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Observation: Black Teens Thoughts on Herman Cain (Vanity)
September 27, 2011 | no dems

Posted on 09/27/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT by no dems

I'm a certified Social Studies teacher in Texas. I teach in a Public School that is predominantly Black (70%) with 25% Hispanic and 5% White/Asian. Today, I went out on a limb and told them that there was a possibility that in 2012 there would be two Black men running for President: Barack Obama (Democrat) and Herman Cain (Republican). Most of the students were non-committal or non-interested. But, the ones who were interested and somewhat informed, SHOCKINGLY, are excited about Herman Cain.

Of the aforementioned, I would say, it was 50% Obama and 50% Cain. The Obama support was tepid at best. But, without fail, the students who like Cain were enthusiastic about him, saying: "Cain, Cain, Cain," and someone in almost every class said: "Obama has not helped people get jobs."

Kids reflect their parents politics. I still say, Herman Cain would not get the majority of the Black vote, but he would take more votes from Zero than anyone else. The dissatisfied Black voters could vote for Cain and not feel guilty because they voted against a brotha.


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If Blacks cross-over and vote in GOP Primaries for Cain, Katie bar the door.
1 posted on 09/27/2011 7:11:19 PM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems
Herman Cain

born December 13, 1945 in Memphis, TN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
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

”Herman

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

2 posted on 09/27/2011 7:14:01 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: no dems

and besides isn’t Cain all black.... doesn’t Obama have a white mama? lol. Since some of those people only vote race...


3 posted on 09/27/2011 7:14:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: no dems
He makes a good point that youtes' initial preferences mirror what their parents say. This may indicate a groundswell of support if Cain can access it. May God smile on Herman Cain.
4 posted on 09/27/2011 7:14:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: no dems

Did you tell them that if they vote for Obama - he’ll give them pie.

But...

If they vote for Cain - he’ll promise them PIZZA!


5 posted on 09/27/2011 7:15:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: no dems

Couldn’t help but notice that Palin appeared on Greta, for more soft ball questioning, long enough to drop a little bomblit, referring to Herman Cain “with no offense BUT...” as the “flavor of the week”.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:03 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: no dems
the students who like Cain were enthusiastic about him, saying: "Cain, Cain, Cain,"

Soon to progress into a "nine, nine, nine" chant.

7 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: no dems

Possibly excited because now there is a real 100% black man in the running, and not a half-a$$ed 1.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:31 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: no dems

Bfl


9 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:49 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Responsibility2nd

I take it there’s supposed to be a joke in here but I’m not sure what it is. Even though Cain once was a pizza company executive who got the business back on its feet. Clue this old red neck in?


10 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Mr. Mojo

The only thing spooky about nine, nine, nine is what happens when you flip it over. I’m not sure if Cain thought about that.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: no dems

I think all Americans like plain talkers like Cain. Obama plays to a black audience but can’t really pull off being one of them. Cain doesn’t make a distinction and doesn’t try to fake it.

Mayor Dave Bing in Detroit is a true democrat but he’s a similar sort of man as Cain in the sense that they don’t try to play to a strictly black audience. The people (aside from the unions) seem to like Bing despite the fact that he slaps them around with reality. They still cling to his blackness but let him say things that no white man dare say. The fact that he skipped the Obama union rally was quite telling.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 7:21:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“The only thing spooky about nine, nine, nine is what happens when you flip it over. I’m not sure if Cain thought about that.”

even lower taxes!


13 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:06 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: no dems
"Obama has not helped people get jobs.

A lot of people are unemployed. To get hired you must be well groomed, well educated and well spoken. You must have skills needed in the work place.

So much of this job talk is just that. Talk.

14 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:20 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: no dems

What age group?


15 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Perhaps he has. I can see the bumper stickers now — “Cain 999; Obama 666.”

Also, “Cain is Able.”


16 posted on 09/27/2011 7:23:19 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: tutstar

Bfl
______________________________________________________________
Bfl ??????????


17 posted on 09/27/2011 7:23:51 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems

It would be wonderful - even if we only got 30% of the black vote - or 20%. We might pick up a little of the Jewish vote too... If we ‘do what’s right’ long enough - we’ll win new friends over..


