Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain came out swinging Friday against a Wednesday New York Times op-ed that claims Republicans strategically use black politicians to “undermine black interests.” The op-ed specifically dismisses South Carolina Republican Rep. Tim Scott, who will soon join the Senate, as one of the Republicans’ “cynical tokens.” Cain declared the New York Times a “racist newspaper” for running the column, which was penned by University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph Reed Jr. and titled “The Puzzle of Black Republicans.”
Comments: Good for Cain. I get so tired of elitists thinking they know what the rest of the country and specific voting blocs should believe. Really upsetting. I hoped Cain was doing well after that election. Looks like he is!
The Democratic Party discourse on race is 2-faced and racist. In the same sentence they can claim the GOP is racist, and then tell a person how to vote based on their race. Cain is right to take offense. I take offense, and I have a thick hide. It hurts me deep in my soul how racist the Democratic Party is.
Let´s see. Colin Powell was Bush´s token Secretary of State. Condolezza Rice was Bush´s token National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. I guess if your not a "true down with the brothers" Democrat Black person you have to be a token "Uncle Tom" Black of the Republicans. And this is because Blacks don´t know how to understand issues??? They can only understand skin color. WOW! Who knew?
Hey dems just for the record Tim Scott is not scared of you neither are we the people of SC. We don´t need y´all telling us anything about Tim Scott we know him better than you. So call your names cause we will all just laugh at you.
#2, what do you mean nothing has been done? The Won gave them free phones. He expanded the food stamp program. They get 99 weeks on the dole. I am sure he is dreaming up even more goodies to keep them on the plantation. Who needs a job?
#6....If this guy is Adolph Reed, Jr, wouldnt it stand to reason that his father was also named Adolph Reed, which means there´s little possibility it´s connected to anything but an unfortunate family name. I don´t know why they´d continue the family name, esp after WW2.
At any rate, Adolph Reed Jr here is breathtakingly ignorant, shallow as a puddle in the desert, sees life through a tunnel lens, and is apparently happy to share such traits with no worries of how he sounds.
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