Video: NAACP posts full Sherrod video

posted at 8:30 pm on July 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

We wanted it and now we’ve got it. Forty-three minutes and 15 seconds. I haven’t had time to watch all of it — the full clip will be crowdsourced in the comments, I’m sure — but skip ahead to 16:30 for the segment about the white farmer and stick with it until at least 24:00 or so. She actually introduces the story by saying how she started working in order to help black people but then, through divine providence, came to realize that she was meant to work for poor people generally. The key moment comes just after the 21:00 mark when she talks about how helping the Spooners “made me see that it’s really about those who have versus those who don’t. You know, and they can be black, they can be white, they can be Hispanic.” And the crowd murmurs its assent. From there she segues into a historical narrative about racism being an artificial construct manufactured by wealthy interests to keep lower-class blacks and whites divided when in fact they should be working together. Exit question: How long before Vilsack gives her her job back?

Update: From the comments: “So she’s a Marxist not a racist. She belongs in the cabinet!”

Update: I meant to mention this earlier but forgot about it after getting sidetracked with something: There is an edit in the tape right around 21:00, as plain as day. It doesn’t look like a major one since it comes in the course of her telling her story about the farmer, but why is it there at all?

Update: Tapper answers my last question: “NAACP says the tape was changed at the 21:00 mark. no edits, just a tape change.” It is indeed almost exactly at the midway point of the video.

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We Hot Air viewers should be in the forefront of it… In the interests of fair play.

Ralph64 on July 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM

A liberal Democrat resigns under pressure from a liberal Democratic White House and a liberal Democratic racist organization (NAACP).

I’m still a bit confused on how/why we should care?

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Look, I don’t see this woman has some kind of saint now.
She admits she’s still discriminating against people, it’s just that now it’s largely based on income, not color, maybe.
She also admits to clearly breaking the law.
She intentionally and knowingly discriminated against a white farmer because he was white. How many other whites did she discriminate against before and during those years until “her eyes were finally, sort of opened.”
Is she now discriminating against the rich? Does she automatically side with the poor? Is that the job of a federal employee to discriminate against anyone for any reason or are they just suppose to follow the law and judge fairly and help equally?

JellyToast on July 20, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Tapper answers my last question: “NAACP says the tape was changed at the 21:00 mark. no edits, just a tape change.” It is indeed almost exactly at the midway point of the video.

The science is settled?

artist on July 20, 2010 at 9:34 PM

So you are saying they used a camcorder that not only uses tapes as opposed to digital media, but uses tapes with a 20 minute capacity, in 2010?

That makes sense to you???

Joe Caps on July 20, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Catch of the thread

Del Dolemonte on July 20, 2010 at 10:49 PM

This just gets better and better. She needs to be rehired.

I am quite tickled that the PC, race-obsessed geniuses in the White House were all too quick to throw this gal out without having all the facts.

This administration is turning into more of a joke each and every day.

Metro on July 20, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Dr Evil on July 20, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Thanks for the links. I love that stuff.

a capella on July 20, 2010 at 10:25 PM

That Shirt of Rev Wrights has always made me wonder The Map Africa 1590, If it’s not a date is it an address, code?

I wish Glenn Beck would explain the significance if he knows -he likes to analyze symbols.

Dr Evil on July 20, 2010 at 10:51 PM

And those murmurs of recognition came before the “i’ve seen the light” part of the story.

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM
Actually, this is wrong. She begins the whole story at 16:41 by explaining that she originally went into everything to help only black people, but that God showed her that the real issue was poverty. It tips off the audience that this is a redemption/overcoming story.

AngusMc on July 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Yeah, right. Apparently you didn’t listen long enough or your blinders are permanantly affixed. Try starting about 17.11 in. I guess they’re all laughing because they just can’t wait until she gets to the part about accepting poor people regardless of their race. That “superior” comment she spoke of had nothing to do with it. That reaction is racism at it’s finest.

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 10:52 PM

This just gets better and better. She needs to be rehired.

The administration is in a no-win situation here.

If they rehire her then all that stuff about the previous lawsuit and her sudden appointment come into play.

If they DON’T rehire her then the left turns on them.

Their only hope is to do what they’re doing right now – blame the right.

Which will work until Breitbart releases his next video.

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I share Glenn Beck’s paranoia, then: why did the WH so quickly can her? Three phone calls while she’s on the road?

Why?

PattyJ on July 20, 2010 at 10:57 PM

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said President Barack Obama was briefed on the matter after Sherrod’s resignation and stands by the Agriculture Department’s handling of it.”

