Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Herman Cain's "high-tech lynching"

To be honest, I always thought there was something Clarence Thomas like about Herman Cain - in fact, does anyone have a picture of both men together to prove they are not the same person?

Clarence, are moonlighting on the DL?

But seriously, the comparison is spooky. These two black men are of the same generation, both hailing from the south, both conservative Republicans and both are willing to advance their careers by carrying water for far right wing folks that are openly hostile to the African-American community.

Furthermore, Cain/Thomas benefited from the Civil Rights movement where many fought - and many gave their lives - to end segregation, Jim Crow and disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the southern states.

Once their skill set was able to shine - due to Affirmative Action - both men, instead of displaying gratitude seem to harbor deep rooted contempt for the plight of the African-American community.

For this reason, many African-Americans consider Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas as a combination of Judas and Benedict Arnold - willing to sell-out for personal gain and career advancement.

But who knew that Cain and Thomas also, allegedly, share the same pathology - the tendency to sexually harass women (but once again, I need to see that Cain/Thomas picture for you know why).

Lo and behold, the far right is evoking Clarence Thomas in defense of Herman Cain:

The reaction on the political right to allegations that Herman Cain sexually harassed two former employees has been swift, provoking a sharp response from some likening the GOP presidential hopeful to Clarence Thomas. Ann Coulter said it first, in a Sunday night interview with Fox News when the Politico story first broke: "This is a high-tech lynching."

"In the eyes of the liberal media, Herman Cain is just another uppity black American who has had the audacity to leave the liberal plantation. So they must destroy him, just as they tried destroying Clarence Thomas," wrote Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.

Rush Limbaugh also lashed out at the news media for pursuing "the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative." He went on to say on his radio show: "This is about blacks and Hispanics getting uppity."

Coulter, Bozell and Limbaugh all evoke what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said about Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment.

"From my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves," Thomas said at his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. source

Lastly, to the knee-jerk reacting right wingers who want to blame the so-called liberal press (as Sarah P. says the lame street media), if the noose is getting mighty tight on ole Herm's neck you may want investigate whether or not he is a victim of friendly fire - just check out what Republican Mike Huckabee states of FOX news:

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he could "almost guarantee" that therecent Politico story about sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain came from information leaked by another GOP campaign. source

They side show continues...

Post Script: Isn't it hypocritical how the right wing nuts have no hesitation of playing the race card when any black conservative comes under even a little bit of heat.

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