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Cain Gets Slammed for Telling Perry N-Word Not Cool in Modern World
Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2011 | Crystal Wright

Posted on 10/04/2011 10:44:12 AM PDT by Kaslin

Someone told me recently she liked reading my blog but it seemed like everything I wrote about was race. I guess I’m going to live up to that person’s perception today. Admittedly, I write from the perspective of a black woman, so I can’t help notice these type of stories. For the record, the purpose of my blog is to educate people on politics, awaken black liberals to a new way of thinking and encourage people to vote based on issues not party.

I don’t intentionally sit down at the key board each week itching to write about the intersection of politics and race, but it seems there is always a politically racial story staring and at times smacking me in the face. Like today, when the only black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said it was "insulting" for Governor Rick Perry and his family to lease a hunting camp in Texas known as “Niggerhead.”

This racist word used to describe blacks is emblazoned on a rock prominently situated at a gated entrance to the camp. The Washington Post broke the story, detailing how the rock has been painted over, turned over but not removed since Perry’s father and later the governor himself began leasing the spot in 1983.

Cain condemned Perry for being associated with such a word, saying on This Week:

"Since Gov. Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place. . . .Yes, it was painted over. But how long ago was it painted over? So I'm still saying that it is a sign of insensitivity."

One would think conservatives, including those who call themselves Republicans like me and Tea Party Patriots, would be applauding Cain’s response. After all, many of these same conservatives have said they whole hearted support of Cain as a candidate has nothing to do with the color of his skin but his positions on ALL issues, one would assume they would be supportive of Cain’s position on racial equality and inclusion.

So, you can surmise I was surprised when people on my tweeter stream turned on Cain, blasting him for “using the race card.” Yes, these good PATRIOTS who supported Cain were now defending Perry’s complicit endorsement of the use of the N-word by not removing the ugly rock form the camp site.

One true patriot tweeted: "Turns out Cain is no different than members of Congressional Black Caucus. He should apologize to Governor Perry #tcot #teaparty #Perry2012"

But the tweets below are worse and demonstrate conservative voters need to come to grips with the reality that we live in the 21st century where there is no place for the word nigger in the American discourse nor should it be associated with any presidential candidate who actually wants to win in 2012.

"Herman Cain playing the race card on Rick Perry will end the Cain campaign. And it was totally unnecessary, too. WaPo carrying that water" said one tweet.

"@TheHermanCain Sorry you have turned out to be just another race baiter. Thought we were trying to get rid of that stuff. Thks, but no thks" said another tweet.

"@impoTex @TheHermanCain The GOP cand. should renounce this kind of slanderous reporting. Mr Cain I have lost respect for you, fueling this" another tweet reads.

It truly boggles the mind how some conservatives can support Cain in one breath because he’s got winning solutions then dump their support for him and unfollow him in seconds because he stands up against racial hate. Apparently, talking about race as a conservative candidate is taboo. You can’t mention it PERIOD, even when it’s slapping you in your face.

Does the GOP want to win in 2012 or become known as party of hate? Ask yourself and change that tune, please! This is exactly what the GOP doesn't need right now. It won't endear voters to us in 2012. Excelsior Herman Cain!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; hermansharpton; nword; perry; racecard; slur
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1 posted on 10/04/2011 10:44:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I long for the day when I log on FR and see 10 threads about Romney being slammed for ______

A person can dream can’t they?


2 posted on 10/04/2011 10:45:37 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Kaslin
Cain got played like a cheap violin by the MSM and didn't even realize it.
3 posted on 10/04/2011 10:47:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Or ten threads bashing Obama. I swear there are more threads bashing our friends lately than our enemies.

I’ve said all I’m gonna say about the Cain/Perry/Rock story.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 10:48:40 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: Kaslin
The fact is that state-controlled media plays manufactured "gotcha" with conservative candidates. If Sarah holds off long enough, every single one of them will have been tainted by one or more "gotchas."

And then in steps Sarah, whose manufactured "gotchas" are in the distant past.

State-controlled media will have brought to pass that which they fear most.

5 posted on 10/04/2011 10:48:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Good to see the Republicans sniping at each other and shooting themselves in the foot rather than forcefully attacking Obama as he destroys this nation.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 10:48:51 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Kaslin
I saw Cain chastise the Perry Family. Shame on Cain. And it wasn't what he said...it's how he said it.

And the same thing with Romney...It's not what Cain said...it's how he said it.

I'd give Cain a nickname..."The Trasher".

7 posted on 10/04/2011 10:49:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: altura

Love your choices in your tagline :)


8 posted on 10/04/2011 10:51:23 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Pro-Life, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Israel, Pro-Free Market, Pro-Low Taxes,..Perry 2012)
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To: Kaslin

Its not what Cain said...its that he said it without having all the facts. Now that he has them, he has quickly backed off-proving that the people who were upset with him jumping the gun were correct.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 10:54:13 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Kaslin
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10 posted on 10/04/2011 10:54:19 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Kaslin

The N word is not cool in the modern world.

