Skip to comments.Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence' (and more)
Posted on 10/11/2011 8:05:40 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty
Full title: Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence' 'Dont think prayers were created for him'
In a "Joy Behar Show" segment scheduled to be aired on HLN Friday, singer Harry Belafonte attacked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in potentially the most disgraceful manner of any media member to date.
While his host and others on the set laughed, Belafonte called Cain "a bad apple" that was "so denied intelligence...I dont think prayers were created for him" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JOY BEHAR, HOST: Now, let me interrupt you for a second, because now you have someone like Herman Cain.
HARRY BELAFONTE: Who?
BEHAR: Herman Cain?
BELAFONTE: Herman Cain?
BEHAR: You know who he is. [Laughs] And he doesnt believe that racism holds anyone back in any way now. I mean, you know, what do you think about that statement?
BELAFONTE: Well, you know, its very hard to comment on somebody who is so denied intelligence
[LAUGHTER FROM BEHAR AND OTHERS IN THE STUDIO]
BELAFONTE: and certainly someone who is as denied a view of history such as he reveals. He knows very little. Because he happened to have had good fortune hit him, because he happened to have had a moment when he broke through, the moment someone blinked, does not make him the authority on the plight of people of color. [ ]
BELAFONTE: I just want to make this observation about Herman Cain. The Republican Party, the Tea Party, all those forces to the extreme right have consistently tried to come up with representation for what they call black, what they call the real negroes, and try to push these images as the kinds of voices that America should be living through. So we got Condoleezza Rice, we got Colin Powell. I know theyre heroes for some people, but for a lot of us theyre not.
And Herman Cain is just the latest incarnation of what is totally false to the needs of our community, and the needs of our nation. I think hes a bad apple, and people should look at his whole card. Hes not what he says he is.
BEHAR: No. I dont think he has a prayer anyway in the election actually.
BELAFONTE: I dont think prayers were created for him.
[LAUGHTER FROM BEHAR AND OTHERS IN THE STUDIO]
ask the sh!t WHAT HE THINKS OF CASTRO.
LOL @ RACIST BLACKS.
Who the hell is Harry Belafonte and who cares what he thinks?....Oh...I get it, the whack left media....
Belafonte is bananas
He needs them tallied (maybe by the Occupiers) and go home
This is nothing the Perry and Paul supporters haven’t posted right here on FR. In fact some have posted MUCH worse.
A liberal calling a conservative stupid...that’s never happened before.
For Belafonte to be questioning anyone else’s intelligence is the definition of satire. Maybe they can have Danny Glover on next.
Ya, why doesn’t he sing his banana boat song for us????
I believe they are beyond educating.
When someone cannot be educated, it’s best just to marginalize them politically so that they can’t enforce their ignorance on everyone else.
That's like English; only different.
Better yet: ask Bellefonte why there are so few Black Cubans in positions of authority. All I ever see are light-skinned Cubans like Fidel. Considering how far Harry’s head is up Fidel’s hind-parts I suppose he might not have noticed.
Everyone enjoys a good rendition of the Banana Boat song!
Come on, [ass]clown, entertain us!
It’s really boring when [ass]clowns step out of their area of competence.
I especially enjoyed the “Muppet” version.
His hate has been directed at blacks who serve in the Bush administration. Last week he described them as “black tyrants” and compared them to Jewish people who did the bidding of Adolph Hitler.
As I see it it is the same old broken record from this idiot Communist..He sounds to me like his president hating America and doing everything in his lowly power to destroy good...Typical Communist..Now here is more of what he does so read the article please..Just another has been..who sold his soul to the Devil..He like the the other Communist want to keep the blacks in slavery except for the ones that follow his Communist ways..Go to Hell Harry and take your ilk with you.. http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bates/050816
No, this statement isn’t ignorant or defeatist:
“Because he happened to have had good fortune hit him, because he happened to have had a moment when he broke through, the moment someone blinked, does not make him the authority on the plight of people of color”.
What the hell is Belafonte talking about. Cain had to work his tail off to become a success. It wasn’t simply the luck of the draw! It wasn’t like he won the lottery. He earned what he has. And yes, anything is possible if you work hard enough! Why is that a terrible message?!
I can’t stand the cows on that show! I’m not surprised that they would host a commie like Harry “calypso” Belafonte! Who cares what these idiots think anymore. Don’t they have a police car to defecate on at “Wall Street”.
Muppet version. Harry performing where he should be.
Come Mr Tollyman, Tolly me banana!
(Harry shuffles, tap dances, Behar and crowd break into laughter and applaud)
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