Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cain Turns Up New Race Card For Democrats
IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2011 | LARRY ELDER

Posted on 10/12/2011 5:08:16 PM PDT by Kaslin

What to do about Herman Cain? This question goes not to the Republican Party, where establishment candidates such as Mitt Romney privately dismiss Cain as lacking the experience, gravitas and resources to beat President Obama and then to soundly govern the country.

Herman Cain is not going to be the GOP nominee. Without a serious star-power staff, a ground game, chits to be called in by the candidate or the candidate's influential network of friends of influence, the fat cats sit on their checkbooks until and unless they believe their horse can win.

A serious presidential candidate is not one who, like Cain, breaks from campaigning for a book tour timed to coincide with his unlikely quest for the White House.

No, Cain is a clear and present danger to the Democratic Party — and its invaluable, near-monolithic black vote. Cain says things such as:

"African-Americans have been brainwashed" into voting for the Democratic Party.

"If you (Wall Street protestors) don't have a job or you're not rich, blame yourself."

"People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve."

"I don't believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way."

How do some influential, left-wing blacks react? Not well:

Cornell West, professor of black studies at Princeton: Cain needs to "get off the symbolic crack pipe."

Harry Belafonte, entertainer, civil rights activist: "He's a bad apple, and people should look at his whole card. He's not what he says he is."

Tavis Smiley, PBS host and NPR broadcaster, writes off Cain's comments as "ridiculous or crazy."

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last

1 posted on 10/12/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Money is important, but it’s not every thing ask meg whitman or steve forbes.

Cain can win, and the recent polls prove it.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
The fear of Cain is palpable.




3 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:35 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

I believe one recent poll showed Cain garnering approx 25% of the black vote. It’s my theory that a further chunk will simply stay home - they will be conflicted....can’t vote for a Republican, but can’t vote against a black man.


4 posted on 10/12/2011 5:16:41 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009
"Money is important, but it’s not every thing ask meg whitman or steve forbes.

Yup. Personality usually trumps $$$ in politics.

5 posted on 10/12/2011 5:19:43 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: It's the Tea Party or the Slumber Party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Mygirlsmom

BOR just said the Republican debate is a waste of time.
He is praising Romney... blah blah blah
Cain can’t win blah blah blah

Oh how I yearn for the day to put him in his place.
he is always saying “ if Obama does xxx then he is Done.
he says it almost every week


6 posted on 10/12/2011 5:22:48 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

We can prove them wrong. This negativity sounds a lot like the talk directed at the early Tea Party movement.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 5:27:12 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

I really hope Cain will do it. I’m tired of people telling me who can win and who can’t. Cain all the way.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 5:27:42 PM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: refermech

I agree tomorrow is pay day $20 every other week to Herman


9 posted on 10/12/2011 5:29:32 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009

I agree completly


10 posted on 10/12/2011 5:36:10 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

He also said that the election is pretty well decided by February, which is a bunch of bs


11 posted on 10/12/2011 5:39:50 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Yes, typical of the commie hateful blacks on the left. Clarence Thomas was rimmed by the lefties especially in the approval process for Justice. Thomas finally stopped it when he smartly said...this feels like a lynching...it crushed the senators on the left!!!


12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:43:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Yeah. Remember how they convinced us that McCain would win.
how did that work out for us.
They ate him alive after the nomination.
the sign of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:01 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: refermech

Yeah. Remember how they convinced us that McCain would win.
how did that work out for us.
They ate him alive after the nomination.
the sign of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:12 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Herman Cain is not going to be the GOP nominee. Without a serious star-power staff, a ground game, chits to be called in by the candidate or the candidate's influential network of friends of influence, the fat cats sit on their checkbooks until and unless they believe their horse can win.

Well, maybe the will of the people and their votes can decide the nominee for once instead of fat cats sitting on their checkbooks.
15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

We have got to send money to the Cain campaign, otherwise our voices won’t be heard and we’ll wind up with the RINO candidate that the media and the establishment is pushing


16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:38 PM PDT by estrogen (2012 can't come soon enough)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mel

Me too, it’s time to pony up and help him get much needed exposure.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:47:01 PM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: shield

I was twenty something during the nomination process for Clarence Thomas. It was the most disgusting treatment of a human being I EVER SEEN.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:47:12 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: shield

I was twenty something during the nomination process for Clarence Thomas. It was the most disgusting treatment of a human being I EVER SEEN.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:47:20 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

Nobody could have beaten obama the first time. It just wasn’t going to happen.This time it’s different. I want a say in who our candidate is. I want Cain but I’ll support our nominee no matter who they are. The country is ready for a non politician.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 5:52:34 PM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: refermech

McCain and Sarah were ahead until the last two months.
after the economic meltdown they slid.
Call me a conspiracy theorists. .can you say Soros?

