Fred Shuttlesworth vs. Herman Cain

Last week, one of the bravest men in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50′s and 60′s passed away. His legacy is the world we live in today, where statutory discrimination has largely ended.

A little about Mr. Shuttlesworth -

It was during the 1950s in segregated Alabama that Rev. Shuttlesworth began his push for integration on all levels of society. Performing acts of civil disobedience wherever necessary — like purposefully sitting in all-white sections of parks, train stations and more — he faced every form of police intimidation, arrests, beatings and death threats. His home and church were bombed, he was struck with brass knuckles and he routinely faced Klansmen ready to silence him. Rev. Shuttlesworth formed the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and also established the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Herman's Spot on the Bus

“Authentic” black man, Herman Cain?

Sat in the back of the bus, and did not participate in any Civil Rights Marches, despite attending college at the epicenter of resistance to segregation laws in the southeastern US – Morehouse College.

“Where do you think black people would be sitting on the bus today if Rosa Parks had followed your father’s advice?” O’Donnell asked. It was an audacious question, and Cain took the bait, reacting forcefully.

“You are distorting the intent of what I said,” Cain said. “…If I had been a college student I probably would have been participating.” He said that, as a high school student, “it was not prudent” for him to be involved. O’Donnell didn’t buy this. He noted that Cain had been a college student “at the height” of the movement, from 1963-67, when other black people were “murdered” fighting for their rights. He asked Cain if he regretted “sitting on those sidelines.”

Cain called this an “Irrelevant comparison.” O’Donnell said he was just reading from Cain’s book. “Did you expect every black student and every black college in America to be out there?” Cain said. “…You didn’t know, Lawrence, what I was doing…maybe, just maybe, I had a sick relative!”

“I gave your book a fair reading, and I didn’t read anything about a sick friend,” O’Donnell said. “What I did read was a deliberate decision to not participate in the Civil Rights movement.”

Cain’s newest line is that racism no longer exists in America

“I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way.”

Interesting to see what some of his fellow Tea Bagger “supporters” think about that -

  • “I don’t want to see another black president either, but we can use Herman Cain. It’s been pointed out that he is a big Uncle Tom. Quite literally ‘Uncle Ruckus’ from the racially motivated cartoon ‘Boondocks’. If he is a canidate (sic) that White America can get behind, then the race card will be null and void.”
  • ” I think that focus group was staged. I don’t believe those people were representative of Americans. Herman Cain has no experience with handling people in the government. Also, he is black, and this isn’t a black country. He talks slow because he thinks slow. We need a good, white president. Pick someone who we know has correct positions like Ron Paul.”
  • “I know I might get yelled at for this, but he’s a conservative white man in a black mans skin. Even if he isn’t as true to the cause as Ron Paul, who I fully support. But before you cast judgement please watch this clip on YouTube of Cain acting pro-white. It’ll have you laughing.”

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

 MLK – “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

Cain – Black Folks are Brainwashed!

The Herminator Lawn Jockey is at it again.

He is making the very bad assumption that because he donned that Jockey Suit and trotted out there on the Tea Party’s Lawn…

That a large percentage of black folks are brain damaged enough to want to be out there with him…

T’aint so.

Black folks do support social conservatism, and oppose Gay Marriage by a higher percentage than the majority population. A number of social conservative positions. The problem is social conservatives marriage with the bigots and whack jobs of the Tea Bagger led Republican Party. Seems you can’t get common sense on one, without the racism of the other.

Cain: Black community ‘brainwashed’ into voting for Dems

The one African-American running for the GOP presidential nomination said Wednesday the black community was ‘brainwashed’ for traditionally siding with liberal politicians.

“African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” Cain said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” in an interview airing Wednesday between 5-7 p.m. ET. “I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open minded, pure and simple.”

Cain went on to explain that his interactions with African Americans led him to be optimistic about his own chances with the demographic.

“This whole notion that all African-Americans are not going to vote for Obama is not necessarily true,” Cain said.

He continued, “I believe a third [of African-Americans] would vote for me, based on my own anecdotal feedback. Not vote for me because I’m black but because of my policies.”

Cain also weighed in on the recent chatter surrounding Chris Christie, saying the recent reports the New Jersey governor is reconsidering a run for president were hurting the electorate.

“It’s not insulting as much as it is a disservice to the American people,” Cain said. “Chris Christie has been saying for a long time he’s not interested in running. The media is trying to create a story by sucking Chris Christie into race, just like they made a story by sucking Rick Perry into the race.”

Cain said the media should focus on the candidates who have already declared their candidacy to give voters a better idea of the field.

Alan West Goes Full Uncle Tom – Compares Self to Harriet Tubman

This is one sick piece of shit…

Meanwhile Janeane Garofolo over on Olbermann’s show hits Part Deux of the Tea Bagger’s Minstrel Show -

Garofalo: Herman Cain “Being Paid To Run,” Has Stockholm Syndrome

Liberal activist and actress Janeane Garofalo appeared on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” show on the Current TV network Wednesday night. Garofalo went on several rants, one of which included accusing the Tea Party, which she calls a “fundamentalist” movement, of racism.

Garofalo also said successful businessman Herman Cain is either being paid to run or is suffering from Stockholm syndrome because he is a “person of color” running as a Republican in the party’s presidential primary.

