Thursday, September 29, 2011

Herman Cain: So Much More Than the Color of His Skin

I already wanted to write about Herman Cain today. But reading Janeane Garofalo’s comments that “Herman Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican party” just sealed the deal for me.

Please don’t ask me who Janeane Garofalo is because – other than pointing out the obvious fact that she’s an idiot – I have no idea.

Further proving her narrow-minded stupidity, she went on to say that “People like Karl Rove liked to keep their racism very covert. And so Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so you can say ‘Look, this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement. Look, we have a black man.’”

Clearly, stupid really is as stupid does.

I’d also like to point out that grammatically speaking, Janeane Garofalo called Herman Cain – a black man – an “it.” In the sentence “Hermain Cain is probably well liked by some of the Republicans because it hides the racist elements of the Republican party,” the pronoun “it” automatically corresponds to the main subject: Herman Cain.

Was this an honest mistake based on a severely deficient education or natural lack of intelligence? Or was it a continuation of other racist remarks made by liberals such as:

· Harry Reid, who said Obama could win the 2008 elections because he was “light-skinned” and doesn’t speak with a “Negro dialect”
· Jimmy Carter, who referenced Obama as a “black boy”
· Dan Rather, who said that the case could be made that Obama “couldn’t sell watermelons if… you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic”

Who knows. But regardless, it clearly doesn’t describe who Herman Cain really is.

Yes, he most definitely is a black man just like I’m definitely a white woman. Both are something to be proud of but both are also rather out of our control so, in one sense, neither race nor gender matters all that much.

What does matter, however, is the fact that Herman Cain is a real conservative in the presidential race, certainly more so than Romney and Huntsman, and even Rick Perry.

He’s also a rocket scientist – literally – successfully ran several companies, and isn’t afraid to open his mouth and speak the truth. What’s not to love?

So Janeane Garofalo can keep displaying her stupidity for anybody who is dumb enough to take her seriously. But regardless of what she says, Herman Cain is still the man.

And America would be honored to call him President.

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