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Worst Week in Washington: The Nominees!

The firing and attempted rehiring of a mid-level U.S. Department of Agriculture employee named Shirley Sherrod has dominated the world of politics this week -- drowning out President Obama's signing of financial regulatory reform and the Senate's passage of unemployment benefit extensions.

It's hard to imagine then that the Fix's "Worst Week in Washington" winner won't come from one of the many people who left the Sherrod incident looking -- to put it nicely -- horrible.

There's Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack who pushed Sherrod out Monday, doubled down on that decision by Tuesday and by Wednesday was desperately trying to contact her to offer her a new position within the department.

Or Andrew Breitbart, the conservative journalist who started it all when he posted an edited tape of Sherrod's remarks that told less than the full story.

Or even Obama himself who took a beating from liberals for his administration's willingness to immediately cave to the pressure put on it by Breitbart before examining all the facts. (Make sure to read Mike Shear's piece on the differing approach Obama has adopted to these tempests in teapots as president versus how he handled them on the campaign trail.)

So, whose it going to be? One of that trio or someone or something entirely unrelated to the USDA imbroglio?

Offer your thoughts in the comments section below. We'll unveil the winner in our live video chat Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

By Chris Cillizza  |  July 22, 2010; 11:08 AM ET
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its interesting to read this from a right winger here:
"I call on desperate liberals to impose a moratorium on all the racial talk"
that is kind of amusing considering that folks like 37th and leapin
post nonstop 24/7 about race using every code word in the book to describe AAs. If I didn't know any better I would think that I was living through 1950s redeux where conservatives are deliberately trying to incite race wars.
What other explanation could we have for Brietbart's outrageous in your face behavior towards the NAACP? As I recall none other than Karl Rove warned the GOP about alienating minorites, apparently that GOP outreach program he champiuoned is now out the window.
Again thank you Mr. Brietbart for energizing the D base. Something we never could have done without you. Keep it up. You guys are driving those independent voters right back onto our camp.

Posted by: leichtman1
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Right leichtman1 - Black Panthers are usually African-Americans. So glad you can decipher code words. Do you have a decoder ring?

Posted by: leapin | July 23, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart is just begining to feel the heat. Fox is going to dump him even though they support his racist agenda because they will lose crediablity if they stick with him. Lets really look at what happened at ACORN and see what a hatchet job that was.

Posted by: bradcpa | July 23, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Obviously Andrew Breitbart, who has used the typical Party of NO! Naysayer methods, take quotes out of context, all done for one purpose, to discredit the other party, or individuals for political gain. The Administration was wrong in acting so quickly, without proper investigation. Hopefully, this will teach the Voter to question everything that comes from this particular individual. It is all about the Party of NO! and the Naysayers retaining power, through any means possible. The truth or lack thereof is not an issue.

Posted by: atc333 | July 23, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

ATTENTION CORPORATE MEDIA OUTLETS (I'm looking at you again, Chris Cillizza)

Now Is The Time To Reopen Breitbart's And Faux News' ACORN Smear Job -- And Get The Story Right This Time!


Shirley Sherrod's case parallels similar deceptions used by the right in that other big smear (ACORN) -- and offers a chance to restore your lost standards


"Recalling Breitbart from his days as eager lackey to Matt Drudge, I warned from the beginning that nothing he produced would resemble journalism. More than once since then, I’ve mentioned the accumulating evidence of deception by O’Keefe and Breitbart in creating and then publicizing the ACORN tale. It was a "scandal" that became a national story only after wildly biased coverage on Fox News Channel, followed by sloppy, scared reporting in mainstream outlets, notably the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the national TV networks (some of whom flagellated themselves for failing to publicize this canard sooner!)."

"Investigations by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, California Attorney General Jerry Brown, and the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, among others, have served to exonerate ACORN of the most outrageous charges of criminality (while still criticizing ACORN employees and leadership). More important, from the perspective of journalistic ethics, those investigations revealed that the videotapes released and promoted by Breitbart’s website were selectively and deceptively edited to serve as propaganda, not news."

http://www.salon.com/news/andrew_breitbart/index.html?story=/opinion/conason/2010/07/21/acorn


This raised a question that still hasn't been answered: Beyond blaming Breitbart, Faux News, will the corporate media ever take a good hard look at themselves? Breitbart and Faux would not get away with their lies if the rest of the media weren't using their own bullhorns to blindly promote those lies, repeating without reporting, as has become their habit. Sources either prove credible or they do not, and Breitbart and Faux are not credible. Conason has a suggestion for those corporate media sources that promoted the ACORN smear:


"So here at last is an opportunity for all of the corporate media outlets that aided and abetted the ACORN fraud to restore a minimum level of standards and honor. Investigate Breitbart, O’Keefe, Giles and the making and editing of the ACORN tapes without fear or favor -- then report the findings on page one."


http://www.salon.com/news/andrew_breitbart/index.html?story=/opinion/conason/2010/07/21/acorn

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Posted by: DrainYou | July 23, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

@sourpuss - Who knows? 37th was on a tear a few months ago claiming that my handle means I'm homosexual. [Not that there's anything wrong with that.] It's just a sociopath and hopefully will be exiled to the 9th ring soon.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 22, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Harry Truman had the sign on his desk;

"The Buck Stops Here"

No one but the Obamanation this week for worst week. Of course the way his poll numbers are going, every week is the Worst week for The Obamanation.

Posted by: joelinpdx | July 22, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Vilsak?, Breitbart? penny ante stuff. Vilsak gave Obama and the Dems zero tolerance creds, gave Sherrod full grounds to sue Breitbart for either libel or slander, depending on whether his submission can be considered a deliberately published lie, (making libel a crime in the video universe) or just an outrageous publicly defaming lie. The Dems can make a good deal of profit from this and the R's lose even more of whatever credibility they don't have.
"Let me have people about me who are fat. Yon Cassius hath a lean and hungry look."


