Herman Cain is bringing out the worst venom from the liberal media and entertainment complex, and the left-wing blogosphere.
Just as we saw liberal feminists fall all over themselves to bash Sarah Palin as an insult to women, so too we see liberals who claim to be enlightened on matters of race fall all over themselves to bash Cain as an insult to blacks.
There are so many examples just this past week so I’ll let you choose:
1. Touré on The Dylan Ratigan Show, who called Cain a media whore and compared Cain to Flavor Flav:
2. Bill Maher, who referred to Cain as a “token black“:
BILL MAHER: Big news, of course, in the Republican ranks. There is a new – I say this every week – but there is a new frontrunner: Herman Cain, Herman Cain. The Republican establishment is freaking out because their token black guy is in the league now.
3. Pam Spaulding at Firedoglake who accuses Cain of shameless tap dancing for conservative white voters:
But back to race. I’ll never understand Herman Cain and his relationship to the GOP establishment; like former puppet Michael Steele, they don’t see (or don’t care) how rancid race-based politics in the Republican party has become… [T]he Republican leadership has made its bed with the fundamentalists and nativist know-nothings, making Cain and other black Republicans curious cases that border on self-loathing.
“It makes the hair on my neck stand up,” said Ulli K. Ryder, a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. “The larger issue that a lot of people have, and I certainly have, is that he uses a certain kind of minstrelsy to play to white audiences. Referencing negative stereotypes in order to get heard to a white audience in the 21st century is really a problem.”
It’s a tough choice. (Poll open until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23)