Role of Race in 2012 Race
Herman Cain under attack
- Duration 6:16
- Date Oct 12, 2011
Herman Cain under attack
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So professor at Cornell west was on the O Reilly factor last night.
It's -- show that airs on Fox News Channel not a bad program actually and I think that guy bill has a future.
-- audit west said mr.
Herman -- trivializes -- race here this noise.
Herman came when He says racism.
Is not leaving anybody back as if indigenous people who live to rates is immigration law for brown Brothers system.
As it did did did -- stop and frisk policy in New York 600000 young people -- 83 with a black and -- 2% arrested.
That's just small example that are chronic and still at work so that it and that's -- for -- -- -- somehow.
That -- of personalizing it allows both him but also you wrote the -- to trivialize the suffering that's out there.
Yes I totally get west when you make race the basis of most of your public appearances like west -- does.
-- anyone who isn't doing the same thing is trivializing it.
And that's why whenever king talks steam billows from the -- of left wing academics their reactions.
Not like the sound a robot mates when malfunctioning in -- science fiction movie.
May -- to people who see everything through the prism of race be -- Al Sharpton and mr.
-- poses a big threat.
Pattern of -- saying race isn't a big deal I just think he's saying there are way bigger deals to contend with like jobs the economy in a country that's lost its way.
Mean I think it's about results.
Here's an ideological spectrum with Cornell west on one side representing progressive -- in his -- eliminates consequence from academic noodling.
And on the other -- Herman Cain a hardscrabble businessman whose life is packed with real world results.
Who does America identify with more.
Be -- black or white.
That answer is what bugs west's most.
You know it right on us right on by the economic tail lights there right on black because.
Have a smile those guys are threatened by the success of Herman Cain yeah and I think that they feel that anybody who doesn't buy into all the racism charges that there are passed.
You know what in the air world pres Obama does because remember these that if they people who criticize Obama for not being sufficiently so imagine what the way they -- and when her McCain says that He can win a third of the black vote.
-- was then how yes that's what it is possible.
That a man from the south with real economic experience a man who's -- gospel singer Churchill would appeal to black social concern and a lot of black fellow -- are right let me tell you.
Yeah but upon numbers that's -- you gotta.
Nady doesn't matter -- should you should vote for an because of his experience because his passion for this country when he's been able to achieve from south and the fact that He.
Essentially eliminates rates from the equation.
It diminishes the power -- -- you.
I don't -- -- -- have anything part of air complain I think is that the Tea Party support and and they don't like the idea they have figured out just right because they've made it parties -- -- are gonna buy they think right Herman Cain is being used as a Tolkien.
But I think they're under estimating and insulting it's.
It's Merman Kate I greatly with say this the guy with a lot of achievements you know Cornel West and and try to smile and look they Donald they've done a lot different for the for the movement and again or -- -- completed just aren't being there -- Well not the sharpest tool and should Sharpton if He doesn't have -- He He got nothing -- He had not and that all He got yeah.
-- a six figure job on MSNBC because of because of out of creating a career about race.
And He had the audacity come out and criticized -- for always bringing bringing up race.
And the Al Sharpton really did that I think it's there it's unbelievable and believe Sarah Palin can -- the left reacted.
In a very similar way and I wrote a column saying how deeply threatening as you said want and you said Greg.
They -- to the left because they look at someone like Sarah Palin a woman.
And blacks and Hispanics and women have been have been.
A democratic constituency and the left needs them because they keep telling him you need the government.
You should be on welfare and someone like Herman Cain and someone like Sarah Palin with a husband and a union five kids.
Who likes to issue the governor of Alaska says you know what I don't need a government hand out of the union.
Ian but sick I don't.
If arts and Herman Cain said He would this is on new -- -- show He was talking about how Obama has ever been part of a black experience we have.
How would you fear.
On -- stage.
You and Barack Obama in a debate.
-- It would almost be no contest.
I can talk about every issue.
Two levels -- What you talk about the economy job creation I could become even talk about foreign policy.
Deeper than Peking.
Every issue -- Oh don't forget the black experience in America which he's never -- -- he's never been apartment back here in America and talk about that.
Where you know what he'd better hope the American -- -- policy connect.
Obama woods it's merely want do you think He can get some of the black vote and if so how much.
-- He said there I think that's right if you look at that not a particularly -- -- you up for his second term.
Obama would smear the ground with -- if we -- if they -- foreign policy and what we do we go out there and say look -- -- apologize for the whole Muslim world all just I gotta say I got a little -- with a bomb it Obama's strong enough.
The strongest card -- foreign policies killed more terrorists and but come on that's Andy's -- got you got it.
He got -- some bin Laden c'mon you gonna give them that I told you see ya bin Laden thank you for pulled the trigger but the gun was built by George -- -- not.
Now this -- yeah.
Does get quite literally can't -- -- -- it hurts is that you know what we gotta get him back excellent team you know you have to find out the liberal like this yeah.
He got a little peaking -- I don't think that re coming up a -- -- we gonna tell you about all the best -- -- I could possibly get on board with.
I believe that's upon right.