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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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To: no dems

okay that explains the majority lack of interest.


51 posted on 09/27/2011 7:56:33 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: no dems

Teacher here too, FLorida. Was at CPAC this past weekend and I am telling you he stole the show. Not because he’s a great speaker, although he is, but because it wasnt the same ol’ recycled political speech. He was completely without notes, off the cuff yet pure genius. The crowd response to him vs. all other candidates was unparalleled.
I totally hope his campaign holds together. The way I see it, Obama proves that incompetence comes in all colors and Cain demonstrates that common sense knows no color.


52 posted on 09/27/2011 7:57:52 PM PDT by Partysnobz
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To: RitaOK
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!

Actually Rita that obscure poll was from the NYTimes that showed Sarah polled within 5 points of Obama. AND Sarah did indeed take a Fox mouth piece, (guess that qualifies as a pundit) for reporting a personal bias in regards to Sarah's polling. And yes when I read your misrepresentation of EVERYTHING I too wonder 'will she never end!

53 posted on 09/27/2011 8:00:43 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You can have Cain’s 999 or Obama’s 666.

;-)


54 posted on 09/27/2011 8:01:49 PM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: visualops

btw Cain will be on Leno on Friday


55 posted on 09/27/2011 8:04:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: no dems

It doesn’t surprise me. There was a poll that showed 45% of democrats would vote for Cain over Obama. I thought that was a fluke but some squishy left democrats are taking a look at Cain, because of his economic, immigration and social views.

I believe some people are democrats because they are really just not educated on the differences of the two parties. Cain had people who called into his show like that.

The hard left though, that’s a whole other ball game.


56 posted on 09/27/2011 8:05:57 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: no dems

It’s a great thread - you’ve earned you rest. Nightie night, no dems...


57 posted on 09/27/2011 8:07:43 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: NotTallTex

Imagine Cain’s leadership truly transforming the black community, and getting them off the government plantation.


58 posted on 09/27/2011 8:07:47 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Partysnobz
"Obama proves that incompetence comes in all colors and Cain demonstrates that common sense knows no color".

That is the mother of all campaign slogans!

59 posted on 09/27/2011 8:08:10 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (Cain/Rubio 2012)
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To: no dems
The black vote goes 70% or so for the democrat in every election, right?
Cain could shake it up a bit but not enough to make the black vote matter much because they are SO on the plantation for the dems.
60 posted on 09/27/2011 8:09:45 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Marie

Turn it on its side and you get @@@?


61 posted on 09/27/2011 8:09:55 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: Bullish

I want a bumpersticker that reads:
999 NOT 666


62 posted on 09/27/2011 8:10:35 PM PDT by Snapping Turtle
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To: Beelzebubba

A new generation that knows the virtues of conservative values and politics would be needed. When what is supposed to be the wise generation is busy rapping and begging, there is a vacuum. Herman Cain would be a good start. Someone has to keep bearing the torch after he is gone from the picture.


63 posted on 09/27/2011 8:13:00 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: visualops

That wasn’t quite what she said, I don’t think she was trying to get a dig in, she paid him several compliments. “ <<<

You’re absolutely correct. She covered very well for deftly pointing out that Cain is the “flavor of the week” and blaming the media. After all, he may be a good man but that’s HER constituency he’s getting and she knows it. Tonight’s remarks in some other areas could come back on her. I believe you were very astute on some of those other areas. She sees herself as a movement deserving of a coronation sans the negative press and any pesky intrusion and scrutiny into and of her charactoristically policy-free policy.


64 posted on 09/27/2011 8:13:54 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: Hammerhead
epileptics???
65 posted on 09/27/2011 8:20:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Cain 999; Obama 666

That would be a good bumper sticker and one to stick it to the demTurd liberals & socialists.