18 posted on 09/27/2011 7:23:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set-up Israel there. - Dennis Miller)
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To: ladyjane

“So much of this job talk is just that. Talk. “

That’s why Obama was elected over stumbling McCain and why Bush couldn’t convince many people after the obvious threats to the US were long forgotten.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 7:27:00 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: no dems

“”Cain, Cain, Cain,” and someone in almost every class said: “Obama has not helped people get jobs.” “

Yeah, well, I hope the teacher is informing them that it is not the job of the President to help them get jobs and that that is up to them. But, that the Pres. can make it difficult to get jobs by creating an environment where businesses can’t/don’t hire - or, as in the case of 0bama, deliberately and thoroughly wrecking the economy.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 7:27:04 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Repeal The 17th; All

What age group?
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Ouch! Failed to mention that. Sorry. Believe it or not, Middle School. Age range: 12-15 y.o.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 7:28:00 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems

BFL = Bump For Later

It’s a way of marking a thread so you can return later to read.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 7:28:04 PM PDT by reegs
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To: no dems

9 years & you’ve never seen anyone post so they read it later?


23 posted on 09/27/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Possibly excited because now there is a real 100% black man in the running, and not a half-a$$ed 1.

He's a descendant of American slaves. He's not have dual citizenship with Britain. His family rose from poverty. He's the real deal.

If the 'folks' would just think, they would realize Cain is really their best hope for getting off the plantation. Finally.

24 posted on 09/27/2011 7:29:37 PM PDT by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: Christian Engineer Mass; reegs

I’ve seen: “Bump” and “Bump for Later”..... Probably seen Bfl. Just too tired right now to remember. Not hitting on all 8 cylinders tonight.


25 posted on 09/27/2011 7:32:16 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems

FWIW, Cain has been predicting he would get 1/3 of the black vote. If he’s correct, there’s no way Obama could overcome it.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 7:33:11 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: ASA Vet
Friday the 13th came on a Thursday in December 1945--he wasn't born on Friday the 13th.

I try not to be superstitious, but after what happened to Apollo 13...

So far only one President has been born on the 13th day of the month, Thomas Jefferson, on April 13, 1743, although it was actually the 2nd by the local calendar ("Old Style")--in any case it wasn't a Friday.

27 posted on 09/27/2011 7:35:29 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RitaOK

But, after all was said and done, Sarah was very complimentary to Cain on Greta tonight. I couldn’t help but notice how tired Sarah looked. Never seen her eyes so “sleepy” and tired looking.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 7:36:48 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Cain is the liberals worse nightmare-a conservative, eloquent black man who will cause great consternation among the black community because they’ve never seen anyone like him. Without the blanket appeal of the plantation Democrats, no Democrat has a chance. So, if we really want to win and stop the progressives that are destroying our country, our culture and our economy, I say let’s support him. After my hangover when Obama was elected, I thought, at least he can do some good for the black community. It’s been just the opposite. He’s made things worse. Cain would drive a dagger into the hearts of the race hustlers and could truly “fundamentally transform” the US, only not the way Obama envisioned.

I consider myself a true conservative but a pragmatist rather than an ideologue. I want to win and replace these destructive liberals whose policies haven’t been right since Andrew Jackson. We are in serious times, folks, and we need to nominate someone who can win. Saying you won’t vote because your person won’t get the nomination won’t cut it. You’ll be left with a country where your vote truly won’t count in the future if you stay home and pout. Therefore, give Cain a chance.


29 posted on 09/27/2011 7:37:21 PM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: no dems

Cain could be the first black President. Obama is no more black than he is white.


30 posted on 09/27/2011 7:38:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: .45 Long Colt; All
Cain has been predicting he would get 1/3 of the black vote. If he’s correct, there’s no way Obama could overcome it.
That right there is reason enough for him to be the GOP nominee. That is if people really want to get rid of Obama and not just "send a message".
31 posted on 09/27/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

bookmark


32 posted on 09/27/2011 7:40:40 PM PDT by southland
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To: ladyjane
So much of this job talk is just that. Talk.

I suggest you talk to the unemployed over the age of 45 who are hung out to dry and will never work in their chosen occupations again. I see them getting whacked and wonder if I'm next.

33 posted on 09/27/2011 7:41:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

These guys should be HC’s intro band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlpqOsc2BU


34 posted on 09/27/2011 7:41:10 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“The only thing spooky about nine, nine, nine is what happens when you flip it over. I’m not sure if Cain thought about that.”

I know! Upside down nines! jk!


