Last week on Bashir Live on MSNBC, Martin graced the airwaves with his special guest, DNC strategist (put on some makeup, earrings and get a TV gig and suddenly you’re a STRATEGIST!) Karen Finney. Ms. Finney was there to talk about Herman Cain. Of course! Its not like there are any other interesting and pressing issues to address, such as national debt, the Solyndra debacle or a disastrous, murderous gun running scheme perpetrated by the current administration. Nope. The real news is Herman Cain. He’s Black, you see. And a Tea Party-er. And he’s running for President. As a Republican. This is NEWS, folks! MSNBC says so because it is nearly all they ever “report” on these days. Anyway, Finney had some pretty choice words regarding the Hermanator. You can view the video here, but her quote is short and to the point. On Cain, Finney says “One of the things about Herman Cain is, I think that he makes that white Republican base of the party feel okay, feel like they are not racist because they can like this guy. I think he is giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”
No Ms. Finney, that’s not harsh. Its racist. Also, I think you got a little tripped up over your words. I do believe what you meant to say is “Herman Cain is Black man who doesn’t know his place”. You have a place for Cain, don’t you Finney? He belongs right there on that liberal plantation with all the other good, obedient little Negros. He should be happy with the meager offerings of welfare dependence and broken families that the Democrat party has been serving up for decades. He should be heard from only when the left needs to insert an angry Black person into some issue or debate and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are both busy siring children outside of their marriage or evading taxes. Cain should be happy sitting on that porch, waiting for the next election cycle when the Democrat candidate can trot him out for a while and talk about how much the Black community needs them and why they are the only ones who care about the plight of poor Black Americans everywhere. That’s Cain’s place in your world, isn’t it Ms. Finney?
I think people like Finney are the worst kind of racists. They cloak their racism in garments of “activism” and “justice”. They believe that Black people are simply incapable of thinking as separate, individual, diverse human beings. They look at Black Americans as a herd of animals, like sheep or lemmings. They look alike, dress alike, act alike, listen to the same music, watch the same movies and when it comes to politics think the same way. I have no idea what race or nationality Finney claims, but it doesn’t matter. What she said about Cain, and by extension Black Americans everywhere was reprehensible. If this were a Republican personality making the same comments about Obama the news cycle would completely explode. I reject the idea that her party affiliation should offer her some immunity. Finney should be shamed and ashamed for her comments. She should never have any credibility in the media again after such a disgusting statement. She couldn’t have been more offensive if she had just flat out called Cain a step-n-fetch-it nigger. The way I see it, Finney is the step-n-fetch-it, saying whatever she thinks Bashir wants to hear in order to be invited back to the show and to all the fancy liberal Winter Holiday Celebration parties coming up in the next few months. She is selling hate, and I’m calling her on it.
Ms. Finney, did it ever occur to you that Cain actually believes what he says? Did it occur to you that perhaps there are people out there who don’t see the color of his skin when he speaks, but judge him on the quality of his words and the content of his character? The racism in this case is not coming from those of us on the right. Cain has a message that resonates. If you disagree with the message, attack the man on that. But you can’t, because you’re a racist. You’re a racist because when you look at Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Condi Rice or other Black conservatives you see the color of their skin first and foremost, and you judge them according to that pigmentation. If that is not racism, I don’t know what is. I’m sure Bashir and the other couple hundred MSNBC viewers were quite tickled by your song and dance the other night, but I wasn’t. I was shocked, saddened, and disgusted. So were many other Black conservatives, conservatives of all races for that matter. When you’re finished your overseeing duties for the day at the liberal plantation, maybe you should go crawl into the same hole Lawrence O’Donnell makes his home in. Or maybe I’m just being harsh.