Monday the White House, NAACP, and the Department Of Agriculture freaked out over two video clips posted on an Internet blog showing Shirley Sherrod; who was the state director of rural development in Georgia addressing a NAACP sponsored event for it's members telling them how she in passed years handled a poor White farmer in need of saving his farm. In the video clips, Shirley Sherrod used racist, bigoted words describing how she dealt with the White farmer at first. In the rest of the video she tells how she learned race did not matter when people need help.
NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Shirley Sherrod, who is African American should be fired. Then Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said she was fired and the Obama White House supported his decision.
CNN went to death-com one to find out who Shirley Sherrod was, how to contact her and find the White farmer. CNN called Shirley putting her on air live asking her what was going on. Shirley said the White House wanted her resignation or she would be fired, they said I was going to be on the Glenn Beck show.
Shirley went on to say she was driving home at the time she received four phone calls from Cheryl Cook, the federal USDA rural development undersecretary. The last call from Cheryl she “asked me to pull to the side of the road and do it, resign,” she said. The Obama, White House is standing firm that they did not pressure Shirley Sherrod for her resignation. It was the secretary’s decision, as he has said.
Glean Beck's Monday show did not air any reports about Shirley Sherrod or the videos, on his Tuesday show Beck said Shirley Sherrod firing was wrong. The NAACP owned and had a copy of the video tap that has caused all this racist blowout, they themselves did not teke the time to review their our full copy of the tape before throwing Shirley Sherrod under the bus as did the Obama White House. Yet, the NAACP released a statement saying they were snookered by Fox New. That's the blame game at it's best, don't let the facts get in the way.
Shirley Sherrod is an Obama political appointee, anyone believing the White House did not have a say in Shirley resigning would have to live in the land of OZ. Yet, CNN and other national news groups seem to work in zombie-land and believe whatever the White House puts out. From Monday till Wednesday CNN had Shirley Sherrod in almost lock-down at their Atlanta news headquarters or a reporter with her everywhere she went. Some think CNN may have more information as to a White House involvement and for some reasons are not reporting the connections name. White House press secretary Gibbs is saying he has no idea who from the White House staff corresponded with the Department Of Agriculture.
All that's being said now is a White House liaison person "No name given" working within the Department Of Agriculture dealt with the Shirley Sherrod issue and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. All Vilsack is saying about the issue is, it was his decision. This issue is not over by no means no matter who wants it to go away.
The NAACP did not ask Tea Party leaders to come to their Kansas City meeting this past weekend and discuss any issues they had with the group. Instead the NAACP went to the national media saying they were going to draft a resolution they knew would smear the Tea Party as a racist group leading up to the November election. The NAACP resolution was basic and had no real facts backing it up in calling on the Tea Party to expel any racist or fringe groups in it ranks. In going after the Tea Party all the NAACP accomplished was bring a boat load of heat down on its own national group alone with questions about its own ranking members and group associations.
The NAACP playing the race card and crying wolf at the Tea Party has only made Americans take a strong look at how politics and political back stabbing are getting way out of hand across the country. The NAACP has it now where anyone not for the democratic party is branded as a right wing racist. Obama has repeatedly bashed the Tea Party movement in his town hall meetings.
Andrew Breitbart told CNN’s “John King USA” on Tuesday that releasing the video clip he was given was “not about Shirley Sherrod.” “This was about the NAACP attacking the Tea Party, and this is showing racism at an NAACP event,” he said. “I did not ask for Shirley Sherrod to be fired."
NAACP's actions against the Tea Party has Americans fearing a racial divide will erupt and cause wide spread violence at a time when all Americans are hurting from the economic crisis. The Tea Party has been all along policing its members and groups, it's posted on their websites what they require from their members. What's not getting national air time is all the racist attacks against Tea Party member at their events held around the country. Plus they're having to deal with left wing fringe groups trying to infiltrate their events starting trouble or setting up a video fake racist act and claming it was Tea Party member's, this is happening and has been documented.
The NAACP's race card actions against the Tea Party movement is having a major backlash effect. This week the Congressional Tea Party Caucus became a reality, and the movement is growing even bigger. Americans are focused on the economy and jobs and that's the Tea Party's banner message for democrats and republicans who want to keep their job or be elected to office.
Mike Graham, Founder United Native America
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