66 posted on 09/27/2011 8:26:01 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: no dems

Cain’s family background is much more in tune with typical African American experiences. His father was a driver for Coca Cola, and they grew up with very limited resources. Compared that with 0bama’s experiences. He was not the descendant of slaves, as his father was a Kenyan. Both his parents were in grad school. BHO was raised by a white grandmother, and he went to Punahou, one of the most prestigious high school in Hawaii, if not in the US. He also spent his childhood in Indonesia. Later on he went to Columbia and Harvard. If Cain is the GOP’s presidential or VP candidate, the comparison will be stark.


67 posted on 09/27/2011 8:32:30 PM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: no dems

It’s not a fair election if Cain splits the black vote.


68 posted on 09/27/2011 8:35:15 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: .45 Long Colt

“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.”

EXACTLY. It’s an incredible weapon on the Democrats, and there’s not a prayer that Hillary (or Obama for that matter, if he runs) could overcome it.

ADDITIONALLY. It makes it next to impossible for the Dems to effectively use race to either fire up the black vote, or to goad guilt-ridden white independents to again vote Democrat.

Cain is simply an AWESOME weapon...and will almost certainly win, providing that we could get him nominated.

...and did a mention that he’s a stellar conservative too.


69 posted on 09/27/2011 8:39:46 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: no dems

” - - - “Obama has not helped people get jobs.”

Thanks for posting this article. If the Obama years have taught us anything it is that the US Federal Government can easily destroy work and thus jobs.

One of Obama’s target banks was Bank of America who will fire 30,000 people who now work for the largest Bank in America, and serves half of the households in America. 30,000 people working means 30,000 jobs, gone forever.

You are the teacher, so teach our Nation’s future leaders the connection part I left out between the above two paragraphs. May God Bless you in your work.


70 posted on 09/27/2011 8:40:49 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: no dems

“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”. “

Now when you start comparing Cain to Perry, you see it’s not even close as to who can beat Hillary in 2012. Perry doesn’t have a chance in hell against her.

(p.s., I’ve already written Obama out for 2012...he’s smart enough to know that it doesn’t make sense for him to run and lose, rather than let Hillary run and win...they think)


71 posted on 09/27/2011 8:43:25 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: justsaynomore
It doesn’t surprise me. There was a poll that showed 45% of democrats would vote for Cain over Obama.

Can you direct me to this poll? Linky please?

72 posted on 09/27/2011 8:47:28 PM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: RitaOK

Watched it. Sadly, Palin is becoming so predictable.

Its also obvious she has no intent on running because it would mean her cutting off the million dolar FNC 10 minutes a week, birdnest on the ground. AND I don’t blame her!!! Who would want to gleefully join in on this volunteer bloodletting.


73 posted on 09/27/2011 8:50:33 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: no dems

Good Lord, you are tougher than I am! Only thing worse would be a prison guard.


74 posted on 09/27/2011 8:54:08 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Obama on Pies
75 posted on 09/27/2011 8:56:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: ladyjane

I do think that conservatives bristling over the ‘give me a job’ line is a bit of an over reaction.

It’s a matter of simple semantics. Nobody would think a thing about someone saying, “he gave me a job.”

But, in casual conversation, someone said, “I earned a job,” it comes across as somewhat arrogant.

A job is *work*. It’s not charity. But by acknowledging that someone has the power to give you a job, your saying that they didn’t have to. The *opportunity* to work is a gift.

If someone says, “I’d like someone to give me a job,” they’re just speaking common English. That’s what people say.


76 posted on 09/27/2011 8:58:07 PM PDT by Marie (Rock you like a Herman-CAIN!)
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To: Brilliant

Obama is neither black nor white.

He’s all RED.
(cue rimshot)


77 posted on 09/27/2011 8:59:51 PM PDT by SirLurkedalot (Never forget who our enemies are!!!)
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To: GeronL

Barry is half-honky!


78 posted on 09/27/2011 9:06:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: no dems

That is really good. It sounds like you are in a very reasonable school where even the tempid Obama supporters aren’t radical. I am happy for you and I am happy for us as our future seems pretty good. Cain or Palin 2012 ......or both on the ticket. Don’t care the order.


79 posted on 09/27/2011 9:06:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: reegs

BFL — for people too lazy to create a bookmark on their own computer — they force us to filter through the “bump” crap. What’s wrong w Ctrl-D or Cmd-D? Or dragging the link to your tab bar? Is that really so hard?


