September 29, 2011

Herman Cain Insults Black Community When He Calls Them 'Brainwashed' for Not Supporting GOP

Herman Cain is feelin' his oats. He won the Republican president candidate straw poll held in Florida last weekend and now he's shot up 11 points to 3rd place in the polls. He's spouting off that he can win 33% of the Black vote if he runs against President Obama.

I can understand Mr. Cain feeling cocky this week. He's this week's GOP fad in the 2012 presidential campaign cycle. Rick Perry was the the most recent fad. Michelle Bachmann was the fad before that. Heck, even Donald Trump was a fad for awhile.

I cannot understand Mr. Cain being so arrogant and uppity as to indicate that Black people are 'brainwashed' because they don't vote for Republicans. That is how he responded when asked to explain why the Republican Party basically poison for so many African Americans?
Godfather Cain's reply, "Because many African Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple."

My guttural response to Godfather Cain is simple -- 'Phuque You'. African Americans have looked at the GOP platform and policies ... and they've concluded that the GOP simply doesn't care about the Black community or its issues.   I still don't have a clue how any self-respecting Black man or woman could be part of the Republican Party.


Daddy Squeeze Me! said...

As I always say, if there is one thing I do not like more than a republican is a damn BLACK one. That shit sounds ridiculous even the thought of being one. Each week one of those idiots is coming out the bag with something stupid, racist, or hateful to say and some of these negroes have the audacity to be backing them.

Political Season said...

Don't tar every black republican with the Cain brush. I find Cain's comments idiotic and offensive and I share his allegiance to a more conservative brand of politics. That said, Cain won't be the nominee and Palin is frankly right when she called him the flavor of the week. If there is any area I often call my fellow GOP brethren to account about, its the stupid messaging we do. You don't insult a political constiutency you claim you are interested in by calling them "brainwashed". The GOP claims they want blacks in the party, but when prominent members say something like this, it all gets a pass. They don't go around insulting any other group who's votes they claim they want. Then they are surprised when blacks don't give them a hearing. *sigh*

Unknown said...

My Love is So Raw - ...the Republicans don't truly want the African American vote. They also don't want the Black vote to be a difference-maker in the upcoming 2012 election for Barack Obama. That is why they are working overtime to impose voter suppression laws in many states around the nation.

Aaron - The Republicans simply have no interest in African American votes or voters. That is my assessment of their actions as I watch the voter suppression efforts taking place around the nation. Any good that the GOP may have with conservative policies is wiped out in my mind with their active dismissal of African Americans and other people of color.

Constructive Feedback said...

[quote]I still don't have a clue how any self-respecting Black man or woman could be part of the Republican Party. [/quote]


What you fail to understand is that the "Anti-Matter" of your argument rings more POWERFULLY.

With so many Blacks who are NOT REPUBLICANS - as we come WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY and look at the failed institutions - the CSI crew doing the forensics can't find any Republican finger prints on the steering wheel.

The more accurate statement, sir is - "After SEEING what we have gotten as a community by being STARTERS IN THE MALCOLM X POLITICAL FOOTBALL GAME.........I can't see why any conscious Black person would place our COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSCIOUSNESS into the notion that VOTING will bring forth our SALVATION".

Unknown said...

All - I suspect that Herman Cain has mixed feelings about running for President now ... and I wonder if any of these sexual harassment issues were raised in his current biography?