Herman Cain plays the race card

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Herman Cain: Jon Stewart Mocked Me Because I'm A 'Black Conservative'

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain alleged that Comedy Central's Jon Stewart mocked him during a recent episode of the "The Daily Show" because he's a "black conservative."

    ThinkProgress reports that Cain, former CEO of Godfather's pizza, leveled the charge while speaking during a stop in the key early primary state of Iowa. The remarks from the White House hopeful were made in response to what Stewart had to say about his suggestion that he'd only sign bills no longer than three pages if elected president.

    Of course, one of the things that Cain says he supports is the enactment of the Fair Tax. But now, he'll be unable to sign it into law, because that piece of legislation is 131-pages long.

    Stewart joked on his show that Cain "offers real solutions to fictional issues." After playing a clip of Cain putting his foot down on the issue of the length of bills, the Comedy Central host impersonated Cain and said, "Bills will be three pages. If I'm president, treaties will have to fit on the back of a cereal box. From now on, the State of the Union address will be delivered in the form of a fortune cookie. I am Herman Cain and I do not like to read."

    At the Iowa Falls Fire Department on Wednesday, Cain responded to the comedic segment.

    "I’m serious about a bill only being three pages the joke’s on him," said the GOP contender. "And I said secondly, as far as him mocking me, look I’ve been called every name in the book because I’m a conservative, because I’m black."

    After suggesting that he would not allow words like Stewart's to hurt him, Cain suggested that because "he's an American Black Conservative, an A-B-C" he's been labeled "Uncle Tom," a "sell out," an "Oreo" and "shameless." For that reason, he said that he "does not care" about what Stewart had to say.
  2. Does it make you mad that He used the Race Card?
  3. I dont mind the race card if it is in fact racism,but Jon Stewart mocks white conservatives much worse
  4. Good answer..... you managed to evade the trap, you should be in politics. :D

    As for myself, i hate the racecard being played by Cain as much as i hate it being played by the left wing media..... Cain has done a bunch of stupid shit already, so hes flailing out at this point grasping at anything he can get, but he isnt going to get sympathy from conservatives on phony cries of racism.

    It kind of sucks cause he seemed genuine at first.

    Another one bites the dust....

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  5. You usually set good traps but you were slipping on that one :)
  6. So it's ok now to make jokes to the effect that highly accomplished black men have trouble reading?

    So why was Donald Trump denounced as a racist by lefty newsman Bob Schiefer and several other media bigshots when he questioned how obama had gained entry into elite schools like Columbia and Harvard Law? It was clearcut racism to them to even suggest that affirmative action played a role in our president's improbable accension up the academic ladder despite being a so-so student.

    Trump should have just suggested that obama preferred eating watermelon and playing basketball to reading.
  7. AA might have gotten him in, but he got out by himself.
  8. This is a tough one, i re-read the joke a couple times, after i deleted a long thought out response, which i realised was wrong after i read the joke again.

    I think there is a glaringly obvious double standard when it comes to this, like if a right wing comedian had said it, it would have been considered racist, and it would have been all over the news, but this is the era we live in.

    The left Obviously gets some leeway with this, but i still dont think Stewart meant anything racist by this. I thought the joke was funny at first till you pointed this out.

  9. The joke was from Cain saying he didn't want any bills from congress over 3 pages :confused: :confused: :confused:
  10. Stewart said :" I am Herman Cain and I do not like to read."

    Stewart is a mean-spirited punk who hides behind a fake name, while Herman Cain is a self-made man who became CEO of a struggling pizza company and created and saved more jobs than obama can dream of. So of course, let's try to tear him down. After all, democrats despise black conservatives more than anything else.
    #10     Jun 24, 2011