What we're seeing happen to Herman Cain today at the hands of Leftist MSM race-baiters was absurdly predictable. Simply put, the Left cannot allow a Black conservative to remain "black," nor can they allow white conservatives to be seen as embracing what the Left defines as an "authentic" black man. Because that blows all those trumped-up narratives about Republicans being racist right out of the water.
As Big Journalism has documented over the past few weeks, the merciless MSM's unholy crusade to undermine Cain's identity is well under way and today Time Magazine joined the electronic mob
with a vicious column written by somebody named Toure':
This presidential election has not lacked for clowns, and in a circus Herman Cain fits right in. But as the Black clown, Cain’s foot-in-mouth moments mostly involve insulting the Black community. This could be to establish his independence from the community in order to earn his bona fides with the GOP electorate or a way of appeasing the white conservatives he’s courting. Or it could be that his foot and his mouth are magnetized. Whatever the reason, as a Black person, the Hermanator experience has been as distasteful as rancid, spoiled, stinky, curdled milk.
From there it only gets worse...
- The Black Sarah Palin
- Big Daddy Cain
- Cain is a clown. You see it in the way he constantly mollifies white audiences with self-effacing, racialized comedy that borders on minstrelsy
Other than their tactics, what the MSM is doing here is no different than what we saw done to Southern Blacks in the pre-Civil Rights era. The biggest threat to the establishment, to those in power, is a free-thinking black man. He simply must be destroyed. In 1991, when he was under a similar assault by Senate Democrats and the Left-wing MSM, Justice Clarence Thomas summed up what was being done to him perfectly:
And 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, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.
What's being directed at Mr. Cain is exactly that, a moral abomination practiced again and again by the Left -- a game of whack-a-mole directed at apostates that, I'm sad to say, is brutally effective.
And when it comes to Herman Cain, I fear they are just getting warmed up.