Martin Bashir and Goldie Taylor throw a hissy fit over Herman Cain not being "angry, assertive and agressive" for a black guy.
"The people that he's appealing to, the people that he needs to win over in order to win a primary, those people do not want to hear from a black man who’s aggressive, assertive, angry. They want to hear from a man who's assimilated, calm, measured. That's why he's [Herman Cain] doing it."
Listening to Goldie Taylor's remarks, I just wanted to burst out laughing uncontrollably. I figured the left was going to sink their teeth into the Perry hunting lodge story, however these are the same people who attacked anyone on the right for daring to utter a word about Obama for 20 years attending the Trinity United Racist Cult of Christ. When people brought up the issue about the church's black value system, Obama supporters said that the topic was irrelevant. If Rick Perry attended a church that followed a white value system, would it still be "irrelevant" to them? Many Americans are sick and tired of the issue of race being exploited and rubbed raw on a second by second basis by the left, and Herman Cain knows it. When real issues of racism is presented, let's talk about it and address it. What progressives keep harping on are issues of political expedience disguised as racism. Herman Cain wants to focus and talk about the issues facing America in 2011 while progressives like Martin Bashir, Goldie Taylor, Lawrence O'Donnell, Keith Olberman etc want to bog Cain down on stuff that is irrelevant to his candidacy in an attempt to turn off Cain's support base. This is the left's strategy against Cain. If Herman Cain was a copy of Obama in regards to ideology, Cain would be done right now as a candidate. Martin Bashir was right in what he said to a degree. The people Herman Cain needs to win over don't want to hear from an angry, assertive agrressive black man. It probably never dawned on Martin nor Goldie Taylor that is the reason why Barck Obama was able to have at one time broad based support among white Democratic voters. He didn't come across as "angry, aggressive and assertive" for a black man. That is why he was called the "magic negro" by David Ehrenstein of the LA Times. Obama succeeded where other Democratic candidates for president like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Carol Mosley Braun and others failed. They were seen by moderate white Democrats as black militants, so they weren't taken seriously because of it. I wish I could ask Martin why should a black candidate by angry, aggressive and assertive in the first place. If white candidates for president don't come off like that, why should black ones? According to the latest Zogby Poll which came out yesterday, Herman Cain has a 20 point lead over Mitt Romney. Cain has accomplished this simply by being himself and sticking to his message and the real issues. The double standard by the left is clearly on display. Obama is considered "cool and calm" by the left, and they like that about him, yet they attack for not being angry, assertive and aggressive. Do these people truly understand how phony they are coming across to the rest of us?