John Boehner, on the other hand, is living deja vu all over again. This was HIS tactic when the dumped the Newt, and when they ran off the very malleable Hastert. Michelle Bachman has her praetorian guard, and John gets to rue the ides of every month for the rest of his Congressional Career. And Cassius, even lacking the lean and hungry look, should have this little Caesar wishing he had Janus' talents.

John is going to have a whole summer and fall of worst weeks in Washington, even when he is home in Westchester campaigning.

Posted by: ceflynline | July 22, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Worth pointing out: no one but Chris Fox has mentioned "common sense" conservatives on this thread (talk about your strawman argument).

Posted by: JakeD2


someone actually read a Ped post? There is hope for Olbie!

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

ImaDork wrote,
"fox proved beyond any reasonable doubt it is nothing more than a despicable, overtly racist, hugely biased non-news propaganda machine for the worst of the HATERS populating the teabags and the gopers."

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Must be a lot of those people since Fox whips the pants off CNN and MSNBC every day.

Posted by: Brigade | July 22, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Worth pointing out: no one but Chris Fox has mentioned "common sense" conservatives on this thread (talk about your strawman argument).

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1:

Assuming yours are not incomplete sentences, I don't need anything from you (and I was asking "ImaDem" the question).

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

jake do I need to link you to the Faux News rants the night before Sherrod's resignation where their bimbo anchors
screeched how outraged they were and
how SHE MUST RESIGN NOW. They went on and on about how racially insensitive she was and how it proves what they always believed. And now they are Shocked, they are absolutely shocked at what happened.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

its interesting to read this from a right winger here:
"I call on desperate liberals to impose a moratorium on all the racial talk"
that is kind of amusing considering that folks like 37th and leapin
post nonstop 24/7 about race using every code word in the book to describe AAs. If I didn't know any better I would think that I was living through 1950s redeux where conservatives are deliberately trying to incite race wars.
What other explanation could we have for Brietbart's outrageous in your face behavior towards the NAACP? As I recall none other than Karl Rove warned the GOP about alienating minorites, apparently that GOP outreach program he champiuoned is now out the window.
Again thank you Mr. Brietbart for energizing the D base. Something we never could have done without you. Keep it up. You guys are driving those independent voters right back onto our camp.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

I wasn't watching Fox News, but if they didn't even run the tape until after the WHITE HOUSE announced the firing, why exactly do you blame Fox News?

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Breitbart. AND fox news. Co-winners. Brietbart for obvious reasons. But also fox news because, by airing the doctored tape ceaselessly without doing any independent reporting/confirmation of its own, fox proved beyond any reasonable doubt it is nothing more than a despicable, overtly racist, hugely biased non-news propaganda machine for the worst of the HATERS populating the teabags and the gopers.

Posted by: ImaDem | July 22, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Tiny Tim Geithner.. after his hard work in single handedly drafting the Wall Street Reform bill.. he was given no credit by the POTUS. He walked the tightrope, jumped and turned on the string and crafted a document to please the critics. For his effort, he was totally ignored, except by Larry Summers. I don't like him even one bit, but I still commend anyone that could find a path to success with such a cumbersome load on this back.

Posted by: newbeeboy | July 22, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Just one day…


Posted by: leapin


Might as well ask them not to breathe.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Chris, Chris, Chris...puhleeeeze!

The WaPo is the numero uno loser of the week HANDS-DOWN!! It's complete and utter failure to produce a single word (save those of its Ombudsman) on the Justice Department's handling [bungling] of the Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case makes it the LOSER EXTRAODINAIRE of the week.

The real question is, who is number 2? Is it:
the Oboob administration (in genral, for passing that dog of a "financial overhaul" bill, or,

the Oboob administration's press secretary for being such a stooge, or,

the Oboob administration's Secretary of Agriculture for following his Dear Leader's example in crisis management and completely jumping to conclusion with little more than a snippet of the whole story, or,

the main stream media?

I'd say the number two spot goes to the MSM, for failure to do its job impartially, period, but the financial overhaul bill is a close turd (uh, make that "third").

Posted by: flintston | July 22, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I think Vilsack's 180 gets him off the hook. The villain of the piece is the publisher of doctored video, Mr. Breitbart. Breitbart wins my vote for WW in W.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | July 22, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I call on desperate liberals to impose a moratorium on all the racial talk. After the beer summit, the “stereotyping,” the “cowards,” the Van Jones rants, the “wise Latina,” the suing Arizona, the exempting the Black Panthers, the al Qaeda as racists (9 years after 9/11 we at last have a reason to really hate these terrorists), etc., we get the message that race permeates the liberal and presidential world view — and that all issues, from those of terrorism to policing to immigration to the environment, are seen largely through racial us/them lenses. This obsession has turned off an increasing multi-racial nation, and is reaching the point of caricature. Take a deep breath, Mr. President, and promise to go through one day without self-referencing yourself as black, without speaking to an identity-politics group, and without reviewing the American past in terms of race. Other liberals take a day off from patting yourselves on the back to how supposedly "post-racial" you are. Just one day…

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Anyone wanting to know more about Andrew Breitbart should read the New Yorker profile:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/05/24/100524fa_fact_mead
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The above is a long article, but entertaining.
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He sounds a lot like our favorite ADD, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, whites-are-really-being dissed-around-here poster, You Can Spam It. Only Breitbart gets out of his basement.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

My vote will go to Vilsak. Though he deserves credit for a stand-up apology, he still got the most bad publicity and had the most to lose.
Breitbart had no reputation for integrity to begin with, so he just gains exposure and more noteriety.
Michael Steele might ordinarly have the nod for worst week. But the firing clearly dominated the news, way over and above Steele's latest flop. Steele's flubs are starting to become ho-hum routine news.

