In light of what the liberal establishment did to Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, Condi Rice and even Colin Powell over the course of the past 30 years, it doesn’t take Nostradamus to predict what’s going to happen to Herman Cain – a black man (old enough to remember having to sit in the back of the bus) who currently leads the pack of candidates for the GOP presidential nomination: the Libs and the Donks will do everything in their power to destroy him.
The attacks have already begun and you can bet the ranch they will not only intensify, but will reach depths of denigration not seen since the Jim Crow days – and all of this from the party of compassion and racial tolerance. Then again, it was the Democrat Party that defended slavery, enacted Jim Crow laws, supported racial segregation and opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On Martin Bashir’s television program this afternoon, Democratic strategist and MSNBC analyst Karen Finney said that Republicans are supporting Herman Cain because of his race:
“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.”
“Thank you for spelling that out,” Bashir responded.
This isn’t the first time liberals have made this kind of charge about Cain and his supporters. During an online production of NBC’s Meet the Press this week, Democratic congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland said white voters support Cain to show they aren’t racist. “I think when [members of the Tea Party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and…so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive,’” Cummings told host David Gregory.
Liberal comedienne Janeane Garafalo told Current TV host Keith Olbermann earlier this month that Cain is popular with Republicans because it “hides the racist element” of the party. Watch that video here.
Sadly enough, this dementia can be found even on our side of the aisle in more extreme, Jacobin, quarters.
As for the Hermanator, it’s just another day on the campaign trail – one he predicted over five months ago in an interview with Byron York of the Washington Examiner:
I asked Cain for his thoughts on this theory of why he appeals to conservative audiences: First, many Republicans have a soft spot for business candidates. Second, they’re particularly drawn to his plain-talk candidacy because they’re dissatisfied with the rest of the GOP field. And third, many Republicans have internalized the Democratic/liberal criticism that they oppose Obama because he is black and that whenever they attack the president on this or that issue, the real motivation behind it is race. Herman Cain, they believe, could take it to Obama without all that racial baggage.
“Here’s my theory,” said Cain, leaning forward in his chair. “Let’s talk about the current field of Republican candidates. They can’t go after Obama as hard as I can because they’re not black. I think that, either subconsciously or deliberately, they are being coached to not say it a certain way, that you’re going to be labeled a racist and the liberal media is going to try to bring you down, because they still want to protect their precious Obama.”
Cain believes his audiences are a different story. “The voters, they hear my message first, not ‘He could take it to Obama,’ because they are more concerned about stopping Obama than taking it to Obama,” he explained. “This is what I’m hearing and this is what I’m feeling. And the race card is going to be short-lived if Herman Cain gets the nomination.”
But wouldn’t liberals and Democrats still find a racially-based way to attack Cain? They certainly found a way to attack Clarence Thomas, the black, conservative Supreme Court justice.
“They’re going to come after me more viciously than they would a white candidate,” Cain responded. “You’re right. Clarence Thomas. And so, to use Clarence Thomas as an example, I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching that he went through — for the good of this country.” Cain smiled broadly. “I’m ready for the same high-tech lynching.”
Herman Cain escaped from the Democrat Plantation but committed the capital offense (in Democrat eyes) of returning to free the others who are in bondage there. That makes him a very dangerous man and, in the humble opinion of this blogger, a Frederick Douglass for this generation.