Herman Cain, the black conservative Republican who is running for president of the United States, is really starting to get under the skin of our Media Left.
Because any black who is not a card-carrying socialist is savaged by the “tolerant” Democrats of America. It is the most vicious form of racism imaginable.
But par for the course. Remember Clarence Thomas, our black Supreme Court justice appointed by Republican president George HW Bush, who has been hated by black America and by Democrats since he joined the court in 1991. Thomas called the televised Senate hearings about his confirmation “a high-tech lynching” by liberals. And they were.
Or think about Condoleezza Rice, the first black woman secretary of state, who would be lauded as a pioneer if she had served a Democrat president. Yet since she worked for Republican George W. Bush she was viciously maligned and caricatured by Democrats and their media friends. One political cartoon of Rice portrayed her as a fat-lipped, gap-toothed negro.
Indeed this is to be expected. The Democrats have a long, storied history of racism. In fact most American blacks until the 1960s were Republicans – including Martin Luther King – because the Republican party was founded in 1854 as the anti-slavery party and Republican president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery
Meanwhile most of the racism and obstruction of civil rights in the 20th century came from the Democrat South which hated the North and the Republicans for freeing the slaves and for the Civil War.
The Ku Klux Klan was populated exclusively by Southern Democrats and the longest-serving member of the United States Senate, the late Democrat Robert Byrd of West Virginia, was once a leader in the Klan.
In addition, Al Gore Sr., the father of Al ‘global warming’ Gore, was a Democrat US senator from Tennessee who was one of the principal opponents of 1960s civil rights legislation, as was J. William Fulbright, a Democrat US senator from Arkansas and the mentor of Democrat president Bill Clinton.
And rest assured that this is why liberals are always attacking conservatives, Republicans and Tea Partiers as being “racist”. It is to shift the spotlight from Democrats’ own racist past and their current racist tendencies. (Note to black America: White liberals do not love you. They only want your votes. They are using you.)
Now it is Herman Cain’s turn to feel Democrat hatred. And with a recent Zogby poll showing Cain 20 points ahead of even Mitt Romney, the left is getting the knives out. The very last thing Democrats would ever want is for the first genuine black president to be a Republican (remember that Obama is half white and his father was from Africa, so Obama does not have American “slave blood” in his veins. Many blacks did not like Obama for those reasons.)
Indeed, Cain has the Democrats apoplectic in arguing that blacks have been “brainwashed” by the Democrat party. This is the last thing Democrats want to hear. Imagine a black Republican president drawing black voters away from Democrats. This is why Democrats fear and despise Cain and all black conservatives. It is all in the votes.
Cain is a former businessman as CEO of the Godfather’s pizza chain owned by Pillsbury. He studied mathematics in college and served in the US Navy as a ballistics expert. So he has not risen to prominence through the usual black/Democrat vetting process – in the entertainment industry or sports or the arts or the media; as a black Democrat politician; as a belligerent black activist like Sharpton etc. So he is persona non grata many times over among American liberals.
Lawrence O’Donnell, a host on the far-left cable news network MSNBC recently caused a stir with a vicious, biased attack interview with Cain. The line of questioning had nothing to do with Cain’s aspirations to the White House or his prescriptions for fixing the American economy; it was a series of accusatory inquiries about whether Cain was “black enough” under Democrat criteria.
O’Donnell asked why Cain had not participated in civil rights protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Cain replied that he had been just a boy in the 1950s and that his father had warned him to steer clear of the movement, in which people were getting arrested and hurt.
Said O’Donnell about Cain’s book This is Herman Cain!: “I gave your book a fair reading… What I did read was a deliberate decision to not participate in the Civil Rights movement.”
He continued: “Where do you think black people would be sitting on the bus today if Rosa Parks had followed your father’s advice?” O’Donnell asked accusingly. Then when O’Donnell belittled Cain for not participating in civil rights protests of the 1960s during his time at Morehouse College, it was yet another political caricature about blacks, that every one of them must avoid any signs of seeking success quietly on their own and must be members of the confrontational black left.
O’Donnell, who avoided the Vietnam war with a student deferment, then asked Cain:
“Can you explain how you avoided military service during the Vietnam War and during the draft, and why you should be commander in-chief if you did successfully avoid service during the war that came during what would have been your war years? After avoiding the Vietnam War, why should you be commander-in-chief?”
Never mind that Cain served in the US Navy after being asked by the military to serve in a ballistics post because of his college mathematics training just as many educated people like doctors and engineers are asked to serve in valuable technical positions other than combat.
Do not expect the Democrats and the Media Left to let up one inch in their attacks on Cain. And if Herman Cain starts to surge even more, or if he by chance becomes the Republican nominee, the Democrats will pile on like you have never seen, with their historically vicious habits exposed for all the world to see.
Just like their old friends in the Ku Klux Klan would want them to.
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