The Racist Liberal Attack on Herman Cain - "monkey in the window"

@Rollo1 (16689)
Boston, Massachusetts
February 16, 2011 8:17am CST
In a discussion a little while ago, a mylotter mused about the possible 2012 candidacy of Hermain Cain and opined that "nobody can be accused of racism when race is taken off the table." At the time I responded: "The race factor will be brought up if he runs, they will say that the Republicans are only running him because he is black, and suddenly it will be alright for the liberal media to bring up race in every discussion of him. Their rules only apply when they are accusing others." Well, it has started. Over at the liberal progressive site Alternet, Chauncy De Vega writes of Cain's appearance at CPAC: "As you know, I find (black garbage pail kids) black conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters." the words in parentheses are in strikeout on the original site but I don't know if they have that feature on mylot and this "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." and this "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." http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/02/12/black-history-month-is-herman-cain-playing-the-race-minstrel-for-cpac/ After receiving many complaints about this rant, Alternet published an explanation: Yesterday, Chauncey DeVega, an African-American writer, published a post on AlterNet assessing the CPAC performance of Herman Cain, a right-wing potential presidential candidate, in strong and provocative language. Like DeVega, Cain is African American. We understand that some are offended by DeVega's choice of words. We note, however, that most of the consternation generated by DeVega's post has come from right-wing supporters of Cain who have focused on the language of his post and not the substance of his claim that Cain lends cover to reactionary right-wing forces. See, it's alright. The author is black, too. And those who complained about the post were just right wingers upset at the racial slurs, completely failing to agree with the author's claim that Cain is the "mascot" of White Conservative masters. How ridiculous of us. How could we fail to agree with the author, after all, he is a black liberal which means we have no right to be aghast at the disgusting way he disrespects an intelligent, successful, black businessman and radio show host? So, get ready. If Cain runs, you can expect more of the same. Post-racial America, my Aunt Fanny.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Feb 11
It is amazing that they can say/write this drivel with a straight face. Heaven forbid a black man agrees with personal responsibility and has a high moral standard. Look at what they have done to Colin Powell. In my opinion, liberals continue to keep minorities down with this type of speech and thinking. It is good to know that there are some smart conservative Americans who happen to have darker skin than mine.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
16 Feb 11
"liberals continue to keep minorities down with this type of speech and thinking" but they still vote for them. They promise them improvements but deliver only harsher living standards, yet the majority of blacks still vote for liberal candidates. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. America is officially insane.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Feb 11
This is what I wonder as well. Bottom line, giving somebody everything so that they do not have to work for it, well is bribery. This is how they accomplish this. Through welfare, affirmative action, social programs. How about planned parenthood that was created to keep that race at a minimum.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Feb 11
The liberals went after Bill Cosby when they didn't like what he said. He was arguing for personal responsibility and higher moral standards. I think it's as insulting to believe and assert that someone must vote a particular way if that person is black as it is to believe and assert that anyone who disagrees with Obama is a racist.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
16 Feb 11
I'm listening to an interview with Cain right now and that guy doesn't bother him at all, it reminded him the "this is all the left has...name-calling on steroids". And that anyone with brains or an ounce of common sense with detest stuff like that. He'd laughing about it. I don't understand why blacks gravitate so much to the Democrat party--many talk radio callers that say they are black won't vote for Cain because he's Republican. And because he would be running against Obama, who promised the moon and hasn't delivered jack sh*t.
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@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
18 Feb 11
"A monkey in the window"! While the choice of words may be inappropriate and appear offensive, truth is: Several Blacks, over the years, have been used by both major politically parties for the sole purpose of gaining Black support and/or making Blacks meallable. For instance and while it was obvious to some of us at the time, everyone now knows that Michael Still had only been selected by republicans to offset the Obama effect and to improve Black image of the republican party. Thus, despite his choice of words (which I believe simply expresses the man's honesty), I here concur with Chauncy De Vega.
• United States
18 Feb 11
Oops! That would be Michael Steele, former chairman of the republican national committee.
@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Feb 11
Netsbridge, by your own analysis, why couldn't Obama be considered the same if Michael Steele is considered that? Would it be insulting to call Obama "a monkey in the window"? What if a black Republican called him that? What if someone like Michael Steele wrote an article that said Obama was just put up by the Democrats because he was black and they felt his appeal to the masses would be because of or enhanced by his race? I can tell you right now, there would be screaming, gnashing of teeth and cries of racism all over the liberal media if a black conservative wrote about Obama the things that De Vega wrote about Herman Cain. Heck, Media Matters is calling a political cartoon "racist" because the way they drew Michelle Obama made her look fat. Of course no liberal will be incensed if a black conservative is called a monkey, or a puppet or a minstrel - because they hold blacks in such low esteem that they don't believe they should have individual thoughts and beliefs. They have all relegated them to a group-think mentality, believing that their attitudes are dictated by DNA. That is so unenlightened, don't you think?
• United States
22 Feb 11
Well, Obama has been referred to as a monkey before. The last time I saw however the republicans said "The zoo has an African and the White House has a lyin' African." As diplomatic as the above quote is, the informed still knows that it is simply a rendition of Obama being spoken of as a monkey. And Rollo, never forget that we are a nation with a history that continues to haunt us. Facts are: There will always be Whites who think Blacks are not their intellectual equals and Blacks who will always believe that Whites are racists and outright evil. These, my friend, are always going to be the tail on the US.