Black rightwingers just as dippy as white rightwingers.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm | Clueless Conservatives, Racism

Herman Cain knows how to shuck and jive for the white, I mean the right:

White conservatives really like it when black conservatives draw parallels with ideological and racial persecution in a way that allows them to imagine they’re a persecuted minority even as they assert themselves as the singular, genuine voice of Real Americans. For this reason, remarks like Cain’s go over really well, even though he’s actually saying something profoundly racist (most black people vote for Democrats because they’re practically slaves who can’t “think for themselves”), no one bothers to point that out.

Gay Republicans often face the same kind of pressures that black Republicans do: Why are you on the side of those who have such antipathy towards your ilk? And I honestly sympathize with somebody who identifies with Republican on most issues and wants to change the party from the inside via the power of example. Gay Republicans can do a lot to squash Republican anti-gay tendencies, and black Republicans can do the same for Republican anti-black attitudes.

Except when they traffic in anti-black rhetoric.

-hw

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