the White House?… well, you can draw your own conclusions.

It is fairly obvious that the left are targeting Andrew Breitbart, Fox News and the Tea Party Movement in an attempt to save what remains of their unpopular, discredited government. They know that they are not afraid to confront their accusations head-on, as proved when Breitbart offered $100,000 for evidence of the racist attack by the Tea Party.

To use race as a political tool is reprehensible. To accuse those who are innocent of racism is abhorrent. Those who use these tactics as a last-ditch attempt to save themselves from defeat should think about the potential results of their actions, for they are the ones who could turn back the clock and recreate mistrust between black and white.

The fact that Barack Obama is black is immaterial to the Tea Party movement. The fact that he is steering the country to socialism, economic and social destruction is relevant. We will oppose anyone that does not respect the Constitution and threatens the very fabric of American society – regardless of color. That is equality!

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

 

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So, wasn't this larger than a one word "Maccaca" moment ?

Sherrod was fired by the Government, the same  government that in previous years she has sued in court, and won a handsome settlement.

Facts on the ground for FOX News is that FOX never reported on the story until AFTER Sherrod was fired.  

This story is going to DIE quickly, the Democrats want it buried ..... sorta like the Louisiana oil industry,, buried and gone if Obama has his way.  

Actually sort of like the Louisiana fishing industry

More like the louisiana fishing industry.  Did you know that Obama and BP planned this leak from the very start?  They got the UN to fly their black helicopters from Roswell and using alien technology blew up the well to release oil into the water. See the mermen were planning to join the tea party and if that happens then the democrats lose their electoral edge with all the illegal aliens they've let into the country while controlling the presidency over the past decade.  So they signed a secret treaty with the mermen which gives them exclusive rights to fishing in the gulf. The obamas just needed to ruin the fishing industry.  They would have gotten away with it if it wasn't due to those pesky talking dolphins that I know.

Squeak squeak

Bob.

Facts on the ground for FOX

Facts on the ground for FOX News is that FOX never reported on the story until AFTER Sherrod was fired.

Meanwhile, in the real world...

Fact: FoxNews.com carried the "story" on July 19, before Sherrod was fired (Fox subsequently removed their original article, but some enterprising bloggers had already saved their original story). By 1:40 p.m., it was on Fox Nation under the title "Caught on Tape: Obama Official Discriminates Against White Farmer," and it linked to Breitbart's site. After Sherrod was fired, Fox changed that title to "Obama Official Resigns After Discrimination Caught on Tape."

Gee, ya got me there, I didn't say TV

Fox TV News never reported/showed video on Sherrod before Obama fired her.....you know, the Number ONE rated TV News that Obama never watches, or pays any attention to. 

By the way, "linking" is not reporting, just like  "Journolist" isn't Journalism.

On another note, I just found out what the "O" in "Journolist" stood for.   Yep, you got it, their hero.

Looks like Classic Liberal owes me an Apology ?

Or, Calssic can call Krauthammer a liar, along with Wallace, etc....Classic is good at that sort of stuff, he just can't back it up.

Charles Krauthammer scolds the host of ‘Inside Washington’ for introducing the Sherrod story by blaming Fox News for her firing. Krauthammer pointed out that Sherrod was fired before Fox News ever reported on the story.   And the Link

 

Well, the Dems cannot cover up the "Recovery" surprise

Economists said the second quarter real growth probably came in at an annual rate of just 2.5%, down from the 2.7% rate in the first quarter.

The recovery has averaged a 3.5% growth rate since it "started" last summer, well, its no longer "started" for sure.  A couple of months back, Economist were predictng 4%, then 3%, and now the reality of "Kenesian Eco Terror" is being recorded for what it is, a "surprise".

I'd like 8 more years of "Bush's failed Policies", because they sure as hell are better than Obama's success !  

Looks like the ACORN campaign donations needed "Cover"

I think we're headed somewhere with this Cover up of Obama's donor list, someone has pealed back the covers.