Posted by: AlaninMissoula | July 22, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Liberals hair is on fire. the truth got out. the system is broken.

We must find a way to put the jeannie back in the bottle and promote Obungler back to infallible messiah.

the only explanation is that all those independents who voted for him have been overcome by a giant wave of racism.

that has to be it.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart is ...

"a smarmy provocateur who often speaks at Tea Party rallies" (Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson) or

a "conservative journalist" (Pulitzer Prize non-winner, Fix)

After Sherrod video-gate, ACORN video-gate, etc., you decide...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Here is an excellent analysis of the right's attempt to "derail Mr. Obama by purporting he harbors prejudicial, almost racist, feelings towards whites."

"The far-right goes even further to purport Obama associates with individuals who harbor those same feelings against whites, and disguises his disdain for whites by surrounding himself with whites who suffer from “white guilt.” This is the far-right’s agenda and they take no prisoners."

The column goes on to describe the methodology which executes this strategy: the discovery of "secret" tapes which are then broadcast through right wing media outlets to generate "scandal".

This is well worth reading and is not long.

http://apleblog.com/2010/07/22/the-conservative-strategy-obama-is-a-racist/

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Get in line liberals. there is a two year backlog on victimhood and blaming. there is so much demand for it in this post racial age of Obungler that all the blame and victims have overwhelmed the system.

Please call back after 2012.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Anyone opposing the SMEAR CAMPAIGN IS A RACIST - so say the democrats.


This strategy must stop immediately - it is not post-racial -

Posted by: YouCanPostThis
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The "racist" accusations are red herrings as the Obama sock puppet journalist conspiracy proves. The journalists and liberals want conservatives to constantly defend themselves against racism. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

37, are you "refudiating" us?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

ABC: Arizona Enforcing Immigration Law Causes Crime in NYC

With SB1070 about to go into effect in defiance of the Manchurian Moonbat, the governmedia is throwing their race-baiting propaganda into overdrive. ABC News saw fit to excrete this onto the front page the other day:

Hating Hispanics: Has Arizona Ignited Firestorm After Decade of Simmering Tension? Activists Say Immigation [sic] Law Has Given Rest of Country Free License to Discriminate Against Hispanics
Jumped by three men wielding chains and bats, Adolfo pleaded with his attackers to consider his family.
"They started calling me a stupid Mexican and threatening me," the 25-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., resident said. "I tried to ignore them but they kept saying, 'You stupid Mexican, we're going to kill you.'"

I left more than enough of my blood on New York City sidewalks before escaping that zoo. I can't imagine ABC giving a hoot, much less blaming Arizona for it. But it's different for the "oppressed":

The country's changing demographics and ongoing struggle with immigration policy have stirred anti-Hispanic sentiment, said activists who reported anecdotal evidence that Arizona's controversial immigration law has contributed to a fresh round of discrimination.

"For us, there's always been a simmering anti-immigrant sentiment," said Lisa Navarrete, vice president of the National Council of La Raza, an Hispanic advocacy group. "What Arizona does, is it brings it to a whole new level."
La Raza — "The Race" — is the Hispanic version of the KKK. Together with the propagandists at ABC who are deliberately helping the radical left distort a mild, common sense immigration law into a racial conflagration to assist Obama's race-based electoral strategy, they cluck their tongues at the evils of racism, if not for which there would be no violence in New York.

But liberals will lap this stuff up, and congratulate themselves for swallowing every drop without vomiting.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

'The libs are looking to quadruple oil taxes '

it's honestly to beleive there are people stupid enough to swallow this crap -- but obviously, they eat it with a shovel.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

First no budget from congress for fear of being thrown in debtors prison, now the most transparent, I mean inept admin ever can't disclose the SS budget either:

How long will Social Security stay solvent? It's hard to say when our rulers won't let us know how bad its finances have gotten:

The Social Security's trustees' annual report is, by law, supposed to be published by April 1 [appropriately]. This year, however, the trustees have postponed its release indefinitely. The program's financial condition continues to remain hidden from public view…
The program's cash flow has been in the red for several months as payroll tax revenues have declined because of the recession. The recession and slow economic growth are worsening Social Security's long-term finances as well, as the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-range federal budget outlook confirms.

According to liberal folklore, the Social Security trust funds will ride in to the rescue and are capable of plugging the revenue shortfall for a long time.

Unfortunately, when it comes to those trust funds, there is no "there" there; they are just accounting devices — and the call on general revenues has already begun.

Given the lead times necessary to prepare the trustees' report, it is highly likely that a final draft report was readied by early March to meet the April 1 legal deadline. But the trustees' decision to table that report was clearly unopposed because Social Security currently has no confirmed public trustees. All of its current trustees are ex officio members of the Obama administration, leaving no one to register concern that delay would prevent the public from knowing how rapidly Social Security's finances are deteriorating.

Evidently the truth they're hiding is that the Ponzi scheme is collapsing, as long predicted. If Bernie Madoff were behind this, they would add another thousand years to his sentence.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I object to all the witch-hunting on this board by broadwayjoe and ddawd.


On a daily basis, we hear them say - this person is a racist, that person is a racist.


If they have nothing to go on, they start talking about "proxy issues" - and that there is hidden racism under the nearest rock.

This is the stuff of a totalitarian government - a constant drumbeat of "enemies" which are out there, and have to be rooted out.


It is a part of the DEMOCRATIC SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY.

None of this is legitimate conversation appropriate for this board.


This is a constant SMEAR CAMPAIGN ON THIS BOARD.


This SMEAR CAMPAIGN has PROVOKED a great deal of discord on this board.

Broadwayjoe - use of sexual slurs in order to sterotype a group of people - and the hostility behind it - THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT AND THE USE OF THE N WORD.

