31st October 2011
It would appear to be a validation of the political threat posed by Herman Cain that the Voices of the Crust are trotting out tricks from the regular ‘progressive’ playbook, the modern-day equivalent of the classic Soviet ‘Crimes Against the People’. The current Two-Minute Hate is no more credible than that used during the borking of Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings, but it’s a necessary step in demonizing anyone who may grow into a threat against Business As Usual in Washington unless diverted. No Republican candidate could so well illuminate Barack Obama’s role as an affirmative-action hire as Cain, who actually accomplished what Obama wished he had.
This is not going unnoticed — after all, there is nothing new under the sun. Erick Erickson of RedState is right on top of it:
We’re going to see a few things happen I suspect.
First, a great many liberals who defended Bill Clinton will come forward to express outrage. Second, a few conservatives who went after Bill Clinton will defend Herman Cain. Third, many people will quietly brace for more to come out.
This time, people don’t want to be caught off guard. They want to make sure Herman Cain cannot become Mike Huckabee for 2012.
Ann Coulter, of course, minces no words:
There’s nothing liberals fear more than a black conservative. Ask Alan West, ask Michael Steele, and ask Clarence Thomas. And even what the allegations are here, I mean, it shows you how the civil rights juggernaut has gone off the rails. The idea of civil rights laws to begin with ironically was to protect blacks from Democrats in the south who wouldn’t protect them. Now it’s white women in Scarsdale who say, “Ooh, I don’t like that he called me honey.”