Hey libbies he is your guy and DON’T even try to tell me he trusted those liars at Fox or Breitbart.

CWforFreedom on July 20, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Dustin at Patterico’s watched the whole video and had some interesting things to say:

I do not feel that she is apologizing for her racism even in the slightest. She doesn’t seem to be aware that she did anything wrong at all in being a bigot. She simply has two missions: to help blacks and to help poors. so sometimes she is so devoted to helping the poor that she also helps white people against her impulse not to.

At around 24:15 she starts claiming the Tea Party is racist, saying that Bush’s 8 years never had the kinds of attacks the Tea Party is giving, which she explains as the President now being black and needing to elevate whites. (I see happyfeet is also annoyed with this).

She has an idea that the Tea Partiers (or just Obama opponents) who are racist seem to be hurting themselves by not letting Obama help all of us.

And she definitely does say that she got over her own hate, but as an admonishment that the Obamacare opponents aren’t giving up their hate.

She’s still a racist, and she sees racism in the heart of people who just are fiscal conservatives. She very much sees the world as ‘we’ verses ‘them’. I think she’s just very confused about who the ‘we’ is at any given time.

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 11:02 PM

So, when/if she gets rehired; A. Breitbart reveals another video… Bangs go his night-stick… Obama foaming at the mouth and yipping while chasing his own tail in… 5…4…3…

Jeff2161 on July 20, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 11:02 PM

Holy Cow, that crazy happyfeet is commenting there! And he/she/it is still crazy.

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I share Glenn Beck’s paranoia, then: why did the WH so quickly can her? Three phone calls while she’s on the road?

Why?

PattyJ on July 20, 2010 at 10:57 PM

There is probably more evidence and they are worried Breitbart might have it in his possession?

They need to lay off the Tea Party is Racist Narrative…that was the message of this exercise.

Dr Evil on July 20, 2010 at 11:07 PM

This is the reason people like Glenn Beck are dangerous. This is what happens when you use emotion over reason.

You folks have no one to blame but yourselves, and suddenly Glenn Beck tries his best to become a martyr when it was the knee jerk reaction tactics that lead to Sherrod’s firing in the first place.

Your fingers should be pointed at yourselves. Go read the comments from the first article on this, hypocrites.

NoStoppingUs on July 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 11:02 PM

It is precisely the “context” of this video that I find so damning. It does not change my mind one bit about NAALCP, Shirley Sherrod, Andrew Breitbart, Glenn Beck, or any other involved parties. Conservatives have NOTHING to apologize for. Not this time!

gryphon202 on July 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

why did the WH so quickly can her? Three phone calls while she’s on the road?

Why?

PattyJ on July 20, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Sounds like, Valerie Jarret to the rescue.

Jeff2161 on July 20, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Sounds like, Valerie Jarret to the rescue.

Jeff2161 on July 20, 2010 at 11:09 PM

And she is knee deep in Blago – Goo right now….so this isn’t helpful.

Dr Evil on July 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM

There seems to be a lot of people on the center-right who seem to think Breitbart messed up here.

I beg to differ with that train of thought.

1) He proved everything he said he would prove. He showed a clip of a person admitting illegal racist discrimination wherein an audience of the NAACP cheered, laughed and agreed with said discrimination.

2) This video prompted knee-jerk reactions from the administration and the NAACP.

3) Which means that when Breitbart says “jump”, the left says “how high?” He is in total control of their responses and they are making themselves look like idiots (not that that takes much!)

Game and set to Breitbart.

And Match will probably come next after the next video is released.

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM

NoStoppingUs on July 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Why is this Glenn Beck’s fault?

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM

NoStoppingUs on July 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Thanks JournoList™

Inanemergencydial on July 20, 2010 at 11:13 PM

NoStoppingUs on July 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Why is this Glenn Beck’s fault?

Cindy Munford on July 20, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Because it can’t be Sherrod’s fault for publicly admitting racial discrimination.

And it can’t be the administration’s fault for throwing her under the bus.

And it can’t be the NAACP’s fault for reacting in a knee-jerk way in response to the video.

Nor can they be blamed for laughing and agreeing with the discrimination.

And we can’t talk about the NAACP’s racist lies about the Tea Party.

And we can’t talk about the MSM’s lies about Sarah Palin.

And we can’t talk about blaming ANYTHING on Obama.

So that just leaves Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and the Tea Party.