80 posted on 09/27/2011 9:06:41 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RitaOK

Sarah is so awesome isn’t she. She sure tells it like it is. Brilliant women. Can’t wait until she announces.


81 posted on 09/27/2011 9:07:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: no dems

82 posted on 09/27/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“BFL — for people too lazy to create a bookmark on their own computer — they force us to filter through the “bump” crap. What’s wrong w Ctrl-D or Cmd-D? Or dragging the link to your tab bar? Is that really so hard?”

yeah it’s not so hard to delete a bookmark but it is very hard to delete a post on freerepublic. And most of these bfl’s, btt’s, etc simply aren’t deleted.


83 posted on 09/27/2011 9:16:19 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: ladyjane
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.

Gotcha. Thanks.

84 posted on 09/27/2011 9:17:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (You may have misunderstood my post. Perhaps I didn’t make it clear enough. I have some frienECOMCO)
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To: NotTallTex

There is a lot to what you say. Great Post!


85 posted on 09/27/2011 9:29:05 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Thank you for those kind words.


86 posted on 09/27/2011 9:38:11 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: Bullish
The black vote goes 70% or so for the democrat in every election, right?
Actually it's 90-93%
87 posted on 09/27/2011 9:43:20 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: BobL

It’s not a fair election if Cain splits the black vote.
______________________________________________________________
I really did LOL at that.


88 posted on 09/27/2011 9:45:29 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: Marie

I told my first Principal, years ago before she retired: “Thank you for giving me a job”. She said: “I didn’t give you a job; you earned your job.” I shall never forget that.


89 posted on 09/27/2011 9:50:30 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: Brilliant

“Obama is no more black than he is white”

Obama is black and white and red all over.


90 posted on 09/27/2011 10:03:53 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now ( Is the Obama administration a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Marxist-Islamic-terrorist axis?.)
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To: NotTallTex

Cain and Palin have been my two prime choices for a long time. Both have said things that give me to understand they are that extreme rarity among politicians i.e. people who understand Economics, how people choose and how money works and doesn’t work. Reagan understood. Coolidge understood.


91 posted on 09/27/2011 10:12:52 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: no dems
Great post and you sound like a wonderful teacher who certainly earned your job at a good school.

Tomorrow Obama is apparently giving an annual "address to students" (see here Heads Up! Obama will speak to students in his annual propagandize the children speech on 9/28/11)

Is your school participating in this?

If so, could you post a follow up with your observations on how the students received the speech?

92 posted on 09/27/2011 10:13:20 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: voteNRA
Tomorrow Obama is apparently giving an annual "address to students"
Our school is not participating.
93 posted on 09/27/2011 10:15:33 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: HereInTheHeartland

Clinton was/is perhaps Black of heart if not of skin.


94 posted on 09/27/2011 10:17:10 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: BobL; 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.
I'm thinking that if Cain can mobilize the Black Churches in Iowa and get them to the Caucuses.... He can win Iowa and be on the road to getting the nomination. Pawlenty is out and Bachmann is falling in the polls, so, Iowa is wide open.
95 posted on 09/27/2011 10:20:23 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
"Our school is not participating. "

Glad to hear it personally, but part of me wanted to know what he said and a social studies teacher's opinion on how the kids received the speech.

Keep up your good work and thanks again for the post

96 posted on 09/27/2011 10:20:36 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: no dems

BFL = Big Fruit Loops


97 posted on 09/27/2011 10:23:16 PM PDT by ponygirl (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers; that’s not allowed is it?)
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To: no dems

Even if he doesn’t get the nomination he should continue to get the message out.


98 posted on 09/27/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: no dems
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.

Probably the first fifty of the fifty-seven states plus, maybe, DC?

99 posted on 09/27/2011 10:25:25 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: smokingfrog
Obama on Pies

Imagine him trying that speech in 2012! LOL!

100 posted on 09/27/2011 10:32:39 PM PDT by cynwoody
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