Saturday, July 2, 2011

On "Kenyan" Birtherism: Herman Cain Goes Mandingo and Commits Black on Black Crime Against President Obama (Again)



Given Herman Cain's obsession with slavery, and how he, unlike Black folks who are not Tea Party GOPers is "off the plantation," this clip seemed oh so appropriate.

There is an interview with King High Vizier of the Black Garbage Pail Kids Black Conservatives Herman Cain in Sunday's New York Times Magazine which has already gotten some attention in the days prior to its release.

As is his recurring script, Herman Cain double blackens up and channels the worst Tea Party New Right Birther demagoguery in his Times' interview. And of course, Cain puts Dr. King in his mouth...again--just nasty given how Herman Cain has proudly admitted that he was a free rider during The Civil Rights movement because he had better things to do.

The real money shot in Cain's channeling of Birtherism is how he is the human chaff and cover for the worst of the GOP's race baiting. In the Age of Obama, he is the black front man for Lee Atwater's Southern Strategy where the latter's famous admission still rings true in the stale "Kenyan" and "show us the birth certificate" verbal Right wing ejaculations that:
''You start out in 1954 by saying, 'Nigger, nigger, nigger.' By 1968 you can't say 'nigger' -- that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.

''And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me -- because obviously sitting around saying, 'We want to cut this,' is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than 'Nigger, nigger.'''

The relevant portion of the interview follows. I do wonder what was edited out, and if the reporter tried to save some of what remains of Herman Cain's dignity.

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Ballad of the Long Shot

Before you announced your campaign, you said that the liberal establishment is scared that “a real black man might run against Barack Obama.” Are you suggesting Obama isn’t really black?


A real black man is not timid about making the right decisions, that’s what I meant. Look, I’m not getting into this whole thing about President Obama. It is documented that his mother was white and his father was from Africa. If he wants to call himself black, fine. If he wants to call himself African-American, fine. I’m not going down this color road.

But you’re saying he’s not really a black man.

Not in terms of a strong black man that I’m identifying with. I identify with a strong black man like Martin Luther King Jr., or my dad, Luther Cain Jr., who didn’t have a lot of formal education, but he had a Ph.D. in common sense.

It has been said that the Tea Party has embraced you partly to provide cover for some racism in its ranks — like, How could racists support a black guy?

There’s no validity to that whatsoever. People who are still making those accusations have no other way to intimidate the growing force of the Tea Party citizens’ movement.

At Tea Party rallies, you see signs referring to Obama as Kenyan. Are those racist?

Not if you’re from Kenya. But he was born here.

I don’t think calling him a Kenyan is racist. Secondly, I think those kinds of signs have stopped because the leaders of the Tea Party movement have instructed their folks that we don’t need to do that kind of stuff.


5 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

This is a savagely ignorant and unaware brother whose self-loathing and resentment for his race is barely concealed. If he was to somehow win his way to a nomination, I would have to move to Canada, for real!

New Black Woman said...

It's like he's perpetuating the same race-baiting BS he likes to claim he's against. Sounds like he's still on the plantation...

Thrasher said...

WOW... How was a Herman Cain created?? Is Herman a template/role model of the post racial era? Is Herman a template/role model of failure in the post racial era?

How do we interpet and examine the presence of people like Herman Cain???

Does an Obama presidency create, release, uncover, allow, tolerate, develop such templates like a Herman Cain???

chaunceydevega said...

@Big Mark. He belongs on a lawn somewhere, but alas, there are second and third acts in American life and Cain's star is fading. But, if that twit Bachmann can finish strong, there may be more Cainage ahead.

@New. Don't try to understand the demon. If you speak to it you will only get more confused.

@Thrasher. For a second I could here the intro to the 6 million dollar man playing. Maybe Cain was destroyed and rebuilt somewhere in a laboratory?

Oh Crap said...

@Thrasher

Does an Obama presidency create, release, uncover, allow, tolerate, develop such templates like a Herman Cain???

I don't think so. These butthurt Black cons have been around for at least a generation.

Clarence Thomas has been on the SCOTUS for 20 years.

Throughout the 90s and 00s we had to endure such varied a-holes as John McWhorter, Shelby Steele, and Larry Elder, perpetual blabbermouths

Armstrong Williams, resident closet queen and paid-off shill for the Bush Admin

Jesse Lee Peterson, the "Black best friend" of such pernicious white cons as Sean Hannity and Bill Bennett;

Ward Connerly, the public face of anti-affirmative action

Walter Williams and his pro-confederate columns in Southern Partisan and elsewhere

Colin Powell apparently had a come-to-Jesus moment

Condi - who ever knew what her deal was...now she's tucked away back in the bowels of Stanford where she belongs.

Project 21 - remember them? LaShawn Barber and all those miserable cranks?

I would say you're basically right; this latest crop of Black Cons -- Star Parker, Angela McGlowan, whatever has become of Juan Williams, Herman Cain, that sociopath Allen West -- are even worse than their predecessors, especially as Black cons are becoming the first go-to's who articulate the absolute worst white conservative bigotry (not that they are alone - there is a whole roster of self-loathing minority cons eager to step up to that plate with them, like those dupes in GOProud, Coulter, Bachmann, Palin, Malkin already go without saying...)

Conservatives in general have become even more unhinged than they already were.

But there's nothing new about them. Straight up opportunists and confidence-people with a nasty legacy.