That being said, Gov. Perry did not use it, did not paint it on the rock, and in fact appears to have taken steps to remove it from being visible.

I am still not a Perry supporter but there are some really, really cheap shots being taken at him now. I can understand how Cain would be offended by the N word but he did not know enough about this situation to comment when he did.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 10:55:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

I am so offended by people being offended.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 10:55:52 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: altura; TexasFreeper2009

“Ten Threads”? You mean ten threads a day? With thousands of replies?

I’m beginning to think this N-head “controversy” was devised by Perry himself to divert attention from his real problems into some phoney-baloney non story devised to confuse the liberals.

Unfortunately - it has confused thousands of silly FReepers too. Either that - or they already hate Perry and are gladly glomming on to this liberal hit piece.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 10:55:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Kaslin

Wow. These read as if they were taken directly from Perry supporters down in Texas. Sad.


14 posted on 10/04/2011 10:56:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Kaslin

This is just insanity. The rock was painted and turned over 30 years ago and people are still screaming. That Cain would attempt to capitalize on this tells me all I need to know about his character.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 10:58:41 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Sacajaweau
This isn't the first time Cain has created a problem with something he has said. I don't recall the details but there was one or maybe two earlier incidents. If he was the nominee he could out to be sufficiently gaffe-prone that it would hurt his chances.

Traditionally the MSM gives black politicians more leeway on religious issues--no one objected to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton running for president on the basis of their being ministers, but I can't imagine a white preacher being given the same respect. Herman Cain may not be a preacher but since he's a conservative they won't treat him with kid gloves--instead they'll probably try to make him into a modern Cotton Mather trying to impose a theocracy on the US.

16 posted on 10/04/2011 10:58:41 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin
Yes, these good PATRIOTS who supported Cain were now defending Perry’s complicit endorsement of the use of the N-word by not removing the ugly rock form the camp site.

That's such overblown hyperbole that I almost stopped reading right there. I didn't and found this gem of logic:

But the tweets below are worse and demonstrate conservative voters need to come to grips with the reality that we live in the 21st century where there is no place for the word nigger in the American discourse nor should it be associated with any presidential candidate who actually wants to win in 2012.

Um, this article is political discourse, and the author used the n word. Probably didn't even realize she was contradicting herself in that sentence.

17 posted on 10/04/2011 11:00:46 AM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: TexasCajun
Cain got played like a cheap violin by the MSM and didn't even realize it.

Yes.

This has happened several times before.

Cain is a good man but he is a political babe-in-the-woods.

The media takes advantage of his political naïveté and know how to get a reaction out of him before all the facts have a chance to sink in.


18 posted on 10/04/2011 11:03:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: Kaslin
The desperation of the perrywinkles has no bounds. Who cares what he says are thinks about illegal hugger, rino Perry.
19 posted on 10/04/2011 11:04:12 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

When asked a few months back about Palestinian “right of return” he was totally clueless as to what the questioner was talking about. That’s when I began changing my opinion of him.

He’s has more deer in the headlights moments since.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 11:04:45 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Kaslin

I didn’t have a problem with what Cain said.

He called it “insensitive” to visit a place with that name. It was insensitive.

He never called Perry a racist and didn’t play the race card. He has moved on from the issue.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 11:07:00 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I am offended about people being offended about being offended over being offended. Isn't offended and insensitive about the same.
22 posted on 10/04/2011 11:07:20 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone who speaks publicly about race issues is going to end up stepping in it at some time or other. I prefer to ignore race, whether it’s Obamas or Cains, and focus instead on the “content of the man’s character” and the policies and ideas he puts forth.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 11:07:41 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kaslin
How many times do we need to post the Hunter club story? Helping the MSM pour more fuel on a fire that is starting to snuff itself out.

Perry and Cain seem to be putting this behind them, the misunderstanding has been cleared up, and the water is under the bridge. Why can't the rest of us?

24 posted on 10/04/2011 11:08:42 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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25 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Herman Cain never said that Perry said it. What he said was that the name on the rock was insensitive and he never addressed it to Rick Perry.
26 posted on 10/04/2011 11:14:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Sacajaweau

How did he say it?


27 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Sacajaweau

That nickname works. Personally, I use “just another cheap-shot race baiter.”


28 posted on 10/04/2011 11:15:52 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Cain played the race card, and he did it maliciously.

As for your views on “sensitivity”, I see the left lives rent free in your head.

I agree that Cain moved on - that is what drive-by shooters do, after all.

Cain may be better than Obamalini and Mittens, but his character is beginning to appear questionable.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 11:16:13 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: MizSterious

Oh, good grief! Did you even read what Cain said, and in response to what? “cheap-shot race baiter”? Really?


30 posted on 10/04/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Roccus
Kept wondering when the real ones would show up. First
reference to actual heads I have seen in all of the
hullabaloo going on about this.
31 posted on 10/04/2011 11:17:53 AM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: Iron Munro
The media Mitt Romney takes advantage of his political naïveté and know how to get a reaction out of him before all the facts have a chance to sink in.

