Saturday, May 21, 2011

Race Minstrelsy Redux: Herman Cain Announces Presidential Campaign with Eminently Quotable Catch Phrase "Shucky Ducky (Quack Quack)"



Dignity walked out of the room at the two-minute forty four second mark of this video. Frankly, when will Herman Cain finally break out the burnt cork and just get it over with?

And I must ask: Shucky ducky (quack quack)? We have truly entered bizarro world when a Presidential candidate--a black one at that--announces his candidacy to a White Populist "Pro-America" Tea Party GOP crowd with that phrase.

With Obama's presidential victory we saw one glass ceiling shattered. Akin to the three minute mile, with Cain's announcement, the shucky ducky (quack quack) barrier in American politics has finally been broken.

I am at a loss for words. The absurdities of race in the Age of Obama continue once more.


9 comments:

Tanya said...

I thought, naively, that the cowboy hat would be the most cringeworthy thing I would see from him today.

Big Mark 243 said...

I think Aunt Bessie knows better than most that her nephew isn't capable of running the country!

Oh said...

Shucky ducky (quack quack)? We have truly entered bizarro world when a Presidential candidate--a black one at that--announces his candidacy to a White Populist "Pro-America" Tea Party GOP crowd with that phrase.

Yeah well, these are the same people who believe Michele Bachmann is a legitimate presidential candidate.

Voluminously Yours said...

Does anyone else find the amount of god-talk in Cain's speeches/ads/infomercials strange? I don't remember the last time I heard so much of it from a presidential candidate (although Kucinich has done his share of earthmother-talk).

CareyCarey said...

Man, everytime I see this dude, I can't stand to watch more than 3 minutes of his ass (if that).

But unfortunately (since I live in Iowa) I had to see his grinning ass in my state a couple of months ago.

Well, he pissed me off so much, I had to write a post about him. I mean, don't get me wrong, for those that don't know, Iowans ain't no joke. Listen, I was in my car one day and a passing parade came by. So I put my car in park and enjoyed the floats and such. Then I saw the High School cheerleaders marching beside a car,tossing pom poms and cheering for the guy riding in the car. It was JOHN Mc CAIN... The High school cheerleaders?!!! Separation of state and...

Anyway, this new coon, aka, Sugar Cain, makes my nuts draw up, so I had to write a post about him. I ain't gonna waste anymore of Chauncey's space, but if anybody cares to read it, it's titled "Look Mom, There's A Black Man On TV, He's Doing The Donkey"

HERE: http://careycarey-carrymehome.blogspot.com/2011/03/look-mom-theres-black-man-on-tv-hes.html

And for the record, I sort of liked that ducky wucky comedian.

fred c said...

Cain's Blackness is the most critical part of his appeal, perhaps the sum total of his appeal. So "shucky ducky," and his choice of language and self-mythologizing in general, are very important. A certain kind of White American needs to find the one Black man that he can embrace, to prove that he/she is not prejudiced. (It can't be an athlete or an entertainer, they don't count.) So Cain needs to be simultaneously very Black, and not Black at all.

If President Obama were not Black, there would be no Herman Cain. He exists only to prove that the Tea Party's opposition to Obama is not race based. (The proof fails, of course.)

(By the way, nice blog Carey.)

CareyCarey said...

@ Fred, thanks, and I thought I saw you drop by. What city or country are you visiting from? I just did a post that asked the "lurkers" a few questions. You should come back and drop a line. Chauncey too. I know when he stops by. I know his city and I recognize the empty Colt 45 cans he leaves behind. But he never says a word. He probably don't want his fancy dancy friends to know he's been slummin' *smile*

Oh Crap said...

If President Obama were not Black, there would be no Herman Cain. He exists only to prove that the Tea Party's opposition to Obama is not race based. (The proof fails, of course.)

Seems they did learn something of a lesson after Alan Keyes. If anything, at least President Shucky Ducky has something approximating an actual personality.

@CC, that was a hell of a post! I will have to visit more often.

CareyCarey said...

@ Oh Crap, thanks, stop back by so I can say something good about you. I am going to do a series on those who stop by my site. You'll see the deal when you hit the following link. Now don't be scared :-). Same to you Big Mark. I like your stuff and the fact that you keep it real. Stop on by. Well, you did the other day but come on back.

http://careycarey-carrymehome.blogspot.com/2011/05/bishop-eddie-long-oh-no-whitney-play-it.html