Every question ABC’s Christiane Amanpour asked Herman Cain this morning on This Week was designed to hurt him, or one of the other Republican candidates. She spent the first two minutes trying to make him apologize for not speaking up when one or two Florida Straw Poll audience members booed a question posed by a gay serviceman. The left-wing media continues to frame the question wrong. They didn’t boo the serviceman when he said he was gay, like big meanies. They booed later, after his question was posed. Cain handles the question as well as can be expected.
By the way: Anybody want to see hell freeze over? It will happen the day an MSMer blames Obama for his own audiences’ behavior.
Then she moved on to Perry’s “Niggerhead” controversy that erupted this weekend. Apparently a hunting camp that the Perry family used in the ’80’s and 90’s contained a rock that said, “Niggerhead”. Perry said his parents painted over the rock in the early ’80s when he mentioned it to them, but reportedly the word was still visible under the white paint until very recently. ABC got the obligatory, “That is very insensitive” remark from Cain. It is insensitive if the word is still visible to the family and nobody did anything about it. Another nail in Rick Perry’s coffin, and you got Cain to play along – well done, Ms. Amanpour.
By the way: Did anyone in the MSM ever look deeply into the radical associations and organizations Obama belonged to in the ’80s and ’90s? Did they make political hay out of Obama’s association with Weather Underground leader, Bill Ayers, for instance? Did -they ask other candidates about Obama’s friendship with the “small c” former domestic terrorist in order to keep the story alive? No? They just swallowed Obama’s “Fight the Smears” talking points, “Ayers is someone who did “detestable” things when he was eight years old, and crossed paths with him occasionally in Chicago. Huh. That was a lie, and the American people had a right to know the truth back in 2008.
She then harangued him for saying “African Americans have been brainwashed into voting Democrat” because that’s just so so inflammatory! 95% of black people vote for the party of the KKK and it’s inflammatory to say that they’ve been brainwashed into voting that way. Whatever….NEXT – According to some idiots who haven’t done the math, Cain’s 999 plan will disproportionately hurt the poor. (I’d bet they’re the same Keynesian brainiacs who think Obama’s economic policies are brilliant, but I digress…) Cain straightens her out. Do not mess with mathematician, Cain.
On to fears about Sharia Law eventually being infused into American law, framed of course, as a paranoid, crazy delusion. Cain doesn’t back down from his concern.
Eh – Just watch this annoying woman go:
RE the WaPo’s racist stone story, via Hot Air:
Here is the statement from Perry’s camp in its entirety:
“A number of claims made in the story are incorrect, inconsistent, and anonymous, including the implication that Rick Perry brought groups to the lease when the word on the rock was still visible. The one consistent fact in the story is that the word on a rock was painted over and obscured many years ago.
“Gov. Perry and his family never owned, controlled or managed the property referenced in the Washington Post story. The 42,000-acre ranch is owned by the Hendricks Home for Children, a West Texas charity. http://www.hendrickhome.com/
“Perry’s father painted over offensive language on a rock soon after leasing the 1,000-acre parcel in the early 1980s. When Gov. Perry was party to the hunting lease from 1997 to 2007, the property was described as northern pasture. He has not been to the property since 2006.
“In 1991, the Texas Legislature passed a bill to rename old, offensive place names.”
If so, this is journalistic malpractice, and the Washington Post owes Governor Perry a big apology.
Herman Cain may owe Perry an Apology, too, for allowing himself to get talked into condemning something that wasn’t proven.
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