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Rising Cain

Armstrong Williams | 3/21/2013, 12:08 p.m.
Dr. Bill Bennett, at the Family Research Council's Values Voters summit, recently said, "If you...
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When the GOP doesn't support a Black man, they get called racist, and even when they do support a Black man, they still get called racist. What do liberals want from the GOP? They want them to be liberal or cease to exist.

Janeane Garofalo says that Cain is something of a prop by the right to cover up their racism, the underlying presumption being that Mr. Cain can't think for himself and would allow himself to be used in such a way, that he has no mind of his own and merely takes orders from his masters. Perhaps this is how Ms. Garofalo thinks.

Is it not amazing that Obama's multiracial, multigenerational coalition in 2008 was, in Spike Lee's words, "from God," but Cain's multiracial, multigenerational coalition in 2011 is racism? I cannot reconcile the disconnect.

A further irony is that Mr. Cain, as he unabashedly states, knows the Black experience better than Obama-and for obvious reasons. Cain grew up in the segregated South; Obama was raised by a white family in Hawaii and Indonesia. The left even loses at its own victimhood game.

How sad it is that we've reached a point in which we must compare our persecutions like a body count-the virtuous one, the winner, the noble one being whoever has suffered the most, and all this coming from the civility police! If you want real civility, judge the man Cain by the content of his character, and judge the Tea Party in the same way.

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