The Last Word Lawerence O’Donnell – Herman Cain Interview

Let it be known that Herman Cain’s surge in these polls don’t mean squat to 3 Chics.  It’s another GOP sideshow to take the heat off Perry’s “Niggerhead” saga  & Romney’s Evangelical vs Mormon saga.

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41 Responses to The Last Word Lawerence O’Donnell – Herman Cain Interview

  1. Haley Barbour Predicts Herman Cain Would ‘Sweep The South’ Against Obama

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) had kind words for GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on Thursday, predicting he could fare well against President Obama in the 2012 election.

    “If Herman Cain is our nominee running against Barack Obama, I think he’ll sweep the South,” Barbour said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show.

    According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released Wednesday, Cain has taken the lead in the Republican presidential nomination race with 27 percent of Republican voters favoring him, 4 percentage points higher than Mitt Romney. Still, the same poll shows Obama leading Cain in a head-to-head general election 49 percent to 39 percent.

    Barbour called Cain a “straight-talking person who calls it like he sees it” and who has “attracted a good following” — including Barbour’s own family.

  2. TRENDING: Cain charges some in black community of racism

    (CNN) – GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain said Tuesday that many liberal Democrats in the black community are “racist” for questioning his political ambitions as a black conservative Republican.

    “A lot of these liberal, leftist folk in this country, that are black, they’re more racist than the white people that they’re claiming to be racist,” Cain said Tuesday in a radio interview on the conservative Neal Boortz talk show.

    Boortz interrupted Cain, saying he prefers the word “bigoted” to “racist.”

    “Ok, bigoted,” Cain said. “How dare Herman Cain, first, run as a Republican? How dare Herman Cain be conservative? And how dare he move up in the polls, so that he just might challenge our beloved Obama? That’s the problem they have.”

  3. Ron Paul Calls Out Herman Cain For Lie Over Fed Audit During GOP Debate

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  4. ….Mr. President, Herman Cain stated “It would almost be no contest” with you in a debate because he would be able to talk about the black experience in America. What do you think?


    Cain also made this provocative claim about what a Cain-versus-Obama general election would look like (again via Juana):

    Boortz, at the tail end of the interview, asks Cain how he’d do in a debate against Obama:

    “It would almost be no contest.”

    Ticking off ways he could compete with Obama, Boortz says that Cain would be able to talk about the black experience in America.

    Cain’s response: “[Obama’s] never been a part of the black experience in America.”

  6. Ametia says:

    LMBAO@ Hermanator! he truly is a 21st century ministrel show on full display.

  7. Financing The Hermanator’s Sad Minstrel Show

    Herman Cain is a well-spoken African American who– if you’ll pardon the offensive expression– knows his place in the white male Republican Party hierarchy. His jive-ass bullshit is music to the racist ear. In his own autobiography be bragged about how he “moved to the back of the bus” (his own words) during the Civil Rights Movement. That might sound fabulous to Fettigs and McNairs and teabaggers but its nothing to brag about in front of a normal audience. When confronted by Lawrence O’Donnell about it, Cain flat out lied and said he was just in high school, never imagining that O’Donnell had pre-fact checked that and knew Cain was a student at Morehouse College from 1963-1967, the height of the Movement. No matter how hard you fight the impulse, there is virtually no way to listen to Herman Cain without coming to the conclusion that he’s a perfect Uncle Tom for the new century.

    Chauncey DeVega isn’t likely to buy the Hermanator’s pronouncements that parrot right-wing dogma about African Americans being brainwashed. He reported on Cain’s disgraceful appearance at CPAC, which GOP racists found so entertaining.

    Herman Cain’s shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs “authentic negritude” as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black Conservative mascot, absolves the White racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins. This is a refined performance that Black Conservatives have perfected over many decades and centuries of practice.