My opinion only, of course.

32 posted on 10/04/2011 11:18:57 AM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: achilles2000
As for your views on “sensitivity”, I see the left lives rent free in your head.

Not unlike Rick Perry, I suppose, the only candidate with a "heart".

33 posted on 10/04/2011 11:21:58 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: bereanway; miss marmelstein
"The rock was painted and turned over 30 years ago and people are still screaming."

Hey, it's worse than that. One person even told me that Perry should have refused to hunt in a place that might have once had such a name. So hard to change history, though. The darned time machine is always on the fritz, so we never get to go back to the 1800s to make sure everything was politically correct.

34 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:15 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Kaslin
Anyone who jumps on this thread bashing Cain for what he said, hasn't got a clue as to what Cain really said.

Pay attention, people.

35 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:00 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Kaslin
there is no place for the word nigger in the American discourse
Well Ms. Wright better stay out of the Rap and Hip Hop section in the music department at Best Buy and away from any community basketball courts. Maybe she should take Lenny Bruce's advice about the word in question.
36 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:10 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: SuzyQue

Indeed, I did read it. He should have just said he didn’t know enough about the situation to comment, but nope, he pulled out that race card and played it. He was one of the three people I was supporting, now there are just two. It spoke volumes not about his race, but about his character. We already have one race-baiter in the White House, we don’t need another.


37 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:10 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Kaslin
there is no place for the word nigger in the American discourse
Well Ms. Wright better stay out of the Rap and Hip Hop section in the music department at Best Buy and away from any community basketball courts. Maybe she should take Lenny Bruce's advice about the word in question.
38 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:20 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
If he was the nominee he could out to be sufficiently gaffe-prone that it would hurt his chances.

At least Herman hasn't visited 57 states yet.

39 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:29 AM PDT by Ole Okie (!!!?)
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To: Kaslin
Herman Cain never said that Perry said it. What he said was that the name on the rock was insensitive and he never addressed it to Rick Perry.

What Cain said was that Rick Perry himself left the saying there on the rock and didn't do anything about it for a while. When prompted that Perry's family painted over the rock, Cain questioned that statement by asking something to the effect of "but, how LONG ago was that?" Granted, I'm paraphrasing what Cain said, but it's very very close to his exact words.

Cain can't spin his way out of insinuating that the Perry family, and Rick Perry personally, left the rock/saying visable for people to see.

40 posted on 10/04/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
The N word is not cool in the modern world.

No it isn't. But I have work acquaintances who try to make so-called jokes using the word. Because I am older and white they might think it humorous. I gently let them know its not appropriate and they keep it to themselves now. Unfortunate that that way of thinking is still with us.

41 posted on 10/04/2011 11:29:18 AM PDT by CedarDave (My Sarah prediction: Announcing for President between October 12 and 28.)
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To: bereanway
That Cain would attempt to capitalize on this tells me all I need to know about his character

He didn't 'attempt to capitalize' on it.

Get up to speed before you post.

Cain's character is not even close to being in question in this whole thing.

42 posted on 10/04/2011 11:29:18 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: MizSterious

Nonsense. Have we too become that oversensitive? That was no race card.


43 posted on 10/04/2011 11:32:48 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: bereanway
I agree, can't you just imagine a busload of Media reporters out at the ranch right now, turning over every ROCK they can see? lol

I have not decided on my candidate yet, Cain looked good, but now that he HAS used the RACE card, I am rethinking. I thought maybe he was a differant kind of Black man, but this came so easy for him to do.

When will this STOP? Never as long as every BLACK pulls out the RACE CARD no matter how trivial the instance of use is, it will never stop. It's up to them.

44 posted on 10/04/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Kaslin

I’m glad to know sooner rather than later that Cain is not above playing the race card when it suits him. That he should be so upset about the name of a wildflower and then attribute sinister motives to Gov. Perry for a piece of property he doesn’t even own is very telling.


45 posted on 10/04/2011 11:33:36 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: MizSterious
That's absurd. Cain is the polar opposite of a 'race baiter.'

Do some research........PLEASE.

46 posted on 10/04/2011 11:34:37 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: annieokie

Cain has NOT used the RACE CARD!


47 posted on 10/04/2011 11:35:43 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: nanetteclaret
Wrong. See post 47. Cain has NOT used the race card.

Don't you people get what the media is trying to do here?? They're trying to turn witless conservatives against one of the strongest conservative candidates we have.

Don't fall for it. PLEASE.

48 posted on 10/04/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Perry’s comment was foolish. I could be satisfied with Cain, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, or Palin.


49 posted on 10/04/2011 11:38:39 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ohioWfan
“Since Gov. Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place." - Herman Cain

When told that the rock was painted over and turned over, Cain replied, “But how long ago was it painted over? So I’m still saying that it is a sign of insensitivity."

These statements, along with the fact that he took the bait and responded to it are what have made people mad.

50 posted on 10/04/2011 11:39:36 AM PDT by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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