35 posted on 09/27/2011 7:41:35 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Hammerhead

course that’s reaching back to my late 70s early 80s punk rock days. ; )


36 posted on 09/27/2011 7:42:45 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Verginius Rufus

Another point of interest for you: Two Presidents died on July 4th.....same day....same year. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died July 4, 1826.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 7:43:28 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: ari-freedom
“The only thing spooky about nine, nine, nine is what happens when you flip it over. I’m not sure if Cain thought about that.”

even lower taxes!

I thought the current resident of the WH plan for America was titled 6-6-6

38 posted on 09/27/2011 7:46:52 PM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
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To: NotTallTex

To: NotTallTex: Your POST #29: One of the best Posts I’ve ever seen on this website. Thanks


39 posted on 09/27/2011 7:48:34 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: no dems
But, without fail, the students who like Cain were enthusiastic about him

Positive intensity. He's been at the top for that since day one. Cain would be a fantastic mentor and example for youth today, and black youth especially are in dire need of some good mentoring (and two-parent families...).
40 posted on 09/27/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: justsaynomore

Ping. This is an interesting one . . .


41 posted on 09/27/2011 7:49:54 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NotTallTex

Good post.


42 posted on 09/27/2011 7:50:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: GOPJ
It would be wonderful - even if we only got 30% of the black vote - or 20%. We might pick up a little of the Jewish vote too... If we ‘do what’s right’ long enough - we’ll win new friends over..

If we got 20% of the black vote then Hussein is toast. Maybe the democratic party will start respecting blacks again. Seriously, if you have a block of voters that votes 99% for you, no matter what, then where's your incentive to please them. Most blacks don't realize that this is a major reason why the cities they live in are 1 party towns and usually shiite-holes (think Detroit). Maybe a black man on the GOP ticket is just what the country needs.

43 posted on 09/27/2011 7:52:02 PM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
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To: no dems

I find it remarkable that you have a vocation fraught with chains of slavery, yet use it to encourage freedom. Must be rewarding at the end of the day. I envy you. Thanks for being there for those kids.


44 posted on 09/27/2011 7:52:51 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: hinckley buzzard

He makes a good point that youtes’ initial preferences mirror what their parents say.


At least this is true of elementary school kids, as the Weekly Reader poll is (or at least was at one time) proven to be a powerful election predictor.


45 posted on 09/27/2011 7:53:26 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: RitaOK

That wasn’t quite what she said, I don’t think she was trying to get a dig in, she paid him several compliments. I think she used him as an example of the fickle nature of the lame stream media. Bad example I felt, the attention he is getting is well earned. I was rather troubled by her reference to the Presidency as a title and do you need it to accomplish change in America. Well, of course you don’t. But you run for President if you want to truly lead the country, not because you want to head some movement and would the Presidency be an effective tool for that movement. After hearing her make those comments, I really hope she does not run.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 7:53:56 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Hammerhead

999 is still recording and gigging !


47 posted on 09/27/2011 7:54:45 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: buccaneer81

You may have misunderstood my post. Perhaps I didn’t make it clear enough.

I have some friends who are unemployed and I have talked with them a lot. But they have a better chance of landing a job than the high school drop out with long hair and droopy pants.

I don’t find them asking the government to ‘give them a job’ or ‘give them benefits’ because they would rather earn a job, not rely on the government to give them anything.

The job talk I was referring to was from the black community. Lots of talk about jobs but little effort devoted to learning the skills needed.

Most of my friends have the skills but their jobs have gone to India or some such place. One friend returned from her honeymoon to find that her job had gone to India and everyone over the age of 40 had been let go.

The market is bad out there and much worse for anyone over 40. Hang in there.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 7:55:01 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: no dems

IMO, Sarah has recently “updated” her make up, by using a toned down version. I had thought her appearance for some time has been mostly one of joylessness, still a tad bitter, shining only when Greta dutifully throws her softballs about Sarah’s favorite subject—the non-fawining media. The big meanies. Tonight, she was whining against a FOX pundit who mentioned the polls showing her low numbers. This she used for an excuse to flog some obscure poll showing her within 5 of Obama. GAD. Will it NEVER end!


49 posted on 09/27/2011 7:55:55 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Brilliant
“Cain could be the first black President. “

I thought we already had Clinton in the White House?

50 posted on 09/27/2011 7:56:06 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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