So, either both slurs are acceptable - or both slurs are NOT acceptable.

You can't have it both ways - you have no defense.


Saying that "they don't know what we are saying" is ridiculous - it is part of the sterotype.

THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN ON THIS BOARD HAS TO STOP.


The response has shown this week - a massive battle has developed because the DEMOCRATS WANT A FREE SHOT AT A SMEAR CAMPAIGN.


Anyone opposing the SMEAR CAMPAIGN IS A RACIST - so say the democrats.

This strategy must stop immediately - it is not post-racial -

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

And here is another gem... this is a candidate? LOL.

"Former Nevada state Rep. Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, is still getting the hang of holding a "press conference" with the media. At an event Wednesday, Angle spoke for three minutes on cutting taxes -- and then quickly left when the assembled reporters tried to ask her questions.

The funniest thing, as shown in tracking video from the Nevada Democratic Party, is that Angle's host seemingly invited the reporters to ask questions -- then Angle suddenly walked away without saying anything.

As CNN points out, the event was in fact billed as a press conference in Angle's own campaign events schedule. It should also be noted that Angle has previously said she avoids interviews with mainstream media outlets that would ask her tough questions."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/angle-holds-press-conference-takes-no-questions-and-leaves-video.php?ref=fpb

funny video

Posted by: drindl
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The libs are looking to quadruple oil taxes which, of course, will raise gasoline prices to consumers/taxpayers. Apparently Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate leader, is confused about how taxes work by saying ‘Taxpayers will not pick up the tab.’ When the price of a barrel of oil goes up, gasoline prices at the pump increase.”
For me, that alone would be reason enough to want Reid out of the Senate in November.

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

dd, this group is a bunch of clowns no different than the characters you see on any urban street corner. Just foolish silly performance artists. Wannabe "radicals" living in Mom's basement.

Getting to mug in front of the camera over three hours for the amusement of Fox's May-Gun Kelly was for these guys the dream of a lifetime. Pure buffoonery.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

The Worst Week, IMO, goes to "Georgetown" Conservative Journalists from - Charles Krauthammer to David Frum who just this week realized that "No one is listening to them". Their party has been taken over by a new bunch, "propaganda journalists" who are intellectually inferior, think only in black and white and find it acceptable to lie and spread fear as tools to convince people of their absolute ideologies.

Posted by: benjaminsp | July 22, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Just the whif of an intelligent thought is sufficient to ruin poor dingbat drivl's day.

I see that the usual gang of idiots is following their marching orders and banging the racist drum as loud and obnoxious as possible. No evidence is required. the strategy was laid out perfectly clear on journolist.

It sure beats trying to defend the policies and accompoishments of this administration. so does a root canal.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Overheard at the WH:

Ax: barry, why aren't you out campaigning for the fall election?

hussain: Haven't you heard, no one wants to be seen with me anymore.

Ax: how about a nice beach vacation then?

Hussain: well that nice beach was ruined after all my previous vacations when I was too busy golfing to do anything about it. I suppose I could go to the Vinyard. will there be any hollywood stars there?

Ax: the clintons, but you should stay away from them for now, they will probably try to take your job soon.

Hussain: well it's not like everyone in the country is employed right now, so other than losing my jet, my chef, my doctor and my free golf, I don't mind so much. I've made enough money. besides, this is a lot more work that I thought it would be.

Ax: maybe a nice long vacation is in order.

hussain: I have the feeling I will be going on a permanant vacation in about two years. Until then, I need to pack in as many golf games, concerts, parties, theater trips, fine dining, as I can before I have to pay for it myself.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

37, Billy Roper is a GOP candidate for Arkansas governor. He is also one of the most prominent members of the so-called Tea Party. Here's what the ADL says about Mr. Roper:

"Billy Roper, head of Arkansas-based White Revolution, a racist organization that promotes cooperation between white supremacist groups, is devoted to unifying the disparate and fractious racist right. In fact, White Revolution's inception is due, in large part, to Roper's outreach efforts as an official with the neo-Nazi National Alliance (NA), where he first made a name for himself. His vision of a unified white power front conflicted with the NA leadership's conception of itself as an elite vanguard poised to carry out a "white revolution." Roper's views led to his dismissal from the NA in September 2002 and his founding of White Revolution a few days later. Roper used the skills and contacts he had cultivated as NA's Deputy Membership Coordinator to jumpstart White Revolution."
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Quasi-libertarian? Don't think so. This guy was so extreme that NA kicked him out! And now he leads the Tea movement. Good grief.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Eugene Robinson also made a point about the NBPP and how some FOX anchor did a three hour segment on a group that has like three dozen members. Just a shuck and jive performance by people there to scare white people.

Make no mistake. Kelly, Breitbart, Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity are all unabashed racists. You think we are post racial? Not a chance. Otherwise their ratings fall to hell.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 22, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

now that all the dreck has arrived, Fix is officially dead for the day.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

12Bar

So you are a woman ???


And you outed yourself the other day ???

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:46 PM |

____________________________________

Unless you're looking for a date, why would it matter?

Posted by: sourpuss | July 22, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

And here is another gem... this is a candidate? LOL.

"Former Nevada state Rep. Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee for Senate against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, is still getting the hang of holding a "press conference" with the media. At an event Wednesday, Angle spoke for three minutes on cutting taxes -- and then quickly left when the assembled reporters tried to ask her questions.

The funniest thing, as shown in tracking video from the Nevada Democratic Party, is that Angle's host seemingly invited the reporters to ask questions -- then Angle suddenly walked away without saying anything.

