Part of the CL Bryant “Runaway Slave” documentary crew. I interviewed Bryant for PJTV.
This gave me goosebumps and the end, when she asks who runs the inner cities where our schools are crumbling, will make you want to pump your arm like a piston.
The overt ridiculousness I saw from white liberals towards black conservatives on 8/28 was unbelievable.
I interviewed Warns for PJTV; this fellow in this shot is the one who told Warns and the black republican group that they were “disgusting” and that he would “pray for them.”
What is so hard to believe about black conservatives? Why are they treated so scornfully treated by the liberal community?
Three words: BUFFET OF AWESOME. I’ll tell you why in a minute.
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.
She said she doesn’t want an apology from Breitbart for posting the video that took her comments out of context, but told a crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention that she would “definitely sue.”
The only way that her remarks could be taken out of context would be if, after the 23:53 remark where she says that opposition to health care is racist (wtf?) she followed it up with a hearty “NOT!” and the “NOT” was removed in editing. But it wasn’t. The video, the remarks were in context.
Sherrod though has shown that she holds a grudge against Breitbart, accusing him last week of stoking racists to attack her.
“He knew exactly what effect that would have on not only — he knew what effect that would have on the conservative, racist people he’s dealing with,” Sherrod said in an interview with CNN.
Breitbart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Breitbart has not apologized for posting the misleading video, arguing that the incident was “not about Shirley Sherrod” and was instead about the NAACP’s accusation that the tea party has employed “racist tactics.”
Wait, the woman who called opposition to HCR “racist,” who claimed Republicans were all raaacists – and claimed to be post-racial is doubling-down on the race card? The post-racial Sherrod also made these remarks after the White House fired her before so much as speaking to her:
[On Fox News] “they are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to… where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person.” via
So this is Sherrod’s defense, in layman’s terms for those reading who like books with pictures:
Say some crazy things on tape, have it offend people, have the White House use that as a guise for firing her over Pigford, she gets mad, calls the people upset at being called racists “racists,” and threatens to sue the guy who simply published a video of her to the web.
Additionally, please note the new definition of “racist, racism” by Merriam-Webster, just out this morning:
Main Entry: rac·ism
Pronunciation: \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\
1 : a belief that you have the freedom to purchase your own health insurance
2 : the act of disagreeing with a liberal
3 : taking offense at being called a racist over your belief that you have the freedom to purchase your own health insurance or after disagreeing with a liberal
— rac·ist \-sist also -shist\ noun or adjective
Sherrod is mad that she had to go public with her convictions.
The White House is flummoxed because of Pigford. What is Pigford, you ask?
Shirley Sherrod’s quick dismissal from the Obama administration may have had less to do with her comments on race before the NAACP than her long involvement in the aptly named Pigford case, a class action against the US government on behalf of black farmers alleging that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had discriminated against black farmers during the period from 1983 through 1997.
So where does Sherrod come into this picture? In a special to the Washington Examiner,Tom Blumer explains that Sherrod and the group she formed along with family members and others, New Communities. Inc. received the largest single settlement under Pigford.
Yes, Shirley Sherrod, go on with your suit. PLEASE. I LOVE hearing you talk on television. I know that the media didn’t want to have you on any of the Sunday talk shows (racists!) because when they heard you talk a warning sounded in their a heads, a warning that went “no, no, no, No, No, NO, NO” but I love it. I can’t wait to hear more about your Pigford settlement with this suit, I can’t wait to see the phone records of when you were told to pull off the side of the road and give up your job, a move the White House thought would make folks walk away – but they didn’t account for your mastery of the liberalized squeaky-wheel strategy, the very strategy they promote but hate used against them as you so artfully did. They didn’t bank on you doubling-down on the race card and implicating the White House; now they’re stuck with you and they have to basically jog after you mumbling incoherently about how there is still racial tension and something about that 24-7 media cycle they love to use but hate pointed at them.
