I don’t blame her for turning it down. It’s like a slap in the face.
This government fires a woman because they feel the heat coming from the Right.
They wanted to show that they don’t stand for racism from anywhere, so they jumped the gun. It didn’t matter if it was right or wrong.
But it didn’t take more than a few days for them to come crawling up to the black lady who had been wronged.
The administration seems ever more incompetent and ridiculous.
A grown up toddler.
OR is there more that they are really after?
Is the administration confused in there own lies or do they have a more sinister plot brewing?
Brietbart posted the video NOT to show Ms. Sherrod in a bad light, but to show the NAACP in a bad light. The focus was shifted away from his point. The NAACP members were cheering when she was referring to her own racism toward a white farmer, yet she had not got to the point where she admits that that was wrong. The point at which exclamations were made was BEFORE she revealed that it WAS wrong for her to do that. The point was to show the NAACP as racist and not her.
Why was she talking about RACISM to begin with
Was she addressing people that she believed were potentially doing the same thing?
What was the reason FOR her telling that story?
There is more that needs to be looked at here. And the WHITE HOUSE is in the middle.
Could this be the beginning of the case building for “HATE SPEECH” legislation? Is that what this comes down to? They are trying to create cases for passing the silencing of America’s First Amendment? The Communist forces are hard at work, so could this be Ammo? Is this going to be part of the propaganda machine? Will this be another foot in the door for more policy and legislation coming from this unconstitutional government agenda?
Sherrod Says She’s Inclined to Turn Down Outreach Job at USDA:
Published July 22, 2010
Ousted Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod said Thursday that she’s inclined not to accept the job she was offered by Secretary Tom Vilsack after the administration scrambled to apologize for jumping to conclusions about comments she made in a video clip.
Sherrod, who spoke during several interviews Thursday morning, revealed that she was offered an outreach position that would deal with discrimination matters. But she said she’s not so keen on being the go-to person for those issues.
“I would not want to be that individual that the department and everyone is looking to to solve the issue of racism at USDA. It takes a lot more to get that job done,” she said. “I haven’t seen the offer. … Before I say no totally, I would like to look at that.”
Sherrod also said she’s not certain that President Obama “fully” supports her but would like the opportunity to teach him some life lessons, describing him as “not someone who has experienced some of the things I’ve experienced in life.”
The ex-official spoke following a whirlwind 48-hour period in which the Obama administration completely reversed its position toward Sherrod. The former Georgia director of rural development was compelled to resign Monday after a brief video surfaced showing her telling a story to an NAACP audience about how she once withheld support to a white farmer. Vilsack said he, not the White House, urged her to resign. The NAACP also initially condemned her.
What the clip did not show was the rest of the story, in which Sherrod said she eventually grew close to the white farmer and helped him and his wife save their farm. She explained that the story, set 24 years ago, was meant to show how she learned to look beyond the issue of race.
The NAACP later rescinded its earlier statement and on Wednesday both Vilsack and the White House apologized, calling the incident a “teachable moment.”
Sherrod said Thursday there’s no need for Obama to personally apologize to her, though she would like to speak with him.
But she criticized blogger Andrew Breitbart, who posted the video clip Monday. He argued that he posted the clip to show that racism exists at the NAACP, since members in the audience laughed as she told the story.
“He was willing to destroy me … in order to try to destroy the NAACP,” Sherrod said Thursday of Breitbart, saying she still hasn’t heard an apology from him.
<Sherrod has too much focus on herself here. I think that he was not even attempting to focus on her at all. She is just not seeing the forest for the trees. One can’t really blame her. She is the one who is in the center of her own pain right now. Thats natural. >
Obama said nothing publicly about the developments while administration officials tried to both show his concern and to distance him from the original ouster.
Sherrod said of Obama: “I’d like to help him see some of the things that he could do in the future.”
“I really regret what they did. But as I said before, he’s my president,” Sherrod said. “When you get it down to where the rubber meets the road, I think you need to understand a little more what life is like. I’d love to talk to him, though, or people in his administration … to help them understand.”
“I can’t say that the president is fully behind me. I would hope that he is,” she added. “I would love to talk to him.”
In offering a public apology Wednesday, Vilsack told reporters: “This is a good woman. She’s been through hell. … I could have done and should have done a better job.” He addressed the media after speaking to her by phone.
Sherrod accepted Vilsack’s apology.