It doesn’t matter if the video of racist remarks from a USDA worker was edited. The State Director of Rural Development in Georgia, Shirley Sherrod, actually said those statements. A more intelligent woman of her caliber would have spoken more eloquently to her constituents; rather than, she speaking with racial undertone. The edited version didn’t chop or spliced her sentences. She actually made a fool of herself.
The issue is not whether she said those remarks or it was taken out of context. The issue is how the White House wouldn’t listen to her testimony before they fired her. Also, the NAACP, who held that meeting Sherrod spoke, didn’t review the tapes of that conference to know it was edited. They too should be blamed for encouraging the White House to fire Sherrod.
The apology from the White House 48 hours after the video showing Sherrod talking about her experience with a white farmer went viral made Obama look scared and in panic mode. In fact, it is not the first time Obama was in trouble with racial charges. In July 2010, Obama made a scathing comment that the D.C. police had "acted stupidly" when they arrested Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates, who is black, on charges he was breaking into his own home. Also more recently, the Justice Department dismissed voter intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party, prompting criticism from conservative groups who said the black president was unwilling to prosecute fellow blacks for civil rights violations. Therefore, anything considered racial, Obama would attack it with firm resolve; whether or not the story was true.
It all shows the hypersensitivity of the Obama Administration during an election year. Obama is trigger happy to use force without due process. Also, it demonstrates how the White House is not strong enough to run this country. Hillary Clinton was right when she said during the 2008 Democrat Presidential Primary that Obama is not ready to answer the 3:00 AM phone call. This is a costly mistake among many costly mistakes this president has done during his 19 month reign as president.