Shirley Sherrod, the U.S. Department of Agriculture employee who became famous overnight for having been sacked by the Obama administration over right-wing lies without due process, reportedly is deciding whether or not she’ll accept the administration’s offer to take her back.
She should refuse it.
After what the Obama administration did to her, how could she ever feel good about working for it again?
The Obama administration doesn’t deserve someone of Sherrod’s caliber, and that the Obama administration fired her first and asked questions later reveals volumes about its character.
Obama’s skin color doesn’t matter, but his character does, and his character, we have learned, is for shit.
“Change” is the bullshit title of a fucking fundraising e-mail I received under Barack Obama’s name today. In the e-mail he asks for forty fucking dollars. (Actually, “$40 or more,” the e-mail requested. Because in this economy, all of us have at least $40 just sitting around, right?)
Oh, I don’t fucking think so, not right after he knee-jerkedly sold Shirley Sherrod down the river because of right-wing lies that, as usual, were so fucking easy to debunk.
Oh, fuck you, Barack Obama. With you it’s only been more of the same. You’re far more interested in pandering to the right wing and the dipshit “swing voters” than you are interested in supporting those who put you where you are now.
And Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack — what a sack of shit.
He says that he takes full responsibility for the way that Sherrod was shat and pissed upon.
Fine: He should fucking resign, then.
Shirley Sherrod’s treatment by the Obama administration was the last fucking straw for me.
I’ll give Barack Obama not another fucking red cent and never another vote.
In fact, I want my money back, and I deeply regret that I wasted my vote on him in November 2008.
I’m almost missing George W. Bush.
At least with him, we knew what to expect. (After he stole the White House in 2000, it could only have gone downhill from there.)
…Sharpton said black leaders should refrain from calling for an apology from the Obama administration, saying that creates the impression that black leadership is fractured.
“We are only greasing the rails for the right wing to run a train through our ambitions and goals for having civil and human rights in this country,” Sharpton said.
WTF? The Obama administration fucks up royally but black leaders should just let it go because Obama is (half-)black? Uh, isn’t that in its own sick and twisted way a bit racist? Doesn’t it put race above principle, above right and wrong?
I lost all respect for Jackson after he incredibly stupidly aligned himself with the right-wing fucktards during the Terri Schiavo debacle, and both Jackson and Sharpton have long made me ill with their narcissistic spotlight-grabbing.
If there’s an injustice or alleged injustice done to a black person anywhere, there are the self-serving Jackson and Sharpton, predictably, trying to make it all about themselves.
Funny that Sharpton should caution against harming the cause and aiding the right wing when he does that just about every time he opens his mouth before the television cameras.