This was an ass kicking! O’Donnell takes Cain to task on his “brainwash” statements…
Herman is a Lawn Jockey. This poster is younger than Cain – and I marched in 1963 at 11 years old at the March on Washington. I participated in other Marches, including several far South of my native Virginia before I went to College.
Indeed – Cain’s dodge about being a “High School Student” is bullshit buckdancing. Herman entered college in 1963…
April 2, 1960 – Following the February sit-ins at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, sixteen high school students try to use the all-white Danville Memorial Library, only to have the city close the facility.
This image from Life Magazine in the 1963 Birmingham Demonstrations shows 4 High School Students being hit by a high pressure water hose –
Now perhaps while Cain was running to the back of that bus, he missed the “Childrens Crusade” in Birmingham Alabama in 1963 – On May 2, more than a thousand students skipped school and gathered at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The principal of Parker High School attempted to lock the gates to keep students in, but they scrambled over the walls to get to the church. Demonstrators were given instructions to march to the downtown area, to meet with the Mayor, and integrate the chosen buildings. They were to leave in smaller groups and continue on their courses until arrested. Marching in disciplined ranks, some of them using walkie-talkies, they were sent at timed intervals from various churches to the downtown business area. More than 600 students were arrested; the youngest of these was reported to be eight years old. Children left the churches while singing hymns and “freedom songs” such as “We Shall Overcome“. They clapped and laughed while being arrested and awaiting transport to jail. The mood was compared to that of a school picnic. Although Bevel informed Connor that the march was to take place, Connor and the police were dumbfounded by the numbers and behavior of the children. They assembled paddy wagons and school buses to take the children to jail. When no squad cars were left to block the city streets, Connor, whose authority extended to the fire department, used fire trucks. The day’s arrests brought the total number of jailed protesters to 1,200 in the 900-capacity Birmingham jail.
In 1957, 9 High School Kids braved desegregating Little Rock High School…
Fact is, and always was – Cain is a Uncle Tom punk.
Part II of the interview…
In this one Herman lies about his draft status. The Draft “lottery” started in 1969, in which all men born between 1944 and 1950 were eligible. It was the best year to enter the Draft, as the pool of men was larger, covering 6 years instead of one – as did all the subsequent lottery drafts. Cain’s Birthday, December 13th put him at 163. The highest number drafted that year was 195. Meaning Cain got a deferment. There is nothing wrong with that part, although I know several folks who were enlisted in the Military who did exactly what Cain claims to have been working on. He says he graduated in 1967, which means he would have been eligible in 1967 and 1968. I am not sure how he earned a deferment in a job he would have been working on, less than 4 months, armed with nothing but a Bachelor’s degree – nor how in 4 months he became “critical to the war effort” doing some very basic math in what essentially would have been an entry level position.
He mentions the fact he got a deferment earlier in the conversation, but then claims he put his name in for the 1969 lottery…
At 163… He would have been on a fast freight with a rifle to Vietnam. Which means, more than likely – he got a second deferment because of his job. His “put my name in” comment infers he would have gone if drafted – that’s a lie.
October 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM
My dear friend BT:
Do you find it strange that while Herman Cain has never held an elective office yet Snarling Cheshire Fox Lawrence O’Donnell has a hatred for the man sitting in the chair – O’Donnell has NEVER had a Black Progressive with real POWER over the Black community on his show and went after him as a part of the problem with the conditions of the Black community after RECEIVING THE BLACK VOTE but falling short?
October 9, 2011 at 10:40 PM
Suggest you read the two quotes from MLK I posted over at BR, Porch.
Cain asked for that ass whuppin’, spewing his mental flatulence about being a “real black man”.
Simple fact is, when you compare Cain’s actions to those of real black men and women who put their bodies at risk during the Civil Rights period…
Cain comes up awfully short on the “man” part.