The Left’s Racist Witch Hunt

By spending the last three decades leveling accusations of “racism” every 10 seconds, liberals have made it virtually impossible for Americans to recognize real racism — for example, the racism constantly spewed at black conservatives.

In the last year alone, a short list of the things liberals have labeled “racist” include:

– Being a Republican;

– Joining the tea party;

– The word “the” (Donald Trump’s statement that he has a “great relationship with the blacks”);

– References to Barack Obama’s playing basketball (Trump again);

– Using Obama’s middle name;

– Scott Brown’s pickup truck;

– Opposing Obamacare;

– Opposing Obama’s stimulus bill;

– Opposing Obama’s jobs bill.

The surge in conservative support for Herman Cain confuses the Democrats’ story line, which is that Republicans hate Obama because he’s black.

Cain is twice as black as Obama. (Possible Obama campaign slogan: “Too Black!”)

This is why the liberal website Politico ran with a story on Cain that had everything — a powerful black man, a Republican presidential candidate, the hint of sexuality — except facts.

All we learned was: About a decade ago, as many as two anonymous women accused Cain of making unspecified “inappropriate” remarks and one “inappropriate” gesture in the workplace. (We had more than that on John Edwards’ mistress a year into the media’s refusal to report that story.)

If the details helped liberals, we’d have the details.

To have been accused of sexual harassment in the 1990s is like having been accused of molesting children at preschools in the 1980s or accused of being a witch in Massachusetts in the 1690s.

In the 1990s, one plaintiff won a $50 million jury verdict against Wal-Mart on the grounds that a “hostile environment” was created by her supervisor’s yelling at both male and female employees. In another case, a plaintiff won a $250,000 award for sexual harassment based on her complaint that a male colleague had reached for a pastry saying, “Nothing I like more in the morning than sticky buns,” while “wriggl(ing)” his eyebrows.

It got so crazy that a 6-year-old boy was suspended from class for a day for kissing a classmate on the cheek, and a Goya painting had to be removed from a Penn State classroom because a professor complained that it constituted sexual harassment.

With no standard other than the subjective offense taken by the accuser, absolutely anyone could be called a witch, i.e., a sexual harasser. So it’s striking that the only two conservative public figures accused of being witches both happened to be conservative blacks: Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain.

Liberals go straight to ugly racist stereotypes when attacking conservative blacks, calling them oversexualized, stupid and/or incompetent.

The late, lamented, white liberal reporter Mary McGrory called Justice Antonin Scalia “a brilliant and compelling extremist” — while dismissing Thomas as “Scalia’s puppet.”

More recently, Democratic Sen. Harry Reid called Scalia “one smart guy.” In the next breath, he proclaimed Thomas “an embarrassment to the Supreme Court,” adding, “I think that his opinions are poorly written.”

When Bush made Condoleezza Rice the first black female secretary of state, terror swept through the Democratic Party. What if people began to notice and ask questions: “Who’s that black woman always standing with George Bush?” Never mind! He’s probably arresting her.

In addition to an explosion of racist cartoons portraying Rice as Aunt Jemima, Butterfly McQueen from “Gone With the Wind,” a fat-lipped Bush parrot and other racist cliches, allegedly respectable liberals promptly called her stupid and incompetent.

Joseph Cirincione, then with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said Rice “doesn’t bring much experience or knowledge of the world to this position.” (Unlike Hillary Clinton, whose experience for the job consisted of being married to an impeached, disbarred former president.)

Democratic consultant Bob Beckel — who ran Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign so competently that Mondale lost 49 states — said of Rice, “I don’t think she’s up to the job.”

When Michael Steele ran for senator in Maryland in 2006, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee dug up a copy of his credit report — something done to no other Republican candidate. He was depicted in black face with huge red lips by liberal blogger Steve Gilliard. Oreo cookies were rolled down the aisle at Steele during a gubernatorial debate in 2002.

Trafficking in racist imagery is consequence-free for liberals because they have ruined charges of “racism” with their own overuse of the term. By now, any accusation of racism has the feel of a Big Foot sighting.