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Obama is so dead…..LOL

Obama fired her, The NAACP expelled her, and She’s fighting back.

She ain’t taking Obama’s crap. God showed her that the real issue was poverty.

She tells it like it is. It’s politics…..

I think she might be one Sarah Palin’s MaMa Grizleys….Lol

Shirley Sherrod, She’s my new American HERO!!!

idesign on July 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM

oops, “story”

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 11:18 PM

When Obama loses trust in his advisors/handlers; he will come unglued and have to be sedated.

Jeff2161 on July 20, 2010 at 11:21 PM

If anyone on the right apologizes or back down from this, I’m going to vomit.
Go AB! I’m ready for the next phase.

ORconservative on July 20, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Heh…more here than meets the eye, methinks:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/Shirley-Sherrods-Disappearing-Act-Not-So-Fast-98846149.html

Yeah, let’s all have a pity party for this woman.

AUINSC on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Bottom line, the Obama WH has the worst instincts ever. Their gut reaction is that they can just do whatever they want – deny the rights of GM bondholders, replace the GM CEO, set pay levels at banks, demand $20 billion from BP, fire a federal official without a hearing, kill U.S. citizens without a trial.

Let’s say the WH is really careful about using the kill order on Americans. What’s to say the precedent they set doesn’t end up hurting innocent citizens in years to come? Actions have consequences far into the future.

hawksruleva on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM

You beat me to it.

AUINSC on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I think she might be one Sarah Palin’s MaMa Grizleys….Lol

Shirley Sherrod, She’s my new American HERO!!!

idesign on July 20, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Maybe she’ll complete her conversion and become a conservative. All Sherrod has to do is realize that her party is all about pitting groups of people against each other. Democrats survive by creating fear. Among the old, among minorities, among unions, among gays. The EEEEEVIL GOP, at its best, wants to leave Americans alone to live their lives.

hawksruleva on July 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

BTW, someone really needs to go back and re-investigate the circumstances of her father’s murder…

ninjapirate on July 20, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Y’know, I agree with you there. Sounds like justice was not done.

Mary in LA on July 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Bottom line, the Obama WH has the worst instincts ever. Their gut reaction is that they can just do whatever they want – … kill U.S. citizens without a trial.

hawksruleva on July 20, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Say what??? 8-O
Or do you mean via death panels?

Mary in LA on July 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Maybe she’ll complete her conversion and become a conservative. All Sherrod has to do is realize that her party is all about pitting groups of people against each other.

hawksruleva on July 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

That would be awesome! We can but try…

Mary in LA on July 20, 2010 at 11:43 PM

BTW, has anyone looked into how her father died? What is the full story behind that?

ninjapirate on July 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Pardon me if someone’s already mentioned this, but didn’t Breitbart originally say that he had evidence of racism at an NAACP event? He didn’t say he had evidence that a speaker at an NAACP event was racist. And like others have no doubt pointed out, the racism on display here was the people in the audience voicing their unmistakable approval at the parts in her story when she was sticking it to the white man. The idea that the complete video disproves the racism charge is baloney. The woman might well be innocent, but the NAACP audience sure isn’t.

Sharke on July 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM

BTW, has anyone looked into how her father died? What is the full story behind that?

ninjapirate on July 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM

Is there a reason to think that is significant? I haven’t read anything about it.

AUINSC on July 20, 2010 at 11:51 PM

BTW, has anyone looked into how her father died? What is the full story behind that?

ninjapirate on July 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM

According to all of the lefty blogs, as usual the first ones to fill the first page of a google search…he was killed by a white farmer.

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 11:55 PM

page 2 of google….lefty blogs…he was kiled by the Klan.
Hmm, wonder if she hated Robert Byrd?

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Cnn interview apparently said her bias comes from her father being killed by a white man.

You know what….when I was 9 years old I had to go down to the local police station and try to identify several black men who had gone into some student housing 2 doors down from my house, gagged the kids, tied them up, stuck them in the closets and stole all their stuff. A few years later my cousin was brutally raped, stabbed, strangled and left for dead by a black man and somehow I realized those awful men just happened to be black. I never thought all black men were that way. And conservatives are labeled the racists….pretty sad, isn’t it?

Whippet on July 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM

page 2 of google….lefty blogs…he was kiled by the Klan.
Hmm, wonder if she hated Robert Byrd?

Whippet on July 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM

I get it…because somebody of a color, different than she is, killed her father, her racism is justified. That was ninja’s point.

And it’s still racism. Because crimes like that happen in both directions all across America…well, usually in the other direction.

