The Next Target of the Racist Left: Herman Cain
The Left is fond of accusing conservatives of being racists. The tactic is part of their DNA. Disagree with a black politician? You’re a racist. Nevermind that you disagree with white politicians who hold the same positions. It doesn’t matter. Take ObamaCare as an example. The law was written by a group that consists almost entirely of white people. That fact has not stopped the Left from declaring that the only reason most people oppose the law is because they’re racist, even if subconsciously so. “Republicans hate poor people, especially poor minorities.” This is a core belief among the Left. It essentially defines them. Guess what? They’re hypocrites.
They’ve been attacking Clarence Thomas since as long as I can remember. With ObamaCare lawsuits making their way to the Supreme Court, the attacks have been increasing. They’re demanding he recuse himself over nonsense. A few weeks ago, Leftist protesters were recorded saying that Thomas should be “strung up” and sent “back to the fields.”
They’ve focused their attacks on Congressman Allen West since he became a rising star in the Republican Party. Calling him a war criminal and even suggesting he was part of a criminal bike gang.
Now that Herman Cain is gaining popularity in conservative circles, the Left has found a new target. Cain threatens their strangle hold on the minority vote therefore he must be destroyed at all costs. The opening salvo came from AlterNet:
In the immortal words of Megatron in Transformers: The Movie, Herman Cain’s speech at CPAC really is bad comedy. As you know, I find black garbage pail kids black conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters.
That’s the opening paragraph. Don’t you just love how they use the “strikeout” font to emphasize how they really feel? (Sidenote: Transformers?)
It only gets worse from there. The author goes on to compare Cain’s performance at CPAC to “race minstrelsy.”
Herman Cain–an ironic name if ever, and one more suited to a tragic figure in a Harlem Renaissance era novella–is not “blackening twice” as some race minstrels chose to do.
[Unfortunately, the attendees at CPAC are not the butt of some type of joke where the white man wearing the cork is really a black man in secret.]
Instead, Herman Cain’s shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs “authentic negritude” as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black Conservative mascot, absolves the White racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins. This is a refined performance that Black Conservatives have perfected over many decades and centuries of practice.
So not only is Hermain Cain a “minstrel”, according to the author, he’s too dumb to even play the role properly.
The author clearly doesn’t even know who Herman Cain is:
Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American newspaper columnist, businessman, politician, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. He is a former chairman (1995-96) and deputy chairman (1992-94) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain’s newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs.
Bottom line: Herman Cain has accomplished more in his life than the author (or ANYONE else at AlterNet.com) can ever dream to accomplish. Yet, according to the professional slime merchants, he’s too dumb to realize he’s being used by the “racist conservatives.”
The kicker? The author of this pathetic excuse for an article? He’s black. He should familiarize himself with the term “Projection.” In my view, no form of racism is worse than the racism of low expectations. The editors at AlterNet clearly don’t think the author of the Cain hit piece can do any better than the garbage on display in it. They probably thought they could score some political points against Cain (How? I have no idea.) and use the author’s race as an “out.” You’ve heard the excuse before: “He’s not racist! He’s black!” That might be the case, but the editors of AlterNet are racist for allowing that article to appear on their website regardless of the color of the author’s skin.
As more and more black conservatives assert their role within the conservative movement, we should expect these attacks to increase and call them out on it every time it happens.