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Obama Administration, NAACP, Have Racist Egg All Over Their Faces. Again.

July 20, 2010

I like the way that HotAir sets up this story about an USDA official expressing her racist policies before the NAACP:

The NAACP is about to learn one of the most basic of all lessons in life — those who live in glass houses should avoid provoking a stone-throwing war.  After the civil-rights organization threatened to issue a condemnation of Tea Party activism by equating it with racism (a position from which they ultimately retreated), Andrew Breitbart announced that he would publish at least one video of the NAACP itself cheering racism.  Breitbart delivers on that promise today at Big Government, showing USDA official Shirley Sherrod explain to an appreciative NAACP audience in July 2009 how she deliberately withheld information from a white farmer in Georgia trying to save his land and his business.

Here’s the youtube video:

And here’s a transcript of what she said in front of an NAACP audience:

“He had to come to me for help. What he didn’t know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him,” she said. “I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land — so I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do.  I did enough.”

For the official record, Shirley Sherrod was appointed by Barack Obama in July of 2009:

ATLANTA, GA…. In July 2009 former Federation staff member Shirley Sherrod was appointed as the USDA Rural Development Georgia State Director. Sherrod had worked with Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund since 1985 as the organization’s Director of the Georgia State Office. “We are proud that Shirley has been appointed to this position at Rural Development not just because she is the first African American in Georgia to hold the post, but also because of her vast experience in agriculture and rural development. Now the entire State of Georgia will benefit from her expertise.

Well, unless you’re white, anyway.

And this racist policy was expressed before an NAACP banquet.  The same NAACP that was just pointing the demagogic race-baiting finger at the Tea Party for nebulous examples of alleged racism.

I am so fed up and tired about racists lecturing conservatives about racism.  I am so fed up and tired with the endless double-standards and hypocrisy from the left.

The official racist policies of the Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, and so-called “civil rights groups” such as the NAACP is truly something to behold.

It’s the same sort of crap we witness with other liberal groups, such as the unions – who hire non-union, minimum wage picketers who get no benefits – to bitch about how other employees treat employees.

It’s the same sort of crap we witness when Obama and Democrats argue that Republicans were to blame for the reckless spending policies when the last Republican budget deficit was $161 billion – compared to the in-excess-of-$1-TRILLION deficits the Democrats have been imposing upon us since.

It’s the same sort of crap we witness when Obama and Democrats demagogue the unemployment issue – falsely claiming that Republicans want to starve unemployed people – when in reality all Republicans demand is to have any jobless benefit extensions paid for by using funds from the $862 billion porkulus.  Even though Obama has repeatedly argued in the past that Republicans should have paid for their own policies.  And even though Obama PRAISED the pay-as-you-go rule and promised to abide by it.

It’s the same crap from liberals who shrilly denounce conservatives as being “anti-Obama” when they couldn’t have been more over-the-top anti-Bush.

It’s the crap of liberal hypocrites who denounce and denounce and denounce the other side when in fact they the liberals are doing at least as bad and in fact worse.

I’m sick of the racists blaming conservatives for racism.  I’m sick of unions blaming employers for refusing to pay for unsustainable wages and benefits.  I’m sick of spend-crazy Democrats blaming Republicans for spending.  And most of all, I’m sick of Barack Obama constantly demoguing, demonizing, fearmongering, and blaming his political opponents for every single issue and failure under the sun.

The Obama Administration and the NAACP – for all their finger-pointing – have racist egg all over their faces.

Obama promised to transcend racial and political divides, but our Racist-Divider-in-Chief has done more to lower us into the abyss than any president since the last Democrat racist president decades ago.

Democrats and their ideological pawns can point all the fingers they want, but every time they do, three fingers are pointing back at them.

Update, July 20: News reports are coming out saying that the event in question surrounding Shirley Sherrod occurred in 1986, and that she was working for a non-profit at the time (as opposed to working for the government).  And Shirley Sherrod is saying that she was using this example as a “pivot point” in which she confronted and began to overcome her own attitudes.

She is also reporting that the Obama administration fired her (or intensely pressured her to resign) without having any review of the basic facts.  In fact, administration official Cheryl Cook literally asked Sherrod to pull her car over and resign, saying her story would be on Glenn Beck that night.

Her story WAS on Glenn Beck.  But rather than cheer her firing, Beck said she should stay, arguing that her story is one of a woman learning to overcome her racist attitudes, rather than one of a story of a racist.

It’s hard to know what all the facts are at this point, since the full video of the speech in question has yet to be made available by the NAACP, but I find it interesting that the White House would push to protect a particularly hateful New Black Panther racist by having a verdict against him dismissed, and then immediately turn around and fire an innocent woman without examination.

All I can say for sure is that there is clearly a bunch of screws loose and rattling around the White House.

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