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Despicable: AlterNet Declares Herman Cain a Race Traitor, Monkey

Posted on February 15 2011 10:13 pm
Duane Lester is a former Navy journalist turned blogger, podcaster and vlogger. He is the co-founder and lead writer of All American Blogger.

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I have heard Herman Cain speak on mulitple occasions now, and every time it gets better.   One thing he has repeated, however, is the idea that when liberals try to answer a question, they are guilty of S.I.N.

Tim Gray explains what Cain means:

“S” stands for “Shifting the blame.” When a conservative points out something that the Obama Administration does is wrong, or what Congress did is wrong, a liberal is quick to shift the blame. “If it weren’t for the mess that Bush left us….”

“I” stands for “Ignoring the facts.” That’s the next step in a liberal’s argument. The liberals say that Bush raised the National Debt by $3.2 trillion, but there were two wars being fought and this increase happened over the course of 8 years. Obama will have raised the National Debt by 1.2 Trillion on the healthcare bill alone. He’s only been in office less than a year!

“N” stands for “Name calling.” Finally, when liberals see that they’re getting nowhere with their conservative friends, they resort to name calling. Fear-mongerer, war-mongerer, greedy-capitalists…..

This is what I thought about when I read this article from AlterNet, a progressive website that attempts to pass as credible news.

In the article on Herman Cain’s speech, the author, who is also black, wholly ignores the premise of the speech, aka the facts, and goes into how Cain delivered the speech:

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.

According the most enlightened author, Cain did everything he could to remind the crowd he was black, but at the same time, espoused all their beliefs.  And because they were all “White racial reactionaries,” they cheered.

It wasn’t about the fact that Herman Cain is a principled conservative.  No, we were all just trying to baptize ourselves in the aura of a black conservative so we can feel less awful about hating his skin so much.

Or something like that.


Not so much.  To illustrate the ignorance of the author, I offer this:

Let’s consider the routine. First, Cain enters the stage to Motown music. Then Cain feigns swimming after rolling up his sleeves to show them his black skin and how he is a hardworking negro (not like those other ones).

It isn’t possible that Cain actually like Motown music.  Nope, it was for the white folks, so they could remember he’s black.

Occam’s razor? What’s that?

And Cain did indeed roll up his sleeves.  Briefly.

But not to show his skin.  We could see the skin on his face.  We knew he was black already.  And he didn’t roll up his sleeves as much as he pushed them up to show he had nothing up them.

It’s kind of his thing:

But facts to a liberal are like Krytonite to Superman (a saying I first heard from Larry Elder, another black conserva-tarian, or, as he is known on the left, race traitor,) which is why rather than deal with them, the author ignores them and creates his own.

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