Skip to comments.Herman Cain hits back at Morgan Freeman for calling Tea Party 'racist'
Posted on 09/24/2011 1:37:52 PM PDT by justsaynomore
Herman Cain is hitting back at Morgan Freeman for calling the Tea Party racist.
The Republican presidential candidate called the Oscar-winning actors eyebrow-raising remarks short-sighted on Friday. "Most of the people that are criticizing the Tea Partiers about having a racist element, they have never been to a Tea Party," Cain told Fox News.
Freeman, who endorsed Obama in 2007, created a firestorm when he told CNNs Piers Morgan earlier this week that conservative opposition to the President has enflamed racism in America. He added the Tea Partiers have the mentality of "Screw the country, we're going to do whatever we can to get this black man out of here It is a racist thing."
Despite the criticism, Cain said he wasnt offended by Freemans comments. "Name calling is something that is going to continue in this because they dont know how to stop this movement and this movement is making a big difference in politics," said Cain, the former CEO of Godfathers Pizza.
At a GOP presidential debate on Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said - if he could - he would pair Cain with ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich to form his ideal running mate.
Cain was flattered.
"Ive even seen some of the phrases that I used in the first debate being used in some of the later debates," said Cain. "Im ok with that; imitation is the best form of flattery."
But Cain trails behind several of the other presidential hopefuls. He stands in fifth place, with 7% support, according to the latest Rasmuseen Reports survey of likely GOP primary voters. Ahead of him are Perry, with 28% support, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, with 24%, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 9%, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann at 8%.
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Face it, Hermann Cain is just awesome. Morgan Freeman, OTOH, is just a tool. Cain could help himself if he did even more of this.
born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Luther Cain Jr., born March 16, 1925 in TN, died March 29, 1982 in Atlanta, GA
Lenora Davis, born July 27, 1925 in GA, died August 20, 2005 in Atlanta, GA
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Herman Cain is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
The funny thing is, people support who they think can win.
Like with bummer, he had no support until there was a moderately good showing in one state, then he suddenly had massive support.
It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I really like Cain. He explains things well and clearly. He just doesn’t bemoan an issue. He offers a solution. Voters will like that. So far he’s been my favorite. But there still is a long way to go.
I LOVE Herman’s very legitimate and powerful ability to Totally Obliterate the “race card”
I’d be thrilled with Cain, Bachmann, DeMint, or Palin. There are others I could learn to tolerate. Then there is Romney. If Romney is the nominee, I don’t see enough difference from Obama to care, and I’ll write in Palin. I hope it doesn’t come to that.
Ann Coulter tweeted - “I believe @THEHermanCain CAN win if pundits would stop saying: We love him, but... #justsaying” Mark Levin said the same thing on Facebook the other day, and urged people to take Cain seriously for President.
Herman could vault to the front with a few key endorsements. i.e. if Newt, Santorum, Bachman and Johnson withdrew and threw their support behind Cain.
It could happen. It should happen;)
Hey morgan, just keep molesting your granddaughter and leave the deep thinking to those who are capable of it. Like Herman Cain.
Give Freeman a break. He’s just fulfilling his slander obligations.
BTW, I like Cain.. he needs a little more experience (AND has much better understanding of economics than 99% of politicians... we need to flush OUT the plititions and put in people who will change things back to the way they are supposed to be), but he is MORE Than ready compared to the usurper we have now.
Freeman is Obama’s best Houseboy.
People that have sex with their teenage grandkids are not in a position to tell other how bad they are.
The only thing racist in this campaign is the mindless adoration the Progressives have for 0’s simply because of his skin color.
If there were no such hackneyed role as the Magic Negro, Morgan Freeman would be out of a job.
Cain came from nothing and became a very successful business man. Obama had it all handed to him. This may sound like something a liberal would say, but I bet Cain could spot Obama fifty points on the IQ scale easily.
No kidding.. eeewww.. sick :/
And I’ve always dispised Woody Allen for an adopted daughter.. I’ve boycotted his movies for decades.. but WTH?! man, things are NOT getting better in society >.<
If she's not going to run, a Palin endorsement might work wonders for Herman Cain, my number one choice if she's not running.
My fear is that all those you mentioned plus Palin will be in the race, allowing the most liberal Romney to sashay away with the nomination, with the help of democrats in open primary states such as my own.
The Cain train is just starting to roll and I hope it continues.
was too p!$$ed off to spell-check >.<
Something I didn't know or more likely have forgotten about in my dotage. Got a link?
Seeing as how Cain has his degree in Math, advanced degree in Computer Science, worked as a Mathmetician for the Navy, and ran incredible (turnaround) business numbers...
