Cynical Synapse

Mon, 03 Oct 2011

Herman Cain Desperately Plays Race Card

Filed under: Candidates, Politics, Racism — cynicalsynapse @ 5:29 pm

Cain's race card

Let me start with I really don’t like Presidential campaigning starting 2 freaking years before the election. I blame the Obama lovers because they’re the ones that set precedent this in 2007. I mean, seriously, the Republican candidates have already had 3 debates? It’s nearly half a year before most of the primaries.

Why, then, does Republican candidate Herman Cain have to play the Race Card on fellow Republican Rick Perry? Does this matter, since Cain says he wouldn’t rely on the Race Card? Is Cain so desperate already that he’s pulling out all the stops?

Rick Perry with a handgun

Make no mistake—I do not condone the disgusting, racially offensive name of the Perry hunting camp in years past. But, regardless of whether the rock was repainted 4 years or 28 years ago—or somewhere in between—Cain showed his hand before he should have. And, he’s admitted he has nothing beyond this round.

Voters now know that Cain will use the Race Card when he thinks it’s to his advantage. The majority of African-Americans tend to vote Democratic, so Cain’s machinations won’t pull them to his cause. As for Whites, those that might have considered Cain will be disgusted, leaving them to vote Romney, if liberal, or Perry, if conservative. Unless, of course, they’re still drinking the koolaid.

It figures, too, that Rev. Al Sharpton would not miss an opportunity to suck up Cain’s publicity for himself. That said, and frequent readers better take a seat, Sharpton’s got a point. Perry initially responded by saying his dad painted over the epithet in 1983. Since then, he’s left damage control and all statements up to his campaign spokesman. That seems odd, and a little disconcerting, to me.




  1. You are dead on track about Cain playing the race card when it suits him. I think he’ll do it again if he feels the desire. As for the sign at Perry’s hunting ranch, I find it hard to believe that once Perry decided to enter into politics he would have allowed the sign to stay, even if it wasn’t painted over in 1983. Having felt the pains of Perry’s governorship as a Texas residence, I am no Perry fan. But I have strong feelings when it comes to truth, and all else has to be set aside when it’s a matter of fact vs. fiction. And I think the news media is making too big of a deal about this, just as they are about Chris Christie’s weight. If the Republican voters are to come up with a viable candidate for 2012, they’d better quit “playing politics” and let the candidates be who they are. As one report said “the candidates aren’t the problem. The problem is the voters”.

    Comment by The Old Man — Mon, 03 Oct 2011 @ 9:14 pm

  2. I appreciate your comments. Thanks for reading my blog. Herman Cain is the typical black Republican who only uses the race card when it’s convenient for him. What else is he going to talk about now? Looking forward to that.

    Comment by Kimberly — Wed, 05 Oct 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    • Maybe that’s why he’s gone off on his book promotion tour. Thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by cynicalsynapse — Thu, 06 Oct 2011 @ 5:54 pm

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