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Obama 'regrets' sacking of official Shirley Sherrod

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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:01 AM

Obama 'regrets' sacking of official Shirley Sherrod

President Barack Obama has called agriculture official Shirley Sherrod to express his "regret" over her recent sacking.

Mrs Sherrod was fired after a blogger posted a video of her apparently suggesting she had not fully helped a farmer because he was white.

It was revealed afterwards that the comments, at an equality group event, had been taken out of context.
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posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:01 AM
So Obama now supports racist as long as the racists aren't white ?

If this was a white official who had done this and then supposedly "learned" from their mistake, they wouldn't be showed even a quarter much compassion as this woman is getting.

It's BS to think the quote was taken out of context and this little revealing bit of information explains everything.

It was also revealed that Mrs Sherrod's father had been murdered by a white racist who was never prosecuted.

She doesn't deserve the position she had and doesn't deserve a new job in the department and certainly doesn't deserve the compassion she's getting from racist apologists
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 12:46 AM
nice way to be a tool for the right wing

the statement was purposefully put out of context, the full story actually could be an argument for how she is racist against blacks considering she denied the blacks and not the white if you wanted to get technical.

meh, whats the point...believe whatever fantasy you lot want.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 01:12 AM
reply to post by Discotech

Meh. Obama regrets that an employee of the government was asked to resign. Good move!

He didn't even have anything to do with it, yes? That's what his secretary of Agriculture said.

I'm reaching here, yes? Of course he regrets this decision! He had nothing to do with it.

It's not MY fault! I was unaware. LOL.

It's probably George Bush's fault. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Of course he regrets this, just like he regrets calling the Cambridge Police Department as acting stupidly.

Lite beer? LITE BEER? OMG!

Man, presidents have a tendancy to act stupidly or evil. Take your choice.

Of course they are all about the people they serve.

In my 57 years I have seen presidents act stupidly, act politically, act in manners I have thought were just evil or stupid, or both, Um...just saying........Obama IS the most transparent POTUS I have ever witnessed.

There was a POTUS, what was his name? Was it Calviin Coolidge? something like that. Segregated the country, actually, with his policies in the D.C.

He was rather transparent. Sort of like Obama is transparent.

Remember, don't listen to the words so much, as watch the actions.

People just can't keep up the facade for very long. And a POTUS can't keep up his facade either, unless he surrounds himself with folks that, well, don''t have a personal political agenda. Because they eventually are overcome by their own desires, not that of the country's citizens as a whole.

Mind you, these asshats DO think they are doing the people's will, They believe they know the people's will better than the people do. Yes, the people's will from many years ago.

There's nothing like having a former coc aine user in the White House!
My questions are, when did you quit using the coc aine? Are you still smoking thst stuff?

Here's a hint. Forget the Lite beer, forget the coc aine,

And clear your head of your old ideas, Get a grip and just maybe actually get out and about without photo ops and employees being told to stay home while the POTUS visits.

Ms Sherrod said something that I appreciate. I'm not going to quote, but the gist of it was, Obama, who I still support, you have no idea what goes on down here, so come on down and see what is happening in a part of the country you have never experienced and no nothing about.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 01:17 AM
Any black person raised during her time had every right to harbor indignation toward whites. For god sakes, these people had to fight for civil rights equal to whites. She was merely relaying her struggle to overcome that indignation. Her story is totally understandable given the circumstances and the time she was living in.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 01:55 PM
Touchy, touchy, touchy. When did it become a law that nobody of a different race can EVER criticize a white person?

Don't tell me, let me guess. It was when Barack Obama was elected, right?

Let's be honest. We caucasians have, and always have had, racists among us. When we are called on this, the fashion now is to holler "reverse racism!!" every time there is the slightest hint of a reproach.

No matter how many black people dislike us, the fact remains that they have never passed laws keeping us from eating in public restaurants or making us sit in the back of buses or imposed any other kind of segregation against us. As a minority group, they have never had that power, and probably wouldn't use it if they could.

Let's be big kids about this. Some criticism is deserved.

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 02:45 PM
i wish obama would fire himself:p

that chic is a racist if you watched the entire video you will see that she might have been telling a story from the past fact remains.

fact also is she was a government employee on duty or not on duty and she gladly took the time to blantly bash old whitey bush.

listen to the terminology theres no politcal correctness there is which everyone else has to adhear to but meh say whatever you want if your black- you can always scream racism later if they dont like what you have to say- a white person(republican/conservative) never gets away with the same crap.

watch the entire video you decide.

[edit on 23-7-2010 by neo96]

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Yeah, I imagine he does "regret it." Because I imagine she probably has a helluva case against both her employer and the media going here. She should be prepared for all sorts of sucking up from all the idiots who maligned and vilified her without vetting the information or thinking.

Not in Obama's defense, but just to say, I'm sure the President himself probably assumed that the people briefing him on the matter did their due diligence. He simply doesn't have time to dig into every issue like this himself...that's why he has a staff. And if I were him, I'd sure be reassessing the qualifications of some particular staff members right about now.

[edit on 7/23/2010 by ~Lucidity]

posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 03:17 PM
reply to post by Discotech

Obama is a bad leader. He responds without all of the facts. How is the CEO of America firing someone because of a blog entry?

This event that the recent firing of the general in Afghanistan prove that Obama is a celebrity. Only celebrities worry about the gossip reports.

posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 03:48 AM
this is all VERY strange...this was on the news here in germany yesterday...and in my german was given way too much time on the main news..OBVIOUSLY way too much a way that for someone like 'us' it was very obviously doing something more than just 'telling the story'.

theres an agenda here...and i feel it may have something to do with discrediting bloggers and independent journalists in general..

posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 11:44 PM
reply to post by kyred

I think it was Calviin Coolidge.

2nd line....

posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 11:45 PM
reply to post by neo96

The story was out of context by a blogger. I can't believe MSM fell for a blogger. DOn't they know blogs are like 90% BS? They are almost like tabloids.

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