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Never forget!

In my original post, I referred to Herman Cain and other black conservatives as 'race minstrels' and 'mascots' for the White conservative imagination. I stand by this observation.

Whole thing here, original post here, link via former Reason intern Amanda Carey. Note that A) the author is black (or at least claims to be), and B) writes under a (fanciful!) pseudonym.

Google Search results for "Herman Cain" and "lawn jockey" here. Radley Balko wrote last fall about "Juan Williams, Lawn Jockeys, and the Clarence Thomas Rule."

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  1. Hey Matt, a friend of mine said he heard you (he thinks it was the SE of Reason) on the radio here in Seattle yesterday. Was that you and do you recall the topic? I think Ken Schram was the guy doing the interview.

      1. Hmm, OK. Thanks!

  2. Liberals have no shame.

    1. tell us tim what else librahls dont have…

      1. A shift key, apparently.

      2. You’re like the worst troll evar.

      3. Firefox’s spell check?

      4. Re: OhioOrrin,

        tell us tim what else librahls dont have[…]

        A spell check? Good manners? Writing skills?

      5. A tenable world view?

      6. tim’s gotta alotta names for the same drivel

        1. It’s my opinion, last time I checked, I was still entitled to it, and to express it.

      7. tell us tim what else librahls dont have…
        Brains. balls and integrity.

        1. gosh i learnt so much fm j sub.

      8. Yes, liberals, the same liberals who shout and interrupt when Ann Coulter or anyone they dislike tries to give a speech.

        The same liberals that judged the Duke LaCrosse players guilty and never apologized even after the DA dropped the charges and was investigated himself.

        The same liberals that continue to fight ROTC even though DADT has been eliminated.

        The same liberals that want to legalize pot while complaining about “third-hand” tobacco smoke.

        Get it, now?

        Arizona State University Eliminates Speech Code.
        http://libertarians4freedom.bl…..nates.html

      9. Figures you’re okay with this, Orrin.

  3. In my original post, I referred to Herman Cain and other black conservatives as ‘race minstrels’ and ‘mascots’ for the White conservative imagination. I stand by this observation.

    But, somehow, black liberals are NOT ‘race minstrels’ and ‘mascots’ for the White liberal imagination, or are they?

    1. Not just minstrels and mascots, but the chattel property of the Democratic Party.

  4. “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
    — Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One according Ronald Kessler’s Book, “Inside The White House”

    See? That’s a racist comment. Opposing affirmative action and taxpayer-funded minority events Black/Hispanic/Other History Months are not.

    I have a long list of racist quotes from the left.
    http://libertarians4freedom.bl…..acist.html

    1. I have a long list of racist quotes from the left.

      But do you swallow?

      1. Hahaha, you’re so funny, NOT!

      2. He does make the “what actually qualifies as ‘racist'” distinction, SI…

  5. Ironically this brother is the chattel property of the Democratic party.

  6. I’m familiar with the blogger in question, of whom I’m not a fan. There are good Black bloggers, but they aren’t it. Here’s the assertion I take issue with. How can you claim to support a diversity of debate while requiring every Black person right of center has to disclaim the fools in his midst, but the rest of the Black political establishment doesn’t have to. To be fair, I think this Herman Cain dude is an idiot politically. However, in his defense, he actually *has* stood up for programs that would cut down on racism, such as affirmative action (and gotten his butt kicked for it). Not everyone who is wrong is evil.

    1. However, in his defense, he actually *has* stood up for programs that would cut down on racism, such as affirmative action

      Yes, because mandating that objectively more qualified people get turned down for jobs, and instead hand the jobs to unqualified people based on race, is TOTALLY the best way to not be racist.

  7. programs that would cut down on racism, such as affirmative action

    Affirmative Action, by its very design, promulgates racism.

    1. EXACTLY! If minority-based companies like BET and FUBU were told they didn’t have enough diversity and needed to hire more white people, they’d be outraged.

  8. In addition, to raucous applause at the CPAC conference, Herman Cain and Allen West both legitimated a deep hostility to President Obama that is rooted in “birtherism,” and crazed paranoid narratives about tyranny and terror from America’s first black president. As I and others have suggested elsewhere, these are narratives which are at their root premised on a belief that a black man who happens to be President is prima facie and de facto illegitimate.

    See, he’s not racist. These guys doing the “secret racist” stuff, so he’s totally being consistent by saying actual racist stuff himself.

    Christ. I wonder how far he’s gonna dig this hole?

  9. If a legal immigrant has to show his birth certificate to get a greencard, if a citizen has to show his to get a passport, then why shouldn’t Obama have to show his to be president? Why did the governor of Hawaii say he couldn’t find the records?

    It would be a violation of our constitution if a foreigner had been elected president.

    There is no such thing as a global citizen, much less a global president.

    http://libertarians4freedom.blogspot.com

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