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  •  They're all jumping (2+ / 0-)
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    on the Herman Cain bandwagon now.
    Red State, Andrew Breitbart, Ann Coulter.
    Here's a few side splitting reasons from "The American Thinker" blog on the ten reasons to to support Herman Cain:

    The "race card": A Cain candidacy not only takes the race card off the table -- it might in fact put it in the Republicans' camp.  Frankly, Cain is "blacker" than Obama in every way imaginable.  He does not have a white parent.  He has a slight black dialect and does not "turn it off" to impress Harry Reid or Joe Biden, nor does he "amp it up" to impress Jeremiah Wright.  

    That's right, the GOP will present a "blacker black person" than Obama, and race will no longer be an issue.
    Of course, this ignores all the racists in the GOP that would never vote for a black candidate, but no matter!

    Not forgettable: One Herman Cain soundbite is worth ten from Tim...um, what's his name?  Oh, yeah, Pawlenty.  Cain's boldness and confidence and accent and voice will cut through the noise out there, and this makes his candidacy dangerous even if he faces some financial handicaps versus other folks running.  He is a talk radio host now by trade and knows how to hold folks' attention.

    Talk radio hosts can say anything they want, especially on right wing radio. Talking a good game "we need solutions" without presenting viable, actual solutions only gets you so far.

    This is the best one:

    Ann Coulter's second-favorite pick: So Ann's first choice is Chris Christie, and Cain comes in second.  With some 25 names floating around out there, being number 2 on anyone's list is pretty good at this point in the game.  Besides, I predict that Cain will overtake Christie on Ann's list.  Cain is more conservative and even less afraid to speak his mind.  While I love Christie's boldness on the issues where he is conservative, he will wobble off to the Jersey left a bit on some issues.  Cain will not.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/...

    How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove and doesn't have that dangerous beak. Jack Handey

    by skohayes on Sun May 22, 2011 at 05:28:11 AM PDT

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    •  There you go. We can't win so sacrifice thebl (5+ / 0-)

      black guy, who is so desperate for white approval he won't even see what we're doing.

      People like Cain make me sick.

      People like Coulter make me angry. Yay! A black idiot with a preacher style blackccent! That's the ticket! Hey, black friend, wanna really prove you're one of us? Run for president against the other black guy.

      As an AA, this makes me so disgusted for so many historical and cultural reasons I feel like I want to spit (and believe me I'm seriously pre-editing what I say here. I was a black militant in college and shut like this stirs those sentiments back up). Fucking Cain is such an idiot self hater desperately begging to be in with the white folks, he doesn't even notice the racism of his so called friends! His black accent!?! Really? Hey Cain, see what they say about you to your face? Imagine what they say when they think you can't hear them, dumbass. You will never be "in" with them, no matter what lies they tell you.

      I'll stop. I could rant this way forever. But as I learned in university after two years of such ranting, it did me no good. So no need to start that again.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

      by mdmslle on Sun May 22, 2011 at 05:56:09 AM PDT

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