He would wipe the floor with Obama on economics ALONE. It would be amazing to see.
Cain’s calculations defeated Hillarycare. Numbers don’t lie.
That is NOT Liberal thinking, and I agree 100%!
He is not my candidate.. but he is #2 for me..
If my candidate doesn’t join up, I will either write in or vote for Cain.
Never mind, I just saw the links in the very next reply. I have step grand daughters, I have known since their births, adults now, I cannot imaging how he could do it.
I love Cain. If you throw out the “two man race” meme...he has done better in the debates than either of the two men.
It’s hard to see this when Romney/Perry are asnwering all the questions.
I think he will jump up in the polls a little as the week goes by next week and more data comes in after the last debate.
He may pull ahead of the 2nd tier candidates.
The left plays the race card when they know they cannot win the argument on the issues. They’re afraid now they can’t even convince their own.
The Congressional Black Caucus last week, now Morgan Freeman. I think they sense the black vote slipping away....
The Tea Party ousted many a white congress critter in 2010, and elected Tim Scott and Col. West. The liberal house of cards is falling.
Cain has moved in to my top pick as of today.
As far as Cain and Freeman, I'm sick and tired of the race card and am thrilled that someone like Cain is publicly defending the Tea Party. As a southern white male, after decades of being accused of something I am NOT, it's nice to hear black conservatives telling the truth.
Even if he doesn’t win, he’s having an effect on the dialogue, he’s forcing issues. We need that!!
Freep the poll at the link.
Agree with Freeman 49%; disagree 50%.
Another Ping today - I will also post the results of the straw poll on this thread so stay tuned!
From Herman’s Facebook just a few minutes ago:
“The results from the Presidency 5 Florida Straw Poll will be released later on this afternoon, but I have been very encouraged by what I have seen already today: I was honored with 10 standing ovations during my speech and Sen. Santorum, who spoke immediately after me, told the audience that whoever put him following Herman Cain is no longer with his campaign.”
Morgan Fredman ( America is bad ) I feel the concern from the early days of how our AA citizens were mistreated. No way around that. America is worked hard to rebuild that wrong. Nothing is 100% perfect in an open society.
Gosh, lost respect for this great actor. Of all of the white voters voted for Obama and now they are suddendly racists. No, Morgan, there’s no jobs/ higher taxes/less liberties/people are angry about that. Hello. What a terrible way to end his career.
Isn’t Morgan the guy who just married his granddaughter?
>>>Isnt Morgan the guy who just married his granddaughter?
Ack, didn’t hear that? is it so?
Hello, Cain is 5th among those listed in this article, but not 5th in the Rasmussen poll. Friday, September 23, 2011
According to that poll, Cain is tied for 6th place with Gingrich
Anyone have a more recent poll where Cain is 5th?
Based on what I know today, I would vote for Cain.
And Morgan Freeman is set to marry his step-granddaughter...
Has anyone else noticed that Herman Cain does not give a speech before he answers a question? He answers the question clear and consise...GOOOOO CAIN
Morgan Freeman hasn’t found his way off the Democrat Plantation. He’s just parroting what his political masters tell him.
I bet this digusts Cain, too.
It depends on which poll you look at. Perry had a bump for a while, but Cain is surging again after the debates this week. At one point Friday, he was getting 600 donations an hour.
Here is just a short list of polls with Cain much higher or winning:
18 weeks at the top of Gallup positive intensity rating
2/26 Phoenix Tea Party Patriots
1st Place: 22%
3/20 Conservative Principles Conference
1st Place: 33%
5/5 Washington State GOP Straw Poll
1st Place: 15%
1st Place: 26%
7/3 Cobb County GA
1st Place: 43%
7/8 Conservative Leadership Conference
1st Place: 24%
7/29 Smart Girl Politics Summit poll
2nd Place: 29% (Bachmann won)
7/30 Western Conservative Summit
1st Place: 48%
8/5 Ames Ranch (Oregon)
1st Place: 55%
Last week’s GA GOP Straw Poll
1st Place: 26%
9/3 Florida “Conservative Roar” Straw Poll
1st Place: 46%
I hope he runs for something.
What a shock! Thanks for sharing that link. I don’t read much about the Hollywood stars so had not read this. I quess he thinks it’s a tribal thing. Disgusting.
I'd like to see Crispy Creme jump in, be hailed as the winner, then shrink like Huntsman, and apparently Perry.
Herm may not be very strong on foreign relations, but I think they've come up with an app for that. :o) He does have the rest of what you need.
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