It’s a neat trick, rather as if the Nazis had called everything “genocide” right before launching the Holocaust, and then admonished resisters not to “play the genocide card.”

Liberals step on black conservatives early and often because they can’t have black children thinking, “Hmmm, the Republicans have some good ideas; maybe I’m a Republican.”

The basic setup is:

Step 1: Spend 30 years telling blacks that Republicans are racist and viciously attacking all black Republicans.

Step 2: Laugh maliciously at Republicans for not having more blacks in their party.

It is beyond insane that Herman Cain would have considered running for president if he had the tiniest skeleton in his closet. To be an out-of-the-closet black Republican, you had better be a combination rocket scientist/Baptist preacher. Which, as it happens, Cain is.

Meanwhile, MSNBC is cutting into its prime-time programming to announce updates in the fact-free hit on Cain. That’s not because anyone there thinks he’ll be the nominee. Everyone knows it’s going to be Mitt Romney.

But liberals are determined to make sure that, six months from now, everyone has forgotten Herman Cain so they can go back to claiming Republicans oppose Obama because they hate blacks.

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  • Jim_C

    Um, nope. He's a candidate for president. That tends to invite scrutiny.

    Cain has proven himself a political lightweight from the minute he entered the race. His entire campaign consists of him making outlandish statements, then backing out of them, surprised they were challenged in the first place. My favorite statement of Cain's which he has used on several occasions is "I have no evidence to support this, but…."

    Now he's clearly in it for the book deals and the speaking gigs. Welcome to the big leagues, Herman. We hardly knew ye.

    • N. Albert

      Come on man. "Political lightweight" is so loaded with sarcasm. I prefer a seasoned businessman who advanced to great heights and wealth through his character to a charade. Obama is vaporous.

      • Herman Caintonette

        Yes, he is a lightweight — who doesn't know that China has nukes, or that Presidents don't sign constitutional amendments. I can overlook the sexual harassment unless it is egregious, but I refuse to endorse a Shrub-class idiot.

  • Herman Caintonette

    "I have no evidence to support this, but" has been Coulter's mantra for decades. While she doesn't have a monopoly on bat-guano crazy, "Screamboat Annie" certainly has a well-established franchise.

    The cardinal rule of politics is that your sins will find you out. The Left didn't expose Cain because he is a political lightweight, and nothing helps them more than a weak sister at the top of the ticket.; I'd look at his competitors (Perry, Romney, Bachmann), who have all the scruples of a boa constrictor. Just how politics is, folks.

    If Cain were a serious candidate (instead of a Koch Klux Klan stalking horse), he would have had competent advisers around him, and have gotten out in front of this scandal at the get-go. Nobody's perfect, and most people will respect a candidate who is willing to admit it. When JFK copped to screwing up the Bay of Pigs, he became a statesman — all HC had to do was say that it happened and that he was in the wrong learned from his mistakes, and all would have been forgiven. But he dissembled, and in attempting to protect his "brand," he all-but destroyed it.

    Second, sex sells. Nothing attracts the media quite like a sex scandal, as Bill Clinton, Gary "monkey business" Hart, Anthony Weiner, Larry "wide-stance" Craig, Jack "Borg-sex-in-a-cage" Ryan, et al., ad nauseum, can enthusiastically attest. No, it wasn't about his blackness, so much as it was his invitations to secretaries to come up to his room (anyone remember Paula Jones?). it's like waving a deer carcass in front of a pack of velociraptors. Sex sells papers and attracts readers, and it wouldn't have mattered if he were a little green man from Alpha Centauri.

    As most people have to work under company work rules regarding sexual harassment so restrictive that R. Daneel Olivaw couldn't help but violate them, he would have gotten a lot of sympathy if he had copped. "We settled because they were nuisance lawsuits" would have made sense.

    Ann-thrax has likely done more damage to the Republican brand with her "our blacks are better than their blacks" than Herman Cain could ever do. What are they, Annie? Better thieves? Clarence Thomas has publicly confessed to multiple felonies; naming him as an example is counter-productive. Better to just leave race out of it, as Dr. King so eloquently counseled. We judge these men on the content of their character, and by that metric, they are epic fails.

