Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cain Is Able?

Herman Cain is a black Republican, and at last glance a presidential hopeful. If there’s a more bankrupt example of humanity than the black Republican (credo: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em) I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it.

I will, however, extend him credit for knowing which side his (white) bread is buttered on.

In Mr. Cain’s most-recent attack of oral flatulence, he advised America’s unemployed (specifically, the Occupy Wall Street protesters) not to blame Wall Street for their joblessness.

Here are Mr. Cain’s words, verbatim:

Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself. It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded; it is someone’s fault if they failed.

You're a very wealthy man, aren't you Mr. Cain? But the wealthy don't spend their own money, do they? They spend other people's. Which is likely why you need to protect Wall Street. You need their money.

It's quite amusing (and not a little bit ironic) that despite all the Horatio Alger and rugged individualism, you need help.

I suppose that is my fault as well?

It's also abundantly clear that you have no problem embracing those who have systematically attempted to deny your people opportunity and equality every step of the way for decades.

Make no mistake, Mr. Cain. I know who my enemies are. And the scent of a dollar bill isn't going to make me forget.

I know why I am unemployed. I know why I believe that my life as a self-supporting American is over. It is you. And the unconscionable, whorish greed you represent.

God damn you.


  1. Hey LPG, enjoyed your post. The hypocrisy of conservatives (here we call them Tories) is always a wonder to behold, as is those who advocate people act against their own best interests to feather the nest of some other arsehole.

    Good luck with work, and don't let the bastards drive you down.

    OtagoPaul (calling from New Zealand, via AYBCS)

  2. Don't worry, Mr. Cain isn't going anywhere near the Presidency.

  3. @OtagoPaul: Thanks for your support and good wishes. They are appreciated.

    @PottsAntiques: Can I quote you on that? : )

  4. Gee -- tell us what you really think! :)

  5. Yeah well, I might have got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning, Judge.

  6. I see Cain is talking himself out of the job:

    Here's another article, that asks, "Has Obama Sold His Soul to the Devil?", given the farcical nature of the Republican frontrunners:


  7. >> you have no problem embracing those who have systematically attempted to deny your people opportunity and equality every step of the way for decades <<

    It was explained to me that the Democrats controlled the South for the previous 100 years and it was a Republican, Abraham Lincoln, who drafted the Emancipation Proclamation. Therefore, the black Southerners regard the Republicans as the good guys. As someone who was born in the North, it makes no sense to me, but that remains the prevailing attitude among many black folks that I speak with.

  8. You have to love being an American when it's getting closer to the Presidential elections.

    All the empty promises, lies, and name calling and when it's all over it's the same old crap all over again.

    Same circus, different clowns.