For those who missed it, the new era of civility proceeds as noted leftist blog Alternet wrote about Herman Cain and other black conservatives,
“because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters…. We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority. Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well… Herman Cain–an ironic name if ever, and one more suited to a tragic figure in a Harlem Renaissance era novella–is not “blackening twice” as some race minstrels chose to do.”
So in the space of a paragraph, Cain is called a monkey, part of minstrels' show and performing for his “white masters.” So where is the NAACP to condemn this racist statement? Or Media Matters? Or anyone for that matter? When I read this, I am reminded by a statement directed to the late Joseph McCarthy, “Have you no shame?” Well does the left have any shame or does anything go?
As for Cain, he has been a successful businessman, a member of the Federal Reserve, a talk show host and now, Presidential candidate. He deserves better.