    • guest

      "Clarence Thomas has publicly confessed to multiple felonies.." huh? Ms. Coulter on a bad day is wittier than you'll ever dream about, Peewee. Koch Klux Klan? Aren't you a clever little troll.

  • MKS

    I still support Herman Cain for President of the United States in 2012.

    These accusations seem rather baseless; Herman Cain is an effective leader, and far more seasoned than our current President.

    • Jim_C

      "Baseless accusations?" Um, these women were paid of with a lot of money. That's a fact, one this man seems to have had trouble remebering. Would you pay someone off for a baseless accusation?

      Yes, Herman Cain is a seasoned pizza magnate; Barack Obama has only been President of the United States for a few years.

    • Jim_C

      By the way you must have a funny definition of "seasoned;" Cain's campaign is one mistake after the next. Just because you're good at business–and thousands of people meet that qualification–does not make you a good at politics. You and I might not care for politicians, but politics is their job.

      There has never been an effective political leader who was not also adept at politics. Naturally, it just doesn't work like that. That's why Republicans shoot themselves in the foot when they root for people like Palin or Cain. Some people can learn it–Mitt Romney has obviously done his homework; some are just natural at it (Perry, Obama).

  • Ray Czar

    The extremist leftist (liberals/progressives,et al) in this country are "veiled" racists!
    What will it take for people to realize that racism is not a one
    way street?
    Idealogy is what the root arguments are all about. This high tech lynching
    of a black conservative brings out the real "tolerance" that the left doesn't have
    toward anyone who disagrees with them. Their vocabulary is made up to
    "stiff arm" and disarm those who would simply disagree. The liberal
    blacks are not allowed to leave Uncle Sam's Plantatiion, because
    they are their modern day slaves.

    Disagree with Jesse Jackson, your a racist!
    Disagree with Muslims, your a islamophobe!
    Disagree with Homos, your a homophobe!
    Its designed to, not for a civil discussion of our differences,
    silence any discussion!

    Thats the game the " free speech " media plays. That is why Fox
    News chaps their grits, they don't have a monopoly on the news,
    to silence the other side of any argument. That is also why
    conservative talk radio and Fox News are so popular, because
    the "majority" of the public is represented by it.
    And the major reason "hot" Air America, talk radio failed, is because
    the majority of the public won't and didn't buy their crap (idealogically
    speaking)!
    Hey, hey, ho, ho, obamas got to go! Lets elect a real black man,
    Hurri-Cain!

    ray czar

    • Tanya

      Please learn the difference between your and you are for Heaven's Sake!

      • trickyblain

        You must be a moronophobe.

      • Ray Czar

        Thanks for the tip, my wife says the same thing!
        But she isn’t here to correct my english.
        I bees a product of public edukation and I’am over
        60, so give me a break “for heaven’s sake!” Tanya

  • Herman Caintonette

    RayCzar: "The extremist leftist (liberals/progressives,et al) in this country are "veiled" racists! What will it take for people to realize that racism is not a one way street?

    Idealogy is what the root arguments are all about. This high tech lynching of a black conservative brings out the real "tolerance" that the left doesn't have toward anyone who disagrees with them. Their vocabulary is made up to "stiff arm" and disarm those who would simply disagree. The liberal blacks are not allowed to leave Uncle Sam's Plantatiion, because they are their modern day slaves.

    Disagree with Jesse Jackson, your a racist!
    Disagree with Muslims, your a islamophobe!
    Disagree with Homos, your a homophobe!"

    By that metric, most of you are extreme leftists. By way of example, if you disagree with the massive land-theft known as Israel and believe that we should no longer support it with your tax-dollars, you're branded as "anti-Semitic." Funny how that works….