AUINSC on July 21, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Breitbait

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Liberal’s don’t believe people of color can be racist. They are only victims of racism. See how that works? Very convenient. All the while they’re projecting their racist views onto others. And people of color buy it.

Whippet on July 21, 2010 at 12:20 AM

‘Seriously, Breitbart was completely irresponsible’

Absurd. Even the shorter clip Breitbart posted INCLUDED the bit about her seeing the error of her way. Had he edited that out, you would have a point. This longer clip makes no difference-it simply is her speaking more at length at the error she made with her racism. Again, that part was part of Breitbart’s original clip.

kit9 on July 21, 2010 at 12:30 AM

Yeah, although he was talking about the audience, not Sherrod, I think Breitbart got snookered. I think the real target was Beck, though. And he didn’t bite.

Daggett on July 21, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Heh…more here than meets the eye, methinks:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/Examiner-Opinion-Zone/Shirley-Sherrods-Disappearing-Act-Not-So-Fast-98846149.html

Yeah, let’s all have a pity party for this woman.

It just gets better!

Metro on July 21, 2010 at 12:40 AM

We Hot Air viewers should be in the forefront of it… In the interests of fair play.

Ralph64 on July 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM

A liberal Democrat resigns under pressure from a liberal Democratic White House and a liberal Democratic racist organization (NAACP).

I’m still a bit confused on how/why we should care?

Religious_Zealot on July 20, 2010 at 10:48 PM

I care. Because Breitbart is one of my guys (I think!) and he called out this gal as racist; the edited clip he presented as an example of racism in the Obama administration was clearly taken out of context. I feel some responsibility for raising this issue (through my proxy homeboy Andrew and my fave aggregator Hot Air) to the national consciousness.

I think this “Merry Prankster” business may be best left to the other party… You know, the crappy one. Starts with a “D” and ends with statist.

Ralph64 on July 21, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Because Breitbart is one of my guys (I think!) and he called out this gal as racist; the edited clip he presented as an example of racism in the Obama administration was clearly taken out of context. I feel some responsibility for raising this issue (through my proxy homeboy Andrew and my fave aggregator Hot Air) to the national consciousness.

1) He never claimed the clip showed racism in the “Obama administration” He said “you will see video evidence of racism coming from a federal appointee and NAACP award recipient .” Which is exactly what he showed.
2) What happened next was not Breitbart’s responsibility. It’s an “in house” example of how the administration throws people under the bus and how the NAACP doesn’t think, they just react.

Religious_Zealot on July 21, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Three facts that can’t be denied:
1. She withheld help (I didn’t say denied)to a white farmer because of his race.
2. She said she had to give some kind of help, since there would be some sort of follow-up.
3. She started to say it wasn’t about race, but then corrected herself and said that in fact was an issue of black and white.

Now, the NAALCP and MSM can spew the talking points that she helped the farmer, and that Breitbart, Fox, Cheney, Bush, CIA, and Rove all edited the video to exclude that fact, but she clearly stated that fact in the video that Breitbart played.

mcg0125 on July 21, 2010 at 1:31 AM

This sounds a little racist to me, although she doesn’t appear to like black lawyers either. She has disdain for the white man.

JackofNoTrades on July 21, 2010 at 1:34 AM

Shoot, the following link didn’t post.

http://www.breitbart.tv/shirley-sherrod-laments-land-being-sold-to-white-man/

JackofNoTrades on July 21, 2010 at 1:35 AM

Breitbart did exactly as he promised he would do: published a video showing a clear example of racism at the NAACP.

So these claims that he somehow screwed up don’t make a lot of sense.

It’s true that the full context of the video shows that Sherrod was in fact recognizing her errors of racism, but the racism existed first.

Good for her that she’s grown at least somewhat beyond racism, and it appears she should not have been forced to resign. But let’s be honest: you could probably say the some thing about others who have been accused of racism for something they did or said. More context in many cases paints a very different picture.

And the central point about refraining from overuse of the charge of racism is actually even stronger when you look at this story.

And the Journolist story really is a much bigger deal. Of course, we always knew there was media bias, but the journolist leaks show just how much the media tried to shape coverage to benefit their favored son, Obama.

There Goes The Neighborhood on July 21, 2010 at 2:21 AM

It’s true that the full context of the video shows that Sherrod was in fact recognizing her errors of racism, but the racism existed first.

