(UPDATE: Now that Herman Cain is out of the race, I say GOOD RIDDANCE !!)
Above is Herman Cain’s racially targeted 2006 radio ad that was reportedly intended to “attract” blacks to vote republican. Reportedly this radio ad was paid for by American’s PAC. Yes, Herman goes from characterizing blacks as Ho’s in 2006 to calling blacks “brainwashed” in 2012. My or my.. what progress this man has made in race relations.
Excerpt from News Max (Oct. 18, 2006)
“The main thing that America’s PAC is up to is it basically is challenging the thesis or the belief on the part of the Republican Party that they cannot attract the black vote,” Herman Cain, an African-American talk-show host who voiced some of the ads, told the Sun. He said similar advertisements run in 2004 helped boost President Bush’s share of the black vote in Ohio to 16 percent from 9 percent in 2000.”
I figure this must be what Herman Cain meant by when he asserted he would get 1/3 of the blacks to vote Republican in the 2012 election. But if this blaxploitation (blacksploitation) didn’t work in 2006, it’s seriously doubtful this sort of racial stereotype ad will work in 2012.
HYPOCRISY #1: What’s more shocking & disheartening to me is that there’s people in the republican party who would tolerate this ad being aired on its behalf. Since Herman Cain went on rampage against Black people, I’ve noticed RACIAL hypocrisy in both Republican-types as well as in the Democrats regarding “whose the blackest” … & “whose authorized to talk about blacks & whose not” … and the attitude of “My black is better than your black”. All of a sudden what the Republicans accuses the democrats of doing with regards to the black race, Republicans are doing the same thing. If both parties take a step back, they’ll see this. When Obama (a black DEMOCRAT) told blacks at Congressional Black Caucus to take off their slippers and stop complaining, the Republican-types jumped on him – and rightfully so. I too jumped on Obama for saying this. Shortly thereafter, Herman Cain (a black REPUBLICAN) who outright called black people “Brain Washed” on nationwide television, but all of sudden the republicans makes all sorts of excuses for this behavior. In fact republicans DEFENDED IT.
HYPOCRISY #2: The Republicans excuse for Herman Cain’s condescending remarks of calling black people “Brain Washed”, is that they turn it around and say (paraphrase) – ‘Well Obama told told CBC to take off their slippers & stop complaining”. TWO wrongs don’t make a RIGHT! Recently the republican-types (mostly whites) have jumped all over TWO Black men – Cornell West and Harry Belafonte for their remarks about another black man – Herman Cain. But Foxnews (white hosts) decided to take West and Belafonte to the woodshed as there way of defending Herman Cain. However, a few days prior, Foxnews (white hosts) took Lawrence O’Donnell (also a white host for MSNBC) to the woodshed with the excuse that Lawrence had no business as a white man to tell a black man on how to be black. Since this is how most white Foxnews host & its white contributers wants to play this, then what the hell were they doing when they tried to tell Cornell West & Belafonte how to feel as a black person when they felt racially insulted by another black.
My take: Herman Cain, apparently a bitter angry black man who has issues with his own race, is a polarizing figure to blacks. He sort of reminds me of David Duke in this respect – Both figures are no friend to the Black people, no matter what political party they affiliated with. This man is NOT trying to attract black votes, but instead his job is to SUPPRESS black democrat votes from switching to the republicans in 2012. All this so that Mitt Romney can win the GENERAL election. Face it folks, in the republican camp, its NOT enough of us black republicans for Herman Cain to be concerned, & he knows this.
Speaking as a Black Republican: Unfortunately it takes something like a “Herman Cain” for any black republican to see what it REALLY looks like on nationwide TV when their own race is demeaned by another black republican. It don’t look good at all and it Don’t Feel Good. Instead of saying “dont let the establishment Republicans pick our candidate”, As black republicans, we ought to add “Dont let ANY party, including the republican party, use the black race as a political foot ball”.
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