  • Mr Myxplyx

    Herman Cain,201 is more qualified to be President than Barack Obama, 2008. Unlike Obama, Cain has distinguished himself in a significant field. When blacks realized that whites would vote for Obama, blacks deserted the Clinton camp in droves.
    To: Herman Caintonette: we gave palestinians Billions; have they stopped murdering Jews? Have they ever kept a promise they ever made?
    P.S. arabs didn't want the land until Jews nmade it prosper; andthe Jews were there first, and Jews were always there, even when Muslims murdered all the jews in Arabia, and invaded israel (or palestine, whatever). You are nothing more than a bigot hiding behind a computer. You are intolerant as the people you claim are racist bigots and mulom haters! You, my friend are UN-AMERICAN!

    • Jim_C

      As much as I would love for the likes of a Cain or a Bachmann to be Obama's opponent, it's never going to happen, because neither of them are remotely ready for prime time and never will be. Cain may be a successful businessman, but he has proven to be a terrible campaigne who can't seem to find one stance he won't back out of the next day. Barack Obama may not have run a successful pizza chain, but he does have at least one qualification Cain lacks: experience as President of the United States.

  • peter

    Nobody is flooding and “integrating” black nations and ONLY black nations with non-blacks and calling native blacks evil racists for opposing their replacement. This is happening in white nations and ONLY in white nations. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white. Its genocide.

  • Amused

    Hey you guys sound just like the left when all sorts of accusations abouit obana were flying around .
    Heyt guess what nomrods ….Cain's got skeletons in the closet , and was foolish enough to believer hush money would keep them there …that was his Second mistake . His FIRST of course was to go grab-assing to begin with . LOL….but how would the poor guy know back then that he would make a run for POTUS .
    Aint it ironic how things come full circle ! Now Conservatives and Republicans are playing the race card …lol….you guys are no better than your Democrat counterparts
    Say goodnite Herman , you're toast …even IF you get nominated . Dont worry though , you wont be the first or the last to trip over your dork .

  • Amused

    Oh ..and btw- if anyone with half-a-brain takes a closer look at Cain's 9-9-9 B.S. they'll see it for what it is . Better for Cain to get shot down now , before he has to backpeddle on that bill of goods .

  • guest

    If he was not a contender the left wouldn't be trying to screw him.

  • radicalconservative

    Ok geniuses, pick on Cain all you want to, but Obama’s “experience” as POTUS is not an endorsement for him vs Cain!!! Obama is an idiot! Regarding 9-9-9, it was endorsed in the WSJ by Art Laffer. (look him/it up dunderheads). I think Laffer’s opinion means just a little bit more to me than your daffy duck opinions. Sorry.

    • Herman Caintonette

      I look at 999, and see that it would be a colossal hand-out to the oligarchs, pushing the middle-class into extinction. If I lived in Israel, I would be paying a 44% marginal rate on my income, a 16% tax on everything I bought, and a 16.25% superannuation tax. Truth be told, America is a tax shelter.

      Raising taxes on those who can't afford to pay them is nonsensical on its face, and if Laffer endorses such nonsense, he can no longer be taken seriously. Trickle-down economics has been a colossal failure.

  • radicalconservative

    and the word is “backpedal”, not “backpeddle” Einstein.

    • Herman Caintonette

      This is stream-of-consciousness debate. Diction shifts and misspellings are common because we don't edit our statements with care. Since next time, it may be you, it would behoove you to refrain from firing off spelling and/or grammar flames.

      • radicalconservative

        There are typographical errors, and there are misspelled words. The distinction is usually apparent.
        You say “trickle down economics is a failure. What works then, sir, “trickle up economics?”. Shall we expert the poor to send wealth “upwards”?! How about understanding wealth CREATION, which is basically trickle down economics to class warriors such as you. People with skills and productive ideas implement those ideas and give people jobs to perform, helping all to benefit. What do you not understand about that?

        • radicalconservative

          expect. (typo dude)

  • WSK

    Ann, why did you change the title of your piece?

  • Aztec

    i am mexican american and racist liberals told me to go back to mexico and that I should not be supporting or flying the american flag because of my mexican heritage, bunch of hypocrites on the left