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Sherrod façade hides good, bad and ugly in America

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has some "splainin'" to do after Sherrod firing
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has some "splainin'" to do after Sherrod firing
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For a president who wanted to unite us all, it seems that he is either a bumbling figurehead or sinisterly brilliant.

Case in point, the rapid-fire dumping of Shirley Sherrod for apparent racist remarks before all the facts were in. Was President Obama really that quick to spring the trapdoor and worship at the alter of political correctness?

Or was this merely an attempt to appease the ruffled feathers of white voters who increasingly seem set upon and forgotten by the reigning administration?

The question could also be raised if Obama would be so quick to apologize to a conservative in a similar situation. I don’t recall that ever happening in the past.

In fact, liberals are often given passes, excuses and apologies for any number of indiscretions and misdeeds.

Yes, the racial double standard is evident though often cleverly understated.

Obama, Fox News and both liberal and conservative medias found themselves strange bedfellows in the Sherrod firing. All were too quick in releasing their dogs and too lax in checking news sources. It seems journalism is a dying art.

As more and more racial missteps occur, one wonders at the real purpose. Is it merely the old sleight of hand as Rome burns or is it a cynical diversion from the real question: Is President Obama bad for America?


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