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Posted by aogFriday, 21 October 2011 at 10:35 TrackBack Ping URL

Lawrence O’Donnell lectures Herman Cain on how to be black in the segregated South — that’s what you get in Old Media for being “Black while Conservative”.

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erp Friday, 21 October 2011 at 11:51

You think younger blacks will give Cain a listen?

Annoying Old Guy Friday, 21 October 2011 at 13:08

Perhaps. This demonstrates, among other things, the continuing MAList obsession with race. They just can’t get over it, and (for instance) treat Cain as a GOP Presidential candidate and ask about his policies. I wonder if that’s part of the strong “cult of personality” tendency in the MAL. Read what they write, say, question — there’s very often an implicit presumption that the worth of an idea / policy is about who promotes it, not what. See our dear Mr. Eagars’ comments about “Bircher Constitutions” or Senator Marco Rubio’s family history (e.g., in the latter, if Rubio’s parents didn’t flee Castro, that somehow invalidates all the other refugees — absurd, but I don’t see any other potential point in context).

erp Friday, 21 October 2011 at 14:46

Rubio’s parents did flee Cuba, but it was before Castro took power. Maybe they were smart enough to see where things were going. They did go back a couple of times before they gave up and decided to become Americans.

I don’t see any contradictions here. Rubio must focus group very well because they’re really terrified of him. He’s a little too young and untried to run for either president of VP this year, but he can be invaluable as a cheerleader and then 8 years from now, he’ll be a terrific president.

Democrats see people as members of a bloc. I’m sick of their artificial categories and their hyphenations. People are multi-faceted and not products only their race, religion, enthnicity, sexual orientation or whatever other little box the compassionates can think of next.

Have you been keeping track of the drum beaters in the NYC squatters park. It’s hilarious. They’re complaining that people are stealing their tips.

You simply can’t and I don’t care how smart or what a creative genius you are, you couldn’t make up this stuff in a million years. :-)

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 09:43

What I do know is that Old Media is going to bring the hate on Cain for his apostasy. That link is just a bit of a warm up — should Cain do well or even get the nomination, Old Media will react the way they think the “racist” Tea Parties would. Classic projection, once again.

erp Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 10:39

Cain must maintain a stolid exterior and NOT respond to the smears. I didn’t like those pictures of him looking like a deer in headlights. If he can’t do it, he’d better step aside sooner rather than later.

I like to compare Cain with Jackie Robinson who was also a superstar in his field, but it was his ability to perform outstandingly while the slings and arrows were being hurled at him that was his most spectacular achievement and the one that puts him right up there as an equal rights leader.

It should have been Jackie Robinson’s statue that was dedicated in DC last week, not the communist womanizer MLK whose disgraceful family is milking taxpayers to the tune of millions for allowing their old home to be made into a national monument and collecting the income from it without fielding (pun intended) any of the expenses.

I’ll vote for whomsoever is on the ticket opposing the Democrat, who’ll probably be Hillary by acclamation after Obama melts into a puddle of goo.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 12:21

I can’t see Obama not running again. He’s a hard core narcissist who is incapable of believing he can be wrong about anything. It’s always the wreckers Tea Partiers who are causing his excellent plans to fail. After all, according to Obama “I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones”. The racial obsession of the Democratic Party will prevent any internal efforts to ease him off stage. The best they can do is simply avoid him on the campaign trail.

erp Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 13:36

The interesting thing besides whether we can avoid Orrin Judd’s next in line Republican nominee Romney is to watch how Obama will be eased off the stage. The obvious way is ill health — HIV comes to mind.

Another attractive option for Soros et al. is taking him and the perp out and blaming the tea party. This gives them multiple benefits: rightwing nuts are smeared but good, Obama gets Kennedy-like sainted martyr status, Hillary gets a Johnson-like landslide win and more importantly, gets all the lunatic lefty wish list legislation passed and last, but not least, shuts Obama’s mouth permanently. Mrs. O knowing which side of her bread is buttered goes into the fashion business, partnering with Heidi Klum on Project Runway and changes the world’s standard for female beauty.

We’d have a multi-trillion dollar war on private health insurance that will make the war on poverty seem restrained and a new CRA, this time for open borders inviting the known world to come on over for an unlimited assault on the few tax payers still standing.

Only slightly sarcastic.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 14:34

That’s not going to happen. Regardless of the reasons, not having Obama as the 2012 Presidential nominee for the Democratic Party will cause massive internecine strife. There are already hints of third party efforts — I seriously think that dropping Obama will be the end of the Democratic Party as we know it.