    Let’s consider the routine. First, Cain enters the stage to Motown music. Then Cain feigns swimming after rolling up his sleeves to show them his black skin and how he is a hardworking negro (not like those other ones). Cain bellows in a preacher affected voice and channels the folksy negro down home accent of his late grandpappy. In the money shot, Cain gives the obligatory “black folks who are not Republicans are on the plantation” speech to the joyous applause of his White benefactors. And he doubles down by legitimating any opposition to President Barack Obama as virtuous and patriotic regardless of the bigoted well-springs from which it may flow.

    In total, CPAC is a carnival and a roadshow for reactionary Conservatives. It is only fitting that in the great tradition of the freak show, the human zoo, the boardwalk, and the great midway world’s fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries, that there is a Borneo man, a Venus Hottentot or a tribe of cannibals from deepest darkest Africa or Papua New Guinea on display. For CPAC and the White Conservative imagination, Herman Cain and his black and brown kin are that featured attraction.

    We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority.

    Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well.

    Especially when the object is selling books and hoping for some table scraps from the Republican Party Establishment table. As Corey Robin explains in his brilliant new study of The Reactionary Mind, “the right is fundamentally inspired by a hostility to emancipating the lower orders.” What conservatives all have in common is “the impulse to defend power and privilege against movements demanding freedom and equality.” Who better then, than Tea Party booster Herman Cain to rush to the microphones and immediately denounce the OccupyWallStreet movement as “unAmerican” or to poo-poo racism on behalf of plantation owners like the Fettigs, McNairs and, of course, the Kochs?

  8. Herman Cain defend racism remarks

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  9. Herman Cain blind to racism

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  10. ….Mr. President, Herman Cain think republican voters will make him the republican nominee. What do you think?

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  12. rikyrah says:

    Video- FTN: Gingrich, Cain refuse to say Romney is “Christian”
    Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2011, 12:15 pm by Paddy

    It’s the very first thing they weasel out of in this, so you don’t have to put up with much. Amazing the way they denounce others on judging Mormonism, then refuse to say that Romney is a christian. As Mr Franken would say, weasel words.

    I do have to say though that Scheiffer does a much better job of confronting these guys than Gregory did “interviewing” Paul Ryan today. A can of baked beans could have done better than that.

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  14. Herman Cain: ‘Racism In This Country Today’ Doesn’t Hold ‘Anybody Back In A Big Way’

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said on Sunday that he doesn’t believe racism holds African Americans back.

    “I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” said, Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, during an interview on CNN. “Are there some elements of racism? Yes, it gets back to if we don’t grow this economy, that is a ripple effect for every economic level, and because blacks are more disproportionately unemployed, they get hit the worst when economic policies don’t work. That’s where it starts.”

    Cain asserted that he firmly believes that “many” African Americans have a level playing field when it comes to economic issues and pointed to his own credentials to make his case.

    With the estimated unemployment rate for the African American community sitting well above the national average, the Republican hopeful signaled he sees the discrepancy as a product of geographical conditions and factors related to education. When it comes to African Americans struggling economically he said, “They weren’t held back because of racism.” He added, “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.”


    Herman Cain:

    …”the civil rights movement was a few years in front of me, I was too young to participate when they first started the Freedom Rides, and the sit-ins. So on a day-to-day basis, it didn’t have an impact. I just kept going to school, doing what I was suppose to do and stayed out of trouble.”

    WTF? So, the sit-ins, marches, & freedom rides during the civil rights movement didn’t have an impact on his life? Harriet Tubman is turning over in her grave at that statement! WTF does “I stayed out of trouble” mean? Does this blue black nigga realize if it wasn’t for the sit-ins, folks marching until blisters formed on their feet, his black ass wouldn’t be running for President in this country? How does Cain’s black ass sleep at night? Uncle tom boot-licking house nigga!

    • Ametia says:

      LOL@blue-black* Cain is a tool for the GOP, he’s saying all the the things they (FEARFUL WHITES ) want to hear. He’s not a threat to them, as long as he pushes away any associations to blacks and the Civil Rights.


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