On 9/13 someone started the meltdown. They pulled 500 billion. Government tried to head it off by infusing over a hundred billion but couldn’t stem tide.
Coincidental?
I report you decide.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The great thing about Cain is that he’ll assuage the guilt of all those people who think it would be racist to vote for a white over a black.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT by Malsua
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: refermech

McCain and Sarah were ahead until the last two months.
after the economic meltdown they slid.
Call me a conspiracy theorists. .can you say Soros?

On 9/13 someone started the meltdown. They pulled 500 billion. Government tried to head it off by infusing over a hundred billion but couldn’t stem tide.
Coincidental?
I report you decide.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

I was young to and I agree...it was just horrible. He let it go on and on...when he finally called it a lynching which I bet he thought for days is was especially after all the hateful, nasty horrid attacks by Ted Kennedy and others...it was like a hard gut kick to them. Now he is under attack again. I can’t rate Cain to the level of Clarence Thomas not even close though, but there just not many men as fine as Clarence Thomas.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 6:02:19 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: shield

I think Cain has much more charisma than Thomas.

A lot of that comes from his stints in business.

And he’s got a MS from Purdue in Computer Science so I know he’s a smart guy.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 6:05:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: estrogen

Like I said so many times, we must never make the same mistake like we did in 2008 and let the LSM decide for us who the Nominee should be


26 posted on 10/12/2011 6:06:28 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009
Cain can win

And that is why he will not be the GOP candidate.

27 posted on 10/12/2011 6:06:52 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
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!

28 posted on 10/12/2011 6:15:27 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

Which just makes my point.It was a perfect storm. Now is just the opposite. The dems will have a hard time winning this time.Our job is to get the best candidate. Herman Cain is my choice so far.


29 posted on 10/12/2011 6:18:39 PM PDT by refermech
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Yeah-they turned fast enough on McCain after pushing him forward. And Romney provides the press with genuine slaughter fodder.

First thing out of the box will be how much romenycare resembles obamacare to crush the tea party vote.

Next thing will be, ewwwwwww, did anyone else know that all Mormon men believe that each will be a God over their own planet after death. I can hear the press bringing up every tenent of mormonism and ripping it apart oh so innocently. ( Like they tore apart that fatuous uhbama spirituual guru, the ol' rev Wright creep. ( Oh THAT's RIGHT-we didn't hear a peep about rev Wright from the mainstream media. ) Friggin hypocrites.

The LSM-unable to summon the integrity to vet a democrat under any condition.

LSM-one big suckfest.

30 posted on 10/12/2011 6:31:07 PM PDT by Republic (uhbama sure has brought a grubby cabal of filth into his inner circle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

Did govt head it off or was it taxpayer $$$????


31 posted on 10/12/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT by Kackikat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

Did govt head it off or was it taxpayer $$$????


32 posted on 10/12/2011 6:33:48 PM PDT by Kackikat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

Did govt head it off or was it taxpayer $$$????


33 posted on 10/12/2011 6:33:48 PM PDT by Kackikat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Chuckster

He will not be the GOP candidate because he can win?


34 posted on 10/12/2011 6:36:46 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

This is why we must never let the LSM tell us who the nominee should be and we must make it clear to the GOP, we do not want the candidate the LSM wants


35 posted on 10/12/2011 6:41:28 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Kackikat

Government money or taxpayers??
I do believe they are one and the same


36 posted on 10/12/2011 6:46:04 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Republic

Exactly!!!
Just a thought.
If Romney couldn’t beat McCain.
And McCain couldn’t beat Obama....
How the HE.LL will Romney beat Obama.

I am a systems analyst and THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!
...


37 posted on 10/12/2011 6:50:10 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
So the Fat Cats and Elite will sit on their collective asses and watch OB reelected? Same crap Hugh Hewitt and Mike Medved are putting out to cut legs from under Cain. I thought it was support anyone who runs against OB. Are all the Elites and Fat Cats going to sit back and watch Barry destroy their wealth and country over the following 4 years?
38 posted on 10/12/2011 6:52:38 PM PDT by LowNslow (Retired CWO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #39 Removed by Moderator

To: Kaslin
...candidate's influential network of friends of influence, the fat cats sit on their checkbooks until and unless they believe their horse can win.