Check out the post right above yours. She sure seems to see everything in “black” or “white” (everything seems to come back to that), and she definitely seems to advocate for the black side over the white one…except when she’s talking about lawyers – she seems to dislike them universally. LOL

capitalist piglet on July 21, 2010 at 2:32 AM

Whippet on July 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM

We all know that there are people who embrace racism because of crimes committed against them. Romantic jealousy also seems to do a good job of igniting the racial-flames within some people. Now stop bashing this woman to any greater degree than you would honestly bash a liberal.

Congrats though, on not being a bigot. You’re just like most Americans. Too bad your self-congratulation is really thinly-veiled racial-bellyaching. It is obvious these events shaped your racial perceptions, if only perception of self. You keep clinging to that little narrative as if it sets you apart somehow from this woman. I think the telling of it puts you closer to her camp than you think.

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 2:43 AM

Another right-wing hit job.

RufusW on July 21, 2010 at 2:46 AM

Breitbart did exactly as he promised he would do: published a video showing a clear example of racism at the NAACP.

How is telling the story racist? Wouldn’t her racism be tied to her misrepresented actions 28 years ago? Either way, what’s up with the vengeful-rhetoric toward NAACP? Don’t you realize that’s pretty much the exact thing a bigot would do? GOP is like an alcholic plotting against the people who staged his intervention. It just comes off wrong.

Anyhooters, nice of you to ignore Breitbait’s journalistic malpractice. Any future-complaints about NYT, MSNBC, etc are useless until Breitbait is excoriated for manufacturing straight up race-based political propaganda.

Andrew Breitbart shall be henceforth be known as Breitbait. He is a bitter racial-agitator by choice driven by greed to damage race-relations and fuel his celebrity on the right.

Is he a fruitcake? A nutbar? I say he is a fat, juicy, tomato. SPLAT!

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

She is a racist. Doesn’t matter how you couch it. “I took him to his own kind.” Let me guess, you idiots are okay with Robert Sheets Byrd and Jerimiah “US of KKKA” to?

Christ on a stick.

Blarg the Destroyer on July 21, 2010 at 4:11 AM

USDA is now reconsidering their decision on the firing…

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 5:50 AM

USDA is now reconsidering their decision on the firing…

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 5:50 AM

So she was a racist
who is now a socialist
Therefore everything is OK

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:18 AM

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:18 AM

apparently….

surprise, the morning joe folks just lambasted breitbart and fox…

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:23 AM

politico bringing up karl rove and his org digging up dirt on dems instead of their own house follies re: journolist…

ugh

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM

Sharke on July 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM

the msm is only focusing on shirley not AB’s main goal of naacp double standard…

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:27 AM

surprise, the morning joe folks just lambasted breitbart and fox…

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:23 AM

…lambasted Breitbart and Fox for the actions of NAACP, Vilsack , Sharrod and White House ??

Thats rich ;-)

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:29 AM

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:29 AM

they came back around and said everyone rushed to judgement, but their main focus was on AB

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM

but their main focus was on AB

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM

So thats what White House e-mailed them today :D
Its AB’s fault ..because he released a clip on his website which made the WH collectively soil their diapers which caused Vilsack to fire Sherrod because she was believed to appear on Glenn Beck’s show to talk about her racist stories which she told to earn cred of NAACP who call everyone a racist who is not a hate group like them and black panthers .
Gottit

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:53 AM

So thats what White House e-mailed them today :D

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 6:53 AM

heh :)

cmsinaz on July 21, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Anyhooters, nice of you to ignore Breitbait’s journalistic malpractice. Any future-complaints about NYT, MSNBC, etc are useless until Breitbait is excoriated for manufacturing straight up race-based political propaganda.

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

Breitbart wouldn’t have released any part of the tape without the straight-up race-based political propaganda from the NAACP in the form of that idiotic tea party resolution. You know, that organization that is the self-appointed arbiter of racial harmony, but apparently likes to hear the odd story of the white guy getting his comeuppance every now and then.

ddrintn on July 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM

After Sherrod gets her job back, maybe she’ll explain to us low caste people what made her conclude that the white farmer was
“….was trying to show me he was superior to me”
Her illwill is so transparent and it would really really help us all if we knew how it works because we will soon be grovelling at such authorities when medical rations kick in.
We wouldn’t want to anger our masters who will be making life and decisions about us and our families

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM

Whippet on July 21, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Congrats though, on not being a bigot. You’re just like most Americans. Too bad your self-congratulation is really thinly-veiled racial-bellyaching. It is obvious these events shaped your racial perceptions, if only perception of self. You keep clinging to that little narrative as if it sets you apart somehow from this woman. I think the telling of it puts you closer to her camp than you think.

