Okay, so I’ve been watching the Herman Cain saga unfold (and have commented over at Legal Insurrection, NiceDeb‘s, Adrienne’s Corner, and Potluck if anyone is interested), and then I watched the debate tonight. Can I just say, “America, you ROCK!” Well, okay, American conservatives rock. Did you catch the smackdown the audience gave the unhinged leftist moderators? It was a show stopper (transcript):
Did you see the faces of the mods? Omg, totally priceless. The very last thing they expected was to be booed by a conservative audience when confronting Cain about the allegations. The left has so bought into their own crazed “RAAAAACISM” theories that they are shocked, shocked!, that conservatives don’t see Herman Cain as a black man first. Or even second. Maybe not even third. To us, he’s a conservative businessman running for president. Period.
But this is how we’re supposed to respond:
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We’re supposed to be offended that Herman Cain, a BLACK MAN (in case you didn’t know), is accused of making sexually-aggressive moves on a BLONDE WHITE WOMAN. We’re supposed to find those facts insulting, infuriating; to the exclusion of any other consideration (personally, if the charges are true, if anything about them upset me or hit me the wrong way, it’s that he was married at the time–still is, of course).
From that Hannity clip, some crazed leftist notes: “Those people [that would be us] do not want to hear from a black man who is aggressive, assertive, angry; they want to hear from a man who is assimilated, calm, measured.”
Cue Harry Reid on how great BO is because he’s “light-skinned, with no Negro dialect unless he wants to” (BO getting his “Negro dialect” on is amusin’, though.).
As one of “those people,” I find this hugely amusing. “Assimilated”? Really? As in “acting white”? Being able to “pass” (if not in the original meaning of the word then at least) in terms of being “light-skinned” and being able to don a phony “Negro dialect” on cue? Like BO?
Oh! Did you catch the part about how we conservatives are supposed to like Cain “because he’s a black man who knows his place”? Seriously? What “place” is that? The Oval Office? That’s where I’d like to see him.
It really does beg the question who it is, exactly, who fears “predatory black sexuality” and is offended by black men with white women? Certainly not me. And certainly not anyone I’ve ever spoken with or even read on rightwing blogs. Nope, you only hear that drivel from the race peddlers, the leftists who are invested in keeping black people in those ridiculous, obsolete boxes . . . so they keep voting (D).
If black people aren’t victims, don’t buy into the narrative that they aren’t equal, dare believe that they can succeed on their own, without handouts or affirmative action, and have the (yes, I’m saying it) audacity to see themselves as people first, Americans, then they are brutalized with the most disgusting, vile, and demeaning racist attacks.
I look at Herman Cain and see a conservative presidential candidate. The left looks at him and sees a “sell-out,” “an Uncle Tom,” and an “angry black man.”