For those unfamiliar with Black Urban Slang, a “Becky” is a slang name given to white women dating black men by black women.
Now – there is no word yet on who, or what ethnic background the women who Herman Cain has been accused of sexually harassing are, but a lot of black folks realize that had Clarence Thomas molested a white woman, instead of the very attractive Anita Hill…
His ass wouldn’t be on the Supreme Court today.
Ergo – his white conservative support would have instantly evaporated.
So one of the presumptions, which like any presumption can be wrong, is that the reason Herman is so nervous he can’t get his story straight – is his accusers are “Beckys”.
Cain’s other problem is that he apparently doesn’t get out much in his time when he is not dressed up in that Jockey Suit on the Lawn. Almost anyone, reasonably versed in current events – has a knowledge of some of the things going on in the broader world around us. I mean – any reasonably well educated person, running for the highest office in the land, should have a basic knowledge of current events – and be able to tell you who Hosni Mubarek of Egypt is, who Ghadaffi was in Libya, and the fact that China has nuclear weapons…
Everyone that is… Except Herman Cain. Now admittedly, the Sno’ Ho’ – Sarah Palin was pretty stupid – but her popularity with conservative over 50 males wasn’t exactly what was between her ears.
Having worked in those cubicles, corner offices, and boardrooms in my career – one thing I do know, is that if I am selling you something, then it behooves me to be able to answer any of the commonly asked business questions about the product, our competition, and the market. Ergo, it is not unreasonable to expect that a server at Godfather’s Pizza would know, without having to consult the menu – that they don’t serve Fried Chicken. It is also not unreasonable that the same server would know that KFC not only doesn’t have anchovies – they don’t serve pizza. Of course the depth, and complexity of this knowledge should go up in some sort of linear proportion to salary. Ergo, a guy who is making a million a year running a pizza company ought to not only know the KFC anchovy thing… But the fact that his two principal competitors selling Pizza… don’t sell anchovies in any non-coastal region market.
So…Herman want to sell himself as a potential President… To me that means having a pretty good grasp on current events, and issues. I mean…It’s what any corporate CEO is expected to have.
The rough week for Herman Cain continues.
On PBS News Hour Tuesday evening, the GOP candidate once again showed a lack of foreign policy understanding when asked by host Judy Woodruff about China.
“Yes, they’re a military threat, they’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capabilities, so yes, we have to consider them a military threat,” he said.
But Cain, who previously claimed to be apathetic towards Uzbeki-beki-beki-beki-stan, is inaccurate in his facts. China has had nuclear weapons since 1964.
Here’s “Cornbread”! The China comments start about 11:35.