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 2:43 AM

Whippet, pay no mind to our “favorite” race-baiter, The Race Card. The poor chap is stuck in the early days of racial relations, when we weren’t even supposed to notice race. You know, when you would have been forced to describe a person like this: “He was wearing a red shirt! And glasses! He was tall! He had short hair!”

“What about his race? White? Black? Hispanic?”

“I SEE NO RACE I SEE NO RACE I SEE NO RACE!!!!!!”

TRC thinks, acts, and types like a child. Someday, when he moves beyond the choice of chocolate vs. white milk at snack time (OH WAIT! I meant that as a reference to Kindergarten but is it REALLY a racial comment?!?!? **GASP**) he’ll understand that commenting on race does not a racist make.

However, when it comes to race relations, TRC is still reading “Red Fish, Blue Fish” and sounding out the words. Give him time.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 21, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Andrew Breitbart shall be henceforth be known as Breitbait.
The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

And you shall henceforth be known as Race Tard.

Mike Honcho on July 21, 2010 at 7:35 AM

So she’s a Marxist who views the world through a racial and class prism.

She has absolutely no idea of the visions of the founders, Lincoln or MLK.

However, she might actually be receptive to the truth. She should read history … and watch Glenn Beck.

darwin on July 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM

My first reaction: why didn’t the USDA put her through diversity training over this?

That is a serious question because if a white man had made similar remarks about blacks (not the poor which is another matter of misguided government) then going through hours of ‘sensitivity training’ would be required, plus tests, plus supervisor ‘oversight’… it can be endless over one, careless remark.

Secondly you talk about official work you do at private organizations with care, especially when it deals with details of American Citizens as that information is confidential and often classified, save for public contracts and even those have negotiations that are then classified and held by a Contract Officer. I assume her remarks were cleared before she said them, reviewed by her Agency and she had an ‘ok’ on giving that presentation about her work. Talking in generalities is fine and dandy, but when it comes to a specific case that can be tracked down… I have troubles with that. I am an ex-DOD civil servant, but after talking with folks at the IRS I know that sort of thing hits secret clearance and requires sign-offs when such a citizen can be identified via your release. Perhaps the USDA is under different regulations or the program puts individuals applying for it into full public scrutiny. If its that latter, then I have problems with it as a citizen and ex-federal employee given the safeguards we extend to our citizen’s information.

Finally she has an EEOC case to bring against the USDA and anyone involved in asking her to leave. The above two items are not grounds for asking her to resign. Racism is addressed by ‘sensitivity training’ and oversight (although they may have to make a brandy-new training scenario for black women as most of it is aimed at whites and men), not by asking her to resign. As a woman and minority she had hiring preference getting into the government, has promotion preference for better positions, and is given responsibility faster than other candidates of equal qualifications… so the onus of actually having to perform in a manner consistent with those others, with the exact, same, requirements is mandatory. That means equal administrative treatment for bias and racism. On the disclosure of information, she needs a security re-fresher and, perhaps, losing her clearance until she demonstrates ability to handle such information without divulging it, which can take a few years and limits your work capability. That said I am sure there are other positions inside the USDA or federal government not requiring such information handling that she could qualify for.

I have heard about far, far worse in the DOD civil side than this, and it takes 3-5 years to outprocess someone who is racist and unable to handle classified job requirements at a much higher level than hers. And each of them brings on a suit via the EEOC when it is done properly…

It would be delightful, in the extreme, to see the Obama Administration having to defend itself from an EEOC suit coming from a black woman.

Pass the popcorn.

ajacksonian on July 21, 2010 at 7:39 AM

It would be delightful, in the extreme, to see the Obama Administration having to defend itself from an EEOC suit coming from a black woman.

Pass the popcorn.

ajacksonian on July 21, 2010 at 7:39 AM

She won’t sue this administration .
Why do you think they are giving her her job back ?
She is black with racial priorities and an urge to contribute to socialism in whatever way she can.
Nothing can stop her,she is going places now.

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 7:47 AM

She won’t sue this administration .
Why do you think they are giving her her job back ?
She is black with racial priorities and an urge to contribute to socialism in whatever way she can.
Nothing can stop her,she is going places now.

macncheez on July 21, 2010 at 7:47 AM

And she can keep a harassment suit going to address the situation as there is, obviously, something askew at the USDA… re-hiring her does not solve the situation and makes it worse, not better, as it is an admission of having NOT followed procedure, NOT followed guidelines and NOT going through proper channels to adress any problem.