File away. It will be a smorgasbord of delight.
President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”
The president appeared on ABC’s morning talk show “The View” Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”
Imagine for one second if Bush, Jindal, Bachmann, etc. said such a thing.
OK – Matt Stone and Trey Parker are writing this story arc now, aren’t they? From Dan Riehl:
Oh, where to start?
“… has been dragged through the mud and has had to prove she’s not a racist. This can happen to anyone and it’s not right. Imagine it happening to you.”
Um, it has.
… House Democratic leaders took a different tack: One senior aide has been circulating a document to the media that debunks the effort as one driven by corporate lobbyists and attended by neo-Nazis…
In addition, the tea parties are “not really all about average citizens,” the document continues, saying neo-Nazis, militias, secessionists and racists are attending them.
Where was the media coverage then?
Oh. Right. The left believes freedom is only found on the Democrat plantation, it doesn’t fit the media’s narrative.
As I said on King last night, apparently, I’m one of few who’s actually read the original post, watched the original video, and watched the entire 45-minute-15-second video in its entirety. Some points.
– People need to get out a dictionary and look up “exculpatory.”
– The original post and video was to highlight the applause of discrimination towards a white farmer. It was given in context.
– The original video was not “doctored” nor “out of context,” and the irony is that those making such statements are actually taking the context away from its original presentation. Sherrod was building to a lesson in her speech – but went on later in her speech to talk about how people who support HCR are racist, essentially. It’s at 23:53 in. Look, I did your homework for you.
“I Haven’t seen such mean-spirited people as I’ve seen lately over this issue of health care. Some of this racism we thought was buried didn’t it surface?” Now we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn’t do the stuff that these Republicans are doing because you have a black president.”
Um … soooo people who wanted to make their own medical decisions over their own bodies were doing it because they were racist?
While I’m continuing to do your homework and critical thinking for you, check this at 25:00 in:
“I couldn’t say 45-years ago, I couldn’t stand here and say what I will say to you tonight … God helped me to see that it’s not just about black people, it’s about poor people.”
Why can’t it just be about PEOPLE? PEOPLE, PERIOD?
Sherrod is using race to stoke class warfare and promote Marxist principles. The dude from the Daily Beast on last night’s panel committed a massive facepalm when he tried to deny this in defense of Sherrod but went on to parrot her remarks as a way to push the need for economic equality.
You don’t achieve equality by tearing everyone down equally. You promote equality by giving people the opportunity to exercise their free will and make of themselves what they will. You promote equality by not killing school choice by way of vouchers, or killing small business with penalties via health control.
This began because the left is losing in the arena of public opinion.
They’re losing because people now see the full scope of their policies:
And they’re desperate.
So they double-down on race and make an already hyper-paranoid state of racial awareness even crazier. In a rock-throwing fight in a climate they created, they took out one of their political own. The White House, the USDA fired Sherrod, not Andrew Breitbart, not Fox News, not anyone else.
Liberals, unable to hold a government in which they’ve invested the entirety of their credibility, deflect and attack conservatives for holding the story up – not their own ideology which tried to spear a movement which now encompasses half the country and has gone mainstream – so they don’t have to implicate their own rhetoric. Doing so would mean they have to back down and debate their policies on merit, and, as you can see from the accumulating public opinion, you’re not going to convince folks to support big government and wasteful spending.
It also shows the litmus test of the left: they’re only willing to come to the aid of a black American if that American shares their liberal ideology. Obama didn’t call Kenneth Gladney after he was beaten, he didn’t call Cedra Crenshaw when the Chicago machine got scared of a conservative black woman entering their ring and tried to run her (unsuccessfully) off the ballot.
The grassroots movement shares more in common with the communities that the left tries to exploit than the left shares with them. All of this is smoke and mirrors to obfuscate the truth.
That’s not empowering, liberating, freeing, nor choice.
Do a story on that, Cooper.