Back in February, shortly after the CPAP convention, Chauncey de Vega saw fit to take a gratuitous swipe at Herman Cain. Describing him as a race minstrel who entertains and performs for white conservative masters, playing the role of "black coon", "Sambo", or "Jumping Jim Crow". He concludes is diatribe:
"We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority. Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well."
I thought of this when I saw what Charles Krauthammer had too say about a Herman Cain presidential campaign.
Conservatism doesn't need this type of rhetoric. As much as I appreciate the intellectual veracity of Dr. Krauthammer, he is way off base here. He can criticize any campaign he likes, but don't play into the hands of race baiters on the other side. Am I being overly sensitive?, Perhaps, but a the "dark horse candidate" running for the nomination of the GOP for president is not entertainment, it's historic!
Am I right?
Oh, and did you hear, my man Herman Cain made if official. Join the Cain club!