She probably won’t, yes, but that becomes her card to play, not theirs any more.

This still leaves the racial sensitivity training, information divulging issue, and a pretty large ethics issue as she has to sign off on ethics annually, too. What happens when her superiors try to foist that stuff on her and she then plays her cards against them? Do they do the right thing and tempt her to play those cards? Or do they let her boss her bosses around, which is horrific for morale at the USDA?

And people wonder why I want to get rid of the USDA as a department… the place is a slush fund as pointed out by Democrats with Reagan when he funneled money through there in the Arms for Contras deal. Now we find it is funneling money to those who can’t get home mortgages under the rubric of ‘agriculture’. The place needs a microscope applied to it, beyond paying people not to farm in residences nowhere near their ‘farm’. And this just might be the case that will open that up.

ajacksonian on July 21, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Now that I have had a night to sleep on this and weigh all the evidence and such, I’ve come to the conclusion that the NAACP and the Whitehouse and Sec. Vilsak all reacted without fully understanding the “context” of the situation. And why did they react as they did? They did so because they saw their little racist charade unraveling before their very eyes and had to distance themselves pronto! Otherwise they’d lose their key political tactic to maintain their hold on the levers of power.

Of course Breitbart will be have to take some flack for this episode but this really isn’t about him or Sherrod for that matter. This is about calling out the racist elements of the NAACP and the Administration. The fact that the President immediately supported the resignation of Sherrod before fully understanding the “context” and will now have to reconsider proves that the Administration “acted stupidly”. However, the fact remains that the racist elements of this Administration and the NAACP have been called out into the open and we have Brietbart to thank for this!

glennbo on July 21, 2010 at 8:48 AM

Andrew Breitbart shall be henceforth be known as Breitbait. He is a bitter racial-agitator by choice driven by greed to damage race-relations and fuel his celebrity on the right.

Is he a fruitcake? A nutbar? I say he is a fat, juicy, tomato. SPLAT!

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

So tell me, little tardlett, did this marxist hag say that she did less for white clients than blacks, or not?

Must suck to be you, such a pu$$y you’re constantly cowering from hearing your own ideas and beliefs, coming from fellow cowards’ mouths. No wonder breitbart make your type crap your pants in fright.

I’m still waiting for one of you ever available rent-a-tards to state where this Marxist hag didn’t discriminate as part of her “public service” employment.

She was a racist, she’s not anymore, just Marxist trash. That’s the missing “context?” Heh.

MNHawk on July 21, 2010 at 8:49 AM

The Race Card is nothing other than a Racist…

Keemo on July 21, 2010 at 8:55 AM

This saga is a strange one and it is constantly evolving. I agree with the majority of HA posters. Breitbart just shined a huge spotlight on the NAACP and the administration’s racism and their poor attempts at covering it up.

kingsjester on July 21, 2010 at 8:58 AM

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0720/JournoList-Is-call-them-racists-a-liberal-media-tactic

“What the Daily Caller has unearthed proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that most media organizations are either complicit by participation in the treachery that is JournoList, or are guilty of sitting back and watching…,” writes conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart.

Such criticisms are fair, says Professor Campbell at SUNY Buffalo.

“To some extent [some] media have been successful in [playing the race card],” he says. “You have people now talking about the tea party and others in terms of this race issue, and that in itself deflects from what the tea party people are really concerned about, which is out-of-control federal spending and excessive intrusion of government. To the extent that the press, even by suggesting that race is an issue, if it gets everybody talking about the tea party in those terms, they have been successful.”

At the same time, Campbell says, the race card may have been so overplayed that it no longer has much of an effect on how Americans think or act.

“I think a lot of people don’t take it very seriously anymore,” he says.

There can be no doubt left that the race card has been used by Liberals, over and over and over… These people are racists to their core and should never be trusted again by anybody with a soul and a pulse.

Keemo on July 21, 2010 at 9:03 AM

What also looks exceedingly bad, from an admistrative point of view (running the USDA) is that you have a manager with millions of dollars in her folder and zero output (her minority/poor section). That is in MAR for an FY that begins in OCT, so she should have at least 7% of her contracts in-process or out the door by then, per month. Six months into the FY and that would be 42%, which is why she needed ‘help’ from higher levels to get those rolling out the door.