As CNN points out, the event was in fact billed as a press conference in Angle's own campaign events schedule. It should also be noted that Angle has previously said she avoids interviews with mainstream media outlets that would ask her tough questions."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/angle-holds-press-conference-takes-no-questions-and-leaves-video.php?ref=fpb

funny video

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

That's why it's great to be Obama's buddy -- a union member, a liberal African-American, a pro-illegal immigration Hispanic, a Wall Street crony. You know that Obama will lend you a buck or two. He's just like that high school kid with the Rolex: If you hang out with him long enough, kiss his posterior and talk about what a terrific guy he is, you're bound to enter his clique. And once you do, the benefits flow forth from daddy's checkbook.

But at least the high school sleazeball had to answer to Daddy; if Daddy saw the depleting bank account, he'd take away the credit card. Obama has no daddy. He's the teenage kid with no credit limit -- and all the responsible adults have been shipped out of town on a rail.

It's not that the president of the United States isn't allowed a little down time. It's that he finds it so easy to slack off using our money, while the rest of us bear down. But that's the story of his life: he's always lived on our dime. There's only one problem: all leeches need a live body to suck dry. If we're all leeches, we all die.

But Obama's not worried about that. That's thinking long term, which has apparently been banned along with trans fats and affordable ammunition. Instead, Obama wants increased focus on those who are suffering now. Specifically, Obama wants increased focus on how they, too, can become permanent barnacles on the buttocks of society.

We should have seen it coming. Obama's not just the first mixed-race president. He's the First Moocher. And he's all for equality of opportunity when it comes to mooching.

Ben shapiro

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Remember that guy you went to high school with? You know, the one with the rich parents. The one who drove a Porsche to school and wore the slickest clothing. The one with a pool in the backyard and the Xbox and the tennis court.

You thought he was a jerk then. He's still a jerk now.

Only now, he's president of the United States. His parents didn't buy him the SUV and the tickets to the concerts and the jet rides to New York. You did.

As the rest of the country suffers through a real unemployment rate of about 20 percent according to certain estimates, President Obama takes jaunts to Maine with his family -- and he makes sure to fly his dog, Bo, into town on a separate jet. He holds concerts at the White House, where he and Michelle get to watch Nathan Lane make gay jokes and Elaine Stritch croak out her signature tunes while averring, "I'd love to get drunk with the president." In case you didn't catch President Obama's last White House concert, make sure to tune into PBS on July 28 for a replay of his June 2 event featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, the Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock and Faith Hill, among others.

According to press reports, President Obama has played 41 rounds of golf since his accession to office. He's played seven of those rounds since April 20, when the Gulf oil spill occurred. How many rounds of golf have you played since the beginning of the recession in July 2008?

Probably not many. Because you work for a living. President Obama, by contrast, perks for a living. And he's constantly shocked that those of us who do work expect others to work for a living, too.

That's why he sees no problem whatsoever in feasting on ice cream and lobster in Bar Harbor, while lecturing Republicans about their cruelty in holding up yet another extension of "unemployment benefits" (that phrase gets scare quotes once you've been on the unemployment rolls for two years). That's why Obama makes conspicuous consumption his lifestyle, even as he scoffs at the exploding national debt. He's enjoying the good life; why shouldn't you? He's not working; why should you? Let those benighted conservative businesspeople sweat it out -- President Obama is inviting you to a free taxpayer-funded vacation.

That's just the kind of Man Of The People he is. He never had to do a thing of value for his $5 million per year earnings, his Tony Rezko-brokered property in Illinois, and his current Oval Office gratuities. Why should you have to do something simply to pay your rent? Stick with him, kid, and you'll never go hungry again.

Posted by: Dead_and_Barryd | July 22, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Worst week?
Comrade Barack Obama.
This incompetent dope came into office with a 78% approval rating and is now at 44%, and still dropping like a rock in the ocean. And it'll get worse folks!
This bad economy and near 10% unemployment rate that he caused with his incompetent Socialist/Communist agenda of redistributing all wealth, and nationalizing private industries, is bound to make things worse. By the 2012 elections Comrade Obama's only supporters that he'll have left is the Democrap Socialist hard-liners and his racist tribal members, who'd vote for him even if he runs our government like Idi Amin, Adolph Hitler or Joe Stalin.

Posted by: armpeg | July 22, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

A nice documentary of the calculated white racism of the right in the last 50 years...

"Rachel Maddow explained last night that the right-wing tactic of characterizing black people -- like, say, former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod -- as being racist against white people is nothing new in this country. In fact, as Maddow documented, "the political strategy of terrifying white people about the threat posed by black people" goes back to the 1960s, with the campaign of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, and the "Southern Strategy" that was a part of Richard Nixon's presidential campaign.

Maddow continued that now, "making white people feel like they are victims of black people" is one of the "Fox News agenda items" designed to fear-monger about race.

http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/rachel-maddow-takes-down-fox-news-for-scare-white-people-tactics-video.php?ref=fpblg

Would be nice to get all the disgusting racists off this board.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

37th, some how I thought that your kind of personal attacks were now strictly prohibited. guess nothing chages here.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

37th, some how I thought that your kind of personal attacks were now strictly prohibited. guess nothing chages here.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

12Bar

So you are a woman ???


And you outed yourself the other day ???

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart did the DNC a favor.
D Congressmen were struggling with independent voters in all recent polls. I am guessing that that might just start changing after they are polled about this story and their universal opposition to extension of unemployment benefits. His stunt will likely backfire and energize minority and GenY voters who realize what it was they didn't trust about the GOP in 2008. So as a D I say thank you Mr.Briebart for doing what my party leaders were unable to do, energize our base this fall.

Posted by: leichtman1
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If they can get past the New Post-Racial Panthers at the polls.

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama and the democrats war WAGING A SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY.


This Sherrod situation is the result of that smear campaign - wreckage on the side of the road.

Blame Obama - he has abandoned his Post Racial agenda in favor of a HYPER-RACIAL SMEAR CAMPAIGN.

To separate the two is just wrong - just as it was wrong to split Sherrod's video.