Do these fat cats EVER give any thought to their country? Are these the same group of fat cats who urged Christie to reconsider?

I sense the political mood in the country as aroused citizens, who mainly have never been active in the political process before. But these fat cats, aside from their wallets, how have they ever participated before?

Czar B.O. is raising $1 Billion for the campaign! Where does the money go? I have never seen an audit for any campaign to see who got the money!
40 posted on 10/12/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by leprechaun9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
"Cain believes what former slave Booker T. Washington wrote a mere 35 years after slavery ended:

"When a Negro girl learns to cook, to wash dishes, to sew, to write a book, or a Negro boy learns to groom horses, or to grow sweet potatoes, or to produce butter, or to build a house, or to be able to practice medicine, as well or better than someone else, they will be rewarded regardless of race or color. In the long run, the world is going to have the best, and any difference in race, religion or previous history will not long keep the world from what it wants. ... The (future of my race hinges on whether) it can make itself of such indispensable value that the people .. . where we reside will feel that our presence is necessary to the happiness and well-being of the community. No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward. This is a great human law which cannot be permanently nullified."

41 posted on 10/12/2011 7:43:43 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege

Really great post. His words have genuine depth and sweet, sweet truth.


42 posted on 10/12/2011 7:50:50 PM PDT by Republic (SO-uhbama sought help from romney MA healthcare authors? DUMP ROMNEY, no way will he kill obamacare.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: refermech
Nobody could have beaten obama the first time.

McCain /Palin were ahead in the polls till the economic disaster hit
43 posted on 10/12/2011 7:51:52 PM PDT by uncbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BwanaNdege
As can be seen demagoguery won out over his message
44 posted on 10/12/2011 7:56:48 PM PDT by uncbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
So...I'm driving back from running the dogs, scanning the radio dial, when I land on Hugh Hewitt pontificating on why Romney is the chosen one, Perry is second and Cain doesn't have a chance.

It's for the same reasons all the others, including Palin and Christie, have dropped out or will drop out: Money and Organization, but mostly, it's all about the money.

To him, Romney is the anointed next president and no matter who challenges or how well they do, they are merely aiding the inevitable: republican nominee Mitt Romney.

He believes that only Perry has the money to beat him. For now.

But in the end, it won't matter. We'll all suck it up and vote for Mitt so obama loses.

Ruined my evening listening to his spiel, as there is a lot of truth to his premise that money is absolutely essential to a campaign. I also see nominee Mitt increasing the chances of a third party.

Do "they" underestimate the hunger for a conservative to vote for? Or do they fear it? Or...?

45 posted on 10/12/2011 7:58:52 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: uncbob

I held my nose and voted Palin/McCain.

I will never vote for Romney.

He is not merely a RINO. He is an enemy to moral values, conservatism, and Americanism.

It is his kind we are fighting against. And I will not welcome a traitor into our camp.


46 posted on 10/12/2011 9:34:03 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: TexasFreeper2009

“Cain can win, and the recent polls prove it.”

You betcha!


47 posted on 10/12/2011 10:14:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida
Oh how I yearn for the day to put him in his place. he is always saying “ if Obama does xxx then he is Done. he says it almost every week

Save yourself some heartburn and do what I do, just tune out BOR. I only watch the factor when I know Laura Ingraham is hosting. I just can't take Ted Baxter and his ego anymore.

48 posted on 10/13/2011 4:18:20 AM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Donnafrflorida

It didn’t help that McLame took a few weeks off the campaign to vote on TARP and that whenever Sarah got in a good shot the campaign reigned her in. McPain just needs to retire already, anytime he shows up on Hannity (nearly every week it seems) , I end up screaming at my TV. I can’t look at him without thinking that he’s a huge part of the reason we have Barky in the WH now.


49 posted on 10/13/2011 4:22:44 AM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
He will not be the GOP candidate because he can win?

The RINOs and country club republicans would rather go down in flames than put in a real conservative. It seems that we're the same to the RNC as blacks are to the DNC. They know we won't go anywhere, they pay us lip service but at the end of the day we're shunted aside as they pander to the so-called independents and "moderates" (and lately the mythical GOP hispanic vote)

50 posted on 10/13/2011 4:27:27 AM PDT by YankeeReb (No matter what, AB0 in 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-52 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson