July 23, 2010

With Bigotry and Distrust for All

What a difference a day makes. My latest article at the Washington Examiner has posted, and in it I was giving Shirley Sherrod the benefit of the doubt regarding the racist thoughts she obvious still struggles with.

After more recent revelations, I almost with I could take those words back, but at the same time, they make an interesting marker in the continually evolving opinion many of us have regarding this now fired (maybe hired?) USDA employee.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 23, 2010 07:42 AM

Some of us haven't wavered. We thought she was a racist when the story broke, refused to buy the redemption revisionism, and still think she is a racist bigot. Further, the NAACP crowd loved the bigotry she related and ate up the racist charges against the GOP and reacted with disgust at how a small portion of a "black" farm ended up in the hands of a "white man." (The black family sold it to the white man, but that's beside Sherrod's point.)

A racist bigot is a racist bigot, no matter their skin color. She goes into the same pot with Robert Byrd.

The big point in this matter is how the White House, the NAACP, the media, and some so-called conservatives have gone to such ridiculous lengths to declare her a saint all for political expediency and to hell with the truth.

Posted by: Steve in TN at July 23, 2010 05:52 PM

The issue isn't really Sherrod.

It's the approval the audience voiced when she described persecuting a white person. No boos, no hisses, no thrown shoes.

THAT is what needs to be publicized.

Posted by: Hyman Roth at July 24, 2010 08:04 AM