Skip to comments.Cain compares himself to Clarence Thomas
Posted on 11/06/2011 10:37:58 PM PST by TBP
"I have been called 'Uncle Tom,' 'sellout,' 'Oreo,' 'shameless," Cain often tells his overwhelmingly white audiences as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. "In the words of my grandfather," he said last spring in Iowa Falls, "I does not care. I does not care."
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"The 'oversexed black man' is one of the most powerful negative charges," said Niger Innis, a friend of Cain's who runs the Congress for Racial Equality, a conservative group.
Excuse me, CORE is a CIVIL RIGHTS organization.
This shows how frightened the liberals are of Cain and what they really think of black people. They should be ashamed of their efforts to destroy Cain personally, but they are shameless.
An minority that thinks for themselves is “too uppity” and must be put in their place.
The Left makes sure they know their place and if they leave, they’ll be discredited.
That’s why few blacks are Republican these days.
And any success Cain has might prompt some blacks to reconsider. We cannot allow that.
Liberals regard blacks as their property. One described Dr. Alan Keyes on a board where I post as “not a human being at all.” Shameful, but not atypical.
The Left accuses others of racism but revels in its own. Not too surprising.
CORE Under Niger Innis is a conservative organization...so much so that when he was on either CNN or MSNBC they put up his name as Nigger Innis...The old Congress of Racial Equality was far left but that was quite a few years ago.
Yes he is a free thinking independent American, a non professional politician smooth talking flip-flopping used car salesman establishment type. Yes he knew China had nukes since he was working on programs in the Navy with ballistics missile technology thus had access to secrets on China.
I wonder why they never fail to tag a group “conservative”, but never tag any group liberal. For example have you ever seen NAACP, a liberal group; or Rainbow Coalition, a liberal group; or Politico, a liberal web site....
The hypocrisy of the lefty liberals is shameless.
This will probably go over poorly but the Thomas case is nothing like the Cain case.
-Thomas’ accuser never filed a contemporaneous complaint. In fact, she remained close to Thomas after the alleged harassment.
-Cain has not attempted to answer all questions related to the charge nor has he tried to get all the facts of the case out in the open. Saying he did nothing does not address the charges brought against him. If I was wrongly accused I would demand the record be unsealed.
Fair or unfair it is Cain’s responsibility to clear the air. He should start by asking the NRA to release the statements the women made at the time so that he can deny them and offer his own evidence.
I think the Left inadvertently shot itself in the foot by its hideous treatment of Thomas.
Much of the resistance to the assault on Cain is probably due to the assault on Thomas being remembered.
Sort of like, for crying out loud, not this again.
“Thats why few blacks are Republican these days.”
But the black Republicans are pretty awesome - Sowell, Thomas, Cain, Alfonzo. . . they really have a lot of courage.
“This will probably go over poorly but the Thomas case is nothing like the Cain case.”
It is true, in the Thomas incident we had one accuser who had not done anything about the “harassment” until it was politically expedient to do so.
We now have two (or three?) who complained when politics was not a factor.
Money was, though.
Also, to hear that Mr. Cain was said to have been inappropriate because he said, “Honey, would you mind doctoring my tea?” really made me disinclined to believe anything.
If there is proof, let’s see it. Otherwise the accusers really need to shut up.
“In fact, she remained close to Thomas after the alleged harassment.”
Which is why I did not believe Anita Hill. Had I been subject to the harassment she charged him with, you could not have put enough miles between me and my harasser.
But now that his campaign is floundering due to the emergence of sexual harassment allegations made when he ran the National Restaurant Assn. in the 1990s...
The polls don't indicate this.
He did nothing wrong. There are anonymous charges brought by anonymous people. What do you want him to do? Confess every sin he ever committed to you?
By the way, I accuse you of doing much worse unspecified things. You should probably confess and address the charges I am bringing against you. Its your responsibility to clear the air now.
You forgot Congressman Allan West!
The filing or not filing of contemperaneous complaints is certainly a distinction to be made, but I hardly believe that this makes it “nothing like” the Thomas affair. Whatever was brought up against Cain was settled to the formal agreement of all parties, and no action was taken against Cain at the time. The reignition of these issues which have lain quiet for more than a decade make it very much like the Thomas affair, IMHO.
The NRA released them to speak if they chose. Cain was not even aware of one of them and not privy to the negotiations in the other (because of how it was handled and the small amount it’s a nuisance claim) there really was nothing for him to defend. It was gestures, or something. Or cab rides or something. It happened once or something. It happened a lot or something. Everyone knew except everyone didn’t. As is typical with the MSM the story gets more dramatic and bizarre the less traction they get. Everyone’s running around saying he shoulda/coulda/woulda because he didn’t handle it “right” (whatever that is). Except if he handled it so poorly then his rising in the polls and amazing amount of money sent in to his campaign is an anomaly. He didn’t handle it the way the “professional political class” would. Well good. I’m sick of managed & handled & being forced to justify an action because the media is pushing a bunch of innuendos as a real story.
Cain is certainly a freeman and a citizen. It is not so certain he’s a natural born Citizen.
I don’t think Cain has to do anything. Something happened, I think we can assume that, but what exactly? Was it terrible or minor, like one of the stories here on fr where the response is “what has the world come to where someone gets $90K for something like this?” Is it worse than what Newt did to his wives?
“He should start by asking the NRA to release the statements the women made at the time so that he can deny them and offer his own evidence.”
First of all, Cain DID ask the NRA to release the info, but they could not. And since the agreements were signed between the NRA and the woman/women involved and NOT Cain, he had no legal sranding to even make the request. The women could ask, but not Cain.
Secondly he didn’t even know what the “charges” were and had no part in the investigation.
Thirdly now that the NRA has effectively released at least one woman from the confidentiality agreement, she has stayed silent.
This has gotten downright ridiculous.
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