In the wake of the revelation that Herman Cain was once accused of sexual harassment, the usual suspects on the yammering right seem to be attempting to outdo one another in the race to be the most offensive.
Sean Hannity, the inveterate liar and charity scam artist, brushes off sexual harassment as harmless office banter while labeling victims as humorless.
Rush Limbaugh invoked Clarence Thomas and asserted that racism is the motivating factor in revealing that two women who worked with Cain filed complaints and received settlements.
But Ann Coulter, in an increasingly desperate effort to remain relevant in some small way, pulled out all the stops:
“Our blacks are so much better than their blacks,” she said, speaking of Democrats. “To become a black Republican, you don’t just roll into it. You’re not going with the flow…and that’s why we have very impressive blacks in the Republican party.”
They sure are. Who can forget Condi Rice in her role as National Security Director testifying before congress: “I didn’t do anything because no one told me to do anything. If there were something I needed to do, someone would have told me to do it.”
Or Colin Powell, swearing before the United Nations that the Bush administration had incontrovertible proof of WMD in Iraq.
Or Michael Steele, the hip-hoppiest chairman of the RNC.
Or Allen West, who retired from the military rather than face an investigation into his treatment of detainees in Iraq.
Or Clarence Thomas who, after surviving a “high-tech lynching” of very credible evidence regarding his own harassing conduct, went on to sit silently on the USSC, failed to report income as required by law, and seems to enjoy nothing so much as ruling on matters that directly relate to his wife’s political activism.
And now comes Herman Cain, talking about the “So-called Palestinians”, “Uzbeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan”, reformatting his memory and recollections of the charges once leveled against him, joking about electrified fences along the Rio Grande…except that he really meant it, and calling himself The Black Walnut.
Yeah, that’s an impressive gang of black Republicans alright.
Too bad the white Republicans are a collection of incompetent, backward, ignorant, xenophobic, war-mongering assholes.
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