Honestly, I have watched few things that have made my blood boil as much as Lawrence O’Donnell’s “interview” of Herman Cain last night. I use the phrase “interview” in the loosest possible sense of the word because it wasn’t really an interview. It was a carefully orchestrated smear campaign by O’Donnell.
Lawrence O’Donnell, a privileged white liberal who attended a prestigious private high school, graduated from pasty-white Harvard, the son of a prominent Boston attorney, and who never served in the military had the gall to actually question Herman Cain’s commitment to civil rights as well as his service during Vietnam.
While Lawrence was penning articles for the Harvard Lampoon, where he was “popular” “due to his wit and sarcasm,” Herman Cain was fighting to make something of himself in the racially segregated south.
The problem is that Herman Cain isn’t the “right” kind of black man. Like Clarence Thomas he is a conservative Republican. The current Democratic party is a coalition of identity groups, and African Americans are more closely identified with the Democrats than any other group.
Now that Sarah Palin has decided not to run I think I will be rooting for Cain. No matter which party wins next year, we lose. But watching Cain vs. Obama promises to be the most entertaining match-up.
(via Hot Air)