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Martin Bashir 2

“[I]t’s interesting when you hear Herman Cain talk about alligators in the moat and an electrified fence, and then you have Rick Perry talking about using predator drones across the area. Those two are reflected also in Europe.

Do you know this week the German government issued an appeal to the public to help find a group of neo-Nazis who they believe are responsible for 10 murders. This week.

…And what you’re seeing in France is the lead candidate for the presidential election next year is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, Marine Le Pen, and guess what? He is a far-right racist.”


“[Herman Cain] serves a massive psychological purpose because there’s a lot of people in the GOP who have been critical of Obama and have been made to feel that they are racist because of their criticism.

Cain comes along offering salvation, liberation: You’re not racist if you support Herman Cain. So now they have this Herman Cain card that they can throw at us anytime they are made to feel racist, so this is like a beautiful thing for them. So they need him to succeed as long as they can deal with him so that they can get their Cain card and make it as valuable as possible. But, of course, this whole transaction is a canard.

…Cain is giving comfort to racism the way that he purports himself… This is not the that person you can hold up as, ‘See I’m not a racist, I love Herman Cain’.”


“[W]hen we point out moments of racism or moments of minstrelsy in Herman Cain’s example, they just fire back and they just use the words racism; that is racist; you are racist…

Cain allows the GOP to have this sort of force where it’s like, well, we’re not racist; we are supporting this black man. Even at the same time that he sort of admits this myth of black facility (ph) and just sort of self abnegation, and like you don’t have to take us seriously sort of thing that Obama threw completely out of whack, because you had to take him dead seriously…

[H]ere comes Herman Cain… ‘Yes, I am an entertainer. I’m here to entertain you.'”

Karen Finney

“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 giving that base a free pass. And I think they like him because they think he’s a black man who knows his place. And I know that’s harsh, but that’s how it sure seems to me.”

Martin Bashir

“And on the issue of Iran, does Cain remind you at all of Dick Cheney and that long roster of chicken hawks who’ve rabidly pushed for U.S. military action there?”

Martin Bashir

To guest Goldie Taylor: “Do you think Herman Cain can spell the word ‘Iraq?'”

Martin Bashir 2

“Mr. Cain was supposed to attend the dedication of the Martin Luther King Memorial on Sunday… but he failed to attend. Now there’s been some surprise at his absence. But being honest, isn’t this consistent for a man who really doesn’t want to be overtly associated with African-Americans, and certainly not a man as dangerous as the greatest civil rights leader in the history of the country? He doesn’t want to be associated with those…”

Michael Eric Dyson

“[Herman Cain] seems willing to say anything in order to curry white favor.”