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    Saturday Night Card Game (Race-based attacks on Herman Cain expose left-wing hypocrisy, once again)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Race-based attacks on Herman Cain expose left-wing hypocrisy, once again)

    This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain

    The attacks on Herman Cain from the left are gruesome, as Cain is reduced by his attackers to an affirmative action candidate who helps white Republicans hide their racism by allowing them to support a compliant black person for President.  The attacks are not “racist,” but they are race-based, as Cain’s race is the reason for and focus of the attacks.

    We already have seen on the Saturday Night Card Game how Janeane Garofalo asserted that Cain was gaining popularity in the Republican primaries only because he allows racist “teabaggers” to hide their racism.  Numerous left-wing bloggers and pundits argued that Cain was an insult to blacks, a minstrelsy self-loathing figure.

    Now they’re claiming that Cain is popular because he knows his place (emphasis mine):

    “One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” Finney said. “I think he giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”

    Some NAACP officials have joined in the attacks (emphasis mine):

    “He’s engaging in a very dangerous, irresponsible type of rhetoric,” said Edward DuBose, president of the Georgia state conference of the NAACP. “It’s almost like he feels the need to be accepted in a different class or community, and somehow, by portraying his own race or portraying the poor as a problem, it’s going to advance his cause. I think he’s going to find that that’s not true.”

    Much as liberal feminists joined in or at least condoned misogynistic attacks on Sarah Palin, liberal civil rights advocates are silent  or even join in the race-based attacks on Cain.  And in so doing, once again subjugate the principles they espouse to the needs of the Democratic Party.


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    JEBurke | October 30, 2011 at 2:12 am

    What needs to be understood better is that leftists — and tragically, that term encompasses liberals generallly these days — “Third World peoples” long ago supplanted the proletariat as the key oppressed class that would become the driving force in world revolution. So it was that “imperialism” and “neo-colonialism” became the main enemy and the anti-imperialist struggles of various revolutionary parties and movements became the focus of leftist agitation everywhere in the develooed world.

    This domestic counterpart of this change was the shift in leftist concerns from the working class generally to “people of color” who now played the role set out in orthodox Marxism for the proletariet.

    But the Marxist mode of thought and analysis remained. And just as a proletarian who declined to take up the red banner of revolution but preferred to think of himself as middle class was manifesting a “false class consciousness” (after all, the revolutionary role of the working class was ordained by history, so it had to be false and the poor fool just didn’t know it), so it is that a “person of color” who declines his historical role exhibits a false race consciousness, in effect, acting as if he were white, not black.

    I don’t think it can be emphasized enough how deeply rooted in a century and a half of Marxist categories the thinking of today’s left is. They will deny it — or even not be aware of it — but much of what they say is a lot more Lenin and Mao than it is FDR.

      Surly Curmudgen in reply to JEBurke. | October 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      The terms Communist, Progressive and Liberal as used by the left, all mean the same thing. Let me explain why. Carl Marx in 1848 finished writing and then published the Communist Manifesto. Over the next 30 to 40 years the book gained some followers, mostly self anointed elites with PHDs. ( Now there is a subject worth some grant money. Why are highly educated people with PHDs so susceptible to such an absurd philosophy.) As people became aware of their agenda, the communists picked the term progressive in an attempt to hide that agenda. Years later, the same problem, too many people have spotted the agenda again so they picked the term liberal. ( Note that the dictionary definitions of progressive and liberal are very far removed from the political definitions.)

      One of the goals of their agenda is to infiltrate and take control of both major political parties. The Democrat party is at this time wholly controlled, 90% to 95%. The Republican party is 40% to 45% controlled. This leaves WE THE PEOPLE with very little true representation inside the belt way.

      If we want to survive, as a nation, as a republic, we must flush the progressives from both parties, from all government offices, from the media, from positions of instruction, both public schools and universities. The progressive political philosophy must be rendered ineffectual, laughable, an object of ridicule. The progressive must be excoriated and driven out of any position of authority. Any adherent of such an absurd idea should never be paid more than minimum wage.

    maquignon | October 30, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Herman Cain knows his place: THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

    Surly Curmudgen | October 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    The Democrat party is comprised of two groups. The first group is fully cognizant of the views and agenda of those controlling the party. The second group has been duped and deceived into supporting the party. When individuals within the second group have become aware of the views and agenda of those who control the party they are abhorred and vow to never support the Democrat party again.

    The second group is ten times as large as the first group.

    teresainpa | November 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Yikes, some of the nonsense here about how liberal means communist etc…lol. Oh well, what did I expect. ppppssst…. leftist and communist yes, liberals are capitalists.
    Anyway, I came to say that I agree with the author that there is a double standard and hypocrisy regarding stupid liberals like Garafalo and others when it comes to Cain verses Obama. It is pathetic. If you don’t support Obama you are racist you are racist and if you do support Cain you are racist.
    But then we all have our prejudges don’t we? The author skipped right over the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton and went right to Sarah Palin. You all should realize that it was the sexist treatment of Clinton coming first that drove us to support and defend Palin.

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