As she states those are loan vehicles requiring credit ratings (one of her main points she talks about) but there have been no qualified applicants wanting to go after them to start ‘farms’. This is a two-fold result of the stimulus money push not going to ‘shovel ready’ line items and the economic downturn which has lowered credit scores for everyone and have hit the poorest the hardest. Yet she is hawking those trying to get anyone to apply: she is on a marketing tour AT the NAACP using her speaking venue to drum up business…

Going beyond using the USDA to get out ‘farm’ mortgages to build homes with (at low to no interest!), why is she not in a FARMING venue for saying those things (like a county fair, 4H club meeting, etc.)? It is almost like that money is there for anyone with even the tiniest of credentials to get and walk out the door to get some land and put up even a dinky house, just to get ownership of the land (one of her previous grievances about blacks pressured into selling land during prior racist times). This is a form of redistribution of wealth with the taxpayer picking up the tab… and if you don’t know how to farm but have any credit rating you should be able to qualify.

Just what we need, another form of Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie and Sallie but without the requirements of the residential markets to help winnow out those who can’t pay for their loans.

The more I think about this outside of the racial context, the worse it gets. And if she turns the funds back in, unspent, that office of the USDA would normally get penalized with a reduced budget…not that there is any opportunity for corruption, waste, fraud, and abuse of discretionary power there. Heaven forfend!

ajacksonian on July 21, 2010 at 9:05 AM

So did Breitbart set her up, then?

That’s pretty bad.

AnninCA on July 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM

AnninCA on July 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM

That’s what you took away from this thread?
Accountability Annin, we are all accountable for our behavior, our actions.. There are no victims here, and this woman is by no means a saint. What we see here is racism and corruption; pure and simple… Racism and corruption are truly color blind, and they work together like a cancer once it has reached the lymph nodes.

Keemo on July 21, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I’m not going to dump on Breitbart. One screw up and everybody wants to abandon a great conservative news sight. One wonders the motivation behind some of the commenters here. If anything, I think Breitbart is a genius. He has shown the importance of context. Conservatives like Rush are always taken out of context.

JellyToast on July 21, 2010 at 9:33 AM

I’m still convinced that the audience is full of racists because of their approval of the derogatory remarks against whites before the “enlightenment” moment.

Big John on July 21, 2010 at 9:35 AM

So did Breitbart set her up, then?

That’s pretty bad.

AnninCA on July 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM

You red herring twait.

The story is the NAACP.
The story has always been the NAACP.

Inanemergencydial on July 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Andrew Breitbart shall be henceforth be known as Breitbait. He is a bitter racial-agitator by choice driven by greed to damage race-relations and fuel his celebrity on the right.

Is he a fruitcake? A nutbar? I say he is a fat, juicy, tomato. SPLAT!

The Race Card on July 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

You are forever known as a pernicious clown. Sorry, your shit attempt at changing the narrative doesn’t work. See ya on the other side of the revolution Axleturd.

Inanemergencydial on July 21, 2010 at 9:48 AM

Well, I am glad the full tape has surfaced and I apologize to Ms. Sherrod because I believed that the clip first presented showed black on white racialism.
No apologies to NAACP though, and, although I generally support Breitbart’s efforts to expose liberal hypocrisy, he was playing too fast and loose with this one.
Won’t get fooled again.

Randy

williars on July 21, 2010 at 9:52 AM

The Dems got their talking points together last night and about 1/3 of you are buying into shooting the messenger today. Pathetic.

SurferDoc on July 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

This why you GOP pussies will never win anything of consequence or hold on to anything that falls in your lap. You are gutless.

SurferDoc on July 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM

The Dems got their talking points together last night and about 1/3 of you are buying into shooting the messenger today. Pathetic.

SurferDoc on July 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

EXACTLY.

Inanemergencydial on July 21, 2010 at 10:03 AM

ajacksonian on July 21, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Excellent points.

Cindy Munford on July 21, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Elements representing the Tea Party accused of racism by the NAACP were unavailable for comment because Matt Lauer doesn’t care, about people who’s politics, he hates.

Speakup on July 21, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Anyone catch the very odd story on Fox outlining its timeline and claiming that they didn’t report on this story until O’Reilly last night?

I watched Kelly yesterday, who was announcing an interview and then made a big deal about how Sherrod cancelled.

The timeline today was false. What’s going on?

AnninCA on July 21, 2010 at 11:24 AM

The NAACP and Tea Party are both racists entities … is there news there? They would not exist if there was not racism.

Monkei on July 21, 2010 at 11:25 AM

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