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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

37th, you do a very fine job at making yourself look bad. No "organized effort by a group" is needed.


Posted by: margaretmeyers | July 22, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Sure seems like this is evidence of an organized effort by a group of people on this board to make others look bad.


When - in fact - the truth is far different. The leftists have provoked most of the bad behavior on this board - and they have certainly participated in the horrible abuses on this board.


To single out one person - in this atmosphere - and as a result of an astroturfing of complaints from the left - is just wrong.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis
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They are just taking a clue from the msm Obama sock puppets and their "racist" strategy and conspiracy.

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart did the DNC a favor.
D Congressmen were struggling with independent voters in all recent polls. I am guessing that that might just start changing after they are polled about this story and their universal opposition to extension of unemployment benefits. His stunt will likely backfire and energize minority and GenY voters who realize what it was they didn't trust about the GOP in 2008. So as a D I say thank you Mr.Briebart for doing what my party leaders were unable to do, energize our base this fall.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey, 37th

I thought you were banned. Why do we see you?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

No wait, Waiting for Godot wasn't that the perky little comedy, all zany antics and madcap hijinks, but always exuding fulsome goodness, that became the inspiration for the Broadway hit The Fantastiks, am I right?

Posted by: shrink2 | July 22, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


I thought you were a woman, is that true ?


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Thanks DDAWD,
My bad. I have got to be the world's worst speller.

Posted by: AndyR3 | July 22, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Jake, candidates possibly suffering from advanced Stockholm Syndrome don't count.

Also, when someone says it's not about the money, it always IS about the money. Similarly, when someone says they are not a .... Well, you know the rest. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

12Bar


Sure seems like you are more concerned about content - more than anything else.


I never said jailed.


But if you think that is the solution, then if you would on the jury, you would vote for jail ? That would work.


.

Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Chris,

I thought, based on your recent post/tweet, that the children weren't going to be breaking out of the nursery and squabbling. Wrong again (SIGH)! I'll come back when the adults have got the situation in hand.

Posted by: sverigegrabb | July 22, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

yea yea the guy who got a few hundred thousand votes out of 120 million, who cares.

I truly don t think the folks constantly attacking Obama would be doing any differently if it were a POTUS Hillary, Dodd, Biden etc, they would have just replaced their race baited screed with some other line of constant attack. The other side just doesn't believe that ANY D is a legitimate POTUS no matter who they are. If it was Biden we would be hearing hairplug gate, Hillary they would either be calling her a closet gay or accusing her of having a love child, Dodd they would be accusing him of some kind of theft, heck maybe stealing gumballs from the gumball machine it doesn't matter to them just channge the narrative an fill in D POTUS ________. I am serious about that assesment. Race baiting is a GOP strategy that goes back to the 40s its absoluetly nothing new for them, only their strategy has changed. Today its faux news doing their bidding using the victim card; the 21st century GOP race card.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Back to the topic...

I think BookGuy nailed it at 11:38. Vilsack's a worthy contender for this week's title, but BookGuy's right: it's temporary. How many of us could recall who the Secretary of USDA is before this happened? Bet that in a month, most of us will again have trouble pulling Vilsack's name out of our memories.

Breitbart, on the other hand, has done himself AND the right wing a tremendous disservice. I'm guessing there are a lot of moderates who have taken a look at this and said, "Ohhhhh, I guess there IS some truth to the idea that the right wing will do anything to destroy a Democratic president..." They'll think again when they turn out to vote in November.

Breitbart's damage is self-inflicted, and permanent.

Posted by: dcgrasso1 | July 22, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Andrew Breitbart, whom Fix coworker and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson today called "a smarmy provocateur who often speaks at Tea Party rallies," hands down winner.

This clown had the worst week in the whole country. Once Mrs. Sherrod lawyers up, it'll get much worse.
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...kinda odd there's NO link above to Gene Robinson's article in the Post today, "Standing Up to the Breitbarts."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/21/AR2010072105169.html
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BTW, any Fix/Breitbart connection to disclose?

What's this guy like?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | July 22, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Uncle Joe Biden and the Orwellian "Summer of Recovery".

Posted by: leapin | July 22, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Worst Week in Washington


Let's all be honest here: There is an ORGANIZED EFFORT by Obama and the democrats to SMEAR THE TEA PARTY - sterotypes are rampant - there is unrestrained hostility expressed, there are False Charges of Racism going out on a daily basis.


Changing some words in an NAACP to "elements" does not change the effort to SMEAR - and spread the perception of racism.


This is complete with sexual slurs - which have anger and contempt behind them - the anger and contempt of the speakers of these slurs is approaching those who use the n-word.

For the democrats to engage in this kind of behavior is ridiculous - it is totalitarian - we now have "enemies" out there who must be rooted out and exposed.

HOWEVER - this strategy designed to "energize" the base in the Fall election has taken a major hit this week - because it has been exposed and it boomerranged back.

So the WORST WEEK IN WASHINGTON GOES TO THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY AS IT WAS ATTEMPTED BY THE NAACP RESOLUTION.

It didn't work - it made the NAACP look horrible -

And it caused the NAACP to veer into political issues, when exactly the appeal and standing of the NAACP rested on universal principles. With this resolution, the NAACP abandoned those universal principles in favor of being a political tool of a flawed strategy for one party in a midterm election.

It was further ridiculous to go down this path - because the black vote is not really strong in those swing districts which will determine control of the House. One would have to analyze the Senate races to see if "energizing" the black vote in those States is even worth the damage from going down this divisive road.

THE WORST WEEK IN WASHINGTON GOES TO THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE TEA PARTY.

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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Hey, 37th, we don't have to organize to make you look bad. It's not hard for you to look bad. You do that all by yourself just by posting your MILES and MILES of vertically paranoid racist screed.

