How do you know when a conservative has a chance at winning an election? Simple, they become the target for the liberal-leftist media-attack squad. Herman Cain’s popularity amongst the voters is becoming a real threat to Obama as well as the leftist agenda.
Herman Cain came out and said, “The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That’s a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning.” The left needed another way to bring Cain down, so what better way than to accuse him of a moral crime?
The leftist media has lodged an attack on Herman Cain. The Politico, a left-leaning political website, released an article stating that Herman Cain was involved in a sexual harassment case while he was the president of the National Restaurant Association, in the late 1990’s. The women are not named and their allegations are not specific, yet for a full week they continued to run stories without details or sources. Recently in an interview with Chris Wilson, a veteran Republican pollster who worked for the National Restaurant Association said Wednesday morning that Cain sexually harassed a woman. Wilson stated he was present when the harassment took place. However, he declined to say specifically what Cain said or did to the woman. Despite the lack of specifics, Wilson went on to say that Cain’s actions made other individuals at the table uneasy.
On Monday a fourth victim claiming sexual harassment against Cain came forward with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Although the first three alleged victims remained anonymous and their claims unspecified, this fourth accuser gave a press conference in which she recites in great detail the sexual harassment that took place over a decade ago.
The accuser, Sharon Bialek, claims she did not file a workplace complaint against Cain at the time because she was not employed. Bialek goes on to say that she had informed her boyfriend and her long-time mentor about the alleged sexual assault, though, she stated that she could not tell them the details of the attack. She was too embarrassed to tell her boyfriend and her mentor, but she had no problem telling the world the graphic details. So why come out now with all the details? Bialek said the reason for going public was that she wanted to provide “a face and a voice” to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous.
The attacks on Herman Cain are reminiscent to that of Clarence Thomas, another conservative black American who was nominated for the Supreme Court in 1991. Thomas was accused of sexually harassing a co-worker Anita Hill and was subjected to grueling interrogation by Congress. Despite the media circus of the inquisition, Thomas did become one of the Supreme Court Justices.
A video ad made by Americans for Herman Cain shows highlights of sound bites in which high-profile black social activists are insulting Cain. The ad accuses liberals of mudslinging instead of confronting policy issues. The video shows Cornel West telling CNN that Cain needs to get off “the symbolic crack pipe,” and Harry Belafonte saying Cain was “denied intelligence.” The ad ends with a clip of Thomas’ infamous “high-tech lynching” response during his confirmation hearings in 1991. The ad finishes with a warning to fellow Cain supporters and Cain saying “Don’t let the LEFT do it again.”
The left has a history of attacking black conservatives. Those on the left had always laid claim to being the champions of diversity, battling racism, sexism and any other “isms” they can create. Herman Cain doesn’t fit their image of the typical oppressed victim who spews anti-American rhetoric. Herman Cain is a self-made millionaire who did it without the help of big government.
Cain connects with the American people. He is an outsider and considered not one of the Washington elites. He doesn’t play by the rules and shoots straight from the heart. This terrifies the left. Cain states, “The American people are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they’re sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration. This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls.”
Cain’s campaign is somewhat unorthodox. His recent ad came under attack when it showed his campaign manager smoking a cigarette. The left went nuts over it; however, it did give him free publicity.
“The past several months I have been able to meet with people across this country. One thing is clear: America craves for real solutions to the problems we face. That’s why I’m running for President of the United States,” Cain said.
Cain believes the message of the civil-rights movement and insists color should not play a role in modern politics. However, Cain has been called a sell-out and Syracuse professor Boyce Watkins called him “the perfect racist” on CNN. What is Cain’s reaction?
“Relative to the left, I believe that race is a bigger driving factor. I don’t think it’s a driving factor on the right. This is just based upon our speculation,” he said.
Will the leftist media and Obama hit squad take out Cain? If he wins the primary nomination for president, it will be interesting to see how race plays out in the election.