In a recent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer [see interview below this post], Herman Cain offers an honest personal assessment of the voting habits of African-Americans and by claiming that many African-Americans have been brainwashed. In the same interview, he provides an opinion of the two men who Cain now shares frontrunner status with …………………. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
In the first question thrown at Cain by Wolf Blitzer, the CNN political host asked Cain why the G.O.P. is poison to so many African-Americans. Never one to mince words, Cain told Blitzer that such a view is held by many fellow African-Americans because they “have been brainwashed into not being open minded and not even considering a conservative point of view”.
Cain goes on to explain that he has had experienced this first hand. Reacting to the claim, Wolf Blitzer pretended to be shocked and gave Cain an opportunity to walk his statement back after telling Cain that “brainwashed” is a strong word to use in reference to fellow members of the black community. Yet Herman Cain held firm and reinforced his charge by stating that as many as 2/3 of the blacks are brainwashed. But Cain did say that the good news was that 1/3 to 1/2 of them are beginning to think for themselves and to think that all African-Americans will simply keep voting for Democrats is untrue. He added that he is convinced that he would able to garner as much as a third of the black vote and not because he is black, but because of his policies and their belief in his ability to fix the economy.
While true, Cain’s words are sure to get some flack from the African-American community. Many have already aired their disdain for Cain’s remarks. This reaction came from AngryBlackLady.com:
“Ho boy. Yeah, see…some free political campaign advice there, Herman. When you’re trying to convince a voting bloc to back you, it’s best not to insult them as “brain-washed” and “not open minded”. In fact, I believe that’s the chief complaint I hear from the Tea Party about how liberals supposedly feel about them. Given this evidence, I’m going to say that particular complaint is projection, plain and simple.”
Committed socialist and racist anti-TEA movement leader Maxine Waters had this to say about Cain’s opinion;
“Not only are we not brainwashed, we know how to act in our own best interest. That`s why most of us are Democrats. Who in their right mind, African-American, would belong to a Party that is as mean-spirited as we see coming out of the Republican Party.
They don`t care about poor people. They don`t care even about working class people. They don`t care about senior citizens.”
“And blacks are not going to vote for him either — not simply because he`s disrespected us so in these statements about us being brainwashed but because, again, we act in our own best interest. We know what is best for us. We all have to fight very hard to make sure that we get the most that we can get in terms of good public policy for everybody and for African-Americans.”
What Mrs. Waters left out was that through the application of the close-minded liberal policies of her and her Party, the African-American community is suffering the most. Under the Obama Administration and Mrs. Waters’ leadership in Congress, in addition to a disproportionate amount of African-Americans living at or below the poverty level, the overall poverty level in the nation has risen to its highest levels in decades. And when it comes to unemployment in America, in the month of September, Mrs. Waters’ policies have helped to achieve a disparity between Caucasian and African-American unemployment rates that is more than 50% higher for blacks than whites.
Congresswoman Waters also neglects to mention that the when she discusses “fighting very hard to make sure that we get the most that
we can get in terms of good public policy for everybody and for African-Americans” what she is actually saying is that good public policy is more expensive government spending programs that perpetuate a culture of dependency.
And therein lies the Democrat Party’s problem.
Government can no longer afford to be run like a charity with endless financial resources. Charities can’t even pretend to have endless financial resources. Government can no longer afford to maintain expensive charitable legislative policies that are designed to keep minorities voting for Democrats by making them dependent on Democrat sponsored taxpayer handouts.
This is something that many minorities are waking up to. And while they may not necessarily be flocking to the G.O.P., they are beginning to understand that liberal Democrats are probably acting more in their own interests than an in the interests of the African-American Community.
As for Herman Cain, there are many people of all colors who through his candidacy, are beginning to understand that big government is not a prerequisite for success. In Herman Cain, they see a self-made man, who has not allowed himself to use racism as an excuse or reason to believe that the government owes him anything. People see that Herman Cain is a man who said he will control his destiny and did so. In Herman Cain, many voters are seeing a man who can create an America that will get government under control and allow the people to control their own destiny’s too. That has become a novel concept these days, but the obvious failures of government due to big government liberal policies, has people of all colors understanding that they should probably stopt trying to rely on a bankrupt government andstart trying to rely more on their own ingenuity and abilities.
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