Hey, what's on your mind today? Let me guess, how about racism against whites? How about violence by blacks in the inner cities? How about how Obama hasn't fulfilled his campaign promises in the last 18 months and should therefore be impeached and jailed? You know, something new.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

A look see whether the new comments program is up, whoa, I guess not!

Well, I just came in from the nearby orchards, the kids went on to pick blueberries...you can hear the ravens in the cherry trees squawking at each other all day long, like this, but they are fighting over something real. I read Godot in High School, a guy in a trash can, that is all I remember.

Posted by: shrink2 | July 22, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

drindl (is that you, Spencer Ackerman?):

As you well know, I voted for the other black man running for President in 2008. That is not my problem with Obama.

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

sigh. it's back.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Ah, 37th, the #2 name on the List.

tick-tock tick-tock

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

ddawd writes:


At least with 37th and zook, they were forced to clutter up the place themselves.


________________________________


"forced" what does that mean ???

Sure seems like this is evidence of an organized effort by a group of people on this board to make others look bad.

When - in fact - the truth is far different. The leftists have provoked most of the bad behavior on this board - and they have certainly participated in the horrible abuses on this board.

To single out one person - in this atmosphere - and as a result of an astroturfing of complaints from the left - is just wrong.


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Posted by: YouCanPostThis | July 22, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

I suggest we back off of criticizing
jake as long as his comments remain civil and he doesn't go back into his April meltdown mode.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I am under the impression that when the new comments system rolls out, that those on the banned list will be blocked. (The banned list already exists at "headquarters".) Those who are not on the banned list will have to be on their good behaviour to avoid getting on the banned list. In addition, there will be some kind of ranking so that "valued" posters will have more visibility.

All I know right now, is that the new system is like waiting for Godot.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Not a racist, but refuses to beleive that a black man is POTUS, even though it has been proven beyond ANY shadow of a doubt. Riiiiight.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

I suggest we back off of criticizing
jake as long as his comments remain civil and he doesn't go back into his April meltdown mode.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1:

You realize that it is AFTER noon, right?

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I vote for Andrew. He is a jerk, the others were fools. How he thought, if he bothered thinking, that his trick would work is beyond me. A fifth grader can splice "tape" nowadays.

As for Sherrod, she is maximizing her time in the sun. Guess she deserves it after having been dragged through the mud on this one.

Now as for the NAACP/Tea Party angle on this on-going story, the moral outrage on both sides is pretty laughable. Mark Williams claims that the Tea Party has no racists? Come on. Get 20 people together at a neighborhood block party and you will have a racist in your presence. And the NAACP, while they have accomplished many good things for African Americans, they are hardly the last bastion of unadulterated racial tolerance.

Read this article: Token White Member of NAACP Calls Tea Party “Racist”; Lone Black Tea Partier “Outraged”.

Very FUNNY!

http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1798

Posted by: eye95 | July 22, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD:

You didn't care about Chris Fox / Cheopys / Gold and Tanzanite / Noacoler coming back after being banned many more times than I was. I am also not a racist.

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

sounds like jake agrees with the the slant of Aaron and Felicia. I guess I was wrong, he is definitely in line for a t shirt.

Its amazing that anyone would come here defending the indefensible Faux News and their absolutely disgusting reporting. Seems like Faux News is the 21st century version of Joe McCarthy, that will say anything or do anything no matter how dishonest to try and bring down their opponents.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Andy, you're thinking of melanin. Melatonin is a hormone involved in setting your circadian rhythm.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 22, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

When liberals start blaming Fox News it must've been bad for Obama. Wahhhh, I don't like the taste of my own medicine. Wahhhh, make big bad Fox News go away.

Posted by: peterg73 | July 22, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

How about Shirley Sherrod.
Through no part of her own, in one week she went from being a successful and acomplished public servant who should be applauded for her honesty and hard work into a media sideshow and she got FIRED. Thats a pretty crappy week if you ask me. Vilsack will survive, Obama will be OK, and that right-wing racist POS will triple his readership for the next four years.

Obama should call her personally and ask her to be part of a commission to address Race in this country. Heck make her the Anti-racism czar (we have one for everything else in this country). The time is now for our country to have real discussion about race and how we are going to move forward to a place where we TRULY do not see race as anything more than slight genetic differences in the amount of melatonin your body makes.

Posted by: AndyR3 | July 22, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Ok, looks like we're degenerating into the all-jaked board. At least with 37th and zook, they were forced to clutter up the place themselves.

And what the hell? How is the guy back under the exact same name that Chris C had supposedly banned?

But there's no punishment for being racist. Not in Washington.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 22, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

leichtman1:

I'm 76 years old and do not think he is the legal POTUS. Whys [SIC] are you wasting your afternoon discussing why I (and Aaron/Felicia) do not care for Obama?

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Also, Brietbart is not a 'journalist' by any stretch of the imagination. He has never been anything but a character assasin.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

and you want to be REWARDED for calling the POTUS "Little Barry" No t shirt for you young man.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

The creep is back, I see.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I still vote for Obama (only time I ever will). For gawd's sake, even BILL CLINTON has surpassed him in popularity. It could hardly get much worse for little Barry.

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Brietbart have a bad week? He got another innocent black person fired -- he's celebrating!

Champion example of the teabaggers at work... it's all about demonizing black people.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

"But in the end the big bad guy was the WH for allowing the racist right to dictate policy"

Amen.

But if Faux News is now saying they only ran the story AFTER she was fired that is a bald faced lie since there are clips from the night before when their 2 bimbo anchors were screeching its an outrage she must be fired. What hypocrits but I agree someone in the WH needs to take on Faux News once and for all and expose them for what they truly are: the attack machine for the GOP.

