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    Saturday Night Card Game (Herman Cain isn’t their type of black)(Readers’ Choice Award)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Herman Cain isn’t their type of black)(Readers’ Choice Award)

    Herman Cain is bringing out the worst venom from the liberal media and entertainment complex, and the left-wing blogosphere.

    Just as we saw liberal feminists fall all over themselves to bash Sarah Palin as an insult to women, so too we see liberals who claim to be enlightened on matters of race fall all over themselves to bash Cain as an insult to blacks.

    There are so many examples just this past week so I’ll let you choose:

    1. Touré on The Dylan Ratigan Show, who called Cain a media whore and compared Cain to Flavor Flav:

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    2.  Bill Maher, who referred to Cain as a “token black“:

    BILL MAHER: Big news, of course, in the Republican ranks. There is a new – I say  this every week – but there is a new frontrunner:  Herman Cain, Herman  Cain. The Republican establishment is freaking out because their token black guy  is in the league now.

    3.  Pam Spaulding at Firedoglake who accuses Cain of shameless tap dancing for conservative white voters:

    But back to race. I’ll never understand Herman Cain and his relationship to the GOP establishment; like former puppet Michael Steele, they don’t see (or don’t care) how rancid race-based politics in the Republican party has become… [T]he Republican leadership has made its bed with the fundamentalists and nativist know-nothings, making Cain and other black Republicans curious cases that border on self-loathing.

    4.  Cartoonist Telnaes at The Washington Post who portrays Cain as Bull Connor holding an attack dog on a leash (h/t Dana Loesch):

    5. Ulli K. Ryder, a “visiting scholar” at Brown University in Providence, quoted in The New York Times calling Cain “minstrelsy” (h/t John Nolte):

    “It makes the hair on my neck stand up,” said Ulli K. Ryder, a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. “The larger issue that a lot of people have, and I certainly have, is that he uses a certain kind of minstrelsy to play to white audiences. Referencing negative stereotypes in order to get heard to a white audience in the 21st century is really a problem.”

    It’s a tough choice.  (Poll open until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23)


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    GrumpyOne | October 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Al of this is “noise.”

    Noise that is the reflection of desperation that all of the O’bammy followers seeing their base deteriorate in large numbers. Independent voters are all but gone, some conservative Democrats too and let’s face it, it just does not look good.

    The real joke, (on them), though is the so called race card. In order for them to apply such, they are admitting in a de facto sense that success by blacks is just wrong.

    Better to embrace the welfare rapper and “hood” subculture than encourage success.

    Cain’s remark on, “…leaving the Democrat plantation…” is so on target! The fact that he is a product of a hardworking family must really rile ’em a lot.

    Cain’s not perfect but he’s my guy mostly because he tells it as it is. No sugar coating for me please…

      rightConcept in reply to GrumpyOne. | October 22, 2011 at 11:55 pm

      That “noise” sure did a number on Sarah Palin. They couldn’t play the race card on her but they used all the other cards in the deck including the joker.

      Looks like it worked to.

      They will keep on doing this to every good conservative until they get to a weak nominee that they think will give their annointed one the easiest path to the WH.

        Owen J in reply to rightConcept. | October 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

        It did, but that sort of noise is also subject the law of diminshing returns. The sad fact is that beating up on women is lot more acceptable in this country than beating up on Blacks. We saw that with Palin and we saw that with Hillary — does anyone recall the outpouring of outrage over the “Bro’s before Ho’s” tee-shirts Obama’s people wore? Me neither…

        What I think is really happening here is that the Left is engaging in their usual knee-jerk attack on the perceived front-runner, and in this case I think it will be shown to be a blindingly stupid thing to do.

        Cain is not yet a serious candidate — he’s still an enthusiasm candidate. The Left are revealing themselves as just as stupid, hateful, and racist as we all know them to be in order to destroy a Black candidate who does not have a serious chance of being the nominee.

        In a few months, Cain will have faded and the Left will be thinking “we are so kewl — we did in that stupid black guy” and attacking whoever, but people will being recalling how they attacked a Black man because he of his race, and this will both turn more people against them while undermining their further attacks.

        What this is really doing to pulling the mask off the Left and shining a spot-light on them without changing the race much (as Cain is not truly viable).

        Misdirecting the enemy’s fire is a very effective tactic. So as odious as their behavior is, their attacks on Cain serve a greater purpose in not just exposing the evil at the Left’s heart of Darkness, but putting front and center on a national stage.

    The Dems apparently prefer blacks as communists of “light-skinned appearance and with no Negro dialect, unless they want to have one.”

    Presently Cain is under increasing attack from both the left and the right. From the right because Cain is threatening the establishment crony Republican candidates, among other things. From the left because Cain is a mortal threat to Obama. All these attacks are echoing back and forth as each side picks up talking points from the other. Most of these attacks so far have failed to gain much traction but I expect them to increase in scope and intensity until some of them begin to do real damage. Everyone knows Alinsky attacks work. They ran Palin off and they will attempt to do the same to Cain.

    His only hope will be that he continues to reveal that most most cherished of all political attributes – teflon.

      davidinvirginia in reply to Viator. | October 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

      He’s “under attack” from this member of the right because he constantly saying stupid stuff when asked questions he should be able to give coherent answers to. He can’t. This has happened repeatedly. Many of these non-answer answers and his continual followup “clarifications” (which often make his position *less* clear) also make him sound as if he’s not nearly as conservative as he’s led people to believe. He’s not qualified to be president. I don’t care if he is or isn’t part of some nebulous establishment. We’ll do well to survive the 4 years of on-the-job training President Petulant is putting us thru now. The last thing we need as we start cleaning up his mess is another guy in the White House with no clue how to be president.

        William A. Jacobson in reply to davidinvirginia. | October 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

        Your comment doesn’t address the blog post. No one is saying criticism of Cain is off limits, it’s a question of why liberals feel the need to use racial stereotypes against him.

    katiejane | October 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

    While I agree that Cain does not have the foreign policy experience one might want – look at what the experienced politicians have done for us to date. What GOP candidate has great fp experience?

    As for the degrading remarks the Left makes about African Americans who are Conservative – wouldn’t you think that liberal blacks would find this stuff offensive? The Left uses wording and slurs they would vilify the Right for using, things most civilized people wouldn’t think of saying, but somehow they get the hall pass.

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