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NYMag:

Conservatives Are Outraged … at Herman Cain
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Rick Perry, and now, with the Washington Post throwing him into a racial controversy, things are about to get … much better! Wait, what? Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, the Post published a bombshell story about a hunting camp the Perry family has leased on and off since the early eighties. 
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Asked yesterday about the story, [Herman] Cain, the only black Republican in the race, lashed out at Perry. “Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place,” Cain said on This Week.
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Cain’s reaction is certainly understandable. Anyone could find the revelations offensive, and Cain is a black man who grew up in the segregated South. And yet, as Michael Tomasky points out today, it’s Cain, not Perry, who could be damaged the most by this story. To understand why, you have to consider that there are two things Republicans hate more than anything. One is being accused of racism, which has happened with increasing frequency since President Obama became president, and, if you ask Republicans, is never, ever justified. Two is unfair treatment by the allegedly biased mainstream media. So among Republicans, the widespread response to the Post story was not, “wow, Rick Perry messed up.” It was, “the liberal media is smearing another Republican as a racist!”


Please, God. Don’t make me have to defend Herman Cain. This is such a sick joke. Please?!?!?!!?!?!?

NYMag:

Conservatives Are Outraged … at Herman Cain

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Rick Perry, and now, with the Washington Post throwing him into a racial controversy, things are about to get … much better! Wait, what? Let’s backtrack a bit. Yesterday, the Post published a bombshell story about a hunting camp the Perry family has leased on and off since the early eighties. 

[…]

Asked yesterday about the story, [Herman] Cain, the only black Republican in the race, lashed out at Perry. “Since Governor Perry has been going there for years to hunt, I think that it shows a lack of sensitivity for a long time of not taking that word off of that rock and renaming the place,” Cain said on This Week.

[…]

Cain’s reaction is certainly understandable. Anyone could find the revelations offensive, and Cain is a black man who grew up in the segregated South. And yet, as Michael Tomasky points out today, it’s Cain, not Perry, who could be damaged the most by this story. To understand why, you have to consider that there are two things Republicans hate more than anything. One is being accused of racism, which has happened with increasing frequency since President Obama became president, and, if you ask Republicans, is never, ever justified. Two is unfair treatment by the allegedly biased mainstream media. So among Republicans, the widespread response to the Post story was not, “wow, Rick Perry messed up.” It was, “the liberal media is smearing another Republican as a racist!”

Please, God. Don’t make me have to defend Herman Cain. This is such a sick joke. Please?!?!?!!?!?!?

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  1. quixotic-ari reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    Hell, the GOP is probably more pissed that its put in the open. Im white, I lived in Texas. Most of the white people I...
  2. sewerclown reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    well, it’s not like you can expect someone who’s twitter account is ‘southernxcross1’. (not excusing anything) I was...
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  9. mycoffeemuse reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    I think anyone would be in the right to take offense to the term. And please, try not to generalize all whites (as the...
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  11. bette--davis reblogged this from newwavefeminism and added:
    TELL me about it
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  13. newwavefeminism reblogged this from strugglingtobeheard and added:
    Is the republican party finally being forced to acknowledge race & racism? I’m going to follow this to see how they deal...
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  15. aggieceo reblogged this from earthwindfire82 and added:
    Those people!?!? LMAOOO man….and they say racism is dead….
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  17. the-adebisi-wombosi-identity reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    only in amerikkka can its antiquated ideology embodied in a black man make me not want to support a man who looks like...
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  19. strugglingtobeheard reblogged this from kyssthis16 and added:
    Boy said those People and capitalized us. Lol. Wtf? I mean, this is typical tactics but are we going to play this game...
  20. karnythia reblogged this from kyssthis16 and added:
    I refuse to defend Herman Cain. I don’t care what they say, my soul cannot take being forced to defend that fool. No....
  21. michelle-my-belle reblogged this from kyssthis16 and added:
    clearly to these people„ being a good republican trumps being a decent human being. also, i’m not going to give herman...
  22. xicacha reblogged this from kyssthis16 and added:
    Now that its happened I realize how unsurprising this is. Perry has a ranch called Niggerhead but Cain will suffer most...
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