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Wow - you can't just make up this kind of stuff!!!
IF this is all true, (and I have no reason to question it) it is an absolutely incredible story!
This is very interesting...No wonder we haven't heard a word about Sherri Sherrod! They want it to all "go away" The level of corruption is
boundless in the Obama Adminstration...
Andrew Breitbart is a media genius.
He proved it originally with his brilliant handling of the ACORN ‘hooker’ scandal which he skillfully manipulated so that the corrupt media was
forced, against its will,
to broadcast corruption in one of Obama’s most powerful political support
groups. But Breitbart’s handing of that affair is nothing compared to his brilliant
manipulation of the Shirley Sherrod ‘white farmer’ scandal.
It all began last Monday, July 22, 2010. As the country watched in horror, Breitbart released a snippet of a tape on his “Big Government” site
which showed an obscure black
female official of the Dept. of Agriculture laughing to a roomful of NAACP
members about how she’d discriminated against a destitute white farmer and
refused to give him the financial aid he desperately needed. As she smirked to
the room, she’d sent him instead to a white lawyer – ‘one of his own kind’ – for
help. The black woman was Shirley Sherrod – and almost immediately she became
the center of a firestorm of controversy which exploded throughout the country.
Within a day of the release of that infamous tape, the head of the Dept. of
Agriculture, spurred on by Obama, demanded – and received – Sherrod’s
resignation. Breitbart had won.
But then seemingly Breitbart’s actions began to explode in his face. As Sherrod screamed in protest, FOX News released the entire text of her
speech last March to
the NAACP. And there on tape Sherrod was shown supposedly repenting of her
racism against a white farmer and instead championing his fight to win funds to
keep his farm afloat. Within hours of that entire tape being revealed, the
entire world turned against Andrew Breitbart. Conservatives throughout the
country were enraged that he’d endangered their reputations by releasing a
‘doctored’ tape. Breitbart, they thundered, had dealt a fatal blow to the
conservative media. I confess that I also was horrified at what I saw as the
clumsiness and stupidity of Breitbart in ‘doctoring’ a tape to make a supposedly
innocent woman look guilty. But now I discover I have been as guilty of haste
to judgment of Breitbart as the Dept. of Agriculture was of Ms.
Only now am I realizing the real purpose for Breitbart’s release of that tape snippet. It was to allow him to cunningly
trick the media into exposing one of the most shocking examples of corruption in
the federal government – a little known legal case called “Pigford v. Glickman”.
“In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due
to racial discrimination during the period
1983 to 1997.” The case was entitled “Pigford v. Glickman” and in 1999, the
black farmers won their case. The government agreed to pay each of them as much
as $50,000 to settle their claims.
But then on February 23 of this year, something shocking happened in relation to that original judgment. In total silence, the USDA agreed to release
more funds to “Pigford”. The amount was a staggering
$1.25 billion. This was because the original number of plaintiffs – 400 black
farmers – had now swollen in a class action suit to include a total of 86,000
black farmers throughout America.
There was only one teensy problem. The United States of America doesn’t have 86,000 black farmers. According to accurate and totally verified
census data, the total number of black farmers
throughout America is only 39,697. Oops.
Well, gosh – how on earth did 39,697 explode into 86,000 claims? And how did $50,000 explode into $1.25 billion? Well, folks, you’ll just have
to ask the woman who
not only spearheaded this case because of her position in 1997 at the “Rural
Development Leadership Network” but whose family received the highest single
payout (approximately $13 million) from that action – Shirley Sherrod. Oops
Yes, folks. It appears that Ms. Sherrod had just unwittingly exposed herself as the perpetrator of one of the biggest fraud claims in the
United States – a fraud enabled solely because she screamed racism at the
government and cowed them into submission. And it gets even more interesting.
Ms. Sherrod has also exposed the person who aided and abetted her in this race
fraud. As it turns out, the original judgment of “Pigford v. Glickman” in 1999 only applied
to a total of 16,000 black farmers. But
in 2008, a junior Senator got a law passed to reopen the case and allow more black farmers to sue for funds. The
Senator was Barack Obama.
Because this law was passed in dead silence and because the woman responsible for spearheading it was an obscure USDA official, American taxpayers did
that they had just been forced in the midst of a worldwide depression to pay out
more than $1.25 billion to settle a race claim.
But Breitbart knew. And last Monday, July 22, 2010, he cleverly laid a trap which Sherrod – and Obama – stumbled headfirst into which has now
resulted in the
entire world discovering the existence of this corrupt financial judgment. Yes,
folks – Breitbart is a genius.
As for Ms. Sherrod? Well, she’s discovered too late that her cry of ‘racism’ to the media which was intended to throw the spotlight on
Breitbart has instead
thrown that spotlight on herself – and her corruption. Sherrod has vanished
from public view. Her ‘pigs’, it seems, have come home to roost.