Rather than accepting responsibility to the almost, knee jerk reactionary termination of Shirley Sherrod, the Associated Press is reporting that Pres. Obama is blaming the internet and "You Tube Culture", continuing the administrations push along with members of congress to shut down political dissent by censoring and over monitoring the web. This all comes in lock step with both Senators John McCain and Joe Liberman looking to pass the Enemy Belligerent Act, which aims to interrogate, prosecute and detain U.S. Citizens who are deemed as poltical dissidents or linked to terrorists, which nowadays can be considered one in the same. It is in this climate where we are finding hundreds of mainstream news articles forewarning of a "cyber attack" on American from terrorist networks where Obama would then be given the authority to shut down the internet in order to "save it.", again ratcheting up fear among the populous to surrender our rights to free speech.
Read the story from Associated Press below:
Sherrod fallout: Obama exhorts aides, Cabinet members to govern with more deliberative style
President Barack Obama has ordered a more patient, deliberative style of governance from his aides and Cabinet members in the wake of a convulsive week surrounding the ouster of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod.
After telling Sherrod he regretted her forced resignation over racial remarks she made to an NAACP audience, Obama said in a nationally broadcast network interview he believes Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack "jumped the gun" in sacking the veteran Georgian federal worker.
A furor erupted this week over a conservative blogger's posting of portions of a speech Sherrod gave in which she told of giving short shrift attention 24 years ago to the pleas for financial aid by a poor white farmer. Sherrod is black, and the operator of the website BigGovernment.com posted a portion of her speech. The blogger, Andrew Breitbart, said he did so to illustrate racism within the NAACP, which earlier accused the tea party of having racist elements.
The incident dramatized how the nation's first black president has occasionally struggled with racial tensions since he took office over a year and a half ago, after saying repeatedly during his campaign that he wanted to bridge America's racial divide.
What this issue also highlights is the administration's willingness to throw prominent black americans under the bus whenever the issue of race is brought up and seemingly inflamatory remarks are made, all in the attempt to salvage Obama's reputation as a "post racial" president in the midst of rubblings within the Black Community that, in his almost two years in office, he hasn't done enough to address the needs of Black Americans. In fact, one would argue that the recent uprise in racial tension as covered by the mainstream media is a deliberate attempt by both political parties to distract and divide the people along racial lines in the midst of growing social unrest, as a means to rally up their political bases, just in time for the upcoming mid term elections, where Democrates are likely to lose both houses of congress at a time where the President's approval ratings are on a downward spiral, losing his messianic poltical capital critically needed in order to implement and sell the American people on policies that will bring us into third world status, setting the stage for the New World Order to emerge.