Liberals use this talking point continually. Most recently, with the debt debate, Democrats felt obliged to call those opposed to raising the debt ceiling "racists." Ironically, Senator Barack Obama himself opposed raising the debt ceiling in 2006, but what are facts to people who blindly follow?
That brings us to yesterday, when Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, won a surprise landslide victory in the Florida Republican Straw Poll. Mr. Cain happens to be African-American, but those voting did not care. He received 37% of the vote. He was chosen as the best candidate simply because people at the straw poll thought he was the best candidate. The second highest vote-getter was Rick Perry with only 15%.
Considering Mr. Cain's decisive victory and the massive support that he has received from the Tea Party, one may think that that would utterly disprove the talking point that Tea Partiers are racists. Instead, liberals have decided to double down, exclaiming that Mr. Cain's landslide victory over his Caucasian counterparts somehow proves that Republicans, and the Tea Party, are a bevy of racists.
The reasoning for these liberals goes something like this: "Herman Cain is black. He won the Florida Republican Straw Poll. Therefore, Republicans are voting for him just to say they're not racist, but they'd never actually nominate him, even though they are voting for his nomination." It makes no sense to anyone that has a conscience, but then again, we must remember that liberals are making these arguments.
That is way impossibly stupid comments like these exist. From Democratic Underground:
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Daily Kos (warning, f-word used):
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