Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s the Ed Show, believes that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain is pandering to “white Republican out there who don’t like black folks: and accused Sen. Jim Demint, R-S.C., of using racist language in his opposition to Obamacare.
On his show last night, Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated on “old southern racist term when talking about defeating President Obama during the health care debate.” Schultz’s example? He quoted Demint saying that “if we are able to stop Obama on the [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, “It will break him.” (Source: Washington Examiner)
A couple of weeks ago, people like Schultz and the rest of the liberal media (aka: main stream media) barely had any time for Cain. But win a couple of straw polls, do well in the debates, and get a serious boost in your polling numbers and suddenly they take an interest. But I wonder why they don’t take an interest in the fact that a black man had an exceptionally successful run as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, or the fact that he has done very well on the radio and lecture circuit, or that he has become a bestselling author.
As for the “It will break him” line being racist, I don’t profess to be from the south nor do I have any insight on any of the colloquialisms of the language down there, but I don’t ever recall hearing that this group of four words is racist. So I guess when Ivan Drago told Rocky that “I must break you” it was really “you are nothing but American scum.” Or when a defensive coach tells his linebackers that they have to break the line of scrimmage, which often times has a black athlete or two, it is really a veiled reference about their ability to play football.
All you really can do is shake your head at the wonder of how stupid people have become in trying bring a man down. Sorry to break it to you people, but my feelings of “get rid of that guy in the White House” have nothing to do with his race. Heck, the dude is half white anyways. So are you saying that I approve of half of him, but not the other half? I felt the same way about Clinton. I guess that makes me bigoted against people from Arkansas. One thing I will have to say about Clinton, I am bigoted against two-timing floor-flushers.
It is funny, I found myself becoming a Herman Cain supporter, but I certainly don’t feel any racism towards him.