I just read an article at the Weekly Standard blog describing the comments made by MSNBC analyst Karen Finney:
One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy,” Finney said. “I think he’s giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.
Nice. Make Cain seem like a sock puppet. Can you imagine the uproar if some conservative said that Øbama was “a black man that knows his place” or “”I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”? But liberals get a pass. Finney is as white as a piece of Wonder bread, but her longstanding Democrat party affiliations (see bio here) enable her to say anything she wants with impunity. I am surprised she didn’t just say he was “acting white” for all the difference it would have made.
This is the latest mode of attack by the Democrats on a conservative black man that they feel could be a threat to Øbama, who has no economic credentials whatsoever. As the Weekly Standard article points out, Elijah Cummings said to David Gregory on Meet the Press: “I think when [members of the Tea Party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and…so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive.’” Sure, why not take a shot at the TEA party while making racist attacks on another black man, right? The article also notes that alleged comedienne Janeane Garafalo has been spewing the same message. In other words, to a liberal, you can’t be a conservative and not be racist. There is no redemption from the false accusations of liberals. It would destroy their fundamental belief system. And if you are black, and stray off the Democrat plantation, you are nothing more than an “Uncle Tom” or a “house ni**er”. Just do a casual search of “attacks on Clarence Thomas” and you will see. Remember the racist cartoons of Condoleeza Rice? Try that with Øbama.
This is not to say that conservative Hispanics have gotten a pass. Remember Miguel Estrada, George W. Bush’s 2001 candidate for the Supreme Court? He had it all: a compelling life story, superb schooling and training, excellent legal record, the highest rating by the American Bar Association etc. Too bad he was a conservative though. He was ambushed by Schumer and the Democrats in the hearings, and suffered an unprecedented filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee at the circuit court level. He was lynched, in other words, for not being on the Democrat plantation.
The bottom line is that the liberals, despite all their accusations against conservatives claiming that they use “racism”, “code words” etc., are some of the biggest practitioners of racism in the country. And that doesn’t even consider that the Democrats and all their decades of entitlement programs have done virtually nothing to aid blacks in this country. Just check out the unemployment rate, or the quality of education blacks receive (and their reward for trying and liking tuition vouchers in Washington D.C.). History shows that liberals will not hesitate to employ unrelenting and disgustingly racist attacks on conservative minorities. And nothing happens to them.
There’s a litmus test for minority appointments to the Supreme court: conservatives need not apply. The Dixiecrats live.