As for the First Lady, I think she (unlike her husband) realizes that her gravy train runs out of the White House and that she’ll be yesterday’s newsprint the day after she’s out of there. I think her even more blatant partying on the taxpayer’s dime this last year or two is because she’s figured out Obama is a one-termer and she’s getting while the getting is good.

erp Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 15:03

… but if Obama loses big, he’ll take a lot of other Democrats with him and that will be worse for them than if they make some lame excuse which the media will confirm and bemoan about his ill health and put Hillary in the White House.

I’m dismayed at the conservative women who’ve said they WILL vote for her forgetting she’s at least as far to the left as Obama if not farther left.

Don’t rule Michelle out. Ponder upon what she’d done with very little natural talent, the opposite of good looks and grace, an unpleasant personality, an absolute lack of fashion sense or decorum, and judging from her Princeton senior thesis, a second class brain combined with a tenuous, if that, grasp of the English language.

Bret Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 17:03

Obama has a very good shot at re-election. At intrade.com, the odds are about 49%.

What you might be forgetting is that while he has a low approval rating, half of those that disapprove think he’s not nearly progressive enough. That half will still vote for him since any Republican is even worse in their minds.

He’ll run and he may well win.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 18:13

You have to consider two things:

  1. Much of the disapproval of Obama has been in the muddle, which is what carried him in to office. That this is a big obstacle is demonstrated by politicians in the same party avoiding him.
  2. On the MAList side, who think Obama has been insufficiently proglodyte, there is still the need to convince them to actually go out and vote. Again, the flipside of that is one of the major factors in Obama’s first win. Having it be the other way is another major obstacle.

That said, I think Old Media is still influential enough to cover for Obama to a large extent, both by ignoring any of his never ending gaffes and demonizing his opponent.

erp Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 19:12

I’m not optimistic because I don’t see a good alternative candidate on the right and I think Hillary will be the Democratic nominee and win. Obama is damaged goods. The media aren’t as powerful as they were even three years ago either to prop up the Democrat or demonize the Republican.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 24 October 2011 at 08:41

Democratic politicians still avoiding Obama taint. The thing is, I don’t see how Obama changes his popularity trajectory. Clinton at least was enough of a weasel to change his actual policies. That’s not going to happen with Obama, he’s just not that smart.

erp Monday, 24 October 2011 at 09:57

Exactly why if they don’t want to lose it all, they can’t run Obama again.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 24 October 2011 at 10:35

I disagree, I think exactly the opposite. Having Obama as the candidate means a really severe beating in the election, but that’s happened before. I think dumping him means the party coming apart, which would be worse.

For instance, the Democratic Party is extremely dependent on the partisan solidarity of the black vote. They have also spent years convincing those same voters that any opposition to Obama is a priori racist. The result of dumping Obama would be a permanent loss of voting strength, as opposed to a temporary one. Note that the people making this decision think the GOP is fundamentally wrong about governing and will collapse in short order (e.g. like 2000-2006). Far better to take a bigger but shorter term hit.

erp Monday, 24 October 2011 at 13:03

If Cain is the Republican nominee won’t that scenario fall apart?

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 24 October 2011 at 13:33

A Cain nomination will make it worse, because they’ll need to Uncle Tom him and that won’t fly even with the hardcore MAL if Obama is dropped.

erp Monday, 24 October 2011 at 15:29

The media can Uncle Tom all they want, but Cain’s the genuine article. Born to dirt poor farmers in Georgia, rose on his own merits pre-AA, smart as a whip, will give good as he gets.

Blacks who share his experiences can relate in a way they can’t to the elitist prig Obama who grew up white and had to marry someone like Michelle Robinson to gain any street cred at all.

It would be quite a show if the outcome wasn’t so important.

Can you support any of the other Republican candidates?

I’ll vote for the nominee, but can’t really support any of them.

Annoying Old Guy Monday, 24 October 2011 at 16:26

I like Cain, I am concerned about his seasoning. He seems to pop off with what one wag called Kinsley gaffes. I tend to like them but I don’t like Cain trying to back pedal them later. Still, he’s more up front and open than any of the others. His experience is weak but he’s still a giant compared to the current occupant.

I would be OK with Perry. Romney, I used to back him, but I think he’s too enmeshed in the our failed political culture. He’s more of a Gorbachev, who means well and wants to improve things but can’t grasp that the system is broken. Bachman didn’t handle the stress of campaigning well, although I’d still vote for her. I always saw her as a better Representative than President. I don’t have any strong feelings about Santorum. I really miss Palin. But Old Media has done yet another disservice to our nation by its viciousness against any GOP candidate with moral fiber. They just can’t stand the lack of corruption, can they?

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