Tuesday, 29 November 2011

HERMAN CAIN AGAIN; IS IT RACIAL?

Ken Berwitz

Here we go again.  Allegations of extramarital sexual activity leveled against Herman Cain.

Until yesterday, Mr. Cain had to defend himself against a total of four "accusers":  two that we only heard about (no details at all, just "hearing about" them was good enough for the media) and two who came forward - both with histories of sexual harassment complaints against men other than Mr. Cain.  One of them, Sharon Bialek, seems to have spent a great deal of her time over the last 15 or so years as a plaintiff in various courtroom proceedings.

The accusations themselves have been nonsensical.  No one said Mr. Cain tried, in any physical sense, to have sex with them.  The single most egregious allegation of physicality was that he tried to goose Sharon Bialek - but, according to her own story, a) he didn't actually do it, and b) he stopped when she said no. 

Politically, this has worked like a charm.  Mr. Cain, whose candidacy was a long shot to begin with, is now effectively out of the running for the Republican nomination.  If that were the only objective, therefore, the attacks would be over and done with. 

But make no mistake:  the attacks on Herman Cain are for a lot more:

-Herman Cain is a Black man who started with nothing.  On the left, and in much of our media (often indistinguishable from one another), the most comfortable, stereotypical narrative for Black men who start with nothing is that they stay with nothing, but it is not their fault; racist White "society" is responsible for any and all of their failures, and we have to give them things because the oppression they have suffered rendered them helpless, so we owe it to them;

-Herman Cain also is a Black man who, despite starting with nothing, has achieved great success.  On the left, and in much of our media, the most comfortable, stereotypical narrative for Black men who start with nothing and achieve great success is that their success is owed to what was provided by the left, who fought the good fight, and forced racist White society, steeped in its guilt, to give Black men what they need to move forward.  

But there is a problem:  Herman Cain did not get where he is through dependency on what guilty racist White people handed him.  He got where he is by hard work, persistence, and using his personal talents and abilities as well as he could. 

And what a ride!  Herman Cain has been;

-A mathematics major from Purdue University;

-A mathemetician for the US Navy,

-With the Pillsbury Company, a remarkable executive with a history of taking troubled businesses and turning them around with amazing speed and success;

-The head of the National Restaurant Association;

-A member of the board of directors, and then President of the Board of Directors, of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City;

What a breathtakingly successful, productive man! 

I doubt anyone would dispute that Herman Cain is a self-made success.  And, like many self-made successes, he is also a political conservative - one who clearly disdains the left's comfortable, stereotypical narratives for Black men (and women too).

In other words, Herman Cain, is a walking, talking, conspicuously visible demonstration that Black people can work hard and succeed without being handed things.   As such, he is a threat to the left's comfortable, stereotypical narrative of Blacks.  An enormous one.

He must therefore be destroyed.  

Herman Cain must be destroyed just as they tried to destroy Clarence Thomas for daring to be a Black conservative (with a White wife, which - I'm guessing - enraged them even further).  Just as they tried to destroy Bill Cosby when he started talking publicly about what the left's comfortable, stereotypical narrative was wreaking on Black children.  Just as they will try to destroy any other prominent Black conservative for the "crime" of succeeding without their help.

That is why Herman Cain is hated so much by the left.  That is why it has been open season on Mr. Cain.  That is why he has been called every racist name in the book - by people who profess to be against racism.

How can you possibly call a man with Herman Cain's rsum an Uncle Tom?  A minstrel?  Someone who makes Republican racists feel comfortable?  Etc, etc, etc?   No way, that's how.  But we have heard those exact same things, and a lot worse, from this terrified bunch of racists. 

Yet, amazingly, they - who deal so completely in odious racial stereotypes -  call him out for racism.  And much of our Accomplice Media are happy to go along.

With this in mind, it is no surprise to me that another woman has been trotted out to accuse Herman Cain and get her 15 minutes of fame.

This new one, whose name is Ginger White, claims to have had a 13 year consensual affair with Herman Cain. 

Forgetting for a moment whether or not it is true (like Sharon Bialek, Ginger White has quite the checkered past), what does a consensual relationship have to do with anything? 

Aren't these the same media which called President Clinton's getting oral favors from a powerless intern, in his place of business (not to mention his residence, where his wife and child lived), during the work-day, "just sex"?  

As you can see, when the accused is a Black conservative, it is not "just sex".  It is something more.

I wonder if these people even know the meaning of the term "racism".  Because they behave as if they don't have a clue.

The bottom line is that, whether or not Herman Cain is some kind of a rake, cheating on his wife, remains to be seen.  Maybe we will at some time know for sure and maybe we won't. 

But we already know what to think of the people trying to destroy him.

Zeke … … ABC News: …Ginger White has liens and civil judgments in Kentucky and Georgia dating back to 1994. …. Eleven of those liens have been filed since 2009, with nine in 2011. The owners of her apartment complex in Dunwoody, Georgia have sued her for non-payment of rent nearly every month since the beginning of the year. …. White, a 46-year-old unemployed single mother who is at least twice divorced, was described by WAGA as an Atlanta-area “businesswoman”. … While living in Louisville, Kentucky, she worked at Recruitment Plus, LLC. According to WAGA, she filed a sex harassment claim against an employer ten years ago, and the case was settled. The station also found a bankruptcy filing from the late 1980s. …. …. In January, there is a scheduled court date in an unrelated civil suit filed against her by a former business partner, Kimberly Vay, who alleges that White stalked and harassed her and had sought a protective order. A judge has entered a default judgment in Vay's favor. …. ….. … (11/29/11)


BARNEY'S HEALTH CARE SURPRISE

Ken Berwitz

Dont expect a Sarah Palin Barney Frank ticket next year.  But at least they do seem to agree on something.

 

Excerpted from Matthew Boyles blog at dailycaller.com:

 

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced on Tuesday his support for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a significant portion of President Obamas health care overhaul. Frank, who announced Monday that he would retire at the end of his current term in office, became the 12th Democrat, and the 212th member of the House, to co-sponsor Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roes bill aimed at repealing the IPAB.

 

Frank is the most prominent Democrat to join Roes bipartisan repeal effort.

 

IPAB is a 15-member board, appointed by the president, scheduled to convene in 2014. In order to reduce per capita Medicare spending, the board will recommend levels at which Medicare recipients, including seniors, can be reimbursed for health care expenses.

 

In March, Roe told The Daily Caller the IPAB is the real death panel in the health care law, as compared to end-of-life counseling Obamacare provisions which former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once deemed death panels.

 

I have two points of disagreement here.  One is with Mr. Boyle: I would not describe a bill whose 212 co-sponsors are comprised of 200 Republicans and 12 Democrats as bipartisan.  the other is with Rep. Roe:  I consider Ms. Palins characterization of end-of-life counseling as death panels to be very well founded.  

 

But the big part of this story is that Barney Frank, hard-leftist that he is, will now, as a self-created lame duck house member, co-sponsor Roes legislation.  

 

Is it possible that Mr. Frank has a conservative streak?  Maybe it was in the same closet with his homosexuality, and just took a lot longer to come out i.e. like until he didnt have to worry about what the voters thought of him anymore?  Who knows?

 

Tell you what, though:  If Frank also throws his support to lower capital gains taxes, I guess well have our answer.

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