“[He's] in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherent in the Republican party, the conservative movement, the Tea Party certainly. [In] the last 30 years the Republican party has been moving more and more to the right, but also race-baiting more. Gay-baiting more. Religion-baiting more,” Garofalo said. Continue reading

Herman “Lawn Jockey” Cain At It Again

Hermain Caine - Just Another Uncle Ruckus

This one wouldn’t be so tragic, if this first class hypocrit Lawn Jockey wasn’t running in a party which believes this is a “Christian Nation”, and which tries to infuse their religion into everyone’s daily lives through legislation.  He said at a Tea Bagged Rally -

“It was during the Fifties that the United States Congress voted to add ‘one nation under God’ with liberty and justice for all, because we are a God-fearing Christian nation!”

Before that, Herman Cain wrote that non-religious Americans should submit to Christian control over the government.“Stay out of our way,” Cain warned. “Too many Americans are guided and implicitly threatened by the misinterpretations of the Constitution’s establishment clause that found a non-existent ‘separation of church and state.’”

Cain’s newest buckdance?

Cain: Americans should be able to ban mosques

Herman Cain says voters across the country should have the right to prevent Muslims from building mosques in their communities.

In an exchange on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican presidential contender said that he sided with some in a town near Nashville who were trying to prevent Muslims from worshiping in their community.

“Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state,” he said. “Islam combines church and state. They’re using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community, and the people of that community do not like it. They disagree with it.”

Asked by host Chris Wallace if any community could ban a mosque if it wanted to, Cain said: “They have a right to do that.”

Cain, an African-American who grew up during the civil rights era, claimed he was not discriminating against Muslims. He said it was “totally different” than the fight for racial equality because there were laws prohibiting blacks from advancing.

Nonetheless, Cain has drawn backlash for comments about Muslims in the past, saying that he would be uncomfortable if a Muslim served in his Cabinet if he were elected president.

“I’m willing to take a harder look at people that might be terrorists,” Cain said Sunday. “If you look at my career, I have never discriminated against anybody. … I’m going to err on the side of caution.”

Cain is an ordained minister. With the Tomming done by Mr. Cain…

I can see why is afraid folks in his church might want to convert to Islam.

Juan Williams Goes Uncle Ruckus

Apparently Juan didn’t like Warren Ballentine telling him it was “OK for Juan to get back on the Porch”

So… Just for fun, let’s take this thing apart -

LA Times Columnist David Ehrenstein

LA Times Columnist David Ehrenstein

First “The Magic Negro” was an article written by a LA Times correspondent, David Ehrenstien, and dealt with white perceptions of then Presidential candidate Obama, and depictions of black characters in the media.

The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. “He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,” reads the description on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro .

The song, very generously described as a parody, was written by a white guy named Paul Shanklin, who is a political satirist working for Rush Limbaugh. Shanklin does most of the songs and skits on the Limbaugh Show.

Republican Satirist Paul Shanklin

Republican Satirist Paul Shanklin

The song was written, composed, and recorded for the Limbaugh show, and later released by Shanklin to senior members of the RNC. It was recorded in “blackface”, with Shanklin imitating Rev. Al Sharpton. When the song was played during Limbaugh’s show it was met with outrage. Chip Salzman, then an RNC Committee Chair, distributed the song to Republican donors in a mailing causing even more controversy, and Salzman’ dismissal.

So Uncle Juan was lying about the “Magic Negro” issue, trying to provide racial cover for Limbaugh.

Next, we have the “Black personal friend of Limbaugh”, the Reverend Ken Hutcherson, PhD. Couple things about Ken – first off being he does not hold a PhD, his bio at his own Church only claims an honorary degree from an ambiguous “Theological Seminary”.  Rev Hutcherson is an anti-Gay activist who is most famous for is attempting to blackmail Microsoft Corporation into dropping support for anti-discrimination legislation.

On November 13, 2007, Hutcherson addressed the Microsoft Annual Stockholders meeting. During the question and answer session he referred to previous discussions with Microsoft executives regarding their support for anti-discrimination legislation in Washington State and threatened further action against the company without clearly specifying the policy position or activity he hopes to change. Hutcherson stated “I could work with you, or I could be your worst nightmare, because I am a black man with a righteous cause, with a host of powerful white people behind me…”.

“Massa been good to me!”… Indeed.

Next we have “reformed liberal” Tammy Bruce, who claims to be a “Lesbian activist”. Now Tammy is no stranger to racial remarks, referring the Michelle Obama and the Obama family as “trash” -

Man, oh, man. That’s who he’s married to, what does that tell you? This is what we’ve got — you know what we’ve got? We’ve got trash in the White House. Trash is a, is a thing that is color blind, it can cross all eco — ecosocionomic kind of categories, you can work on Wall Street or work at the Wal-Mart. Trash are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy. Source .

Tammy’s schtick in the conservative world is to make borderline racist statements and inferences to prove that the left is too sensitive in it’s charges of racism. It is a classic bait and switch, where Tammy says something racially insensitive, and then, when confronted offers a mea culpa with “just kidding!”. Perhaps the most offensive of which was to comment that Mrs. Camille Cosby was responsible for her murdered son’s death by buying him an expensive car which got Bruce fired from her gig as a radio host at LA station KFI.

So this is who Juan Williams chooses to defend him. Notice the entire issue that the NFL is a business, which didn’t want an owner as controversial and out of control as Rush Limbaugh with a claimed 20 million listenership potentially harming that business by off the cuff on the air remarks – never get’s mentioned.

Uncle Ruckus Porch Negro… Indeed.


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