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

12Bar -- Fox has never even pretended [ok, they pretend]shall we say never intended to be a real news channel. It is funded by Rupert Murdoch expressly as a rightwing propanda outlet, and is run by Roger Ailes, Republican party strategist.

Interestingly, the other majority stockholder besides Murdoch is a Saudi prince who exercises considerable control over content, which may come as a surprise to its slack-jawed viewers.

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Oh please! Barton was forced to say "I retract my apology to BP". It doesn't get much more direct than that.

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, Jake. That's the classic Washington non-apology. It goes along the lines of

I wish to express my regrets to those (thin skinned idiots) who may have been offended by my (entirely reasonable) words. My (perfectly clear) statement was (not) misinterpreted to imply something I did not mean (to say in public, but it's what I really think).

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 22, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

"The firing and attempted rehiring of a mid-level U.S. Department of Agriculture employee named Shirley Sherrod has dominated the world of politics this week -- drowning out President Obama's signing of financial regulatory reform and the Senate's passage of unemployment benefit extensions."

And that is because the media -- and that includes you, CC -- chose to make it that way. Why was that, I wonder?

Posted by: drindl | July 22, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I am not defending Fox, because when it comes to Fox, we clearly have the fox guarding the hen house of truth.

Fox appears to be asying they only ran the story after she was fired and relied on the WH to have vetted the story before firing her, and this is why they did not verify.

I think it is a BS excuse. Further in what I have seen on Fox they are making no efforts of mea culpa - so it is hard to find them credible.

They then had Rove accusing her of promoting class warfare

But in the end the big bad guy was the WH for allowing the racist right to dictate policy

Posted by: bobbywc | July 22, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I also think it's Breitbart, who's STILL unrepentant and uncaring of the damage he caused Shirley Sherrod. It sickens me when those on the left and right demonize innocent people to score political points.

Posted by: JanBowers | July 22, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Gallenod:

I accept your apology ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

No contest: Andrew "That's MR. Scumbag to YOU" Breitbart.

Posted by: converse | July 22, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Obviously it's non-whites. I don't see why Breitbart would have a bad week. He is an unabashed racist. You think you're hurting his feelings by pointing it out? The man is looking for more video to doctor as we speak. He gets to show his fat pathetic sniveling face on FOX News and will face no consequences for his crimes.

Chris, you're a freaking idiot for putting Breitbart's name on there and you're a freaking liar for saying that the doctored video told less than the full story. It told the OPPOSITE of what happened.

Even with what we know now, for a pundit like Chris C to phrase the way he did shows that minorities are the real losers here.

I know this isn't a concern of Chris, but we all aren't as fortunate to enjoy the beautiful lily white skin that he does, but some of us people of color would like to achieve somethings in life and we would like to do it without Breitbart trying to scare people in that our success necessarily means something is being taken away from white people.

Breitbart had a fine week. He got a black woman fired, he gained notoriety, and he made people a little more scared of successful minorities.

Now tell me again who had the bad week.

Posted by: DDAWD | July 22, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I vote for Vilsack. The man gave himself a black eye when his knee jerked up and rammed into his own head.

Shouldn't be Breitbart; he's having a great week. He got exactly what he wanted: Dems running around like headless chickens. Though now that he's pulled a stunt news trick again he may have a harder time repeating.

Sorry Jake, but Obama signed FinReg into law and his Supreme Court nominee is coasting across the finish line. The buck may stop with him, but given that every week as president has a high base level of misery, he's unlikely to win this.

Nice to know that you're sympathetic to him having a bad week, though. ;)

Posted by: Gallenod | July 22, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I think it is Breitbart, who by putting up something that was not what it seemed, wrecked his credibility so that any more exposes of the Democratic establishment will be scanned far more carefully before they go viral. Vilsack just suffered a temporary embarrassment from which he will recover.

Posted by: BookGuy | July 22, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Faux News. MSNBC ran their clips before and after the Sherrod story broke. It was hillarious in their audacity to backtrack their dishonest DEMANDS that she resign. Second: The WH's PR operation which missed an opportunity to expose Faux News for what they truly are, the attack mechanism for the GOP. Does anyone think had the cicrcumstances been reversed that the GOP would have taken that opportunity to go on the attack rather than play defense?

Posted by: leichtman1 | July 22, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I think it is Breitbart, who by putting up something that was not what it seemed, wrecked his credibility so that any more exposes of the Democratic establishment will be scanned far more carefully before they go viral. Vilsack just suffered a temporary embarrassment from which he will recover.

Posted by: BookGuy | July 22, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Even though this incident should totally discredit Breitbart and whatever journalistic credentials he supposedly has, this is a Worst Week in Washington award and the Administration deserves it. What a terribly inappropriate and impetuous response by Administration officials. Chris, I'd also like to suggest Jim Messina get a special spotlight for his moronic on-the-record remarks.

[Also there is a typo (who, not whose)]

Posted by: amyuw05 | July 22, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I've got to vote for Obama. It's time for the man to stand up to these right wing attacks and call them out for what they are. Appeasement of the right doesn't work, never has, never will. Fight them head on.

Posted by: thomg57 | July 22, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Fox News who either

1) got snookered by Breitbart, or

2) has decided to openly abandon all pretense to be a news organization.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | July 22, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

FairlingtonBlade:

Perhaps you missed where Rep. Barton (R-TX) retracted his apology to BP: "I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP should not pay for the consequences of their decisions and actions in this incident."

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Vilsack is the easy choice. He does get props for offering a real apology. For a bad non-apology, see Tom Barton.

Breitbart, slime that he is, comes out a winner as he got notoriety and almost pulled off a political hit job.

A dark horse would be Michael Steele. The ONE thing that the RNC is supposed to do well is raise money and keep the books. Burying $3M in debt? Doesn't look good.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | July 22, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

I vote for Obama (the buck stops here).

Posted by: JakeD2 | July 22, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

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